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Fair goes hog wild
Livestock shows carry on original traditions
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Peter Wall, 8, of Sylvania is nuzzled by one of his show hogs while waiting for Tuesday's show to begin at the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair. Wall won first place for showmanship in his age group.
The scene Tuesday night in the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair livestock barn was controlled chaos as local youth worked to keep their hogs in front of a judge. Teens in a variety of classes during the show entered the ring with stock sticks or short whips they used to guide their hogs as they made their way around the ring, but often the hogs have different ideas. Some obeyed, but others squealed and grunted in protest, and at times, some even fought.
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