HARLOW, N.D. (AP)--Jean and Bernard Meyer have a celebrity on their Benson County farm. He doesn't have a name, but he's a heavyweight.
The Meyers' hog weighs 1,300 pounds and measures 7 feet and 8 inches long.
Bernard Meyer, who has raised hogs for more than 50 years, said the 2-year-old Yorkshire-Hampshire-Duroc cross has no name. He said the hog weighed 200 pounds when purchased in Minnesota nearly two years ago.
"He usually gets corn in his rations," Meyer said. "He doesn't get a lot of feed. He just happened to be a fast grower. I tell my friends he just grew up."
Meyer said he did not know whether the pig might grow even heavier.
Hogs have been known to weigh 1,300 pounds, experts say, but market weight is usually a lot less.
"I thought that if I can get him to 1,500 pounds, I can take him to the State Fair," Meyer said. "We weighed him last summer and he was 1,200 pounds. By fall, he weighed 1,300 pounds."