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How is raising a pig like raising a puppy?

Created: 6/01/18 (Fri) | Topic: Leadership

As part of a summer series to My NDFB Life, we will be experiencing 4-H through the eyes of 15-year-old Paul Hanebutt. Paul is the son of Pete Hanebutt, NDFB Director of Public Policy. Throughout the summer, we will learn about the joys, struggles and rewards of being involved in 4-H. This is his third post.

By Paul Hanebutt

Bringing pigs home for the first time is much like bringing a puppy home for the first time. Pigs need time to get used to their surroundings such as the barn and their pen. When I brought my pigs home, at first, they liked to scratch themselves against the walls of the pen and they were always sniffing around – getting familiar with their new home. It’s also important for the pigs to get used to me. I do this by petting, brushing and walking them. Sounds just like what happens when you bring a new puppy home, doesn’t it?

Read the rest of Paul's post on My NDFB Life.

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