Hoss heaviest at Indiana State Fair
The top prize this year at the State Fair in Indiana,
USA for the heaviest pig went to Hoss, a crossbred boar weighing 993 pounds (450
Hoss belongs to Ron and Dian Krumme of Dudleytown in Jackson County. The
Krummes also won the contest in 1998.
Hoss is a 4-year old crossbreed
and gave the Krummes their second "World's Largest Boar" victory. They also took
home the crown in 1998 with their boar "Tickle me Elmo."
993 lbs. is impressive, he was actually bigger during his county fair back
"He lost a lot of weight getting up here," Dian Krumme said.
"On July 21st at the Jackson County fair, he weighed 1,009 pounds (457
Case is second
Case, an 892-pound (404 kg) Yorkshire
hog, won the title of World's Second Largest Boar missing the grand champion
crown by a mere 101 pounds (46 kg).
Jerry Quinn and his family have
raised Case on their Alexandria farm since his birth in February
"He eats about 20 pounds a day," Quinn said. Case's diet
consists of everything from ground pig feed to candy.
The Quinns came
close to the top prize in 2003 with a Duroc boar named Elvis who weighted around
1,000 pounds (>453 kg). Unfortunately, that year another contestant was over
1,200 pounds (544 kg).
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