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Gilt and innocence

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The calm before the storm inside the hog barn at NC Enterprises, LLC, a company operated by Moffat County residents JB and Paula Chapman. Last weekend the barn housed six female hogs as they farrowed a total of 55 piglets. Photo by Joe Moylan

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A Duroc Jersey Red sow prepares to deliver a litter of piglets Sunday at NC Enterprises, LLC operated by Moffat County residents JB and Paula Chapman. The Duroc, distinguished by its red hide and drooping ears, was one of six female hogs that farrowed a total of 55 piglets at the Chapman's farm last weekend. Photo by Joe Moylan

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Paula Chapman cleans a newly farrowed Berkshire piglet Sunday at NC Enterprises, LLC in Moffat County. Paula and her husband, JB, raise show hogs at their home and hog farm a few miles north of Craig. The family company bears the initials of their son, Nathan, who inspired the Chapmans to begin raising hogs in 2005. Photo by Joe Moylan

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A litter of Yorkshire piglets milk off their mother Saturday at NC Enterprises, LLC operated by Moffat County residents JB and Paula Chapman. Photo by Joe Moylan

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A Berkshire gilt hog rolls on her side to allow her first ever litter of nine piglets to nurse. Gilts are first time mothers, and although they are known to sometimes reject their babies, this one, called the Torge Gilt, accepted her maternal responsibilities naturally. Photo by Joe Moylan

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A litter of newly farrowed Yorkshire piglets explore the confines of a birthing crate Saturday at a hog farm operated by Moffat County residents JB and Paula Chapman. The Chapmans run NC Enterprises, LLC and the piglets shown here were among 55 farrowed at the farm last weekend. Photo by Joe Moylan

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A glossary of commonly used hog terms. Photo by Mary Austin

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