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August 16, 2019


DES MOINES, Iowa – Gracie Greiner did what any Iowa Pork Queen would do when faced with a sow that was having trouble birthing her last piglet: She jumped in and pulled the piglet out herself.

(Thanks to Rudolph)


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Time for new glasses. I thought it said she pulled the piglet out OF herself....

Rod Nunley-- Maybe we can both get deals on new glasses. I read the article the same as you did.

Rod & Le Pet - Now THAT would be an impressive act for the "talent portion" of the competition.

Is this how you get pulled pork for your BBQ?

Good for her. No Miss America contestant would dream of doing such a thing.

Good thing I wasn't there because I don't know nothing about birthing no piglets.


I think there should be a category in the Miss American contest for animal husbandry.

Baby pig, doo doo doo doo doo doo!
Baby pig, doo doo doo doo doo doo!
Baby pig, doo doo doo doo doo doo!
Baby pig!

Baby pig doo, doo doo doo doo!
Baby pig doo, doo doo doo doo!
Baby pig doo, doo doo doo doo!
Baby pig!

For the Pork Queen's next act she will pull a rabbit out of a hat.

My farm-friend from Des Moines informed me today that "Sows can't deliver piglets due to their massive size. Therefore the baby pigs have to be pulled."

Wasn't "Pulled Pigs" the name of Kevin Bacon's band?

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