If there’s anything sure to entertain at the fair this year, it’s the Swifty Swine Racing Pigs.
These lovable runners race towards the finish line, and the prize Oreo cookie, under the watchful eye of owner and trainer Zach Johnson.
Who would have thought this could be so exciting?
Johnson knew, and after 24 seasons, he has turned it into thrilling family entertainment.
Full of laughs and excitement, the Swifty Swine racers include different breeds of pigs that bring all sorts of personality to this exciting competition.
For instance, the reddish-brown Duroc pig has unknown origins in the United States, but it knows exactly what it wants at the end of the racetrack.
The Hampshire Pigs, common in the coastal area around Scotland, are the familiar black and white pigs known for their large size. They may be big, but once they get started there really is no stopping them.
Also appearing on the racetrack is the Yorkshire pig.
This particular breed of pig is common in the United States. Along with the adorable pot belly pig, these two breeds are the most popular in the U.S.A.
These lovable little pets prance and play, but things get serious when the race starts the piggies take off as fast as their little legs can carry them. They may be cute and adorable, but they can have an exciting race, running at top speeds towards that coveted grand prize, the Oreo cookie at the end of the track.
Johnson, who’s made a career out of pig racing, knows what makes a good race. Each breed has their own particular personality to give the audience a real show.
For instance, pot bellies are always a good time, adorable and full of energy. The Yorkshire breed, faster than all the other breeds, may be quick but they can be mean so watch out.
With so much personality and intelligence, these little porkers can be trained to do almost anything to entertain the crowds at their events. Pigs are capable of learning to do anything a dog can do, and they are so entertaining they’ll have the stands packed full of crowds cheering on their favorite racer.
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