A Shot to the Snout: Hog Control on the Farm

Pig snouters and nose rings limited pigs' ability to root and escape farmers' fences.

Top: Bobby Noell with his collection of hog tools. As a newlywed, he learned the hog business from his father-in-law, a hog farmer near Clearwater, Fla. It was a brief exposure: Bobby’s entire career was spent in the traveling show business industry. Bottom: A pig snouter and a double-jaw hog ringer.