FFA Succeeds in Annual Sale

Students Sell All Piglets; Raise More than $17,000


PHS Media Staff

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The Annual Paoli FFA Pig Sale was held on March 12. This year, the sale used a bid board to give all buyers an equal chance at their favorite pig. At the sale, FFA hosted a free dinner for the buyers to enjoy.

All 50 piglets sold which brought the total amount raised to $17,395. The average pig sold for $350 with the top selling pigs both sold for $825. Money from the sale of each pig went to the owner to cover the costs of the feed and medications.

These piglets sold at the pig sale will now be shown at various competitions, including the Orange County 4-H fair and the Annual Paoli FFA pig show.

FFA Advisor and Animal Science teacher Cory Scott organized the event.

“The pig sale went extremely well. I know the kids were happy to get a fair price for their pigs and our buyers were happy to have the opportunity to get the pigs that they wanted most,” said Scott. “We will be changing a few things to make the process smoother, but we will be keeping the same format. I’m always looking forward to the next season. There is always a new season with new exciting possibilities and challenges.”

During the show, the FFA members sold $250 worth of pork as well. All funds raised from the pork go back into the chapter to spend on various things for the including field trips to State Convention, trips to National Convention, food for fund raisers and items for FFA Week.