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Official publication of the Berkshire, Chester White, Hereford, Poland China and Spotted Swine Associations

Your Guide To The Future Of Purebred Swine

June-July 2018

Features • Family Stories • Berkshire Herd Sire Listing • Member Roundtable

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PRODUCTION GENETICS

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5 DLM CKL DUGGIE 6-1 1-6 The Problem Fixer!!!

We have never dealt with a boar like Duggie. He is the last Lovgren-bred hog that was produced by Doug, Dylan, and Luke. The Lovgren hogs dominated in the early 2000s with their unique ability to raise fast-growing, productive hogs who were tough, durable and standed the test of time. Although we are guilty of not using him as much as we have needed to, the daughters we have in our herd are second to none and his usage has upped in the past six months because of this. He sired the champion gilt at the Oklahoma Arkansas State Fair in his very first litter. This sow has now worked her way up into the top 10% of our sow herd

in terms of production and is the mother of our new herd boar named Time Machine. One thing you can count on is that Duggie-sired pigs will stand the test of our total confinement operation and will be comfortable in their skeletons while maintaining awesome appetites and a full body look on the floors. Coming from the great “Robin” line that Doug built for years of productivity, we really haven’t seen one like him in recent times. His offspring are geared for this year’s National Barrow Show® and Fall Classic, and if we can bring ourselves to share any of his daughters, it might be in your best interest to be paying attention if and when the time comes.

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What Legends are Made of!

RSR Full Strut

STRESS NEGATIVE Kankles x (Muscle Milk x Dejavu) Semen Available

We realize we have put a huge claim of “legendary” on our herd sire RSR Full Strut. We built his solid reputation one litter at a time and in market barrow shows, junior breeding gilt arenas and boar shows across America, FULL STRUT has delivered! Building them from the ground up is often preached but rarely adhered to. FULL STRUT brings this to the surface nearly every time with every litter. Fixing feet and legs while adding structure, muscle and eye-appeal—it is legendary! Thanks to the many progressive Poland breeders across the country who have successfully utilized FULL STRUT. A small sampling of his achievements includes the following: 2017 NBS® Champion Poland Boar, 2017 Illinois State Fair Champion Poland Barrow, 2017 Fall Classic Champion Gilt, and 2018 National Western Champion Poland Market Hog. And these wins are in addition to the impressive set of foundation females at Velma, Oklahoma!

Be watching for Hit Man. He is a Full Strut x Harry. Pictures and details coming soon. This will get real interesting. Full Strut has been a great one to build with—he is legendary! We invite your inquiries.

RAYMOND, SHERYL & SHELBY RICE ................ VELMA, OK ................ (580) 467-4163 (580) 255-5542

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BREEDERS Official publication of the Berkshire, Chester White, Hereford, Poland China and Spotted Swine Associations

Your Guide To The Future Of Purebred Swine

Volume 23, No. 4 June-July 2018

Editor & CPS Chief Executive Officer: Jack Wall Office phone (309) 691-0151 Cell phone (309) 945-3312 Managing Editor & Website Coordinator: Julie Olson Cell phone (815) 303-2666 E-mail: 4breedersdigest@gmail.com Promotions Director: Jeff Morris Cell phone (608) 346-9561 E-mail: morrijef123@gmail.com

Breeders Digest Box 9758 Peoria, IL 61612 Street Address (for UPS only) 612 West Glen Ave. Peoria, IL 61614 E-mail: 4breedersdigest@gmail.com Phone (309) 691-0151 Fax (309) 691-0168 Refer to the Association News Notes, pages 14-15, for association contact information and a complete list of the breeds’ board of directors. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Certified Pedigree Swine and/or Berkshire Assoc. at Box 9758, Peoria, Illinois, 616129758. The Breeders Digest (ISSN 1082–6920) is published seven times per year by the Chester White Swine Record Association, the National Hereford Hog Association, the Poland China Record Association and the National Spotted Swine Record, Box 9758, 6320 N. Sheridan Rd., Peoria, IL 61612-9758; and the American Berkshire Association, 2637 Yeager Rd., West Lafayette, IN 47906. Periodicals postage paid at Peoria, IL 616129758 and additional mailing office.

Table of Contents Features Berkshire Family Story • True Passion for the Breed • Stanley . . . . . . . . . Chester White Family Story • A Family Enterprise that Cares • Michou . . Hereford Family Story • Setting the Standards High • Kramer . . . . . . . . Poland China Family Story • Love for Purebreds Runs Deep • Ingram . . Spotted Family Story • A Herd With a Mission • Wetovick . . . . . . . . . . . Member Roundtable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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General ABA Viewpoint by Jeff Wippel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Association News Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 CPS Eastern Extravaganza Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 CPS Viewpoint by Jack Wall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 CPS Western Extravaganza Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 DNA Labs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Index to Advertisers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 National Barrow Show® Schedule, Rules and Entry Blank . . . . . . . . . . 25 National Show & Sale Dates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 State Fair Dates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

Berkshire 2017 Litter Recordings & Transfers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Breeders Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Herd Sire Listing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Chester White Breeders Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86

Hereford Breeders Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86

Poland China Breeders Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86

Spotted Breeders Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86

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Up to the Challenge There are many challenges that face purebred swine breeders every day. At Tucker’s Polands, we are up to these challenges. We have worked hard to add genetics to our herd that provide productive seedstock and competitive show pigs. If you need assistance dealing with the daily challenges, give us a call—we can help!

Flat Liner Sire of our top February litters! First Sight x Hot Pursuit At Shaffer Gold Rush STRESS NEGATIVE 2017 Indiana State Fair Grand Champion & $16,000 Top-Selling Boar

Rain Dance Sire of the majority of our January litters! First Sight x Perfect Storm At Premium Blend Genetics STRESS NEGATIVE 2017 World Pork Expo Boar

Tucker’ss Poland

We thank our spring buyers and look forward to hearing about their successes. Watch for entries at the National Barrow Show® in September. We have a good set on feed. 19536 180th St., New London, IA 52645 Bill (319) 367-5228 • Cell (319) 209-0305 • E-mail: tuckerfarms@live.com Alden Tucker (319) 209-1127 • E-mail: awtucker@live.com

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Humbled – Honored – Proud

…to call you family, friends and customers

A sincere thank you to everyone for your support, thoughts, prayers, and good vibes. We are truly honored to call you friends. — Al and Kandy Schminke Al & Kandy Schminke 6641 24th Ave., Van Horne, IA 52346 (319) 223-5352 (217) 257-3513 - cell 6 

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An elite set of late-spring and early-summer Chester and cross litters for sale, privately.


A Winning Trifecta One heavy duty Berkshire boar! Designed to make brood sows who perform.

No Thanks Keep Talking x Dead Or Alive

SEMEN

GUARANTEE D

SETTLE

Tremendous look and design! Ultra heavy structured and stout.

Boardwalk Monopoly x Did It

SEMEN

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SETTLE

Heavy structured and packed full of muscle! Big ribbed with a deep, full body.

Kahuna Keep Talking x King Kong SEMEN

GUARANTEE D

SETTLE

Boars, Open Gilts, Bred Gilts and Show Pigs AVAILABLE

8086 Marion Rd., Newark, OH 43055 Randy (740) 745-2911 • Cell (740) 404-5048 Toll Free (866) 376-8986 www.shipleyswine.com

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R A K E G E N E T I C,S

ilities b i s s o p l l a on exhausted e v a h u Thomas Edis o y n — Whe . aven’t

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Glory Days 1-3

TRF Stand Up 202-1

Stay tuned for his extraordinary offspring.

TRF Promise Keeper 20-2 x TRF Whitetail 2 29-2 MLI of 124.62 makes him a sow factory • +13.63 on 21-day weight

Just Sayin x Myfield 18-1

Promise Keeper 20-2 is currently the #1 Chester White Sow SPI Sire

Call Wisconsin Boar Store to inquire about and sample a variety of alternative genetics.

MORE TO OFFER . . . HEREFORD BOAR POWER Playboy 27-10 Mr Buckley x Family Guy 2018 WTC Grand Champion Boar, Sedalia, Missouri Bred by, and owned with, Jim and Kim Bope, Indiana

✓ Design and Look ✓ Proper Color and Hereford Style ✓ Incredible Appetite and Natural Fleshing

Image the Possibilities

✓ Huge Cavity of a Regal Hereford Bull ✓ Great Feet and Legs to move his incredible Mass with Ease

RAKE GENETICS – WISCONSIN BOAR STORE Tom & Diane Rake 6840 Schumacher Rd. • Waunakee, WI 53597 • Tom Cell (608) 219-7467 www.rakegenetics.com

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e a r d u y o f y o r e r this? A Is What He Is When this Double Time x Loud Mouth boar hit the ring in Springfield last summer, we got up out of our seats and came ring side. This is one impressive and massive hog for structure, width, stoutness of features, forearm and mass. We instantly knew we needed to attempt to bring him to Sidell, Illinois, somehow. This is an unique and interesting boar who deserves an unique and interesting name. He IS WHAT HE IS! Some truly powerful prospects will bear his genetics this summer. Are you ready for this?

Pathfinder Selected at the 2017 Summer Type Conference, this extremely impressive SC5 Trust Me 12-5 x WTX4 U Turn 50-4 son captured our eyes for his awesome range of motion, stout forearm, clean frontend while maintaining muscle, masculinity and balance. He was sampled hard in our herd and several of our top Chester White prospects are sired by Pathfinder. He might be the steal of 2017. Are you ready for this?

Adios 3-1 Bred in the Knauth herd, this RKK5 Zwei 47-4 x BLUB2 Dead End 12-2 x RRK8 Out Cold 1-1 son is a truly unique breeding piece. Extremely elevated in his frontend, awesome in his rib shape and extreme flexibility with a fault-free skeleton, we believe Adios 3-1 will leave a powerful impact within the Chester White breed. Stay tuned. Are you ready for this?

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7242 E. 2700th Rd., Sidell, IL 61876 Greg (217) 887-2506 - home (217) 822-2506 - cell Grant (217) 822-2508

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My Choice (Full Strut x One Look) was my choice as champion boar at the 2017 National Barrow Show®. When My Choice hit the ring I knew he would be hard to beat. I knew I needed to take him back to Dover, Arkansas, and put him to work on my sow herd. His first litters make me excited about the future of Masters Polands’ breeding program. He will add bone, structure, stoutness and rib with a show ring look. Make My Choice, your Choice!!!

My Choice

The most powerful results are ALWAYS BLACK & WHITE

Turn Up the Heat Turn up the Heat (Hot Pursuit x Flawless) is our home-raised senior herd sire. He is impressive from any angle. He sires consistency of soundness, bone, muscle and a show ring look and attitude!!! At over 800 lbs., this guy can get out and move with ease. I would challenge you to find a mature Poland herd sire who is as balanced, as opened up front to rear, with as correct of a hip and hind leg as Turn Up the Heat. In his first crop he sired the second place lightweight barrow at San Antonio, Fusion standing at Sugar Creek Genetics, plus all the high-placing animals at Belton this year!!!

IF YOU ARE TIRED OF THE OLD COLD SHOULDER THEN TURN UP THE HEAT!!!

2018 SWTC Premier Exhibitor Put your trust in a program that is built on customer satisfaction.

579 Buck Mountain Rd. • Dover, AR 72837 Home (479) 331-4062 Cell (479) 970-0031

Jerry Masters

Semen available on all herd boars. We will have a great selection of July, August and September show pig prospects.

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CPS • CPS • CPS • CPS • CPS • CPS • CPS • CPS • CPS

CERTIFIED PEDIGREED SWINE www.cpsswine.com

“If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.” — Thomas Jefferson Jack Wall Certified Pedigreed Swine

Stress Negative Polands It’s been worth waiting for! T

he wait for litters from the 2017 National Barrow Show® Top-Selling Boar, 7 Kankles 22-4, has been well worth it. When purchased at Austin, we realized we had secured not only the right boar for our program but one who fits the needs of length of body, foot size, bone, length of rump, muscularity, and also soundness and quality. He has not disappointed us in any way.

Pictured are some mid-March prospects sired by 7 Kankles 22-4 that represent his siring ability. Study the muscularity, length and excellent phenotype in these stress negative prospects. A couple of April-farrowed litters show great promise also and would be excellent show prospects on a national level. Contact me for availability and prices.

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His first litters, born late spring, look fantastic. We likely will have a couple of his boar and gilt prospects at the 2018 National Barrow Show®. The quality runs deep.

Larry E. Scheller

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17476 Donahoo Rd. Tonganoxie, KS 66086 (913) 416-3831


Brice Conover BERKSHIRES

Boars, Gilts & Bred Gilts For Sale A great sire. Sons and daughters available for sale. Many of the bred gilts for sale are daughters of Walks Alone.

Walks Alone

Tremendous set of pigs sired by BTC6 Game On 90-4 will make a big impact this summer. Get in on the front end of this deal. Many Walks Alonesired bred gilts will sell carrying his service.

Game On

Brice Conover

Call today for your seedstock and show prospects. Box 427 • Baxter, IA 50028 (515) 979-3890

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SSOCIATION NEWS NOTES • ASSOCIATION NEWS NOTES • ASSOCIATION NEWS NOTES • ASSOCIATION NEWS NOTES • ASSO

ASSOCIATION www.americanberkshire.com www.cpsswine.com

Obituary Betty Jean Voigts Betty Jean Voigts, 89, of Pontiac, Illinois, passed away Saturday, April 21, 2018, at Accolade Healthcare in Pontiac. Voigts was born to Delbert and Josephine Ruff on Dec. 20, 1928. She married Lewis Voigts on Nov. 1, 1953, and they were married for 49 years, with Lewis passing in 2003. They spent many wonderful years together raising their family. Betty Jean is survived by her daughter, Debra Jo Voights; son and daughter-in-law, Alan and Cindy Voigts and grandchildren; daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ann and John Humphrey and grandchildren and great-grandchildren; five grandchildren; two greatgrandchildren; and many extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and brother, Eldon Ruff. Betty Jean was an administrative assistant and bookkeeper for many years and enjoyed retirement. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family, friends and grandchildren. Betty will be remembered for her kindness, generosity and giving heart. She was active for many years in church, 4-H, Country Couples, hospice and the bloodmobile. Memorials in Betty Jean’s name may be made to First United Methodist Church or a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be left at www. calvertmemorial.com. 14 

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Chester White Board of Director candidates named President Grant Norman appointed Nathan Arnholt as chairman of the Chester White Board of Director Nominating Committee with fellow members Dale Miller and Thomas Titus. This committe reported the following slate of candidates. In alphabetical order: Dustin Bauer, Illinois Clay Pruet, Indiana Will Winter, Texas These candidates will vie for two open director positions that are three-year terms. Ballots were mailed to all eligible senior members and voting may take place either by mail-in ballot or in person at the 2018 Annual Membership Meeting in Springfield, Illinois, during the Summer Type Conference. The meeting will be held Thursday, June 28 at the Northfield Inn at 7 p.m. Poland China Board of Director candidates announced President Jerry Reid appointed Raymond Rice as chairman of the Poland China Board of Director Nominating Committee. Additional members are Lyndal Rincker and Jerry Masters. This committe reported the following slate of candidates. In alphabetical order: James Horton, Oklahoma Kevin Marten, Illinois Derick Mikesell, Ohio Derek Stayton, Illinois These candidates will vie for two open director positions that are three-year terms. Ballots were mailed to all eligible senior members. Voting may be done by mail-

in ballot or in person at the 2018 Annual Membership Meeting in Springfield, Illinois, during the Summer Type Conference. The meeting will be held Thursday, June 28 at the Northfield Inn at 7 p.m. National Spotted Swine Association names board nominees President Robert Miller appointed Bob Listen as chairman of the Spotted Board of Director Nominating Committee with fellow members Dustin Feldman and Scott Neanen. This committe reported the following slate of candidates. In alphabetical order: J. R. Armstrong, Illinois Kirk Miller, Illinois Steven Resler, Minnesota These candidates will vie for one open director position that is a three-year term. Ballots were mailed to all eligible senior members and voting may take place either by mail-in ballot or in person at the 2018 Annual Membership Meeting in Springfield, Illinois, during the Summer Type Conference. The meeting will be held Thursday, June 28 at the Northfield Inn at 7 p.m. CPS transfer fee increase Effective June 1, 2018, all Chester White, Hereford, Poland China and Spotted transfers, under 90 days from date of sale will be charged $5 each. Transfers over 90 days will remain at $10 each.

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CPS show rule reminder The following policy has been adopted and will be enforced at all CPSsponsored, co-sponsored shows and state fairs where boars and gilts are shown as breeding stock: Every breeding animal exhibited at a national show, Team Purebred event, junior event and/or state fair must have a minimum of six (6) teats per side and each teat must have an orifice (opening). A pin teat does not qualify as a functional or qualifying good teat. Berkshire fee change Effective January 1, 2018, the following price changes for the American Berkshire Association were made: • Transfers under 60 days of age - $5 • Transfers over 60 days of age - $10 Berkshire transfers All Berkshire work is mailed back to whoever sent it in. ABA can send transfers on to the buyer, but you must tell them to do so (and tell them every time you send transfers in). This process is done for a number of reasons—some breeders like to send a letter with the transfers when they mail them to a buyer or some breeders do transfers before a pig is paid for (ABA does not recommend doing so) so they need to hold the pedigree until payment is received.


