Showing swine makes a good first impression

US - Even though Zachary Funnell finished last in his Junior Swine Showmanship class, his first impression of the Isabella County Youth and Farm Fair was encouraging.
calendar icon 10 August 2006
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At 14, Funnell showed his 228-pound pig London for the first time Tuesday. "I thought it was fun and I am definitely looking forward to coming back next year,“ Funnell said. "Next year I want to bring two pigs.“
During his showmanship class, Funnell said the judge told him to use more authority with the cane so the pig would keep moving around the arena.

"She wanted to keep going to the edges (in arena) and with the crowd,“ Funnell said of London.

In the showmanship classes, judges are looking to make sure the pigs are constantly moving around the arena and that the pigs are clean at all times. Competitors should also make eye contact with the judges and always have a brush in their back pocket to keep the pigs groomed.

Source: The Morning Sun

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