Swifty Swine Productions Goes for the Gold

A pig race. Credit: Scott Horsley, NPR. i

"Shaquille O'Squeal" (wearing No. 3) breaks out to an early lead in a 150-foot race, sponsored by Swifty Swine Productions. The winning pig gets an Oreo cookie. Scott Horsley, NPR hide caption

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A pig race. Credit: Scott Horsley, NPR.

"Shaquille O'Squeal" (wearing No. 3) breaks out to an early lead in a 150-foot race, sponsored by Swifty Swine Productions. The winning pig gets an Oreo cookie.

Scott Horsley, NPR

Zach Johnson is in the racing business. But he doesn't race horses, dogs, cars or bikes. He races pigs. He takes his pig team and sets up Porkchop Downs on the county fair and carnival circuit, eight months of the year. His company, Swifty Swine Productions, has plenty of competition in the pig racing field.

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