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Iowa Farmer Feeds Berkshire Pigs, ca. 1952

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Iowa farmer feeds corn to newly-transported pigs.
Courtesy of Heifer International, ca. 1952


An unidentified Iowa farmer feeds corn to newly-transported pigs. Many orphanages wrote to Heifer International requesting they send livestock to them. Berkshire pigs from Iowa were one of the animals that were flown to South Korea.

Source-Dependent Questions

  • Look closely at the photo. Describe what is taking place in the image. What context clues can be gathered by the sign?
  • Iowa sent livestock to South Korea after the Korean War. How does this show that Iowa has a responsibility on the world stage with trade?

Citation Information

Heifer International, ca. 1952. Courtesy of Heifer International