Hereford by-law change By action of the National Hereford Hog Association’s Board of Directors, the following change has been made to the by-laws, dealing with Section 13.4, Marking and Other Disqualifications for Breeding Animals: Other disqualifications are more than 5 black spots larger than a U.S. minted .50 cent piece on any part of the animal or any 1 black spot larger than 4 inches at any point of measurement, erect ears, or where an animal shows evidence of an extra dew claw, boars with one testicle, less than 6 functional teats on each side of underline, or permanent deformities of any kind. Note, this by-law change allows for Hereford hogs with swirls and/or blood warts to be eligible for a breeding stock pedigree and for exhibition. This by-law change takes effect immediately.

ABA show rule reminder If an animal is selected for an ABA sale and isn’t brought to the sale ring, the exhibitor will be charged commission on the average sale price for that sale, unless approved by show staff.

AMERICAN BERKSHIRE ASSOCIATION

Office Manager — Katie Morgan 2637 Yeager Road West Lafayette, IN 47906 Phone (765) 497-3618 Fax (765) 497-2959 E-mail: katiemorgan@nationalswine.com Website: www.americanberkshire.com Show Coordinator — Amy Smith Cell Phone (765) 426-9102 E-mail: berkshire@nationalswine.com Executive Committee — Jeff Wippel - President Adam Conover - Vice President Neil Knobloch Board of Directors — Term expires 2018 *Adam Conover, Macon, MO (267) 221-3065 Marcus Miller, Forrest, IL (815) 674-9291 Jeff Wippel, Orient, OH (740) 404-1148 Term expires 2019 Chuck Real, Marion, TX (830) 914-2833 Matt Ritter, Fortville, IN (317) 485-0113 Greg Smith, Roggen, CO (970) 443-5527 Term expires 2020 *Vance Aldridge, Elmore City, OK (405) 527-4945 *Neil Knobloch, Wolcott, IN (765) 421-1456 Jan Allen, Homer, IL (217) 202-9273 *Indicates serving 2nd term

CHESTER WHITE SWINE RECORD ASSOCIATION

Chief Executive Officer: Jack Wall Box 9758 Peoria, IL 61612 Street Address (for UPS, FedEx only): 6320 N. Sheridan Rd. Peoria, IL 61614 Phone (309) 691-0151 Fax (309) 691-0168 E-mail: cpsswine@cpsswine.com Website: www.cpsswine.com Executive Committee — Grant Norman - President Clay Pruet - Vice President Nathan Arnholt Board of Directors — Term expires 2018 Clay Pruet, Danville, IN (317) 997-1097 Will Winter, Lubbock, TX (806) 239-5859 Term expires 2019 *Nathan Arnholt, Columbus, IN (812) 371-2689 *Bradly Hall, Alden, IA (515) 571-8113 *Grant Norman, Sidell, IL (217) 822-2508 Term expires 2020 Dale Miller, Hampton, MN (651) 895-4342 Thomas Titus, Elkhart, IL (217) 254-2666 *Indicates serving 2nd term

NATIONAL HEREFORD HOG ASSOCIATION

Chief Executive Officer: Jack Wall Box 9758 Peoria, IL 61612 Street Address (for UPS, FedEx only): 6320 N. Sheridan Rd. Peoria, IL 61614 Phone (309) 691-6301 Fax (309) 691-0168 E-mail: cpsswine@cpsswine.com Website: www.cpsswine.com Executive Committee — Chris Lanham - President Don Geer - Vice President Board of Directors — Term expires 2018 *Luke Edwards, Oakland, IL (217) 218-1169 Dave Magie, Greenville, OH (937) 533-7966 *Tom Primmer, Brashear, MO (660) 323-5548 Term expires 2019 *Don Geer, New Vienna, OH (937) 218-1353 Phillip Kramer, Hardy, IA (515) 290-8636 *Chris Lanham, Whiteland, IN (317) 507-5068 Term expires 2020 *Jim Bope, Bremen, IN (574) 209-2266 Adam Hendricks, Anderson, IN (765) 610-1485 Brian Behrends, Clifton, IL (217) 304-1510 *Indicates serving 2nd term

TEAM PUREBRED

Berkshire, Chester White, Hereford, Poland China, and Spotted Junior Organization Director of Junior Activities: Dakota Moyers Team Purebred P.O. Box 1996 West Lafayette, IN 47996 (405) 641-9042 E-mail: teampurebred@teampurebred.com Website: www.teampurebred.com

CERTIFIED PEDIGREED SWINE

Chester White, Poland China, Hereford, Spotted Associations • Peoria, IL (309) 691-0151 Chief Executive Officer — Jack Wall • (309) 945-3312 Executive Committee — President: Greg Norman • (217) 822-2506 Vice President: Bob Miller • (217) 388-2419 Chris Lanham • (317) 507-5068 Board Members — At Large – Robert Rasmussen; Chester White – Grant Norman & Will Winter; Hereford – Chris Lanham & Don Geer; Poland – J.R. Reid & Raymond Rice; Spotted – Greg Norman & Robert Miller Managing Editor & Website Coordinator — Julie Olson Promotions Director — Jeff Morris • (608) 346-9561 Office Staff —Peggy Davis, Amy Naughton & Kassie King

POLAND CHINA RECORD ASSOCIATION Chief Executive Officer: Jack Wall Box 9758 Peoria, IL 61612 Street Address (for UPS, FedEx only): 6320 N. Sheridan Rd. Peoria, IL 61614 Phone (309) 691-6301 Fax (309) 691-0168 E-mail: cpsswine@cpsswine.com Website: www.cpsswine.com Executive Committee — J.R. Reid - President Raymond Rice - Vice President Lyndal Rincker Board of Directors — Term expires 2018 *J.R. Reid, Sweet Springs, MO (660) 460-0208 *Lyndal Rincker, Windsor, IL (217) 246-6501 Term expires 2019 Jerry Masters, Dover, AR (479-970-0031 *Bruce Schulz, Dalton, WI (920) 229-4337 Bruce Griebel, Ely, IA (319) 848-8102 Term expires 2020 Randy Huseman, Nazareth, TX (806) 346-4852 *Raymond Rice, Velma, OK (580) 467-4163 *Indicates serving 2nd term

NATIONAL SPOTTED SWINE RECORD ASSOCIATION Chief Executive Officer: Jack Wall Box 9758 Peoria, IL 61612 Street Address (for UPS, FedEx only): 6320 N. Sheridan Rd. Peoria, IL 61614 Phone (309) 693-1804 Fax (309) 691-0168 E-mail: cpsswine@cpsswine.com Website: www.cpsswine.com Executive Committee — Robert Miller - President Greg Norman - Vice President Scott Neanen Board of Directors — Term expires 2018 *Robert Miller, Melvin, IL (217) 388-2419 Term expires 2019 Taylor Farrer, Royal Center, IN (574) 727-5610 Bob Listen, El Reno, OK (405) 519-5209 Greg Norman, Sidell, IL (217) 822-2506 Term expires 2020 Dustin Feldman, Ionia, IA (319) 231-2438 Greg Hartman, Sayre, OK (580) 423-0971 Scott Neanen, New Madison, OH (937) 423-9294 *Indicates serving 2nd term

2018 National Barrow Show® Entry Deadline is August 15

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American Berkshire Association show rule reminder All hogs must have a minimum of six (6) quality teats on each side to be eligible to show (no pin nipples or inverts will be accepted as a quality teat). Underlines will be checked by the show committee at the time of weigh in.


CPS

Show & Sale Report March 25, 2018 Lebanon, Ind. Sift Judge: Rex Smith, Ind. Auctioneer: Dan Naughton, Ill. 88 Head Avg. $323 Total Sale Gross $28,400

Eastern Extravaganza

Supreme Champion Male -- $500 Award Kuhlow Girls Showpigs with lot #183 — Yorkshire Boar Reserve Supreme Champion Male -- $250 Award Hall & Inskeep with lot #106 — Chester White Supreme Champion Female -- $500 Award Smith Farms with lot #284 — Berkshire Reserve Supreme Champion Female -- $250 Award Shott Family Livestock with lot #15 — Poland China

A reminder that any hog purchased in this sale is eligible for the 2018 National Show Pig of The Year. Entry deadline is October 15.

Who knew? by Jack Wall The calendar may have said spring but March 24-25 felt and acted like winter. With eight-inches of blowing snow, cold and windy conditions, the outside elements may not have been the best but show pig producers from the Midwest and eastern United States brought 213 high-quality hogs to the 2018 CPS Eastern Extravaganza. Held at the Boone County Fairgrounds in Lebanon, Indiana, the 2018 event was capably sifted by Rex Smith, Indiana. A large turn out of purebreds of all breeds highlighted the event with all breeds represented and an improved set of crossbreds. Thanks to Rex for a thorough, professional and excellent job working with the staff and breeders and assisting the industry. With added monetary premiums offered to the champion and reserve males and females, the CPS breeds were shut out on both champion honors but did collect reserve honors of both sexes. Congratulations to all of the winners and a big thank you to the consignors for supporting this sale. Make plans to attend the 2019 event. 16 

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Supreme Champion & Champion Boar, Yorkshire Kuhlow Girls

Supreme Champion Female, Berkshire Smith Farms

Reserve Supreme Champion, Chester White Hall & Inskeep

Reserve Supreme Champion Female, Poland China Shott Family Livestock

Champion Hereford Male Windy Haven Herefords

Champion Berkshire Male Miller Farms

Champion Duroc Male Pierce & O’Dell

Champion Tamworth Male Joseph Moore

Champion Crossbred Male HLS Livestock

Reserve Champion Boar, Tamworth Hayden Schaefer

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Champion Chester White Female Mitchell Wilson

Champion Hereford Female Clint High Farms

Champion Spotted Female Neanen Show Barrows

Champion Yorkshire Female Rourke Sisters

Champion Tamworth Female Joseph Moore

Champion Crossbred Female Hall & Inskeep

Reserve Champion Spotted Male Pierce & O’Dell

Reserve Champion Berkshire Male Andrew Kollman

Additional Champions, Not Pictured: Champion Poland China Male Schipper Purebreds Champion Spotted Male Troy Rice & Family Champion Landrace Male Gary Funkhouser Champion Yorkshire Male J&T Showpigs

Champion Hampshire Female Scott & Bryan Bennett Champion Duroc Female Schipper Purebreds Champion Tamworth Female Joseph Moore Champion Landrace Female Gary Funkhouser B

Reserve Champion Yorkshire Male Chad Martin

All Roads Lead to Indianapolis

Hoosier Hospitality and SHOW: 8 a.m. Elite SALE: Following Poland China Show – Approximately 1:30 p.m. Chester White Genetics Judge: Raymond Rice, Oklahoma

FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 2018

Show will be broadcast on Walton Webcasting Superior boars and gilts like these 2017 champions will sell!

INDIANA CHESTER WHITE SHOW & SALE CONTACTS President Steve Jordan (219) 689-5808 Secretary-Treasurer Susan Danner (765) 414-1107 2017 Grand Champion Gilt

2017 Grand Champion Boar BREEDERS DIGEST

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More Quality – More Value – More Often

CHESTER WHITE • HEREFORD POLAND CHINA • SPOTTED

2018 Illinois State Fair CPS Breeds Show & Sale Wednesday, August 15, 2018 • Springfield, Illinois Show: 8 a.m. • Sale: Approximately 2:30 p.m.

Judge: Seth Swenson, Illinois • CPS Representative: Jeff Morris

2017 Champion Chester White Boar

2017 Champion Hereford Gilt

2017 Champion Poland China Gilt

2017 Champion Spotted Gilt

Sale and Breed Managers: Chester White – Jeff Smith (309) 678-7678 Hereford – Luke Edwards (217) 218-1169 Poland China – Matt Burgener (217) 521-1807 18 

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Spotted – Troy Robb (309) 261-0084 CPS Representative – Jeff Morris (608) 346-9561 Auctioneer – Dan Naughton (217) 304-6502

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The American Berkshire Association (ABA)

pedigree value has been built for 140-plus years by generations of dedicated ABA Berkshire breeders. We believe that the ABA pedigree value should be supported and defended for future generations of breeders. Only breeders using ABA pedigreed breeding stock contribute to the genetic and financial progress of the ABA.

The Secret to Meat Quality

We do not believe in the random labeling of any pork as 100% purebred Berkshire pork or classifying show pigs by color and ear shape. Any claim of 100% pure breed Berkshire should be supported with an ABA pedigree. The highest quality pork is produced by pigs whose parents have ABA pedigrees. Only by having purebred sows and sires can this premium pork be produced. In today’s meat market there has been an explosion in “100% purebred Berkshire pork” labeling from marketers that don’t seem to have any purebred ABA pedigreed Berkshire sows. These marketers are taking 100% purebred Berkshire market premiums while benefiting from the 30% cheaper production costs of crossbred sows and pigs. The reputation of true 100% pure Berkshire pork is damaged by the crossbred marketers’ poorer quality pork. We believe in delivering the highest quality pork products to our meat customers, produced by ABA purebred Berkshire pigs. Thanks to the many other Berkshire breeders who also believe in delivering a quality product by maintaining ABA pedigreed breeding stock and supporting the ABA efforts to educate customers.

Kurobuta Berkshire, LLC

51600 295th Street Austin, MN 55912 www.kurobutameats.com • kurobutameats@aol.com (515) 231-1469 - phone • (800) 507-0757 - fax BREEDERS DIGEST

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here is a saying in life that goes something like this: You will get out of life what you put into it. If this is true, the future of the Michou Family of Weatherford, Texas, is indeed bright and exciting. The work ethic, ambition, drive, and will to succeed combined with the vast knowledge of life lessons, genetics and dealing with people will allow the Michou Chester White program unlimited success. Ray Michou and his wife, Nancy, along with son, Ryan, and daughter, Rhiana, are laying a foundation and roadmap for others to follow. Ray admits that he and Ryan are kind of pedigree geeks and love studying the lineage of the breed. They also evaluate why certain lines seem to improve each generation and often times highly promoted ones go backwards or are eliminated from populations. We will discuss the breeding philosophy a bit later but I think it is important to meet the people behind Michou Chester Whites. The senior advisor of Michou Chester Whites is Ray Michou. Ray has a Bachelor’s degree from Tarleton State University and served as an educator and coach in the Lipan, Texas, school district. Ray taught both history and English through his teaching career, as well as being a basketball coach and track and cross-country coach. Sports and basketball, especially, have been a huge part of the Michou family. The Lipan High School Indians’ hoops team occupies a special place for each of the Michous. Ray was

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From left: Rhiana, Ray, Nancy, and Ryan Michou

a member of the coaching staff of the girl’s team that included a great six-year run. During this time period, they enjoyed five state tournament appearances (2011—semi-finalist, 2012—runnerup, 2014—semifinalists, 2015—runnerup, and 2016—state champions). Nancy kept the scorebook for almost all of these teams that Ray coached. Ryan played on the 2010 Lipan boys team that was a state semifinalist. Rhiana’s 2001 team was state semi-finalist and the 2012 team was state runner-up. Ray says, “Balancing a coach’s life with a hog farm was not always easy, but it was well worth it.” Nancy has a Bachelor’s degree from Tarleton State University and also has been an educator serving as a middle school math instructor. After 28 years in the teaching profession, BREEDERS DIGEST

Nancy retired this spring. She is looking forward to being able to have more time to enjoy life at home and will continue to be involved in education as a substitute teacher. She loves working with kids. Ryan has taken a very active role in the Michou swine operation and sits at ringside at the national shows trying to find that next genetic piece to build the herd with. Ryan attended Howard College, was a member of the livestock judging team and also attended Tarleton State. He currently works in retail sales at Walden’s Farm and Ranch Supply in Weatherford and loves being part of the feed industry and how it relates to the farm. The progress that the Michou herd has made the past couple of years is a result of father and son working together, sharing ideas


Board in its early years and was a major contributor to its growth, stability and popularity it enjoys today. Nancy volunteered with several of the silent auction fundraisers conducted by Team Purebred and the entire family cherishes the connections they have made through this service as both Ryan and Rhiana were exhibitors at several Team Purebred events. Multiple people have had a major influence on Ray within the breed but none more than Ronnie Perry. “We first met Ronnie as buyers of his stock,” Ray says. “What began as a breed and show-pig buyer relationship has developed into a lifelong friendship. Ronnie has always been willing to share his knowledge with us. His experience has always been intertwined with any success we have ever enjoyed. Not only has he supplied great animals to build our herd with, he has partnered on just about every boar we have owned. He has shared his vast knowledge of the breed and pedigrees. We talk two to three times a week and he encourages me when I am down. We talk about how to make hogs better and about some good ones of the past that moved the breed forward. Sometimes we just whine together about the challenges we face. Simply, he has always been a spark for me and the Chester business,” says Ray. Ray describes additional breeders who have influenced their breeding program: “Bob Armstong—He is always willing to share and I always learn something from him every time we visit. “Jeff Rudasill—I appreciated his

friendship as a fellow Chester guy. I am glad our ‘little girls’ became friends. “Bill Cothran—He showed me that you could have an impact as a small breeder if you had integrity and concentrated on quality animals. “Mike Woodruff—A great friend who has been an endless source of sound principles. He is a real hog man who loved the Chester breed back well before I learned of its many strengths.” When asked to name influential hogs who have contributed to the success of Michou Chesters the following hogs quickly surfaced for Ray to comment about. “P&R5 Best Buy 85-2, a 2005 Fall Classic purchase with Ronnie Perry from Parkison and Rodibaugh, a son of RCW4 The Best 22-1 and P&R4 A TP 37-9/Whiteout 121-1. Pedigree nerd alert* . . . check out her littermates’ impact. Litter 37, sired by Whiteout 121-1, was popular and impacted several herds—Rodibaugh, Norman and Albertson are just a few. Best Buy consistently sired county winners. This boar added to our herd by creating females who were sound and productive, and he produced breeding stock that generated for

