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2016 Northwest Alabama 4-H Pig Squeal

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2016 NW Alabama 4-H Pig Squeal participants from Colbert County.

The 2016 NW Alabama 4-H Pig Squeal Show and Auction was held April 30th at the North Alabama State Fairgrounds in Muscle Shoals. The 6 Colbert County Youth pictured above with Brad Cox, show judge, and Dr. Gary Lemme, Extension Director, competed against youth from 5 other counties, with a total of 38 youth participating overall. The youth raised their pigs for approximately 120 days and brought their best pig to exhibit and auction to the highest bidder at the Show and Auction. Over 300 people from the Northwest region of Alabama came out to support our youth! All pigs were auctioned off at prices higher than current market prices and processors were on-site to take pigs to be processed, leaving the winning bidders with a plentiful supply of locally grown pork.