How to Prepare a 4-H Pig for Show

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How to Prepare a 4-H Pig for Show. Work with your pig a few weeks before the show to save your animal from excess stress during the event.

Things You'll Need

  • Feed Buckets
  • Pig Feed
  • Show Stick Or Cane
  • Rubber Boots
  • Animal Water Buckets
  • Garden Hoses And Attachments
  • Pet Shampoo (horse)
  • Scrub Brushes
  • Small Animal Clippers With Guards
  • Large Equipment Boxes

Wash your pig using mild soap or a horse shampoo.

Use a soft-bristled scrub brush to wash stains or tough dirt from your pig's legs and belly.

Shave your entire pig a few days before the show. Use a 3/4-inch guard or 1-inch guard on pet clippers.

Keep in mind that it may take two or three days to clip your pig. Work slowly and gently. When the animal gets tired, take a break so you can both rest.

Clean your pig at the show, making sure its feet are clean.

Wipe all sawdust from the pig before you take it into the ring.

Tips & Warnings

  • Take any equipment you need in a box to keep with your animal. Include garden hose, rubber boots, old towels, scrub brush, soap, clippers, show stick, rags, and buckets for water and feed.

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