Pig in Utah sells for $42,000


At the Southwest Livestock Show in Utah, pigs typically sell for between $900 and $1,200, but not the one auctioned off on behalf of Chad Reid.

Reid died last year and according to a Facebook post from resident Cedar City resident Emily Adams, all of the money from Reid’s pig would go to the FFA Scholarship Fund. So, the livestock show ended with a bang.

The final purchasing bid first came in at $2,600, but from there it only grew. The buyer decided to donate the pig back so it could be “purchased” again. By the time it was all said and done, the pig had been purchased and donated back more than a dozen times, each time for more than $2,000. The grand total raised for the scholarship fund was $42,000.

“I was not raised in the Ag world and I never in a million years thought this would be part of my life, but today I felt honored to feel a part of a group of people who truly are the salt of the earth,” Adams wrote. “All the warm fuzzies tonight.”