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February 07, 2014

Pigs are family affairs

Dennis Sieren watched his son walking amid a chaos of pigs in the show arena of the Fort Worth Stock Show's swine barn.
Pride was obvious in the 77-year-old Siren's eyes. Jayme Sieren, 47, not only followed his father into the family business of breeding show pigs, but also made himself such an expert that he's been a successful swine judge for a decade. Thursday, the Sieren family patriarch stood on the top bench of a crowded viewing stand with his sister-in-law, Marilyn Sieren, who came down with the men from their farm in Keota, Iowa, and his niece, Kristin Sieren, of Austin.
"Pigs are the center of our family knot," Dennis Sieren said. "We've always been in it as a way of living." – Terry Evans

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Dennis Sieren, his niece, Kristin Sieren, and sister-in-law, Marilyn Sieren, watch from the stands as Dennis' son, Jayme Sieren, judges pigs at the Fort Worth Stock Show. Photo by Terry Evans

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