Anthony, who was 14 while Raise was being written, is a third generation 4-H’er who lives with his mom and dad in the suburb of Martinez, California. One day, he hopes to be a commercial hog farmer. Photo by Rafael Roy.
Anthony’s favorite species to show is pigs, but he also raises goats and sheep. Here, he’s getting ready for the meat goat show at the Contra Costa County Fair. Photo by Rafael Roy.
Anthony braces his meat goat during the show at the Contra Costa County Fair. The brace positions allows the judge to evaluate the goat’s muscles and bone structure. Photo by Rafael Roy.
Anthony uses a stick to guide his pig in the direction he wants it to go. He administers gentle taps, never hits—judges will disqualify pigs with telltale welts from walloping. Photo by Rafael Roy.
Anthony has his hands full raising a meat goat and a pig. He doesn’t have room to keep his animals at home, but luckily some family friends let him use their nearby property. Photo by Rafael Roy.