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Wisconsin boys' and girls' clubs leaders hand book
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Pig club projects,   pp. 21-22 PDF (367.9 KB)


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                 PIG CLUB PROJECTS
Project I. Single Pig. (Excellent for village boy or girl.)
   A. Consists of owning and raising one or two pl, on the
      garbage from home and neighbors, combined with
      small amount of grain and buttermilk or skiminiilk.
      By combining suggested feed with grass and weeds,
      a pig can easily be raised that will win at any fair.
      Some excellent results have been secured. Pigs may
      or may not be purebred, but should at least be of
      recognized breeding.
   B. Basis of Award
     . Best pig with respect to purpose ............ 40%
       Economic cost of production ................  30%
       Business management .       .............................. 15%
       Record and story ..............................   15%b  100%
   C. Honor Button Requirements
     See Project 11.
Project 11. Sow and Litter. (A great money-maker.)
  A. A  strong business and educational project for the
     country club member. By all means start with a
     purebred sow wherever possible; the returns will be
     nuch greater. The leader should select sows from
     herds of recognized breeders. The project consists of
     ownership and care of brood sows before farrowing
     and of the young pigs until ready for market. The
     purpose is to help boys and girls to "learn by do-
     ing" the principles of this phase of hog raising.
  B. Basis of Award
       1. Quality of pigs (weight for age,
       breed, type, condition and finish) .... 40%
       .2. Economic cost of production ............ 25%
       3. Percentage of litter raised ................20%
       4. Record and reports .............................. 15%  100%


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