Meet Stud Muffin: The Half Ton Pig
The South Carolina State Fair features fantastic food, breathtaking rides, and exciting shows and concerts, but what stopped me (and many other fairgoers) in their tracks this year was Stud Muffin.
This pig is huge! Last weighing in at one thousand and thirty pounds, Pat Buckley, Stud Muffins owner, says that when the hog moves in the trailer the whole truck will rock along the road.
Pat Buckley, a pipe fitter by trade and giant pig raiser by consequence, also told us that Stud Muffin was only 4 years old. Most pigs of his breed live to be about 10 years old and will continue to grow as long as they are continuously fed, at this rate Stud Muffin has the potential to reach the one ton mark well before his expected lifespan.
Stud Muffin is a Spotted Poland China Swine, the largest of this breed on record weighed in at a staggering 2550 lbs.
We did a little bit of research to find out if Stud Muffin was, in fact, the largest pig in South Carolina and were not able to come up with a conclusive answer. We can, however, say that Stud Muffin is the biggest pig we’ve ever seen and will most likely be the largest pig you’ll ever see at the SC State Fair. We gave Pat a call and he said “Stud” will be on display for the final three days of the fair.