This year the chapter invested in 2 Bred Sows from the Michigan State University Swine Research Farm. The first litter born on January 4th was from a cross of a Yorkshire Sow and a Hampshire Boar. She delivered 18 live with one that was unable to thrive (and was lost). The second litter was born on January 5th with the help of a few students, she successfully delivered 14 live babies. Many of these 30+ piglets will hopefully be shown this summer at the Berlin Fair by members of our chapter and other 4H Clubs. The Zoology classes and select members will be responsible for the care of these piglets until they are weaned and possibly beyond for a short time.