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Class 11. Ellet Vann – Tribute x Premonition – Riggs & Thurston2. Mikaela Pyron – Mr. Triple Cherry x Rodeo Red – Chad Hill
Class 21. Maylie Short – King x Full Shift – Williams Show Pigs2. Shyanne Smith – Answer x Buck Cherry – Ogle
Class 31. Brittney Boyd – Crackin Down x Hype – Eggers & Sampson2. Paige Kosub – Royal Flush x Tug – Koltermann
Class 41. Delani Graham – Yakety Yak 30-7 x Problem Solver – Eggers & Sampson2. Hunter Peterson – Yakety Yak 30-7 x Problem Solver – Eggers & Sampson
Class 51. Rayleigh Smith – Bold Ruler x Problem Solver – Braden, Kelton and Luke Olsen2. Latimer Burnett – Crown Royal 17-4 x Godfather – Mappes Durocs
Class 61. Claire Porter – King x Yak II – Outlaw Durocs2. Madi Berry – Tribute x Big Buck – Ogle
Class 71. Travis Phillips – Red Draw x Hype – Huinker [ … ]
Yorkshire Gilt Results
Class 11. Allison Henske – Star Search x Buffalo – Riki Nardietto2. Allison Henske – Star Search x Buffalo – Riki Nardietto
Class 21.Holly Alderson – Untouchable x Midnight Sun – Samantha Stephens2. Montana Pinson – Stout x On The Verge – Gary Patterson
Class 31. Kaitlyn Johnson – Shoot The Moon x Final Move – Bobell Farms2. Kendall Wheeler – Shoot The Moon x Uppercut – Sam Scher
Class 41. Shelbi Leath – Daddy Says x Suit Up – Cameron Knight2. Arianna Louvierre – Backwoods 62-3 x Colt 45 – Justin Kaufman
Class 51. Kayla Wunderlich – Moonshine 17-4 x Bulletproof – Bobell Farms2. Amelia Balser – Moonshine 17-4 x Double Zero – RW Genetics
Class 61. Anna Younger – Mood Swing x Benchmark – Sage & Sierra Stephens2. Kaylie Kennon – Seein Starz x Eclipse – RW Genetics
Class 71. Paige Kosub – Untouchable x Starbuck – Franckowiak2. Kelsie Kennon – Seein [ … ]
Last month I took some time before the Winter Type Conference and the NJSA Southeast Regional to make my first round of visits in Florida and Georgia. I had a great time and really enjoyed getting to meet so many new people. I wanted to take the opportunity to share some of the highlights of my trip with everyone.
I started my trip in Inverness, FL with the crew at D&D Showpigs. Dale and Don are retired brothers who now raise showpigs full time. The set up consists of 15 mainly York sows and a few cross females. Although Dale and Don have only been at this for a coupe of years I was impressed with not only their facilities but the quality of the sow base they have put together. Genetically a lot of the breeding stock goes back to Shipley and Triple B boars. We sorted through some keeper gilts [ … ]
As most of you rang in the new, I made my way to Pennsylvania to take part in the PA Farm Show. This was my first time at the show, I want to thank Harry, Rodger, and the whole farm show crew for showing me around and making me feel welcome. This year Terry Shaffer judged the bred gilt show and as always did a great job. On Saturday we sold 156 gilts and every single lot sold. That says a lot for the quality of the set and the demand for bred gilts. I really enjoyed meeting and getting to know many people and I look forward to my next trip that way.
The next few weeks I will be out looking at hogs for the Winter Type, get ahold of me if you need anything.
Be sure to check the new health regulations for all hogs heading to Georgia at [ … ]
As October comes to a close I hope you all are in a comfortable position in terms of getting sows bred and crops out of the fields. The last couple of weeks have been fun and at times some what of an adventure. I have had the opportunity to help with a few fall shows this year as well as make herd visits. Here are just a few highlights!
Early in the month I got to help work the ring at the Hogtoberfest show in Tipton Indiana. This show is a great opportunity for families to exhibit their American Royal and North American projects before the big shows.
The next week we headed out to Hamburg New York for the NJSA Eastern Regional. Numbers continue to climb at this show. I would recommend this trip to anyone! We are fortunate to have an incredible show facility to exhibit it. The laid back [ … ]
Guys if you looked at your calendars you know that in 26 days we will be loading pigs into the barns in Duncan Oklahoma. As you being to make your preparations make sure to read our blog about the new ear tagging requirements and double check the health regulations. We want you all to have a positive experience at the Fall Classic. Having vet inspection problems on day one is never a fun time. Make the time early and get everything correct.
Safe travels and in you are in El Reno this weekend make sure to say hello, if not I will see you all in Duncan!
I spent this week in Northern Iowa and Southeastern Minnesota. It seems like this time of year is always a challenge to get herd visits done. Many of you are busy harvesting crops, breeding sows, or traveling to the southwest to sell pigs.
I did find time to stop at four farms that are having online sales next week. Diamond V Showpigs, Bolo Showpigs, Huinker Durocs and Wayne J Huinker. Guys if you have any questions on these pigs I would be more than willing to try and help answer them. I don’t have notes on every pigs at every farm, but I don’t have notes on a lot of them. If I can help, give me a call.
As I end my first week as a Field Representative comes to a close, I wanted to share some of the stops I made with everyone.
I stayed in Indiana this week and got to spend some time with Marty Fordice, Kent Brattain, and Jeff Ramsey.
Marty, Corey, and Lee are busy in the middle if breeding season, like most, however the Fordice crew gave me the behind the scenes tour. After going through the sows we studied the set of Duroc gilts they are working with. I can say I was extremely impressed with the quality of the gilts they have kept back. This firm had a nice run this summer with red hogs, and even revamped the entire herd. If anyone finds themselves shopping for red hogs next spring, the trip to Fordices’ should be well worth it!
I then ran over to Brattain’s to check out a pair of July [ … ]
On behalf of the National Swine Registry, we are pleased to introduce Blaine Evans as the new NSR Eastern Region Field Representative. Evans will fill Ralph Doak’s position as the Eastern Region Field Representative upon Ralph’s retirement later this year. Doak has dedicated more than 20 years to the people of the purebred swine industry as a field staff member. Evans grew up on a swine farm in Thorntown, IN, consisting of purebred Hampshires and club pigs. He was actively involved in the National Junior Swine Association and also participated in numerous NSR shows & sales. Blaine earned his A.A.S. Degree at Illinois Central College in East Peoria, IL where he competed on judging teams under the guidance of Grant Grebner. He recieved a B.S. Degree in Agriculture at Western Illinois University where he continued to judge under the direction of Dr. Mark Hoge.Blaine is a former NSR Field Staff Intern and possesses a tremendous passion [ … ]
If you are looking for July aged Durocs, Landrace, or Yorkshires, make sure you study the set these two firms are offering. I visited both farms today, to say the least I was impressed. If you have questions I am more than willing to offer my opinion.
National Swine Registry Field Representative
Ear Notch: 27-1 LG
Breed/Sex: Landrace GiltDate Born: 7/8/13Sire: RevolutionSire of Dam: JMG Falkan
Stewart’s Duroc Farm
EN: 3-6 DGBreed/Sex: Duroc GiltDate Born: 7/2/13Sire: Bold RulerDam: Meatpacker