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Barrow, world's largest
My daughter Jean may have the world's largest barrow. "Buttercup" is a black and white Spotted Poland and weighs close to 1,100 lbs. Jean won Buttercup at a greased pig contest during our town's Centennial celebration almost four years ago. He had just been weaned. Now he's Jean's pet. He's at least 40 in. tall. We keep him in a pen inside our pole barn. He's so mild-mannered that my wife and !can get right inside the pen with him. However, his weight was a problem during last summer's hot weather be-cause he had a lot of trouble getting up. We almost lost him. We feed him protein pellets and shelled and cracked corn. A lot of people want to buy Buttercup, but we'll never sell him. A hog keeps growing until it dies. How long does a hog live? I'll let you know. (Larry Boley, Revere, Mo. 63465 ph 816 948-2631).

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1991 - Volume #15, Issue #4