Can You Guess It??
This photo was featured in the August 2010 NEBLINE Newsletter
ANSWER: A Hampshire Gilt being shown at the Lancaster County Fair
The black and white pig above is called a Hampshire. The Hampshire breed of hogs is one of the oldest original early American breeds of hogs in existence today. They are common on Nebraska farms that raise pigs (swine). The Hampshire pig in the photo is a gilt. Gilts are young female pigs. The photo also shows a white hog with no markings and large ears. That is called a Yorkshire. There are also mixed breed hogs in the photo above.
When you visit a county or state fair in your community, you can learn more about the different animals. The Lancaster County Super Fair is August 5-14. Head out to the fair and check out the livestock and other animals. Here's some information to help you learn more about livestock at the fair:
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