Tuesday 24 January 2017

A baptism of fire and pig muck keep passion for the Ploughing alive

Published 24/09/2016 | 02:30

Peter McDonald from Mullinavat, Co Kilkenny. Photo: Gerry Mooney
Peter McDonald from Mullinavat, Co Kilkenny. Photo: Gerry Mooney

There are some things in life you have to learn the hard way. And how to handle an Oxford Sandy and Brown piglet is one of them.

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While watching an intense round of the 'Pig Agility' obstacle course at the 2016 National Ploughing Championships, I came to the conclusion that getting a photo with a piglet was a choice idea. "It will be nothing short of adorable," I told Gerald Wrynne of the Irish Pig Society. He looked me up and down. "Have you held a pig before? They don't like being picked up."

I informed him that I hadn't held a pig, but I had held a cat and imagined it was much the same thing.

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