2003 State Fair of Texas Champion Chester Gilt, shown by Ryan and bred by Ronnie Perry.

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with the goal of making the next generation better. Rhiana had a successful high school basketball career and went to Sul Ross University and played collegiate basketball there. She transferred to Tarleton State University and is now finishing her degree as a physical therapist assistant at Weatherford College. She, like the rest of the Michou family, is anxious to help others. The Michou family began its involvement in the Chester White breed in 2001. The mothering ability and durability of the Chester White breed intrigued Ray and the fever was contagious. With a current herd consisting of 15 sows and two breeding boars, the Michou model is different than most show pig operations in the state of Texas. The vast majority of the show pigproducing mothers on the Michou farm are purebred Chesters and make up a majority of the litters. The Michous are working to breed one with a little different pedigree than the latest fad. That’s why the online pedigree system is of great value to Ray and Ryan. The Poland China sow herd Ryan is building is based on the same principles: production, eye appeal, muscle, soundness, and quality. The Michous currently farrow show pigs July through September and again in December and January with a few additional sows in April. They have acquired a couple of Chester boars who have become quite popular and offer semen to progressive breeders who have the same long-range goals as the Michous. The pleasant eating experience with Chester White pork from the Michou operation has allowed Nancy to cultivate a few farm-totable pork customers. This market continues to grow and evolve. As mentioned earlier, this is an entire team effort as Ryan enjoys the farrowing house and helps work and fit the show prospects, Nancy manages the finances and Rhiana still enjoys visiting the farrowing house and occasionally helps work show prospects when her time allows. Ray was a valuable member of the Team Purebred Adult Advisory

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others both from our herd and from Ronnie’s herd, as well. “AC Nugget 1-3: LEC9 The Rooster 10-1 x Filthy Rich 3-5. A 2013 SWTC boar purchased in partnership with Ronnie Perry from Neil Albertson. Nugget generated width and power for us, at a time when we needed those qualities. He sired very popular, easy selling weanling prospects who were winners for our customers. “AG7 Boone Jack 47-1, Hilljack 19-2 x JC2 Robbo 1-1: Once again, a partnership purchase with Ronnie Perry, Boone Jack was the 2016 Fall Classic Reserve Champion Boar from Armstrong Genetics. Boone Jack is just beginning to make his mark, but he has been fantastic from a standpoint of siring sound, functional animals who have been winners at the county, state and national shows. His daughters have just begun production in our herd as well. They are productive, as well as being stylish—farrowing large litters, unassisted! “RPS2 Ms Mammoth 1-7: This sow was originally purchased as a show gilt for Rhiana from Ronnie Perry. She was a winner in the ring being named the 2012 Team Purebred Southwest Regional Reserve Champion Gilt in Dallas at the State Fair of Texas. More importantly, she came home and produced. She had longevity, serving here until she was a 6-year-old sow. She produced multiple winners at all levels of competition. She produced

2016 World Pork Expo Class Winner, sired by Thunder and sold to Twin Oaks Farm and Casey Schnitz, Ill.

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Coggon, a 2014 boar selling to Bob Naylor at SGI. The Mammoth sow’s daughters and granddaughters have always made up a large percentage of our sow herd. One daughter, “Pearl”, continues to generate for us being the mother of the 2016 WPX boar sold to Ahlden and Schnitz, and the #4 litter hogs who were successful at the 2017 Fall Classic. The success of the show pig operation near Weatherford, Texas, goes much beyond the banners and trophies accumulated. It reaches the friends, fellow breeders, and CPS fraternity they have been able to communicate with. Highlights or achievements in the breed by the Michou family: 2017 Fall Classic Premier Chester White Exhibitor 2016 World Pork Expo Class Winning Boar 2012 Team Purebred Southwest Regional/State Fair of Texas Reserve Champion Chester Gilt 2012 State Fair of Texas Reserve Champion Chester Barrow 2007 Team Purebred Southwest Regional/State Fair of Texas Reserve Champion Chester Gilt 2005 Summer Type Conference Class Winning Boar 2005 Team Purebred Southwest Regional/State Fair of Texas Reserve Champion Poland Gilt 2004 State Fair of Texas Reserve Champion Chester Barrow 2003 State Fair of Texas Champion Chester Gilt

2012 State Fair of Texas/Team Purebred Southwest Regional Reserve Champion Chester Gilt, Ms Mammoth 1-7, shown by Rhiana and bred by Ronnie Perry. BREEDERS DIGEST

2003 State Fair of Texas Reserve Champion Chester Gilt 2002 Fort Worth Stock Show Reserve Champion Chester Gilt 2001 State Fair of Texas Reserve Champion Chester Gilt The Michous have realistic and pretty sound-minded goals within the purebred industry. It’s not all about making a sale or chasing a banner. Ray says, “All of our specific goals revolve around five simple principles: 1. “Serve God by serving our customers—this means going beyond the sale to meet each customer’s needs for advice and encouragement. 2. “Be consistent by breeding show pigs every season who compete and win at all levels. Pigs that compete regardless of sales price are what brings customers back each year. 3. “Produce hogs that are structurally sound, functional and productive while maintaining a show ring look. Function never goes out of style. 4. “Develop relationships with customers and fellow breeders. It’s always about people and not just pigs. 5. “Move the breed forward. This takes time and persistence, but it sets you apart from many who are not invested in a breed long term. “As we work to breed champions, and earn honors, these principles are what we try to keep in focus,” says Ray. Ray and his family have some interesting thoughts on the future of the Chester White breed and purebred swine industry as a whole: “The swine industry, in our part of the country, and I suppose most areas has changed tremendously. It much more resembles the cutting horse industry, rodeo sports or athletics than I ever thought it would. While this idea conflicts many times with my traditional view of agriculture, there is no doubt that the showpig prospect has more in common with the race horse prospect or an athlete than ever before. This new dynamic has brought some really positive things in many ways. Among those are increased demand for our product and increased exposure for our customers. However, it has


2001 State Fair of Texas Champion Chester Gilt, shown by Ryan and Rhiana, bred by Vernon Hawthorne. This was the first Chester ever owned by the Michous. 2017 Fall Classic Premier Exhibitor—Michou Chester Whites.

Boone Jack is a boar who is working well in the Michou program. 2004 State Fair of Texas Reserve Champion Chester White Barrow, bred by Michous.

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2005 State Fair of Texas and Team Purebred Southwest Regional Champion Poland Gilt, bred by Michous.

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of boars show up in all pedigrees? Maybe not? “Is it possible to produce the ‘best ever’ prospect in every show pig season? It should be my goal, but does it really happen . . . and is that what my customer wants to hear??? Maybe/maybe not? “I am amazed when I consider the impact of the Chester breed on my own family. Chesters have brought much more to my family than we could ever return, “says Ray. The Michou family is certainly one that the Chester White Swine Record Association and the CPS fraternity is extremely proud of. The willingness to help others, the breeding philosophy and attention to detail and their serious goal of making a breed and purebred swine industry better are much appreciated and genuine. A friend to all and true ambassadors to the CPS breeds, Team Purebred and youth activities are trademarks of all of the Michous. It’s an honor to call them Chester White breeders and the Breeders Digest staff is honored to allow us to share their family story.

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brought some negative characteristics I believe as well. We are in the era of overhype! From never-ending pictures on social media to fliers and banners promoting a win at an all-costs mindset, we sometimes more resemble snake oil salesmen of yesteryear than serious and reliable sources of a product that changes a kid’s life because of far more than a banner won. I hope and pray that we can remain grounded in what really is important as we raise hogs. “The win at all cost mentality or if you ain’t cheatin’, you’re not tryin’ mentality doesn’t work at our farm. The no-limits and no-boundaries mentality and catchphrases designed to draw in customers is much like the snake oil salesman. We can do better than that. Let’s work to continue to build our industry that is special . . . different from other competitive sports . . . unique! Nothing teaches more than a farm project. We need to work to ensure that the right concepts are taught,” says Ray. Some random thoughts from Ray: “It is always cool to be referred to as ‘the Chester guy’ upon meeting a new breeder. “Is it a good thing that a handful

Best Buy, purchased at the 2005 Fall Classic.

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Association members 1. ASI Showpigs (ASI) Amanda Ingram Chrisman, IL (217) 822-3281 (217) 251-3281 2. Big Creek Berkshires (JBCB) Justin Howard Marshall, IL (217) 264-1556 3. Black Spring Farms, The Brinks (BSF) Highland, IL (618) 920-8656 4. Bobell’s Berkshires (KBOB) Elkhart, IL (217) 306-3853 - Jim 5. Shane, Shelly & Brandon Butcher (BSG) Blue Mound, IL (217) 676-4833 6. Jon Clothier (JON) Clinton, WI (608) 676-4190 7. Edwards Family Berks (EFB) Buffalo, IL (217) 364-4522 8. FM Berks (FMB) Flanagan, IL (309) 275-1515 - Cory Miller (309) 275-5328 - Brian Fuller 9. Flach Farms (RNR) Oakley, IL (217) 972-8407 10. Harfst Berkshires (ERH) Ashley & Elizabeth Harfst Saunemin, IL (815) 832-4023 11. Kevin J. Hay (GKH) Warren, IL (815) 745-3702 12. Tyler, Brad & Ryan Knight (TYK) Armstrong, IL (217) 304-4482 - Tyler (217) 621-3379 - Brad

2018 Illinois State Fair Show & Sale Sat., August 18 Judge: Kane Austin

13. M.R. Hogs (MRH) Marla Behrends, Randy Zorn & William VanWassenhove Carlock, IL Randy (815) 274-4994 William (815) 674-3034 14. Joe McKenna (JBM) Capron, IL (815) 569-2584 15. Ed Meers (SDM) Stewardson, IL (217) 259-7577 (217) 682-5767 16. George Miller & Family (MJR) Niantic, IL (217) 963-2460 17. Marcus & Alicia Miller (MAAM) Forrest, IL (815) 674-9291 18. Fred Perry (FPF) Bement, IL (217) 762-7705 19. Pilcher Farms (MEP) Paxton, IL (217) 377-8822 20. Pork Chop Ridge (BPG) Gill Family Platteville, WI (608) 348-5175 21. R&S Farms (RSJC) Eric Smith, Jeffery Reed & Clayton Smith Blue Mound, IL (217) 972-9340 22. RTS Genetics (RTS) Randy & Tona Smith Alexander, IL (217) 473-7234 23. Dale Rabe (DARB) Poplar Grove, IL (815) 765-2879

President: Marcus Miller 27612 E 1200 N Rd. Forrest, IL 61741 (815) 674-9291 Vice President: Dan Naughton 2487 N 2100 E Ave. Atlanta, IL 61723 (217) 304-6502 Secretary/Treasurer: Alice Reed P.O. Box 291 Blue Mound, IL 62513 (217) 972-3039

State Directors: George Miller, Jr. Jan Allen (217) 972-2596 (217) 202-9273 Julene Shaffner Roy Flach (217) 279-3584 (217) 972-8407

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24. Jess Rieches (JR) Onarga, IL (815) 457-2517 25. Jeff Robb (ROBB) Farmer City, IL (309) 838-9840 26. Sandy Knoll Farms (CAAB / KANT) Walter Kant Family Amboy, IL (815) 857-2168 27. Ken Shaffner & Family Wabash Valley Berks (KSF) (KSWV) West Union, IL (217) 822-3584 28. Clayton Smith (CASB) Poplar Grove, IL (815) 742-9441 29. Smith Farms (SFP) Jeff Smith Family Princeville, IL (309) 678-7678 30. Stone Berks (SWS) Chandlerville, IL (217) 458-2864 31. Tuthill Genetics (TUT) Wyoming, IL (309) 286-5039 - Randy 32. Chad & Matt Waterman (CMW) Palmer, IL (217) 820-0151 33. Cory, Kyle & Cole Webster (CKCW) Chrisman, IL (217) 251-2392 34. Windy Acres (ADN) Dan, Amy & Reed Naughton Atlanta, IL (217) 304-6502

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72nd Edition

National Barrow Show®

September 8-12 Mower County Fairgrounds • Austin, Minn. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Saturday, Sept. 8 8 a.m. NBS® International Meats Judging Contest - AMSA Sanctioned and held at the Hormel R&D Facility 7 a.m. Earliest entries can arrive 10 a.m. Junior check-in begins 11 a.m. Weighing of junior market hogs 1 p.m. All junior market hogs and junior breeding gilts must be on the grounds 4 p.m. NBS® Junior Showmanship Contest 5:30 p.m. Junior exhibitor pizza party

Sunday, Sept. 9 8 a.m. Awards Ceremony for Meats Judging Contest 8:30 a.m. Junior Classic Market Hog Show, immediately followed by Junior Classic Breeding Gilt Show 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Windsor Chop Dinner at the Plager Building Noon All open show breeding stock, truckloads and open market hog show entries must be on the grounds 1-2:30 p.m. Truckloads checked in and weighed 2:30-3:30 p.m. Individual open market hogs checked in and weighed 6:30-8 p.m. NBS® Hospitality Night Monday, Sept. 10 8 a.m. Junior college and senior college judging contest - Crane Pavilion FFA and 4-H judging contest registration, followed by contest 8 a.m. Check-in of open show breeding stock entries (scanning to follow) 1 p.m. Individual Open Market Hog Show - Truckload Show to immediately follow - Following Truckloads - Hog College® Home Run Drive

“The world series of swine shows” The National Barrow Show® has traditionally been recognized as the home of many great breeding boars and foundation females. Make plans to participate at this year’s event.

Sale and Show Contacts: Berkshire – Amy Smith (765) 426-9102 CPS – Jack Wall (309) 945-3312 Jeff Morris (608) 346-9561 Judges: Berkshire - Howard Parrish, Ohio Chester White - Seth Ebert, Neb. Poland China - Brice Conover, Iowa Spotted - Tom Farrer, Ind. Crossbred Gilts - TBD Open Market Hogs - TBD Junior Classic - TBD

Tuesday, Sept. 11 8:30 a.m. Presentation of special awards and judging contest results in Crane Pavilion 9 a.m. Breeding Stock Shows begins North Ring: Spot, Chester White, Poland China, Berkshire, and Crossbred Gilts South Ring: Duroc, Hampshire, Landrace, Yorkshire, and Crossbred Boars Wednesday, Sept. 12

Breeding Sales begin 9 a.m. North Ring: Spot, Chester White, Poland China, Berkshire, and Crossbred Gilts 9:30 a.m. South Ring: Duroc, Hampshire, Landrace, Yorkshire, and Crossbred Boars BREEDERS DIGEST

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The specific rules and regulations are as follows: • Purebred and crossbred barrows and gilts are eligible. Purebreds and crossbreds will be shown separately. • Farrowing date is Feb. 1, 2018, or after. • Hogs must weigh between 230 and 280 lbs. • All purebreds must have pedigrees from their respective breed associations. • Individual market hogs from the Truckload Contest are eligible. • Entry fee is $30 per head.

National Barrow Show® Premiums Open Market Hog Show Grand Champion: $500 Reserve Grand Champion: $250 Grand Champion Purebred: $100 Reserve Grand Champion Purebred: $50 Grand Champion Crossbred: $100 Reserve Grand Champion Crossbred: $50 Breed Champions: $100 Reserve Breed Champions: $50 Class winners: $50 2nd place: $30 3rd place: $20

Truckload Contest • The popular Truckload Contest consists of two categories – purebred and crossbred. No individual hogs in a truckload may weigh less than 230 lbs. or more than 290 lbs. • Truckloads consist of six market hogs, at least three of which must be barrows. All must have been farrowed on or after Feb. 1, 2018. • The entry fee is $30 per load.

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• Market hog farrowing dates are Feb. 1, 2018, and after • Market hogs must weigh between 230 and 290 lbs. • Market hog show is a terminal show • All purebreds must have pedigrees from their respective breed associations • Individual market hogs from the truckload contest are eligible • Breeding Gilts farrowing dates are Jan. 15, 2018, and after • Must exhibit one purebred market hog for each crossbred market hog and one purebred breeding gilt for each crossbred breeding gilt 26    JUNE-JULY 2018

Truckload Contest (live) Grand Champion: $200 Reserve Grand Champion: $100 Grand Champion Purebred: $100 Reserve Grand Champion Purebred: $50 Grand Champion Crossbred: $100 Reserve Champion Crossbred: $50 Champion Carcass Truckload: $300 and the Dr. Lauren Christian Award of Excellence presented by Hormel Foods The 2nd-7th place carcass loads will receive these premiums: $150, $130, $90, $80, $70 and $60. The 8th-10th place loads will receive $50.

