Pig snouters and nose rings limited pigs' ability to root and escape farmers' fences.
Early promotional material for Hill’s Triangular Hog Ring from Hog Control: A Patent Study of Ringers, Holders, Snouters and Jewelry compiled by Onie Sims.
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.
This smaller snouter was used on younger hogs.
A set of ear notchers.
The Dr. Miller pig snouter no. 2.
This snouter features a half-moon cut with split jaws.