Zwiefels make pork a family business


Kayne, 11 (left), and Summer, 12 (soon to be 13) (right), are actively involved in Timber Ridge Show Pigs, a family cooperative started by their parents and older brother. These barn mates share a kiss for the camera. Humboldt Independent photo by Kent Thompson.

By KENT THOMPSON
Raising 4-H and FFA show pigs was never a far reaching goal for local business people and entrepreneurs Ryan and Mandy Zwiefel, but their children got into it and now their Timber Ridge Show Pigs business is a family affair that they all love.
“Our oldest son, Cole Anderson, who’s 19 now, wanted to have pigs at the fair. He asked if we could get a sow and start farrowing and it just kind of grew from there,” R. Zwiefel said.
Now younger children, Summer, 12, soon to be 13, and Kayne, 11, are both involved in 4-H and the family show pig operation and seem to be enjoying it.
Read more about the family's enterprise in this week's Salute to Area Pork Producers in the Humboldt Independent.

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