2018 NBS® Judging Contest • The NBS® Judging Contest will be held Monday, Sept. 10. • Junior and senior college participants will judge nine classes. 4-H and FFA contestants will place four classes of market hogs, two classes of gilts and one class of truckloads. For more information, contact the NBS® at Box 367, Austin, MN 55912 or call (507) 437-5306. • A reception will be held for judging contestants on Monday evening at the Plager Building. Note purebred exhibitors: An exhibitor may enter a total of four boars and four gilts (per breed) farrowed on or after Jan. 15, 2018. • All hogs entered in the NBS® are subject to selection for use in the NBS® Judging Contest on Monday, Sept. 10, at 8 a.m. in Crane Pavilion.

September 8-9 Mower County Fairgrounds in Austin, Minn. NBS® Junior Classic Champion Purebred Market Hog Overall: $1,000 & Cimmaron Stock Box Reserve Champion Purebred Market Hog Overall: $300 Champion Purebred Breeding Gilt: $500 Reserve Champion Purebred Breeding Gilt: $300 Champion Crossbred Market Hog: $500 Reserve Champion Crossbred Market Hog: $300 Champion Crossbred Gilt: $500 Reserve Champion Crossbred Gilt: $300

All junior exhibitors are invited to a pizza party on Saturday night, September 8 Entry Deadline: August 15 • Ownership Deadline: August 15

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Top Gun x Boom

This guy is our proven and predictable Berkshire herd sire. He is a true consistent breeding boar who makes progeny who are long bodied, stout, huge boned, heavy muscled, and extremely balanced and eye appealing. Goose is the sire of Buckwheat 9-3, our 2017 NBS® Hog College Boar purchased by, and housed at, North Iowa Boar Stud. Semen is available on Goose by contacting Andy or Jeff. $150/dose

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AUST6 Juice It 2-1 x BFS2 Texas Tea 5-7

A terrific find by us at the 2017 WPX and purchased from Luke Prill, Kansas. This boar has matured into a powerful Berkshire herd sire. More importantly, he is passing all of his positive traits onto his offspring, including the 2018 CPS Eastern Extravaganza Supreme Champion Gilt, shown by us. If you want a different pedigree with predictable phenotype, get Juice Box on your must-use list today. Semen is available on Juice Box by contacting Andy or Jeff. $200/dose

Look for offspring by these two Berkshire powerhouses this summer. 11602 West Legion Hall Rd. Princeville, IL 61559 Smitty’s Chesters (309) 385-2553 - home (309) 678-7678 Jeff cell (309) 678-8336 - Andy cell Smith Farms smittys92@gmail.com • www.smithfamilyheritagefarms.com n

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PHENOTYPIC ACRES, INC. Over the years we have been asked how we are able to sell such a high percentage of our gilts (nearly 100%) at 200 lb. plus for breeding purposes. The answer is because of intensive genetic selection for over 46 years for structural correctness, maternalism, growth rate, carcass composition and meat-eating quality. This is confirmed by the fact that most of the gilts will exceed the breed average value of 100 for SPI, MLI, and TSI and all are sired by boars from our six highly genetic inbred lines that all rank near the top for each of the meat-eating quality traits of tenderness, juiciness, pH, color, and marbling evaluated by the National Progeny Test. We have clients who are weaning 8 to 9 pigs per litter with as high as 95% conception rates. This is further supported by the fact that we have identified sow lines within each of our six genetic lines that are weaning five litters in two years (12 to 36 mo. of age) and 40 to 45 pigs (highest is 50). Pictured below is PA8 Ms Hulk 40-1 who is working on her 15th litter. If you need Berkshire hogs of this caliber, please give us a call.

The Kind

To Sell

We Raise

And Produce PA4 Powerline51 22-6 Trait

EPD

NBA 0.6 21 Day Wt. 3.8

Trait

EPD

Days 250 -2.5 Backfat 0.02

HYLAND FARM

Always Specializing in the Best

We have a limited herd now but they are really good!!!

The daughters of Troubadour and The Missourian can match the good ones anywhere. They have produced good ones and still will produce more good ones. We are proud to have influenced many Poland China herds throughout the years and we intend to do the same in the future.

Index EPD

SPI 120.6 MLI 129.6 TSI 121.3

Still Specializing in the Best

No order too large or too small. Let our experience and our Berkshires help you develop your Berkshire herd and program.

Still the One!

Genetic Consultation

Drs. M.P. and L.J. Hoffman & Family Ames, IA • (515) 233-3596 • www.hoffmanberks.com

HYLAND FARM

Wilma Hall Mende 913 N. 45th Rd., Earlville, IL 60518 • (815) 246-9389

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2018 National Barrow Show®

OFFICIAL OPEN SHOW ENTRY FORM DO NOT mix Berkshire and CPS breeds on one entry form. Entries must be postmarked by August 15, 2018

Exhibitor Information Name__________________________________________________Breeder Number_______________ Address __________________________________ Premise ID Number (required) _________________ City _________________________________________________ State _________ Zip _____________ Phone (

) ______________________ E-mail _____________________________________________

Breeding Stock: Born January 15, 2018 and after (Purebred) Berkshires Boars: _________ (Number of entries) x $30 = _______

Chester Whites Boars: _________ (Number of entries) x $30 = _______

Open Gilts: _____ (Number of entries) x $30 = _______

Open Gilts: _____ (Number of entries) x $30 = _______

maximum of 4 entries per breeder maximum of 4 entries per breeder

maximum of 4 entries per breeder maximum of 4 entries per breeder

Poland Chinas Boars: _________ (Number of entries) x $30 = _______

Spots Boars: _________ (Number of entries) x $30 = _______

Open Gilts: _____ (Number of entries) x $30 = _______

Open Gilts: _____ (Number of entries) x $30 = _______

maximum of 4 entries per breeder maximum of 4 entries per breeder

ABA and will charge for vet and scan fees and CPS will charge for scan fees after the event. All entries are double if postmarked after August 15.

Truckloads

Crossbred Number of entries x $30/truckload = ______ Purebred Number of entries x $30/truckload = ______

maximum of 4 entries per breeder maximum of 4 entries per breeder

Crossbred Gilts Gilts: __________ (Number of entries) x $30 = _______ maximum of 4 entries per breeder

Open Market Hogs

Purebred Number of entries x $30 = ______ Crossbred Number of entries x $30 = ______

It is mandatory that individual market hog and truckload exhibitors complete instruction (and have certification valid through this calendar year) in either a PQA Plus™ or Youth PQA Plus™ certification program. State-sponsored youth training programs such as 4-H/Extension Livestock Quality Assurance and Ethics training will be accepted. Hogs must always be raised in accordance with the ten Good Production Practices outlined in the PQA Plus™ programs.

A copy of your PQA™ or Youth PQA™ certification must be presented at check-in for truckload, open market and junior market show exhibitors.

Junior Classic entries must be made online at www.teampurebred.com -- do not use this form!

Entries MUST be DO NOT m ix Berkshire a postmarked by nd C P S August 15, b re e d Chester, Poland, Spot & Crossbred Gilt entries -- make check payable to CPS o s n one entry 2018, and Mail entire form to: CPS - Box 9758 - Peoria, Illinois 61612 form. Mail appropriate entries to th e Berkshire entries -- make check payable to ABA fees must appropriate Mail entire form to: ABA - 2637 Yeager Rd. - West Lafayette, Indiana 47906 breed offi accompany ce. all entries. I would like to donate 1% of my Berkshire sale total to the Berkshire foundation ($10 for every $1,000 in sales).

TOTAL AMOUNT ENCLOSED $_______________ NO REFUNDS

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ABA EXHIBITOR ENTRY STATEMENT: I have read and understand, and in consideration for being permitted to exhibit at this event, agree and consent to abide by the rules of competition set by ABA, including the IAFE (International Association of Fairs and Expositions) National Code of Show Ring Ethics as stated in the rules of this event (available on the ABA website). NOTE: All open show Berkshire animals must be stress identified (denoted on pedigree before show) and be stress negative. NOTE: All open show Poland China animals must be stress identified (denoted on pedigree before show) and stress POSITIVES are not eligible. NOTE: All open show Spotted animals must be stress identified (denoted on pedigree before show) and stress POSITIVES are not eligible.

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YOU MUST PROVIDE YOUR OWN SHAVINGS


2018 National Barrow Show® Health Regulations 1. EACH ANIMAL ENTERING THE MOWER COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS MUST BE LISTED ON AN OFFICIAL, INTERSTATE CERTIFICATE OF VETERINARY INSPECTION (CVI) ISSUED BY A LICENSED, ACCREDITED VETERINARIAN. A. Multiple animals may be listed on one original CVI. Two photocopies of the original CVI must be provided for each animal. 2. CVIs MUST BE ISSUED ON OR AFTER WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2018 WITH THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION: A. Name and address of consignor; consigned to the NBS®, Mower County Fairgrounds, 700 12th Street SW, Austin, MN 55912. B. ALL SWINE being exhibited at the National Barrow Show MUST be officially identified with an official, federally approved ear tag. The animal’s ear tag ID must be listed on CVI. For more information on federally recognized ear tags, visit www.americanberkshire.com or www.cpsswine.com C. Each animal shall be individually identified by ear notch. D. Health status of animal, including dates of required tests and vaccinations must be listed. E. A premise ID number MUST be included on CVI. F. The cell phone number of your veterinarian who issued the CVI MUST be included on the CVI. G. ALL CVIs MUST CARRY THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS – “Farm or origin of swine: i. Has not had pseudorabies or swine dysentery in the last 12 months ii. Has not had any clinical signs or diagnosis of TGE, PEDv or Seneca Valley Virus in the last 60 days iii. Feeds no raw garbage and uses no PRV vaccine iv. Is not under quarantine for any disease condition v. Has not had vesicular stomatitis diagnosed within 10 miles of farm or origin in the last 30 days 3. REQUIRED TESTS: A. BREEDING ANIMALS (NBS JR. SHOW BREEDING GILTS AND OPEN SHOW BOARS & BREEDING GILTS): i. PSEUDORABIES (PRV) TESTING: ALL BREEDING SHOW ANIMALS ENTERED IN THE NBS MUST be individually tested for PRV ON OR AFTER WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2018 UNLESS animals come from a PRV-qualified herd. a. All official identification of animal (sex, ear tag and ear notch) needs to be included on the pseudorabies test chart. b. Animals must test PRV-negative with all results on the dated CVI. c. The official PRV test chart must be provided along with your CVI. d. Either the ELISA (gB ELISA), ALA or S/N tests are acceptable. Differentiable ELISA (g1 ELISA) test will NOT be accepted. e. If BREEDING SHOW ANIMALS come from a PRV qualified herd, individual testing of each animal is not required. In this case, the PRV qualification numbers must appear on the health certificate and the most recent quarterly herd test date (month, day and year) must be stated on health certificate. ii. BRUCELLOSIS TESTING: ALL BREEDING ANIMALS ENTERED IN THE NBS MUST be individually tested for brucellosis on or after ON OR AFTER WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2018 UNLESS animals originate from a validated brucellosis free herd. a. Animals must test brucellosis negative with all results on the dated CVI. b. If the herd of origin is brucellosis validated, the validation numbers must appear on the CVI and the most recent quarterly herd test date (month, day and year) must be stated on the CVI. iii. MARKET HOGS (JR. SHOW, OPEN SHOW AND TRUCKLOADS) ARE NOT REQUIRED TO BE INDIVIDUALLY TESTED FOR PRV AND BRUCELLOSIS B. VACCINATIONS: 1. All breeding swine coming to the show MUST be vaccinated against leptospirosis (6-way) including bratislava and erysipelas. i. The complete date of vaccination MUST be listed on the health certificate. Market animals should not be vaccinated. 2. It is strongly recommended that breeding animals are vaccinated for swine influenza. 

In some instances, these requirements are in addition to the state of Minnesota regulations. However, they are necessary in meeting other state requirements for purchasers of open show animals through sales as animals are reconsigned to new destinations. Show Veterinarian Contact: Mark M. Engesser, DVM - Cell 507-438-3358, Office 507-437-3727 BREEDERS DIGEST

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And … Only one Indiana State Fair Spotted Swine Show The 2018 Indiana State Fair Spotted Show is a MUST SEE! Saturday, August 18, 2018 Indianapolis, Indiana

THERE IS ONLY ONE

Show: 8 a.m. • Sale: Approximately 2 p.m. Judge: Jim McCoy, Ohio • Auctioneer: Chad Day, Ind. CPS Representatives: Jack Wall and/or Jeff Morris

INDIANASTATEFAIR Show will be broadcast on Walton Webcasting Contact show officials or CPS staff for additional details!

2017 Indiana State Fair Champion Spotted Boar

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2017 Indiana State Fair $10,000 Champion Spotted Gilt

Contact Information:

Indiana Spot Association President & Sale Manager – Rex Smith (317) 557-4628 Sale Day Contact Information: State Fair Swine Barn – (317) 927-7515 Jeff Morris – (608) 346-9561 Jack Wall – (309) 945-3312 BREEDERS DIGEST DIGEST BREEDERS


Boar

POWER

Our spring set of Durocs, Polands and Yorkshires were the best we have put together in a few years. Let these guys work for you too!

Tom Olson cell (815) 303-4625 farm (815) 866-4625 16250 US Hwy. 6 Princeton, IL 61356

info@centerprairiegenetics.com

POLAND DUROC ll Deck Fu Stress Negative Barn Burner

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Semen Available On All of Our Herd Sires

DUROC 9-1-1

CALL TODAY! SEMEN AVAILABLE Chester • Duroc • Poland • Yorkshire REDUCED SHIPPING COSTS 1 Business-Day Notice Required to Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin

CHESTER Six String

POLAND Woo-Hoo YORK Fly The W

Stress Negative

Owned with Mitch Wilson

JUNE through SEPTEMBER Show Pigs Available Call today!

Indiana State Fair Hereford and Tamworth Show & Sale Wednesday, August 15

Show 8 a.m.Sale approximately 1 hour after show Indiana State Fairgrounds

Annual Indiana Hereford & Tamworth Meeting Tuesday, August 14 Indiana State Fairgrounds Swine Barn

We will be discussing our scholarship program, setting up committees, electing officers, and planning for 2019. We hope that you can join us!

BREEDERS DIGEST

For more information contact: Tom Shanafelt (317) 345-2153 Sherri Ramsey (574) 371-6441 Eric Beck (574) 551-1163 Amanda Whitworth (765) 437-5351 JUNE-JULY 2018  

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CPS

Show & Sale Report April 7, 2018 Grand Island, Neb. Sift Judge: Kyle Baade Auctioneer: Tyler Runge, Neb. 42 Head Sold Avg. $364 Sale Total $15,275

Western Extravaganza

Nebraska — The Good Life & The Cold State by Jack Wall When entering the state of Nebraska from the east on Interstate 80, the sign over the Missouri River bridge says, “Nebraska, the Good Life.” I often tease my relatives and friends who call Nebraska home, we don’t even get a “welcome”? With threatening winter weather again hitting the Plains on April 6 and 7, 2018, the CPSsponsored Western Extravaganza had several reasons to be unsettled but all good things happen to those who wait. The forecast for 6-8 inches of snow never materialized and brave show pig producers and CPS staff members made their journey to Grand Island, Nebraska, without difficulty. A big thank you to Jeff Morris, Kassie King and Rhonda Armstrong for successfully conducting and managing an event that all reported to me was done with professionalism, class and in a well-done manner. Thanks also to the consignors, volunteers, buyers and fairgrounds staff who made this a successful event. Thanks also goes to Kyle Baade who served as our sift judge for 2018 and by all reports, did a great job using structurally correct, eye-appealing hogs who had muscle, look and some grow and structure to them. The sale results positively reflected his show alignment. For the second consecutive year, the CPS group has offered monetary awards—$500 for the champions and $250 for reserves—for both male and female entrants. Supreme Champion & Champion Spotted Male Western Plains Genetics with lot #18 Reserve Supreme Champion & Champion Crossbred Male Brice Conover with lot #40 Supreme Champion & Champion Poland Female John Menefee with lot #52 Reserve Supreme Champion & Champion Berkshire Female Armstrong Genetics on lot #3

Helpful Tips for All National Swine Shows 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Adhere to all entry deadlines. Check and re-check all health regulations. Provide Premise ID numbers on all health papers. Provide all registration numbers and ear notches to breed association office at least 7 days prior to leaving for the event. Provide needed stress status information to breed association office a minimum of 7 days before event. If you have litter certificates, request individual certificates of registry on all pigs being exhibited. ALWAYS have two (2) copies of health papers for EACH animal exhibit. Contact breed association office if you have a question—don’t wait until you are on your way to or arrive at the show. Double check your pedigree for correct ear notch, date of birth, sex, ownership, etc. Respect all exhibitors, staff and judges—they have the same rights as you.

