Story: Shows and field days

Winning pigs

Winning pigs

These pigs look happy enough after winning the ‘on the hoof’ section of the ‘Porker Pairs’ competition at the 1982 Wairarapa show. However their future is not so bright. The second part of the competition is ‘on the hook’ – the animals are judged again once they have been slaughtered.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1982/3741/15
Photograph by Merv Griffiths

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Jock Phillips, 'Shows and field days - Showing animals, produce and machinery', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 January 2022)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Nov 2008