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Houston County kids show off their pigs and cows

Some kids in Houston County are taking to the Georgia National Fairgrounds this weekend to show off their prized porkers and heifers.

It's the 42nd year of the Houston County Young Farmers Livestock Show.

Students raise the animals themselves, then show them off for big prizes.

Some of the kids told us what they love about raising pigs, including one of our Junior Journalists, Ally Watson.

"They look for a square body, a dip in the back, big ham, and their head to be up in market," says Ally.

"You got to get it when it's born, and then you got to get it food, and you got to walk it every day, and then it's got to drink water," says Perry Middle School 6th grader Ben Moore.

"I love having him because I just love him. He's like my baby," says 8th grader Kenzie Young-Claus, also of Perry Middle.

"Well, on the weekends, you can't go out with your friends, ever," says Ally. "And, you have to be there at least 3 times a day, maybe 2, and you have to feed it in the morning and at night."

The cattle show is Friday and the hog show begins Saturday at 9 a.m.

Admission is free for spectators.



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