Bieber family boar is runner-up at State Fair Big Boar Contest; Event featured on IPTV Monday

The family of Charlie and Jill Bieber of rural Waukon entered one of their pigs in the annual Big Boar Contest at the Iowa State Fair Thursday, August 10 and nearly came home with the top prize out of 10 hogs entered in this year's contest. Their entry in the contest, "Big Chief," weighed in at 1,162 pounds, but that weight came up about 30 pounds shy of this year's title, as "Big Buck," a boar owned by McDonald Acres of Ryan, tipped the scales at 1,192 pounds to earn this year's Iowa State Fair Big Boar crown. Big Chief is co-owned by the Bieber family with Ken Kehrli of Winthrop. Pictured at right with "Big Chief" prior to their departure for the Iowa State Fair is the Bieber family, left to right, Peyton, Charlie, Jill, Zach and Emily. Standard photo by Joe Moses.
This year's Big Boar Contest, including the Bieber family's "Big Chief," will be broadcast during Iowa Public Television's (IPTV) nightly coverage of the Iowa State Fair, which begins Monday, August 14. The Big Boar Contest, Big Ram Contest and Super Bull Contest will all be featured in that first night of IPTV coverage, Monday, August 14, both at 9 p.m. and again at 10:30 p.m., with that episode also being rebroadcast Sunday, August 20 at 2 p.m.

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