Ron & Sharon
Ron & Sharon

Ron & Sharon

The Pig Mobile

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The Pig Mobile

If you have visited The Royal Winter Fair in the last 30 years, you will certainly recall seeing the Pig Mobile. It captures the sights, the sounds and the smells of life on the farm in a way few other exhibits do. A sow and her feeding piglets are the main attraction.

For Ron and Sharon, the Pig Mobile simply became a way of life. On the road nearly 100 days a year at their peak, they have traveled across the province sharing their passion for farming and raising hogs. “It’s become a part of us,” said Ron, who is semi-retired now, but can still be seen several times a year engaging with schoolchildren and grown-ups alike, answering questions about how pigs are cared for. 

While most visitors to the exhibit are several generations removed from having any experience – either personal or through family relations – with agriculture, interest remains high for wanting to gain a better understanding of how animals are raised. One comment that comes up all the time is people’s amazement at how big they get and how fast they grow. A five-month-old market hog can weigh as much as 250 lbs. 


The entire industry has really gotten behind the educational value of the Pig Mobile. It’s a fun and interactive way for us to show the lifecycle of pigs.


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