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By Mary Divine
Pioneer Press 

Minnesota farmer explains how to pretty up pig for fair


August 6, 2017

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — After almost 50 years of overseeing the hog barn at the Washington County Fair, Byron Anderson has learned a thing or two about prepping pigs for competition.

The first step in porcine pampering? A shampoo and set. Anderson likes Orvus Paste Shampoo, a gentle detergent he claims can make even the dirtiest of pigs sparkling clean, the Pioneer Press ( ) reported.

"Don't forget to clean out the ears," said Anderson, 77, who farms in Hugo. "You've got to really dig in there and get it all clean."

Next up is the haircut. The shorter the better, accor...

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