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Breeding and Market Swine

Why Swine?

The swine project teaches participants proper methods of selecting, raising, breeding and marketing swine. Either market or breeding animals can be raised.

Starting Out
Beginner

  • Learn about swine
  • How to produce a safe, wholesome product
  • Identify the parts of a pig
  • Different types of feed
  • Evaluating swine
  • Learn about nutritional requirements for swine
  • Learn about a pig’s digestive system
  • Identifying common swine diseases
  • Learn how to keep records
  • Learn how to assume responsibility

Learning More
Intermediate 
  • Investigate technology’s impact on swine production
  • Exhibit animal on tour, achievement day or at a fair
  • Purchase, feed and care for animals
  • Evaluate project with leader
  • Learn about goal setting
  • Gain knowledge of sound management practices
  • Develop sportsmanship
  • Develop public speaking skills

Exploring Depth
Advanced 
  • How to deal with current issues relating to raising swine
  • Gain leadership skills by helping others learn about swine
  • Explore career opportunities in the swine industry
  • Build lifelong friendship