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KANSAS

Berkshire Association

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Vice President Graydee Rains

Secretary-Treasurer

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Phillip & Susan Fitzwater

22 2 & 14

1. Black & Gold Swine Genetics Mike & Matt McCrory Cody Brock 23739 Pike 262 Clarksville, MO 63336 (574) 754-2202 - Mike (573) 356-8461 - Matt (816) 592-0579 - Cody 2. Black Tie Berkshires Joan Cowin 2300 Poinsetta Billings, MO 65610 (417) 988-0509 3. Blessing Family Berks Rt. 2, Box 212B Memphis, MO 63555 (660) 216-6842 4. Burns Farms Clarke Burns 20546 Hwy. M Brookfield, MO 64628 (660) 258-7389 5. Coyote Creek Ranch 23405 Little Buffalo Rd. Stover, MO 65078 (573) 286-8827 6. Creason Genetics Ed & Erin Creason 24166 Slade Ave. Gallatin, MO 64640 (573) 823-5635

President Luke Montgomery

7. DNF Berkshires Doug & Hunter Naros 31676 Forest Rd. California, MO 65018 (573) 821-3787 - Doug (573) 301-1572 - Hunter 8. Fitzwater Berkshire Phillip & Rodger Fitzwater 49791 E. 136th St. Norborne, MO 64668 (660) 484-3500 (660) 707-2917 9. Gerlt Livestock Jerry, Carla, Daniel, Lucas & Bethany 16624 Hwy. C Versailles, MO 65084 (573) 378-4218 10. Jesse Heimer 555 Birch Lane Taylor, MO 63471 (217) 257-0138 11. Eugene Hinnah & Family Rt. 1, Box 99A-1 Gilliam, MO 65330 (660) 631-5454 (660) 784-2454 12. Howard Berkshire Tommy & Greg Howard 301 S Dude St. Hamilton, MO 64644 (816) 284-2792

Attend the 2018 Missouri State Fair Berkshire Show Mon., August 13 Berkshire Sale Tues., August 14

13. LNK Genetics Ted Neuner 837 Co. Rd. 624 Linn, MO 65051 (573) 897-4591 14. Lone Tree Berkshires Daniel, Dennis, Dalten & EeLeigh Pride 13278 W St. Hwy. 174 Billings, MO 65610 (417) 207-1267 15. Montgomery Livestock Luke & Bill Montgomery 10734 Hwy. YY Sumner, MO 64681 (660) 375-1949 - Luke (660) 412-4139 - Bill 16. Oram Berkshires Ross & Ed Oram 369968 E Hwy. 146 Gilman City, MO 64642 (660) 373-0096 - Ross (660) 425-0784 - Ed 17. Overton Farms Paul & Victoria Overton 555 St. Hwy. W Trenton, MO 64683 (660) 654-2057 18. RKJ Booth Farms Randall & Josh Booth 16101 Cable Place Cainsville, MO 64632 (660) 893-5535 - home (660) 373-0025 - cell

BREEDERS DIGEST

19. Harlan Reid 106 Walnut Ter. Sweet Springs, MO 65351 (660) 335-4855 20. Routh Berkshires 8946-1 NE Railroad Pond Rd. Hamilton, MO 64644 (816) 583-4302 21. D&B Berkshire Dan & Bob Street P.O. Box 36 Whiteside, MO 63387 (573) 485-7311 (573) 485-6212 22. Brian Strickland Strickland Pork Farms 245 Ceder Creek Lane Jackson, MO 63755 (573) 979-5433 23. Summerset Farms Andy Anderson P.O. Box 149 Corder, MO 64021 (816) 519-8453 24. Gene Waters 26730 New Lawrence Dr. Leavenworth, KS 66048 (913) 250-0660 - home (913) 683-3318 - cell 25. Rusty Williams 70378 Hwy. 50 Tipton, MO 65081 (660) 433-2137 JUNE-JULY 2018  

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Our Herd Boars Get “R” Done These winners sired by Walk This Way

2017 Illinois State Fair Junior Show Reserve Spot Barrow Shown by Payne Family

2017 Illinois State Fair Class Winning Spot Barrow Shown by Hemann Family

This winner sired by Red Rocket

These winners sired by Tijuana

2017 Illinois State Fair Junior Show Class Winning Berkshire Barrow Shown by Rustemeyer Family

2017 Team Purebred National Show Second Place Berkshire Barrow Shown by Hoffman Family

Give us a call for semen from boars that Get “R” Done! B OB & KIR K

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2017 Missouri State Fair Class Winning Spot Barrow Shown by Byram Family

2017 Illinois State Fair Junior Show Reserve Champion Hereford Barrow Shown by Hoffman Family

Plus many other county and Southwest winners in 2017 and 2018. Other Sires: SPOT - Heads Up, Keep Walkin, It Is What It Is CHESTER - Track Star, Jackson HEREFORD - Red Velvet

A big thank you to the Spot Board of Directors for selecting me to receive the National Hall of Fame award. – Bob

1285 E. 800 N. Rd., Melvin, IL 60952 Bob (217) 388-2419 - home; (217) 249-2419 - cell Kirk (217) 781-2419 - cell showpig78@hotmail.com • millerswinefarm.com BREEDERS DIGEST


BREEDER’S CHOICE BOAR STUD GENETICS YOU CAN COUNT ON!

INTRODUCING…

ERN7 FLASHBACK ERN9 Deepwater 49-9 x TD0 Box Car 1-1

Lost & Found

2017 Indiana State Fair Reserve Champion Chester White Boar From Grant Norman

Hip Hop

Private Treaty Purchase KASS5 Manny 14-4 x NNMS3 Mr Twister 31-2 From Pierce & O’Dell

Beast Mode

Private Treaty Purchase 5 MIC Drop 1-6 x 4 Fandango 3-3 From Howell Stock Farm

Mr Buckley

Sire of Champions Leased from Kim and Jim Bope

Bred by Steve Ernst, Maryland Flashback is the outcross herd sire we have been looking for, going back to JRX6 Deepwater 2-1, from Reid’s Polands on the sire side and TD0 Box Car on the dam’s side, from the Tim Dee herd. In addition, the Cool Front sow line is throughout his pedigree from the Ernst program. Adding to our strong Poland sire lineup, Flashback is stout and massive in his build with a big, bold rib and forearm. He carries himself with a thick top and square rump and hip. He excels in structure and soundness with excellent feet and legs. Serious Poland breeders need to look here for this promising outcross sire!

Sledge Hammer

$2,500 Private Treaty Purchase Kankles x Like No Other Sire of 2018 SWTC Champion Boar & 2017 Fall Classic Reserve Boar From Dustin Shuffler

4815 SR 753 SE • Washington Court House, OH 43160 (740) 636-8465 • (740) 606-0031 - cell

All boars $75 or less/bottle thenyes@ohiohills.com • breederschoicesires.com

BREEDERS DIGEST DIGEST BREEDERS

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IRE HERD SIRE INDEX • BERKSHIRE HERD SIRE INDEX • BERKSHIRE HERD SIRE INDEX • BERKSHIRE HERD SIRE INDEX • BERKSHIR

Berkshire

2018

Herd Sire Listing

AJC2 Power Up 2-9

ASF6 I Do 2 11-4

FKB5 Texs Ranger 62-6

AJC3 Skyl Warhorse II 9-2

BAUR5 Blackberry 45-1

FKB7 Wheels Up 36-7

AJC3 Warhourse 9-3

BDAV6 VIP 4-2

GNK4 Wheels Up 1-9

AJC4 Trojan Horse 9-2

BFS5 Dressed In Black 12-5

HH5 Back Home 74-1

AJC4 Warhorse 20-4

BTC6 Diamond Lad 52-1

HJKL6 Walks Alone 9-4

AJC5 Loose Change 33-2

BTC6 Game On 90-4

HST7 Howe About That 1-1

AJC6 Galileo 19-1

CCV0 Stallion 16-4

KOLT7 No Regrets 12-1

AJC6 Loose Change 27-2

CER7 Buckshot 10-5

MAAM4 Miller Hi Life 12-9

AJC6 Trojan Horse 3-2

CSV5 Shot Gun 58-2

RAKE5 Sasquatch 211-1

AJC6 Warhorse 12-5

FKB3 Walter IMF 21-1

RSTJ6 Creature 7-7

AJC7 Dancer 11-1

FKB5 B777 53-3

WAT5 Blackwater 6-1

AJC7 Diamond Lad 10-4

FKB5 B787 Dreamliner 89-6

WKF3 Tex 4-5

ALIT4 Torrnado 10-2

FKB5 Texs Gold 38-9

Note: Boars are listed above in alphabetical order. On the following pages, boars are grouped by the boar owner who submitted the index listing.

KOLT7 No Regrets 12-1

Crossroads, Bellitini, Knobloch, Ritter & Wippel

Knauth’s $9,000 class winning boar from 2017 Fall Classic. Sired is $60,000 champion boar at the 2016 STC (Keep Talkin’) and out of the $11,500 reserve champion gilt at 2016 STC. Dam was bred by Mauck—the product of mating Non Typical to a littermate of Drinking Class. Full sibs were $5,000 reserve champion gilt at 2017 STC, reserve grand overall gilt & champion Berkshire at 2017 Ohio State Fair, and $5,000 4th Overall Gilt at 2017 Field of Dreams Sale.

HH5 Back Home 74-1

Mauck, Ritter, & Fly’n K Berkshires

Sired by the Berkshire legend Non Typical and backed by some of the top sows in the Mauck herd. A proven sire of champions. In the last 18 months, Back Home offspring have won champion, reserve, or top 5 Berkshire banners at the following national shows: 2018 OYE, 2018 Team Purebred SW Regional, 2017 Team Purebred Eastern Regional, 2017 Team Purebred NJS, 2017 Team Purebred SW Regional, and 2017 National Western.

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Brice Conover

• $27,000 2017 SWTC Champion Boar • This incredible boar is off to a great start • The best Berkshire boar I have seen! • Semen is now For Sale.

BTC6 Game On 90-4

Brice Conover

The best boar I have put together in sometime. • He was the best boar available in summer of 2017. • The pig crop he has sired will make some noise this summer.

RSTJ6 Creature 7-7

Brice Conover

• He has been a dominant sire of Champions. • Bone and structure like no other. • A boar that will keep siring winners. • Semen For Sale.

BDAV6 VIP 4-2

Brice Conover

Reserve Champion Boar at the 2016 Record Breaking Summer Type Conference • He is built for the times. Boar that is great designed and very correct. • He will see more use here in 2018. • Semen For Sale BREEDERS DIGEST

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SHIRE HERD SIRE INDEX • BERKSHIRE HERD SIRE INDEX • BERKSHIRE HERD SIRE INDEX • BERKSHIRE HERD SIRE INDEX • BERKSHI

HJKL6 Walks Alone 9-4


HIRE HERD SIRE INDEX • BERKSHIRE HERD SIRE INDEX • BERKSHIRE HERD SIRE INDEX • BERKSHIRE HERD SIRE INDEX • BERKSHIR

CCV0 Stallion 16-4

AJC Berkshires

Deceased. The boar that America knows! Words can’t describe the impact this sire has had on the swine industry! The best swine breeders have acclaimed “Stallion” the greatest boar they ever laid eyes on. Stallion’s legacy is well documented and continues to grow … meat quality supreme! Soon his mounting will be on display in the Berkshire House, “Home of Stallion” in Baxter, Iowa.

AJC6 Galileo 19-1

AJC Berkshires

AJC6 Galileo 19-1 is from the first litter by WAT5 Wheels Up “Black Water” 6-1, which we purchased at the 2015 NBS® from Gene Waters, Kan. Black Water’s pedigree is intensely full of AJC genetics. His sire, GNK 4 Wheels Up 1-9, was bred by Knoblock Family Berks, Ind. 1-9 sired the #3 meat quality pen which was tested by Fly’n K Berkshires, Iowa. We believe in AJC6 Galileo 19-1’s genetics and see him taking a major role in future high meat quality Berkshires.

AJC3 Warhorse 9-3

AJC Berkshires

Deceased. Sired by the #1 Meat Quality Boar at the 2013 NBS Progeny Test. A boar that comes around once in a lifetime. Warhorse 9-3 is a purebred breeder’s dream. He combines all the fundamentals: stout skulled, unbelievably heavy structured, incredible toe spread and even toes, while yet impeccably sound. Sired our 2014 Progeny Pen. They were the fastest growing Berkshire pen. He was the #4 Super Sire and a top sire for meat quality.

AJC3 Skyl Warhorse II 9-2

AJC Berkshires

Sired by the #1 Meat Quality Boar at the 2013 NBS® Progeny Test. 9-2 is a littermate to AJC3 Warhorse 9-3 and like his littermate, he combines all the fundamentals: stout skulled, unbelievably heavy structured, incredible toe spread and even toes, while yet impeccably sound. We retrieved him as a mature boar after we saw the value in this sire line and heard the good reports from his owner in Wisconsin.

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AJC Berkshires

Pigs by this boar look awesome! He is a son of AJC3 Warhorse 9-3 and is rugged, heavy boned and heavy structured. He combines two of the great sows that left a mark at AJC: AJC1 Sterling Lady 5-9 and his own dam, AJC2 Hustle Belle 2-11. We believe the combination of these AJC brood sows will assure this young boar’s breeding program. This boar’s maternal grandam is an own daughter of AJC6 Baxter 1-1, the original foundation meat-quality sire of AJC Berkshires.

AJC6 Warhorse 12-5

AJC Berkshires

Our newest addition to the Warhorse boar battery! This young sire has excited us since first look. A son of AJC4 Warhorse 20-4, he offers tremendous flexibility and ruggedness. Stay tuned for this meat-quality driven boar’s progeny at upcoming events.

AJC4 Trojan Horse 9-2

AJC Berkshires

Reach back genetics of AJC6 Baxter 1-1 x 3MLO8 Beach Boy 14-2 x CCV0 Stallion 16-4 created this meat-quality driven boar. In addition, top quality maternal strength is in this herd boar. His mother is the dam of AJC3 Warhorse 9-3 and AJC3 Warhorse II 9-2, without question, the greatest daughter of AJC5 Lion 1-2. This boar has an outstanding blend of unique genetics, complemented with an impressive phenotype of bone and structure like no other.

AJC6 Trojan Horse 3-2

AJC Berkshires

Al’s pick of the junior herd sires. This boar is loaded with meat quality genetics in a ruggedly designed and growth package. Stay tuned for this developing masculine sire. Our 2018 progeny pen is sired by 3-2 BREEDERS DIGEST

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AJC4 Warhorse 20-4


AJC Berkshires

Our newest addition to the Warhorse boar battery! This young sire has excited us since first look. A son of AJC4 Warhorse 20-4, he offers tremendous flexibility and ruggedness. Stay tuned for this meat-quality driven boar’s progeny at upcoming events.

AJC6 Loose Change 27-2

AJC Berkshires

Reach back genetics of AJC6 Baxter 1-1 x 3MLO8 Beach Boy 14-2 x CCV0 Stallion 16-4 created this meat-quality driven boar. In addition, top quality maternal strength is in this herd boar. His mother is the dam of AJC3 Warhorse 9-3 and AJC3 Warhorse II 9-2, without question, the greatest daughter of AJC5 Lion 1-2. This boar has an outstanding blend of unique genetics, complemented with an impressive phenotype of bone and structure like no other.

ALIT4 Torrnado 10-2

AJC Berkshires

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Torrnado’s dam, NJB3 Cleo 5-6, is sired by the #1 Meat Quality Sire at the 2013 NBS® Progeny Test. His maternal grandsire is NF2 Hostile Takeover 21-1, by AJC1 Takeover 9-3, and was the top selling boar at the 2011 NBS®. Torrnado has an enormous blade, a perfect hind leg and hock and is big bodied, while featuring a perfect 7 & 7 underline, to make exceptional Berkshires females.

BTC6 Diamond Lad 52-1

AJC Berkshires

His first litter came in late January! This litter’s grandmother was the dam of the #3 individual high meat-quality pig in the 2013 NBS® Test. Our pick of the 2016 NBS®!

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AJC Berkshires

This herd boar was bred by Gene Walters in Kansas and his maternal grandsire’s dam traces to his first Berkshire sow, BIZ1 Sterling Lady 10-8. She was purchased at the 2001 NBS® and her grandmother was the dam of “Stallion.” His sire is also the sire of the #3 Meat Quality Progeny Pen at the 2015 NBS® and he traces back 36 times to AJC1 Profile 8-6. His first pigs are off and growing! This herd sire is rich in AJC meat-quality genetics.

AJC2 Power Up 2-9

AJC Berkshires

We brought this mature AJC power house back to AJC last year from Keith Henry in Indianola, Iowa. He was from our best litter of “Power Ups” in 2012, and out of an own daughter of AJC6 Baxter 1-1, which was out best litter of “Baxters” when we ignited the “Reach Back” program. The industry should never lose sight of what a boar like this brings. His sons and daughters will soon be front and center in our program.

AJC7 Dancer 11-1

AJC Berkshires

AJC7 Dancer 11-1 is a maternal brother to AJC6 Galileo 19-1 and AJC6 Saddler Wells 27-2 all being sons of AJC Hustle Bell 2-9, pictured on the back cover of the Jan.-Feb. 2007 Breeders Digest. He is extremely long, level and as sound as they come. He is a wide walking, deep-hamed boar that is full of meat-quality genetics. He currently is being used on a pen of BTC6 Diamond Lad 52-1 daughters.

AJC7 Diamond Lad 10-4

AJC Berkshires

AJC7 Diamond Lad 10-4 “Wow”, he is a littermate to our #1 pH meat quality truckload and reserve champion carcass truckload at the 2017 National Barrow Show® over all breeds and crossbreds. His dam and granddam are two of the biggest framed sows at AJC Berkshires. “Meat Quality” is prevalent in this young herd boar. BREEDERS DIGEST

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RAKE5 Sasquatch 211-1

Tom Rake

Full blood brother to “Rake Imagine That 249-1 the sire of the 2017 WPX Reserve Grand Champion Berkshire Team Purebred Gilt shown by the Hoge Family. This stress Negative Reed Sasquatch 10-2 son is part of the original Reed Family Sasquatch Bloodline. An incredibly correct, large, heavy skeletoned boar that carries all the fundamentaly.

