Swine Project

The swine project teaches participants proper methods of selecting, feeding, raising, breeding and marketing swine. Either market or breeding animals can be raised.

  • Project Description – PDF
  • Volunteer Description – PDF

Printed Resources

  • Swine Project Guide (AS 16-2) – PDF
  • Keeping Show Pigs Healthy (L-5392) – PDF
  • Project Resources – Word | PDF
  • Quiz Bowl Guide (4-H 3-2.030) – PDF
  • Swine Quiz Bowl Questions – Intermediate – PDF
  • Swine Quiz Bowl Questions – Junior – PDF
  • Swine Quiz Bowl Questions – Senior – PDF

Texas A&M Publications (http://animalscience.tamu.edu)

  • Baby Pig Basics – link
  • Carcass Quality – Why Is It Important – link
  • Diarrheal Disease in Show Swine – link
  • Elimination of the Porcine Stress Gene:  What the Show Pig – link
  • Breeding Swine Selection – link
  • Evaluating Market Swine – link
  • From Pen to Place: Carcass Composition of Market Hogs – link
  • From the Ground Up: Importance of Structural Soundness – link
  • Keeping Show Gilts As Replacements – link
  • Livestock Judging Contest Scoring Procedures – link
  • Paylean Use in Show Pigs – link
  • Presentation of Oral Reasons Sample Sets of Livestock Judging Oral Reasons by former members of the TAMU Livestock Judging Teams – link
  • Preventing Drug Residues in Livestock – link
  • Preventing Lameness in Show Pigs – link
  • Providing a Safe, Wholesome Product: Administration of Medications to Ensure Safety & Quality – link
  • Starting Them Off Right! Geting Your New Show Pigs on the Right Track – link
  • Texas 4-H Swine Guide – link
  • The Facts About Paylean – Ratopamine for Swine – link
  • The Frequency of the Porcine Stress Gene in Texas Show Pigs – link

National 4-H Curriculum Resources

  • Swine – Group Activity Helper’s Guide – link
  • Swine 1 – The Incredible Pig – link
  • Swine 2 – Putting the Oink in Pig – link
  • Swine 3 – Going Whole Hog – link

Website Resources

  • Texas A&M University Animal Science Department – link

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