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Pigs

Pigs were exhibited at the first Sydney Royal Easter Show in 1858 and The Sydney Royal Pig Show competition has been held at nearly every show since. Pig breeds exhibited include Berkshire, Duroc, Hampshire, Landrace, Large Black, Large White, Tamworth and Wessex Saddleback.

Pigs are cute, affectionate and friendly and always a key animal attraction at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. For kids of all ages a visit to the Pigs and People display means getting up close to these little creatures in the Pat-A-Pig sessions, laughing at the action during piglet playtime and being enchanted by the sows with their tiny newborn litter. 

 Did you know?

• The first pigs in Australia arrived with the First Fleet in 1788
• Pigs do not sweat – they  roll in the mud to cool themselves and protect their skin from the sun
• Pig skin is 16 times thicker than human skin

 

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