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About 400 total pigs live at the UW-River Falls Mann Valley Lab Farm 2, many of which go to a new home after sale day. Sows reach a weight of 500-600 pounds; their newborn piglets are irresistibly cute. Debbie Griffin photo

Piggies head to market

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UW-River Falls holds its fourth annual show pig sale 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 4, at the Mann Valley Lab Farm 2, 129 S. Glover Road.

Student and Swine Manager Stephen Hubly said, "I've worked every pig sale so far."

His brother helped start the first one when he attended UW-RF. Hubly said the older students put him to work back then. Now, he's the senior in charge of organizing the swine and sale.

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