BAUR5 Blackberry 45-1

Tom Rake

Proven Black Berkshire boar! Multiple rate of gain and carcass show champion for the Roger Bauer family and customers. This rigourous Wisconsin bred boar is Regal! A truly sustainable natural breeding machine that collects off a dummy too. The perfect meat quality true fashioned Berkshire sire for our everyday customers. Stress Negative

HST7 Howe About That 1-1

Tom Rake

Heaviest muscled (10.3 loin) Berkshire boar shown at 2018 SWTC. Large framed, tall fronted, incredibly correct, and sound boar. Can breed naturally and gets better every day. True Berkshire color and character makes him a “high value” find! His mother was the popular $1,500 Allen gilt at 2016 Fall Classic who sold to Howe Family, Texas. 1-4 and 1-5 littermate sisters placed 3rd and 4th. Great litter! Love the boar! Stress Negative.

CER7 Buckshot 10-5

Real & S&W Swine

This guy was special from early on and just kept getting better and better. His grandmother was Real’s best Willis sow and has produced many great daughters for us. He was Real’s judge’s consignment at Duncan 2017. Scott Sullivan of Robstown bought him and we are housing him in our boar stud.

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Real

Outstanding pedigree in an outstanding package. Easily our pick of Berk boars at Duncan ’15. The youngest boar at the show, but the biggestfooted, stoutest-boned and best designed. Thanks to Corner Stone Ventures for breeding a great one! Owned with Doug Schaefer. His dam was Res. Champ. Berk at STARS gilt show-San Angelo ’14. Littermate to popular Super Fly boar.

MAAM4 Miller Hi Life 12-9

Real

High Selling Boar, 2014 Fall Classic. Bred by Marcus Miller Family. WOW! Tremendous foot and bone size with excellent muscle. He was ranted out at Duncan but still had that special look.

ASF6 I Do 2 11-4

Real

Doug Albrights popular class winning boar at Belton 2017. I Do 2 was our choice out of a deep set of boars at the Southwest Conference. From the ground up, he is big footed, even toed and stout structured. He has that special look from the side and combines that with an expressive top. He is exceptionally good on the move.

BFS5 Dressed In Black 12-5

Real

Chris Jones and Terry Pool called us about placing this boar in our stud. We remembered this Bert Byrd boar from 2016 Belton. He was one of a trio of powerful Berk Boars in the youngest class where a littermate went to be named Reserve Champion. He is bold ribbed with a powerful square chest. He has massive bone and muscle shape. He was even more impressive at 18 months of age. BREEDERS DIGEST

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GNK4 Wheels Up 1-9

Fly’n K, Knobloch, Sioux Center

2017 100% Berkshire Performance Sire, 2015 PORQUE Award Sire, 2015 Super Sire!!! Sired by King Indy, the 2012 Indiana State Fair Champion Berkshire boar. Paternal grandsire is Walter 14-6 who is proven to be one of the elite meat-quality sires in the Berkshire breed. Wheels Up is making very stylish females that are extremely productive and structurally correct. Use Wheels Up with confidence. www.flynkberks.com

FXB5 Tex Gold 38-9

Fly’n K & Sioux Center

MEAT QUALITY, GROWTH, and POWER! Sired by Tex 2-2, a ¾ full sib to Big Tex 3-2 who was a 2013 NBS® Super Sire and 2013 NBS® PORQUE Award Sire. Maternal grandsire is Hostile Takeover, who was a 2013 NBS® Super Sire and 2013 NBS® PORQUE Award Sire. Granddam is the same as WalterIMF 21-1’s dam. Tex’s Gold has progeny entered in the 2018 ABA 100% Berkshire Progeny Test. www.flynberks.com

FKB5 Texs Ranger 62-6

Fly’n K & Sioux Center

Tex’s Ranger is generating some of the best Berkshires that we have at FKB. He makes them thick and structurally correct. His pigs grow amazing and have excellent breed character. Tex’s Ranger has progeny entered in the 2018 ABA 100% Berkshire Progeny Test. Combines awesome meat quality with amazing performance. Ranger’s dam and one of his sons are featured in our ad in this issue. www.flynkberks.com

FKB5 B777 53-3

Fly’n K & Sioux Center

B777 produces terrific breed character offspring that are structurally correct. His sire, Dream Scheme 9-12’s maternal ability has been off the charts as he now has an SPI of over 117! Neat thing is that on the maternal side of B777, he has G10 Tex 7-1 who was tremendous for meat quality and growth. B777 has two pens entered in the 2018 ABA 100% Berkshire Progeny Test. www.flynkberks.com

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Fly’n K & Sioux Center

The very last son of Dream Scheme 9-12 and what a treasure he is. Bottom side of Dreamliner’s pedigree has Lady IMF genetics on both the top and bottom sides. Lady IMF genetics adds tremendous meat quality and heavy milking females. B787 has progeny entered in the 2018 ABA 100% Berkshire Progeny Test. www.flynkberks.com

FKB7 Wheels Up 36-7

Fly’n K

Introducing the next generation in our Wheels Up sire line. By far, the best Wheels Up son to date! Lady’s Dream is ready to take the Berkshire breed to a new level in prime pork quality and proven performance. Excited to partner with KC Custom Collections to offer semen on this boar. His first pigs are impressive. Contact Kessa at 641.203.9930 or ckhoepker@hotmail.com to order semen.

FKB3 Walter IMF 21-1

Fly’n K

WalterIMF 21-1 is a son of Walter 14-6 who is arguably the best meat-quality boar in recent years as he currently ranks in the top 20% of all Berkshire boars ever tested in the NBS® Progeny Test in 6 out of the 7 meat-quality EPDs. His dam was our last daughter out of the Lady IMF 124-8 sow which excelled in excellent meat quality and amazing sow productivity. WalterIMF 21-1’s littermate sisters are the foundation of our herd.

WKF3 Tex 4-5

Fly’n K

Three of the top four EPD boars for Instron tenderness go back to WKF Saki and Tex 4-5 has WKF Saki on the top and bottom side of his pedigree. Fly’n K Berkshires has a progeny pen out of Tex 4-5 in the ABA 100% Berkshire Progeny test. Sire is Tex 2-2 who is also the sire of Tex’s Ranger and Tex’s Gold. Supreme meat quality sire. Tex 4-5 is a larger framed boar and his pigs have excellent breed character. www.flynkberks. BREEDERS DIGEST

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Setting the standards high by Jack Wall

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he rapid rise in popularity of the Hereford breed the past several years no doubt puts a big smile on Philip Kramer’s face. Seeing the big picture in progressive and sometimes profitable swine production, Philip and his family saw the need for the Hereford breed of swine in his family’s operation for their meat quality, ability to breed naturally and to outcross well. Back in the late 1990s and early 2000s, the Hereford breed, although noted in certain segments and areas in the country, certainly weren’t too numerous or popular but had some characteristics that intrigued people across the country. It might have been the white face, the docile temperament or the high quality of pigs and breeders within the Hereford breed that caught Mr. Kramer’s attention. Growing up on an 80-sow diversified crop and livestock farm near Algona, Iowa, which is located in north-central Iowa, Philip experienced farm life like many of us have. Being actively involved with every aspect of the farm, Philip learned that working hard, being even-tempered, treating the land, soil, family, neighbors, and livestock as prized possessions and the good Lord will assist you on every venture. Philip is a 1999 graduate of Bishop Garrigan High School in Algona where he played football, was on the wrestling team and ran track. Philip is also a 2003 graduate of Iowa State University with a degree in animal science. He played rugby

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Front row, from left: Samuel and Henry. Back row, from left: Philip, Carolyn and Erin.

and competed in powerlifting while in Ames. His biggest win, however, was that while in college he met his wife Erin, also a 2003 animal science degree graduate whom in 2008 received a degree from the Iowa State University Vet College. The Kramers reside in rural Hardy, Iowa, where they are active and on-the-go parents of Henry (age 8), Samuel (age 5), and Carolyn (age 2). When asked who would get credit for his interest in hogs, Philip was quick to name his father, Martin. “My dad taught me everything he knows about hog production. He took me throughout the Midwest to pick out boars and that is what peaked my interest in raising breeding stock,” says Philip. Showing pigs locally throughout his nine 4-H years at the Kossuth BREEDERS DIGEST

County Fair taught Philip additional responsibility, a little more competitive drive and a sense of wanting to make each generation of progeny better. He continues to show this desire today with his Hereford enterprise. The start of the Hereford herd— that now numbers approximately 15 females amongst the 55 head of additional females at the farm— originated with the purchase of four gilts from Orlan Schulte, a name that traces back to the origin of today’s National Hereford Hog Association. The first boar came from the 2005 National Show and Sale and was bred by Jerry Hamner. As a fifth generation Iowa hog farmer, Philip continually emphasizes production traits (growth and backfat) and will always continue


still serves. He has served as both president and vice president of the association and has always been known as fair, honest and a good listener and puts the breed and its customers first. That is a big reason Philip has set the standards high for Hereford breeders to be compared to. In 2016, the Kramer’s led the association in litter recordings. Boars SS Big Bill 5-2 (he made great sows) and DO 3-5 (aka Smokehouse) who added growth to market hogs, have been extremely influential sires in the Kramer herd. The foundation sow line remains with progeny from PDK3 Brooke 1-6, a daughter of SS Big Bill. She weaned 90 pigs in 10 litters and her genetics run deep in Philip’s sow herd. Breed purity, production traits, carcass quality, and fertile and consistent boars and gilts are emphasized every day at Hardy, Iowa. Philip does not believe in shortcuts and his longevity and support within the Hereford breed is strong. Having the champion “best marked” at the 2013 National Show, champion boar at the 2016 Midwest Hereford Show, reserve champion gilt at the 2015 Midwest Hereford Show and class winning boars at the 2015 and 2016 Midwest Hog Shows are highlights within the Hereford breed for the Kramers. As mentioned earlier, Philip lists his father, Martin, as his biggest mentor and who has had the most influence on his life and swine experience. He also names Randy Schmidt, Orlan Schulte, Neil Albertson, Roger Babbs, Jerry Hamner, and others. Friends and

Strong future ahead for the Kramer family with Henry, Samuel and Carolyn learning the ropes from their mom and dad.

2016 National Show Class Winning Boar, sired by Doug E Fresh.

Philip and Carolyn working on the farm.

Samuel and Henry showing their wrestling stances.

Hoop barn full of Hereford pigs.

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to improve the maternal traits. Philip emphasizes the meat quality attributes of the Hereford breed and pays attention to IMF, color, and pH. It’s all part of the puzzle to improve the industry and eating experience of pork. Philip is employed by Niman Ranch Pork Division as shipping manager, in addition to his 55-sow farrow-to-finish operation. He uses Hereford boars as terminal sires crossing them with Yorkshire x Chester White gilts. He has also crossed Hereford gilts with Chester White boars to make outstanding F1 gilts. For 10 years he has used the Niman Ranch marketing system. When asked about how he sees the future of the swine industry, Philip offers great insight. “I think there is going to continue to be a division within the pork/ swine industry. The commercial industry will continue to become larger with fewer operations. Niche markets will continue to grow with more emphasis on welfare and meat quality. The show pig industry will continue to expand and become more competitive. There will continue to be a larger gap between commercial and show pigs. Finally, an expanding market in the swine industry is specialized direct marketing to extremely high meat-quality pork from rare/heritage breeds.” Philip has proven to be a leader that fellow Hereford breeders have trusted and leaned on for advice, support and breed advancement. Philip has served several terms on the National Hereford Hog Association Board of Directors in which he

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peers who have offered advice or simple talks about genetics and the pig industry that have influenced Philip are Doug Loof, Chris Lanham, Justin Oaks, Jim Bope, Chet Brinkmier, Luke Edwards, and many more. Philip thanks Orlan Schulte for helping get him started in the Hereford breed, selling him his first four gilts. The introduction to the Hereford breed has served Philip well since 2005. Selecting the Kramers for this 2018 feature Hereford family story was an easy choice for the Breeders Digest management team. Including breeders who are supportive of association activities, leaders in their community and the breed are important. In addition, those who are honest and fair about their dealings in all walks of life and professional in all ways related to work, business, community and family, individuals like Philip Kramer continue to set the standards high for being what is right about the purebred swine industry and the Hereford breed. Thanks, Philip, for allowing us to showcase your wonderful family and for being a true leader and professional. You are an asset to our organization.

Samuel, Henry and Carolyn enjoying the 2017 Hereford National Show.

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Philip, Henry and Samuel walking show pigs at the farm.

Pork chop from a Hereford barrow.

PDK3 Brooke 1-6—the foundation sow line started with this productive Hereford female.

Do 3-5

2015 National Hereford Show Class Winning Boar.

Hereford litter.

Erin and Philip pictured after a rugby game victory.

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2018 State Fair Open Show Dates Listed below is tentative information available to the Breeders Digest as of press time. Note that dates, times and judges are subject to change.

Illinois

Missouri

Berkshire – Sat., August 18 • 8 a.m. Judge – Kane Austin, Illinois Chester White – Wed., August 15 • follow Poland China Judge – Seth Swenson, Illinois Hereford – Wed., August 15 • follow Spotted Judge – Seth Swenson, Illinois Poland China – Wed., August 15 • 8 a.m. Judge – Seth Swenson, Illinois Spotted – Wed., August 15 • follow Chester White Judge – Seth Swenson, Illinois

Berkshire – Mon., August 13 • follow OPB Judge – Greg Norman, Illinois Chester White – Tues., August 14 • follow Spotted Judge – Greg Norman, Illinois Hereford – Mon., August 13 • follow Berkshire Judge – Greg Norman, Illinois Poland China – Tues., August 14 • follow Chester White Judge – Greg Norman, Illinois Spotted – Tues., August 14 • 8 a.m. Judge – Greg Norman, Illinois

Indiana

Nebraska

Berkshire – Thurs., August 16 • 8 a.m. Judge – Mike McCoy, Ohio Chester White – Fri., August 17 • 8 a.m. Judge – Raymond Rice, Oklahoma Hereford – Wed., August 15 • 8 a.m. Judge –Jason Corya, Indiana Poland China – Fri., August 17 • follow Chester White Judge – Raymond Rice, Okla. Spotted – Sat., August 18 • 8 a.m. Judge – Jim McCoy, Ohio

Sat., September 1 • 11 a.m. Judge – NA

Iowa Berkshire – Thurs., August 16 • 8 a.m. Judge – NA Chester White – Thurs., August 16 • follow Spotted Judge – NA Poland China – Thurs., August 16 • follow Chester White Judge – NA Spotted – Thurs., August 16 • 8 a.m. Judge – NA

Minnesota Berkshire – Tues., August 28 • follow NSR breeds Judge – John Huinker, Iowa Chester White – Tues., August 28 • follow Poland China Judge – Brian Anderson, Kansas Hereford – Tues, August 28 • follow Spotted Judge – Brian Anderson, Kansas Poland China – Tues., August 28 • 8 a.m. Judge – Brian Anderson, Kansas Spotted – Tues., August 28 • follow Chester White Judge – Brian Anderson, Kansas

Ohio Berkshire – Thurs., July 26 • 8 a.m. Judge – Jim McCoy, Ohio Chester White – Thurs., July 26 • 11 a.m. Judge – Brant Smith, Illinois Hereford – Thurs., July 26 • 9:30 a.m. Judge – Brant Smith, Illinois Poland China – Thurs., July 26 • 9:30 a.m. Judge – Jim McCoy, Ohio Spotted – Thurs., July 26 • 8 a.m. Judge – Brant Smith, Illinois

Wisconsin Berkshire –Sun., August 5 • follow NSR breeds Judge – Darrell Drake, Indiana Chester White – Sat., August 4 • follow Poland China Judge – Darrell Drake, Indiana Hereford – Sat., August 4 • follow Spotted Judge – Darrell Drake, Indiana Poland China – Sat., August 4 • 3 p.m. Judge – Darrell Drake, Indiana Spotted – Sat., August 4 • follow Chester White Judge – Darrell Drake, Indiana

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Tuition Cost on the Rise Education costs have jumped significantly over the last 20 years. According to U.S. News & World Report, the average instate tuition and fees at public universities have jumped 237% from 1997 to 2017. Out-of-state tuition and fees at public universities have increased 194%. With tuition cost rising, a group of Berkshire breeders started thinking of ways to provide financial support to young breeders wanting to continue their education. In May 1998 the American Berkshire Foundation was incorporated. To-date, over 50 scholarships and more than $25,000 have been awarded since the scholarship program started in 2001. Thank you to all of the breeders, both past and present, looking out for our youth.

Congratulations to the 2018 Scholarship Recipients • James ‘Nick’ Hamilton from Paris, Ill., is attending Lake Land College and studying agriculture business and agronomy. • Mclayn Musick (in memory of Gene & Marge Wakeland) from Camp Point, Ill., is attending Black Hawk East Community College for animal science and genetics. • Lexi Lease (in memory of Phyllis Conover) from Slanesville, W.Va., will be attending Bridgewater College to study biochemistry. • Ryan Shewey from Gower, Mo., will be attending West Texas A&M University to study civil engineering. • Cade Tuthill from Wyoming, Ill., will be attending North Carolina State University to double major in animal science with an emphasis in swine production and agribusiness.

