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Making bacon at the Ontario Pork Congress

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There were a record 60-plus entries at the Bacon Maker Classic at the Ontario Pork Congress this year. The 4-H members showed their market pigs in showmanship and confirmation classes.

Bacon Maker Classic competitors heard from Amy Matheson of Farm + Food Care on how to answer challenging questions about hog farming.
photo: John Greig

Happiness is leaving the showring with a ribbon.
photo: John Greig

Friends and relatives got good seats to watch the show.
photo: John Greig

Competitors made sure that their pigs had enough water during the warm days at the Ontario Pork Congress.
photo: John Greig

Pigs mill about as the judge looks over this Bacon Maker Classic class for conformation.

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John Greig

John Greig has spent his career in agriculture journalism and communications. He lives on a farm near Ailsa Craig, Ontario. Contact John at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @jgreig



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