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Saturday, August 11, 2012


County fair features lessons in agriculture from a 1,400-pound pig

(NICHOLAS DRANEY/Standard-Examiner)
 Fourteen-hundred-pound Harley the Hog at the Weber County Fair on Friday.
By Charles F. Trentelman, Standard-Examiner staff
 from: standard.net
Fri, 08/10/2012 -
OGDEN — The pig race at the Weber County Fair doesn’t actually involve pigs, but Harley the Hog’s estimated 1,400 pounds make up for any porcine lack in the festivities.
Harley is the star of Animal Specialties. The touring company provides the petting zoo at state and county fairs around the country and has more than 200 farm animals — including horses, cows and, yes, pigs — under shade and available for petting.


(NICHOLAS DRANEY/Standard-Examiner)
People pet Vietnamese pot bellied pigs at the Weber County Fair on Friday.
Connie Boger, an owner of Animal Specialties, which hails from Lowell, Ark., said news reports of swine flu being transmitted from pigs to humans weren’t hurting her business, that she could tell.
The reports, issued Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control, say there has been a five-fold increase in cases of swine flu, from 29 a week ago to 158 this week, mostly in Indiana, Ohio, Illinois and Hawaii. The cases are mild, the CDC said, with only two requiring hospital care, and the main concern is that it appears to be a new strain more easily transmitted from pigs to humans.
Boger said all of her animals are healthy, if not downright coddled. She said if anyone is concerned, hand sanitizer and washing stations are set up right by the entrance, with signs urging people to use both.
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