The Foundation is Celebrating 20 Years! Come join us for breakfast out at the barns before the sale at Summer Type Conference in Springfield, Ill., on Saturday, June 30, starting at 7:30 a.m. The Foundation will be giving out anniversary pins for anyone who donates at least $20 to the Foundation. Contact any of the Foundation Board of Directors to find out how you can contribute. A list of directors is available on the website under the donate tab.

For questions, comments or suggestions, contact Kim Stassen at 320-220-3626 or e-mail the board at foundation@americanberkshire.com

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summer foundation female SELLS Saturday, June 30 • Springfield, Illinois

introducing . . . MISS WRANGLER 7-2 HSS8 MISS WRANGLER 7-2 is a Saving Grace x Tango x Wrangler x Rampage and comes from the most prolific sow family we have here in Benedict. MISS WRANGLER’s sire, Saving Grace, got used exclusively in-herd last fall, selling no semen with the hopes of laying several females and sons into the herd. MISS WRANGLER comes from the third litter of Saving Grace pigs farrowed at Hirschfeld Livestock. 7-2’s mother, HSS5 MISS WRANGLER 109-1, is the littermate sister to the 2016 NWSS Reserve Champion Spot Barrow and never left the farm. The full-sib sister to HSS5 MISS WRANGLER 109-1, in her first litter, raised the champion lightweight barrow at San Antonio and HSS8 MISS WRANGLER 7-2’s granddam is one of our cornerstone females that not only has over 15 daughters here in Benedict but is also the mother of Rio Bravo standing here in stud at A Cut Above Sires. HSS8 MISS WRANGLER 7-2’s litter was outstanding and all littermates have been retained, including her littermate brother that has us very excited for the future of our Spot program. We knew we wanted to take this Team Purebred opportunity seriously and we bring the public a true foundation female. HSS8 MISS WRANGLER 7-2 exemplifies just that being incredible on the hoof with the outcross pedigree needed to build a herd around. So from everyone here at Hirschfeld Livestock we would like to thank Team Purebred for giving us the opportunity to showcase this foundation female. — Seth Ebert, Manager

donated by hirschfeld livestock benedict, nebraska 6 Bluelight 36-9 AG4 Ms RTB 31-6

AG6 Saving Grace 57-6

2018 Summer Foundation Female

Born: 1-12-18

JMFS3 Tango 1-6

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KBX2 Miss Wrangler 27-9

HSS5 Miss Wrangler 109-1

For more information, contact: Dakota Moyers (405) 641-9042 Jack Wall (309) 945-3312 Jeff Morris (608) 346-9561 Seth Ebert (419) 908-5828

SELLS WITH 90-DAY MORTALITY INSURANCE

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The Season of Dreams Spring pig sales turn into juniors working endlessly on their projects and dreaming of capturing awards for their hard work. We thank the juniors and their families who purchased gilts and barrows from us this year and wish them luck as they hit the show ring and strive for those ribbons and banners. However, no matter the outcome on show day, the life skills learned, the friendships made, the pride in doing your best, and just plain having a good time are really what junior projects are all about. Please keep this in mind each and every time you load the trailer for that next event.

Tru-N Square Many of our spring show pigs were sired by this guy. He was the buy of the 2016 National Barrow Show® purchased from Troy Skaar, Minnesota. Stay tuned for updates on winners this summer sired by Tru-N Square.

At Reid’s Polands and Harlan Reid Berks, one of our main goals is to assemble a herd boar battery for our programs that will produce breeding stock and show pigs that work and perform for our customers. We are always just a phone call away if you are searching for boars or gilts or that next addition to your show string. We love to talk pigs!

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Putting it All Together BIG TIME Genetics with that BIG TIME Look Introducing…

BIG TIME

BIG TIME Preacher Man x Cadillac BIG TIME is the newest addition for Harlan Reid Berks. This boar is not only elevated and extended, he is also big legged, big hipped, has a big back, is big ribbed, and big bodied. He is a big-time power hog from front to rear.

Preacher Man Sire of BIG TIME

2014 NBS® Champion Gilt From Brice Conover Dam of BIG TIME

The majority of our fall litters will be sired by BIG TIME. Give Harlan a call to secure your next backdrop winner!

REID’S POLANDS

HARLAN REID BERKS

310 North Locust u Sweet Springs, MO 65351 16 South Walnut u Sweet Springs, MO 65351 Office (660) 826-7100 Home (660) 335-4855 Cell (660) 460-0208 Cell (660) 202-9228 BREEDERS DIGEST JUNE-JULY 2018  

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On that special occassion when you need a Tuxedo! Introducing

We’re dressing up for a bright future. HP Tuxedo is greatly needed within the Berkshire population.

BTC6 HP TUXEDO 16-4 When building a breeding program for the long term, it takes a powerful boar bred with generations of great females to be a true “breed builder”.

Stay tuned— the show is about to begin!

We truly believe we found such a boar at the 2018 SWTC from Brice Conover. This Drinking Class x Left Shark son checks all of the boxes—phenotypically, structurally and genetically—to earn his home in Edon, Ohio.

48-7 • Dam of Tuxedo A true working sow who generates.

25-5 • Granddam of Tuxedo She earned her way in the correct way by raising pigs even better than she is.

8-5 • Great Granddam of Tuxedo A Gunslinger daughter who raised the 2014 Ohio State Fair Champion Barrow. She carries her strengths through to Tuxedo, even three generations later.

We don’t wait for the future . . . we build it!

HP Genetics & Parrish Farms 05140 Co. Rd. J, Edon, OH 43518 Howard (419) 553-6042 Frank (419) 553-6043 hpfarms@frontier.com www.thepigpage.com/parrishfarms

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LIKE US ON

Berkshire & Duroc BRED GILTS AVAILABLE July & August Farrowings

AT PARRISH DUROCS

Delivery available to WPX and STC.


Bred to be a True Outlier JMO7 Luke 12-2 Luke 12-2 was selected by us at the 2017 National Barrow Show®. This massive boned, big footed, stout skulled, stress negative son of 6 Big Timber 1-2 x NBS3 Right Round 45-4 x Radio Active is a herd boar in every area possible. There is no doubt he has stamped his progeny with the stout, breeding hog look that Raasch Farms has built our herd around for multiple decades.

Give us a call on genetics that will reproduce better, more efficiently and will last multiple parities. Life is good at Raasch Farms.

R aasch Farms

Combined with Cowboy (NBS® purchase from Trent Loos), we have put two powerful and impressive Spotted herd boars to work in the Raasch breeding pens. And yes, they can breed naturally.

We always have breeding stock 26419 M Hwy. • Bogard, MO 64622 and show pigs for sale who get better fraasch@greenhills.net with time. Give us a call. Frank Raasch (660) 542-8316 Alesa Miller (660) 329-2044 • Brandon Miller (660) 329-2365

Your choice of DNA stress test labs includes: GenAlysis Laboratory Inc. 29320 Industrial Way, C310-A Evergreen, CO 80439 (888) 300-4363

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Please note, that as of this date, the listed labs are the only ones currently in operation. Please contact the labs directly for procedures they use or require. Please allow 10-20 days for results. BERKSHIRE BREEDERS: GeneSeek also does Napole testing. All testing at GeneSeek must go through the ABA office.

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rowing up in agricultural areas, although two hours apart, Mike Ingram and Diana Steward Ingram had a natural interest in production agriculture, swine and hard work. They grew up as integral parts of farm life and by nature and genetics were told to grab a hold of the pitchfork, scoop shovel, and steering wheel and get to work. Mike grew up in the Chrisman area, located in east-central Illinois. Graduating from high school in May 1980, he was active in FFA and as an Edgar County 4-H member. He was already employed in high school in the family fertilizer business, Scottland Soil Service. Mike has continued to stay in that field, working for Crop Production Services as assistant manager, seed salesman and certified crop consultant. Mike originally had a love for Hampshire hogs but bought his first Poland Chinas from Scott Bennett, with his neighbors, Eric and Tammy Dixon. Mike says he was influenced early on about the breed from comments made by J.R. Beatty. Diana grew up in central Illinois near Gridley. She also was an active FFA and 4-H member in McLean County. She was involved in the swine industry from the start. Her grandfather and uncle always had hogs, with her grandfather also partial to Hampshires. Uncle Eldon would show at county fairs across Illinois all summer. Riding along with her mother, Diana remembers those truckload of hogs, going to fair after fair with her mom’s younger brothers.

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From left: Mike Ingram, CPS Promotions Director Jeff Morris, Diana and Amanda Ingram.

It was quite a process as there were no livestock trailers, just grain trucks or pickups with stock racks. Yorkshires were later added to the operation and became a big part of the show string. Eldon began helping veteran Poland China breeder Herman Bergman with his show string and the Kingdon and Steward girls took over the county fair circuit. Yorkshires became the breed of choice for Diana and her sister, and Uncle Eldon Kingdon still preferred the Hampshires and Polands. Steward Yorkshires and Ingram Bros. Hampshires united as one on June 25, 1988. On October 2, 1992, daughter Amanda joined the family. Amanda had little choice in becoming involved in the swine business. After a couple years in 4-H, Amanda decided in 2004 that BREEDERS DIGEST

she wanted a Poland China. Jerry Masters got the call and Bubbles and Blaze became residents at Chrisman, Illinois. These two Poland China gilts started the A(Amanda) S(Sue) I(Ingram)—ASI—show pig herd that has proven to be extremely successful ever since. Bubbles and Blaze got hauled to nearly every county fair within reasonable driving distance with one or the other being named champion Poland at every event they traveled to. Those two gilts, as well as a gilt from J.R. Reid, became the foundation for ASI. In 2005, a bred gilt from Jerry Masters was purchased and she also was a “cornerstone” of progress. She was called “Bubblette” and she never missed a beat and died at the farm at the age of 7. Amanda also was an FFA member and earned her state degree


person and he will always have someone to talk to no matter the location or event. The Ingrams have been on vacations and not knowing a soul, but soon Mike and a total stranger are deep in conversation. Diana’s hobbies include gardening and caring for “fur babies”. Those that know her best call her the crazy cat lady. She also has a dozen chickens for farm-fresh brown eggs and a pair of ducks—thanks to Amanda. She loves mowing and keeping the farm looking beautiful with flowers. Diana also enjoys preserving the fruits and vegetables she grows and especially making salsa, pies, cakes, and cookies—they are all family favorites. Watching NASCAR races and cheering on the Dallas Cowboys are family things that Mike and Diana enjoy. The last five years they have enjoyed vacations to St. Thomas, Cancun and Aruba. There is no doubt that most of their mutual friends are “pig people”. Some of the most influential people besides Jerry Masters would be Scott Bennett & Family and the Gerald Boicken Family. All of these kids grew up showing Polands at many of the same shows and became good friends. Phone calls between these families still are frequent as they bounce ideas off of each other to see what boars out there need to be researched or utilized. Mike Lambert and Greg Norman are also individuals that Mike and Diana

ASI Showpigs exhbited the 2012 Southwest Type Conference Champion Poland China Gilt.

Amanda enjoys walking through the pasture and spending time with the cows.

Hayden Sandall showed the 2012 Team Purebred 3rd Overall Poland Gilt with a gilt purchased in an ASI Showpigs online sale.

Following a successful show career, the Sandall gilt, Princess (pictured above), went on to be a true foundation female, including being the dam of the popular Lightning Strike boar. 2011 Illinois State Fair Open Show Reserve Champion Poland Barrow, bred by Ingrams. BREEDERS DIGEST

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and was an eleven-year member of Edgar County 4-H. She graduated from high school in May 2011 and Southern Illinois/Carbondale in December 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in animal science and a certificate in small animal nutrition. Amanda has also worked in the office and lab at Hi Point Genetics over the years. She has a CDL w/hazmat and completed her spray license in Illinois and Indiana and is currently an operator at Crop Production Services as well as running the seed department with her dad. During her younger years, Amanda loved showing her pigs and usually attended and participated in five to seven county fairs and the Summer Team Purebred events. While attending the Team Purebred National Junior Show event, Amanda noticed the long ribbons the staff were displaying for bred and owned honors. She said, “I sure would like one of those”. Fortunately for her, she had a good Poland barrow that day and she secured one of those long ribbons that was as big as she was. She had the Poland China fever, for sure. Amanda has her own responsibilities now but doesn’t live far away from the farm and Mike and Diana can always count on her to take care of things while they are on vacation or away from the farm for more than a day. If a sow needs help farrowing, they can always count on Amanda to be their backup. Amanda has one “child”, a one-year old Dalmatian named Sophie. The Ingrams live very busy lives with both Mike and Diana having full-time employment besides an aggressive farming enterprise. At one time they had 45 sows and have raised all breeds except Landrace, Herefords and Tamworth. They currently have 14 Polands and six Berkshire sows, farrowing twice a year to sell club pigs and for national shows and state fairs. They also run 30 Angus-based crossbred cows and farm approximately 300 acres. Diana is employed at Hi Point Genetics at Chrisman, serving multiple duties. Mike’s hobby is grain farming with his brother and hogs and cattle. As we all know, Mike is a very social

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bounce ideas off of and listen to their advice. Going back to the Hampshire days, Warren Beeler has been an icon for the Ingrams for many years. “Warren instilled the fact in us of being honest with your customers and they will keep coming back”, says Diana. The Ingrams have had many repeat customers but also take pride in the fact that young people have bought show pigs from them that went on to be foundation females. Excited and satisfied customers are what keeps Mike and Diana going. With the assistance of Scott Bennett, the Ingrams were able to purchase the boar Ringo Star from Marie Denzer. He is the sire of Fire Star, one of the most influential sires to ever reside at Chrisman, Illinois. Greg Norman put the “blessing” on Fire Star and urged me to go take a look at him on the farm. Fire Star was the sire of Wildfire, an extremely wide made, stress negative, massive and muscular boar that was the 2012 Southwest Type Conference Reserve Champion. Wildfire was certainly unique for the breed and era and went on to be one of the really good sires within the Poland China breed. In 2013, the Ingrams had champion gilt at the Southwest Type conference, sired by Wildfire. Fire Star also sired a deep set of #5 litter pigs. 5-8 from that litter stayed with the Ingrams and became one the best sows ever raised by this family. This sow was also a granddaughter of “Bubblette”. 5-6 sold to Greg and Grant Norman and was the grandmother of the popular Heatwave boar that was purchased by Center Prairie Genetics. Several #7 litter gilts were offered in the Ingram’s spring 2012 online sale out of the grandmother of Heatwave. They all found good homes including 7-7 aka “Princess”, selling to Hayden Sandall. These were sired by RJM Unstoppable and the dam was 5-8. Princess was the show gilt for Hayden that summer and a true foundation for this progressive Nebraska young exhibitor. 5-8 was truly a consistent sow for Ingrams

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and she was simply known as “Granny” by everyone who saw her or asked. Dang Good Hog was another influential sire Ingrams purchased with A Cut Above. The title of a hog breeder is one that the Ingrams take very seriously. They study the trends, research the boars and breeders that have been successful, and make informed genetic decisions. They breed with productivity in mind. Over the years they have been one of the top herds for muscle but yet have maintained a sow herd that demands and requires the ability to have females get bred, have pigs and raise them in a consistent manner. The Ingrams admit that their gilts may not always have the “show ring look” but will be able to go home and raise the next generation of better Polands. The Ingrams are proud supporters of Team Purebred and realize that junior shows are tremendous events for junior people to attend. As breeders, they realize and understand that they need to help these young exhibitors out, not only by financially supporting them, but also offering encouragement and advice. The open shows are not just a place to sell your stock, but a place where BREEDERS, young and old can discuss trends, types and share genetic material. Mike says, “Even with the most thought-out breeding plan, it is often the last-minute breeding decision that makes the next great one. The future of the show pig industry will not be there if we don’t maintain a great breeding herd”. As progressive and enthusiastic supporters and breeders within the Poland China breed, the Ingrams have been among the breed leaders of litter registrations for several years. They rightfully take pride

in their knowledge of the breed, customer service and loyalty to the breeders, friends and the industry. The Ingrams have joined fellow breeders from across the country to not only advance the popularity and excitement within the breed but share in the genetic improvement in a monumental way. Their ability to think outside the box, stay true to their beliefs of muscle, productivity, and customer satisfaction and doing it with professionalism, integrity, honesty, and breed advancement is well documented. Mike, Diana, and Amanda would like to thank the Poland China fraternity and Breeders Digest staff for including them in this family feature and they are proud of the love for the breed and breeders who they associate with. We are truly honored that they have been an active part of the breed excitement the past 10 years. Thanks to this family for their willingness to be included in this article and for their support of all activities the association is involved with. It’s a great fraternity to be involved with when you can work with people like the Ingrams and share stories and good times about the Poland China breed.

A female from the Ingram’s #5 litter in 2013 that they retained and was one of the best sows ever raised on the farm.

2010 World Pork Expo Junior National Class Winning Gilt, sired by Fire Star and showed by Amanda.

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2009 Team Purebred National Junior Show Reserve Champion Bred & Owned Poland Barrow, shown by Amanda and sired by Ringo Star.


2013 Team Purebred Eastern Regional Champion Poland and Reserve Grand Champion Barrow, bred by Ingrams. Mike, Amanda and Diana pictured at Amanda’s SIUC graduation.

Sheba and Mike enjoy a little R&R.

Amanda and Tucker taking a break. Mike and Amanda with Grandma Ingram and Uncle Jim Ingram.

Amanda working in the Hi Point Genetics lab at Chrisman, Illinois.

