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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.

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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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