Pork comes back to Congress
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Jun 21, 2012  |  Vote 0    0

Pork comes back to Congress

Stratford Gazette

Nearly 2,000 of Ontario's hog producers and swine industry professionals descended upon Stratford earlier this week for the 39th annual Ontario Pork Congress, where they learned about the latest advances in swine technologies, breeding stock and education.

The two-day event, held at the Rotary Complex and Agiplex, included a trade show, presentations, barbecue pork, pig art and, of course, the Hog Jog – a 3.5 and 10 kilometre walk/run to raise money for ONE CARE Home and Community Support Services’ Meals on Wheels program, to be used specifically to expand its hot meal preparation capacity.

The Congress also saw the return of the junior barrow competition, which in recent years was held the week before. A crowd gathered Wednesday afternoon to watch the junior showmen and swine breeders exhibit some of the best market hogs and breeding animals available.

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