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It has been a great first two weeks as the field staff intern for the National Swine Registry (NSR). I have spent the majority of my time thus far traveling with the Northwest Field Representative, Michael Lackey, and the Eastern Field Representative, Blaine Evans. Traveling with them has allowed me to visit a variety of breeders who share their personal views on breeding hogs. My experiences on the road so far range from Tracy Lorenzen giving me a hard time while looking at young herd sire prospects to babysitting young Anders Baade while his dad, Kyle, showed Michael Lackey and me a group of powerhouse boars in stud. It has been an awesome time so far getting to interact with breeders and seeing some of their sow herds and keeper females. Although, each breeder may like a different style of hog, the one thing that you can tell within each herd is that [ … ]
Welcome to the 2015 edition of the National Swine Registry’s National Barrow Show® Hog College Row. We are excited about this year’s lineup and look forward to showcasing each of these individuals in the 4th annual NBS® Home Run Drive on Monday, Sept. 14 in Crane Pavilion. During the Home Run Drive, a three judge panel will collaborate to select an overall “Chairman’s Choice” from the eight boars and gilts representing their breeds. Their will also be a “College Choice” award presented to the exhibitors of the highest ranking boar and gilt based on the selections of the college teams participating. Awards will be presented to a community college and university judging team that aligns the Hog College entries closest to the committee’s final decision. This provides for a great atmosphere, while showcasing elite, foundation caliber genetics at one of the most prestigious venues in the purebred swine industry.
Following an extensive search [ … ]
It’s that time of year again. Attending the county and/or state fair is a daily occurrence, sows are farrowing fall litters, and before long, grain harvest will consume almost every waking moment. Simply put, there isn’t always enough time to make it around to every boar stud and strategically plan your mating decisions for the winter and spring litters. Fortunately, I have been able to make it to a large number of boar studs in the Midwest as well as Texas and Oklahoma. So, for the next few blog posts, my aim is to share my perspective on what boars caught my attention, and hopefully, give helpful insight when it comes time to making those mating decisions.
Laird’s Premium Blend Genetics
My boar stud tour started in Arlington, Indiana, with Laird’s Premium Blend Genetics. Wow, to say I was impressed with this set would be a drastic understatement! One, I can’t argue the [ … ]
As the dust settles on another successful Summer Type Conference (STC), everyone’s focus seems to be shifting toward state fair season here in the Midwest. Definitely an exciting time, as those projects we have fed since spring are starting to come around and continue to get better every time you walk in the barn. However, before too long, it is going to be time to start thinking critically about what to breed those key sows to and start the process all over again.
With an absolutely incredible purebred show at Louisville, this year, I wanted to blog about some of the boars I was fortunate enough to see prior to STC, many of which went on to be exhibited at Louisville. I want to offer my opinion on where these studs may be used best. Also, if you would like some insight on STC boars I do not mention, please feel free [ … ]
Just like that – World Pork Expo (WPX) is already a week past! We hope everyone was able to catch-up on some sleep and get some rest after a very successful week. As some of the interns were first-time attendees of WPX they had quite the exciting experience diving in head first. Find out what they thought about WPX and their internship experiences so far!
Romoser’s notes from the road – Matt Romoser, NSR Fieldstaff Intern
Wow – what an internship it has been so far! My time at the National Swine Registry (NSR) has mostly been spent with the Northwest Field Representative, Michael Lackey, and the Eastern Field Representative, Blaine Evans. I have been very fortunate to visit some really great firms and see some great hogs. Herd visits, thus far, have primarily consisted of looking at what everyone was planning to bring to WPX, many of which competed very well. One that sticks [ … ]
With the spring semester completed, the 2015 summer interns began their first week with the National Swine Registry (NSR) and National Junior Swine Association (NJSA) May 18. The NSR and NJSA would like to welcome to the office and in the field – Charlie Huelsenbeck, Jessica Harsh and Matt Romoser. We sat down with them to learn more about their background and what they are looking forward to the most this summer. We hope you enjoy getting to know our interns a little more!
Charlie Hulsenbeck – NJSA
Q: Where are you from?
A: Churubusco, Indiana – a town north of Fort Wayne.
