September  2014 - Vol. 100 No. 9  

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A little spit and a whole lotta polish

A watchful eye and an affectionate brush on the snout and Monica Romeyn's 4-H swine project was ready for buyers at the Pacific National Exhibition's 4-H Festival, August 19. With two years of dairy and two years of swine under her belt, this Fraser Valley Beef & Swine Club member says she really enjoys raising her pigs. "They're so cute, sociable and funny, and more lively and exciting to work with than most other animals," she says. Thunder weighed in at 239 lbs and sold to Geoffrey and Cathy Kieft of Maple Ridge for $3.75/lb. Monica's carcass hog, Lightning, went reserve grand champion and sold for $4.50/lb. (Tamara Jameson photo)

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