New to 4-H, pro at showing pigs


Colton Marlin, 10, of Franklin, brushes Lincoln his Yorkshire hog after weigh-in at the Johnson County fair. Scott Roberson / Daily Journal

Every night, Colton Marlin has been walking a 257-pound Yorkshire hog named Lincoln in preparation for this year’s Johnson County fair.

The 10-year-old from Greenwood is a 4-H’er for the first time this year.

Pigs are Colton’s favorite animal, and he has shown them over the past four years as a peewee, he said. A peewee shows an older 4-H’er’s animal in a showmanship competition for children too young for 4-H. This year, since he is going into fourth grade, he is finally old enough to be in 4-H.

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