Friends and neighbors helped, to share the burden, and their sadness.
The Hoehns usually send about 700 hogs a week to the packinghouse.
Hog-farming is a tough business, physically and financially, even in good times.
David Preisler of the Minnesota Pork Producers Association estimates that as many as 300,000 pigs may have to be destroyed in his state alone.
We raise animals to feed people.
The Hoehns worked with a veterinarian to put their animals on lower-calorie diets.