Pig Squeal Registration is now open for the 2017-2018 year.
The 4-H Pig Squeal project is designed to teach 4-H members recommended management practices for growing and raising swine. Your participation in the 4-H Pig Squeal project will help you….
- Develop swine management skills
- Learn to produce healthy hogs
- Develop an awareness for business management
- Develop record keeping skills (income and expenses)
- Realize the pride of accomplishment
How the Pig Squeal project works:
At the first of January, The 4-H student will receive 2 feeder pigs that are approximately 60 days old. The pigs will weigh approximately 50 pounds. They will all come from a reputable nursery and will be properly vaccinated. Then the student will care for these pigs for approximately 120 days. Finally, at the end of this time, the student will bring one of the hogs to the DeKalb/Marshall County 4-H Pig Squeal Show and Sale (May 5 at Fort Payne Fairgrounds). At this time they will be shown and auctioned off resulting in the student receiving prize money and a portion of the auction proceeds. The auctioned hogs will be processed and delivered to the prospective bidder. The bidder will not have to take possession of a live animal, but can if they choose.
For more information please click on the link for the Flyer which contains the Registration Forms:
As always with any questions please do not hesitate to call our office at 256-845-8595.
Registration and check must be received at the Extension Office by Thursday, November 16, 2017.