Q: Where do you attend school, and what class are you in?
A: I am currently a senior at Purdue University.
Q: What is your major?
A: My major is agricultural education.
Q: What activities are you involved in at college?
A: I was a member of the 2014 Purdue University livestock judging team, am involved in the Block & Bridle Club as well [ … ]
NSR Southwest Type Conference
Belton, Texas • Feb. 27
Judge: Seth Swenson, Ill.
Champion Yorkshire Boar and Class 1 Winner
Jack Rodibaugh & Sons, Rensselaer, Ind.
CDO3 TAKE NOTICE 73-8 x JRS2 SUNSET 2 24-4
Reserve Champion Yorkshire Boar and Class 3 Winner
Causemaker Family Genetics, Atkinson, Ill.
LFC3 THE JOURNEY 34-8 x ARK0 FINAL MOVE 2-8
Champion Yorkshire Gilt and Class 2 Winner
Chuck and Ben Olsen, Irene, S.D.
HERB2 BRUNO 27-5 x TBRO9 RONDO 64-4
Reserve Champion Yorkshire Gilt and Class 1 Winner
Jack Rodibaugh & Sons, Rensselaer, Ind.
JRS3 BACK DROP 85-6 x JRS1 UNBELIEVABLE 123-1
Class 2 Yorkshire Boar Winner
TKO Genetics, Elgin, Texas
CDO3 TAKE NOTICE 73-8 x WGW2 KING GEORGE 61-1
Class 4 Yorkshire Boar Winner
Mark and Sandy Ottenwalter, Colusa, Calif.
LFC3 THE JOURNEY 34-8 x WGW9 THE GRIZZ 38-8
Class 3 Yorkshire Gilt Winner
Shipley Swine Genetics, Newark, Ohio
SDH2 GRINGO 154-4 x SRF2 DOC 100K 7-1
Class 4 Yorkshire Gilt Winner
Khyleigh North, Wolcottville, Ind.
TBRO0 STARBUCK 45-3 x ARK1 FINAL DRIVE 130-10
We would like to thank each of the breeders participating in the 2014 edition of the National Barrow Show® Hog College Row. We are excited about this year’s lineup and look forward to showcasing each of these individuals in the 3rd annual NBS® Home Run Drive on Monday, Sept. 8, in Crane Pavilion. Each of these boars and gilts will be offered for sale on Wednesday, Sept. 10, during the NBS® sale. Feel free to contact the breeders behind these entries along with the NSR Field Staff for more information on these individuals.
Pictures and updates will be added as soon as they are available.
Hog College Duroc Boar
Owner: Travis Hamilton, Model, CO
Ear Notch: 17-3
Sire: NWEI3 ICONIC 13-5
Dam’s Sire: SMIB1 ROYAL FLUSH 2-2
Notes: A littermate to the Hog College Duroc Boar was recently named Grand Champion Gilt at the 2014 NJSA SW Regional in Chickasha, OK.
The dam of Hog College Duroc Boar [ … ]
Class 11. Caleb Olfers – Mayhem x Homemade 17-3 – Sharla Schmidt2. Madison Hafley – Powerstroke x Home Grown – Winmor
Class 21. Coral Estes – Speechless x Homeboy – Hurliman Brothers2. Lauren Strom – Black Bone 18-2 x My Turn – Real Hog Farm
Class 31. Bobbi Leitha – Revolution x Mulligan – Heimer Hamps2. Cameron Burleson – Hats Off x Model A – Thompson Brothers
Champion Hamp shown by Coral Estes out of Class 2.Reserve Hamp Caleb Olfers out of Class 1
Class 11. K.C. Miller – Cooler Full x Cher – MVB Genetics, Jason Miller2. Jake Toler – Outlook x Falken – Jake Toler
Class 21. Jared Fulton – Rascal x Big Splash – WW Hog Farm2. Troy Cole – Apollo x Outlook – Brattain Swine
Champion Landrace went to K. C. Miller out of class 1. I would also like to note that she was a littermate to the Champion and Reserve Champion Landrace barrows at the National Western Stock Show in Denver also shown by the Miller family. Reserve Landrace went to Jake Toler on his 2nd class 2 gilt.