Grandma Alice Steward, Amanda and Grandpa Larry Steward.

Two very cherished family members who reside with the Ingrams.

2011 Iowa State Fair FFA Reserve Grand Champion Purebred Breeding Gilt, bred by Ingrams.

Mike Ingram, Ross Hirschfeld and Diana Ingram receiving Indiana State Fair Premier Sire award from Steve King.

Gold Strike boar Ingrams sold at the 2017 STC to Center Prairie and Alliance Genetics, a Strike It Rich x Oh My. BREEDERS DIGEST

A special thank you received from an ASI Showpigs’ customer.

Another Ingram winner – 2016 Illinois State Fair Class Winning Poland Barrow.

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or those who are lucky enough to grow up at a hog show, I encourage you to look back on those working hard in the ring. One person that comes to my mind, is Mr. Larry Stanley. I can still picture Merrill Smith driving his truck with the popper always in the back and Larry in the passenger’s seat. Just 45 minutes west of Indianapolis is the rural community of Putnam County. Stanley Berkshires is a family operation, headquartered in Coatesville, Indiana. Larry and his girlfriend, Karen Hampton, are very active in the livestock industry. Larry has three children, six grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. In 1950 Larry traveled to Lynnwood Farms in Carmel, Indiana, who were leaders in Berkshire genetics, to select his first gilt. This first-year 4-H member, and first-time Berkshire owner went on to win the Hendricks County Fair that year. That’s all it took to become “hooked on the Berks”. And so began his 68year, hard-working investment into the breed. The LSF herdmark has served as the signature for numerous grand champions and reserves. A few career highlights are exhibiting the champion Berkshire boar at the Southeastern Type Conference and the champion Berkshire boar at the 2003 Winter Type Conference in El Reno, Oklahoma. A Berkshire boar that he sold to Tom Conover at a Purdue Test Station Sale went on to sire many champions. Larry has produced pigs that have been crowned champion at

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Larry Stanley and family pictured at the 1989 Indiana State Fair.

11 different state fairs. Larry believes in creating the next generation of hogs with tremendous bone, exceptional muscle, soundness, and rib. Some of the genetics that he has incorporated into his herd over the years are Valedictorian, Rich’s Milestone, Beatin D System, Badger, and Holiday. For this family, it’s a team effort. Larry’s three kids, Tony, Jeff and Sarah, have all been involved in the agriculture industry. At the 1989 Indiana State Fair, Larry and his family exhibited the champion and reserve Berkshire boars and the champion Berkshire gilt. Jeff exhibited the champion Hampshire gilt at the 1987 Indiana State Fair. Sarah won the same award for the Hampshire breed at the 1992 Indiana State Fair. The American Berkshire Association (ABA) recognizes five BREEDERS DIGEST

annual national shows throughout five different states. With each one being very different from another, it’s difficult to pick a favorite. The National Barrow Show® holds a special place in Larry’s heart. Its unique atmosphere and the always friendly fellowship, makes Austin, Minnesota, a great place to keep traditions. Larry has had several winning truckloads and has even taken home the reserve prize. In three different contests, Tom Traywick, Wayne Yake and Larry Stanley had pigs named grand overall. All three pigs had the LSF herdmark on their pedigrees. Not only has Larry contributed to the progression and success of the Berkshire breed through genetic advancement, he has donated his time to several associations. From 1992-1995 he served on the


2001 Reserve Champion Boar, sold to SGI and Japan for $3,250.

Registration paper for Larry’s first Berkshire.

American Berkshire Association Board of Directors. While he was on the board, he was a member of the Finance Committee and the Youth Committee. With sights set on enabling the youth to have a bright future in the swine industry, Larry had written a letter to the ABA Board of Directors encouraging them to start a youth organization. Unfortunately, his recommendation was tabled. Ralph Doak had read his letter and within two years the National Swine Registry had started their youth organization. Larry has been a member of the Indiana Berkshire Association since 1966. There he served as the president for three different terms, as well as the secretary position for about 10 years. He is also involved with the Putnam County Antique Tractor Club and the Putnam County Pork Producers Association, where he has served as president. For those of you thinking about getting involved, Larry encourages you to talk to different breeders and learn from them. “Move slow and study the pedigrees that will fit into your

Lynwood Miss Flash 27th, Larry’s first Berkshire.

Larry and his sister, Susie, with Lynwood Miss Flash 27th in 1950.

2003 Winter Type Conference Champion Berkshire Boar. The event was held in El Reno, Oklahoma, that year.

Duroc x Berkshire cross barrow raised by Larry. He was grand on foot and grand on the rail, winning a total of $2,400 in premiums.

program,” said Larry. Larry believes in the future of the Berkshire breed. “The time is right for the Berkshire breed to go to the top,” said Larry. “The future is in our youth program and adults need to help with guidance and knowledge.” Larry can remember a time when the 4-H show at the Indiana State Fair had just 30-40 exhibitors. This past year, there were 150 junior exhibitors in the Berkshire show. Larry points out, “The Berkshire association needs to help maintain and encourage enthusiasm for the breed.”

With the future being bright, it’s important to reflect on who has helped us along the way. Larry would like to thank his mentors Wayne Yake, Myron Dammann, Vern Hazelett, Tom Wiley, Paul Parrish, Al and Lauren Christian, Gary Wilson, Kern Davis and the truck driver, Merrill Smith. When asked what his greatest achievement is, Larry simply put it as his family.

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Tony and Sarah Stanley pictured with their 1989 Indiana State Fair Grand Champion Berkshire Gilt.

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“They all help support this operation,” Larry said. His grandkids are carrying on the tradition of showing and now his great grandkids show livestock. This pig farmer for over 68 years still has an expansive mind. Three years ago Larry built a 36 x 64 show barn with 18 pens, heated floor and a wash rack. This is an investment of passion for the industry and love for his family.

National Barrow Show® truckload. Pictured are Tom Traywick, Larry Stanley, Myron Dammann and Lanore Dammann.

Jeff Stanley exhibited the 1987 Indiana State Fair 4-H Champion Hampshire Gilt.

Tony Stanley showed the Indiana State Fair Grand Champion Wether.

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Indiana State Fair Reserve Grand Champion Southdown Ewe, shown by Kaylea Stanley.

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Sarah Stanley won champion Hampshire gilt honors at the Indiana State Fair.

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Larry showing the Southeast Type Conference Champion Boar.

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Contact one of the following members for filling your Spotted pig needs. Bolinger Farms Emma Batye California, Mo. (573) 230-5146 (573) 353-1301 D&T Farms Willard, Mo. (417) 224-2010 Randy & Conner Derr Mound City, Mo. (816) 262-5104 Frerking Family Farm Concordia, Mo. (660) 441-3350 Eugene Hinnah Family Gilliam, Mo. (660) 631-5454 (660) 784-2454 Humphrey’s Farm Fulton, Mo. (573) 489-4937 Martin Family Show Pigs Rolla, Mo. (573) 247-6083 Oaks Livestock Harris, Mo. (660) 359-7973

2018

Missouri State Fair Sedalia, Mo.

Attention Juniors Two $250 Scholarships will be awarded to Missouri Spot junior members in 2018—the Fred Lovercamp and Missouri Spotted Association Scholarships. Applications may be obtained at the fair or contact Rachel Foster at (816) 518-7416.

SHOW Aug. 14 — 8 a.m. SALE Aug. 14 — 6 p.m.

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For further information, contact: Garett Reid – sale committee chairman– (660) 460-0485 Rachel Foster – sale committee secretary – (816) 518-7416 Jack Wall – sale day – (309) 945-3312

Sale Guidelines • Judge, sale chairperson and CPS representative will be responsible for selecting the hogs for the sale and determining the sale order. Garett & Amanda Reid • Approximately 35% of the animals will sell; twice as many gilts Concordia, Mo. as boars will be selected for the sale. (660) 463-0303 • Sale commission will be 12%. Settlement for full purchase price will be required on every animal at the conclusion of the sale. Schneider Farms • Other breeds are welcome to sell and will be charged a base Hermann, Mo. fee of 12% commission on the sale floor price if the animal (314) 541-3914 consigned does not sell. Wehner Farms • Animals of all stress statuses are eligible to sell. Stress status on Rossville, Kan. boars should be known and documented on the registration (785) 220-6473 paper. If not known, boar will be sold as negative. If buyer tests (785) 224-6881 and the result is a carrier or positive, the seller is responsible for any and all adjustments. Whitehead- Thomas Show Pigs Raasch Farms Norborne, Mo. (660) 542-8316

Ash Grove, Mo. (417) 491-4364

Spot Breeders Picnic and Meeting Monday, August 13 • 6 p.m.

The Missouri Spot Breeders Association will offer $100 to the Grand Champion Junior Spot Barrow. Awards will be given to the 4-H and FFA champion boar and gilt, also the reserve champion 4-H and FFA boar and gilt. To be eligible for these awards, the exhibitor must be a member of the Missouri Spot Breeders Association by July 30, 2018. Dues are $5 for juniors and $35 for senior members.

MISSOURI SPOT BREEDERS ASSOCIATION President – Joe Wehner * Vice President – Garett Reid Secretary/Treasurer – Rachel Foster * Seedstock Representative – Rick Whitehead BREEDERS DIGEST

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BERKSHIRE BREEDERS www.americanberkshire.com

ALABAMA Gulf Coast Genetics (RGCG) Robin Clark 12134 Yancey Glen Drive Mobile, AL 36695 (251) 605-3073 rclark1959@yahoo.com Johnson, Richard W. (BAMA) 16560 Old Ganey Rd. Bay Minette, AL 36507 (251) 422-6153 rwj1203@gmail.com www.berkshireswine.com

ARIZONA Arizona Berkshires (AZBK) Vicki and Erika Trump 22332 W. Hilton Ave. Buckeye, AZ 85326 (623) 340-2543 - Vicki’s cell arizonaberkshires@yahoo.com

ARKANSAS P&L Farms David Ward (PALF) 242 Nevada 49 Roston, AR 71858 (870) 510-0867 pandlfarms@hughes.net

Williams, Garry (GLWJ) 105 Seminole Rd. Bismarck, AR 71929 (501) 304-0779 williamsgarry7690@yahoo.com

CALIFORNIA Best Value Berkshires (BVB) James Ellis 22069 Kyle Ave. Onyx CA 93255 (760) 378-2315 leann.ellis@gmail.com

Campbell, Brien & Debbie (HADR) 12637 Sharon Bee Lane Herald, CA 95638 (916) 688-0913 hoganddogsranch@yahoo.com Golden State Genetics (GSG) Rachelle Bailey 455 S Blaker Rd. Turlock, CA 95380 (209) 277-2509 goldenstateswine@aol.com www.goldenstategenetics.com Leeman, Erica (EMCG) 6001 W 6th St. Rio Linda, CA 95673 (916) 240-6308 mcguireranch@comcast.net

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Loya Livestock (LLP) 8383 Fargo Ave. Hanford, CA 93230 (559) 362-5866 loyalivestock@gmail.com

Riverbank Farm (RVBF) Veronia Peterson 14668 Hwy. 160 Walnut Grove, CA 95690 (916) 796-6300 riverbankfarm14668@gmailcom www.berksontheriver.com Worden’s Berkshires (RJW) Ralph and Julie Worden 480 Horn Ave. Santa Rosa, CA 95407 (707) 584-7806

COLORADO Diamond Livestock, LLC (DLCO) Rodney, Tammy, Austin, Amber & Abigail Reinick 22577 WCR 55 Kersey, CO 80644 (970) 324-3369 - Austin (970) 396-1765 - Rod adreinick@yahoo.com rtreinick@yahoo.com www.diamond-livestock.com Diggin Dust Heritage Hogs (DDHH) Dustin Lyman P.O. Box 93 Cope, CO 80812 (970) 630-9637

Six Mile Farm (SXML) 45004 Hwy. 59 Yuma, CO 80759 (970) 848-5237 (970) 630-3121 - cell sixmile_farms@yahoo.com

Smith, Greg & Janeanne (WACH) 46244 Hwy. 52 Roggen, CO 80652 (970) 443-5527 wachtelstation@gmail.com

Wild, Jim & Brenda (WILD) 13676 Co. Rd. 3 Longmont, CO 80504 (303) 709-5930 (303) 772-4944 - home wildshowpigs@earthlink.net Zimmerman, Rick (ZPF) 10391 3250 Road Hotchkiss, CO 81419 (970) 872-3163 zimmermanpork@tds.net

CONNECTICUT Broad Brook Acres (BBAF) Michael & Christian Swanson 408 Old Jewett City Rd. Preston, CT 06365 (603) 491-0122 broadbrookacres@gmail.com

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Green Valley Farm, LLC (HDD) Daniel & Heather Driscoll 100 Ashford Rd. Ashford, CT 06278 (860) 315-7593 driscoll.h@gmail.com www.berkshireswine.com Ledyard High School (LHS) Ag Science Program 24 Gallup Hill Rd. Ledyard, CT 06339 (860) 464-9600, ext. 7128

McKerlie III, Charles W. (SRCF) 1337 Edwards Mill Rd. Ball Ground, GA 30107 (770) 886-8371 (678) 431-1129 - cell sunraycreek@yahoo.com Parham Farms (PARF) P.O. Box 243 Royston, GA 30662 (706) 206-4433 parhamfarms@ymail.com

HAWAII

Burnite Mill Farm (BMIL) 8135 Burnite Mill Road Felton, DE 19943 (302) 284-0705

Malama Farm (MAUI) David and Tina Fitch P.O. Box 1407 Haiku, HI 96708 (808) 633-3959 info@malamafarm.com

FLORIDA

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Circle G Ranch (SMAG) Scott & Mary Ann Griffin 5807 State Route 21, Keystone Heights. FL 32656-6924 (904) 219-6326 - cell gbhsinc@bellsouth.net

Hardball Farms, LLC (HBH) Tom Goodwin P.O. Box 3093 Nampa, ID 83653 (208) 249-6439 tom.goodwin@hardballfarms.com www.hardballfarms.com

DELAWARE

Mitchell, Lisa (BFFL) Belinsky Farms, LLC P.O. Box 1508 Defuniak Springs, FL 32435 (850) 401-1488 belinskyfarms@gmail.com Second Chance Ranch (MDDR) Michael DioGuardi 6305 Estates Dr. North Port, FL 34291 (941) 629-7177 Md0821@gmail.com

GEORGIA Brown, James Alan (DGFB) 11 Daisy Lane Rising Fawn, GA 30738 (706) 462-2291 dixiegapfarm@ACRNL.org Burgress, John & Julie Vance (CCPF) 2051 Gough Rd. Louisville, GA 30434 (305) 923-0262 juliesvance@wildblue.net

Garmon, Chris (1CLG) 32 Nunnally Rd. SE Winder, GA 30680-3316 (618) 207-7195 chrisgarmon34@yahoo.com Grizzel, Barry (GFBG) 152 Grizzel Lane Murrayville, GA30564 (678) 936-0984 grizzel41@hotmail.com

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Thornton, Brad (B&LT) P.O. Box 40 Kuna, ID 83634 (208) 284-1986 pigsfly@hughes.net www.theflyingpigfarm.net

ILLINOIS ASI Showpigs (ASI) Amanda Ingram 18043 E 2125th Rd. Chrisman, IL 61924 (217) 822-3281 (217) 251-3281 mdaingram@gmail.com www.thepigpage.com\asishowpigs Burrus, Todd (KMBP) 6930 Clark Rd. Arenzville, IL 62611 (217) 997-5511 (217) 248-0214 - cell todd.burrus@burrusseed.com

Butcher, Shane, Shelly and Brandon (BSG) (BOB) 2655 N 1800 E Blue Mound, IL 62513 (217) 676-4833 CJR Pork Farm (ROBB) Eric & Jeff Robb 1062 Friends Creek Rd. Farmer City, IL 61842 (309) 838-9840 cjrpork1@gmail.com

Countryman Family Farms (BJCP) Brian Countryman 2828 Custer Ave. Rockford, IL 61101-4207 (815) 218-7502 countrytime80@yahoo.com

Crane, Brady (BCDC) 1844 2000 Ave. Lincoln, IL 62656 (217) 871-1617

FM Berks (FMB) Cory Miller & Bryan Fuller 15085 Old Colonial Rd. Bloomington, IL 61705 (309) 275-1515 - Cory (309) 275-5328 - Bryan fmberkshires@gmail.com Flach Farms (RNR) Flach, Roger and Roy 7861 Angle Crossing Rd. Oakley, IL 62501-7105 (217) 972-8407 flachfarms@gmail.com www.flachfarms.com

Harfst, Elizabeth (ERH) 27475 E 200 N Rd. Saunemin, IL 61769 (815) 832-4023

Hay, Gary and Kevin (GKH) 8838 N Quarry Hill Rd. Warren, IL 61087-9746 (608) 330-1136 (608) 214-2392 Hay, John D. ( JHAY) 325 Chestnut St. Warren, IL 61087 (815) 297-3078 jhnhay81@yahoo.com Helgen, Dan (DZB) 214 N 15th Ave. Litchfield, IL 62056 (217) 324-6643 danjo85@msn.ccom

Knight, Tyler (TYK) 24698 N 500 E Rd. Armstrong, IL 61812 (217) 621-3379

Lucht, Hailey, Jordin & Kirstyn (HJKL) A-List Showpigs 746 N 3000 E Rd. Milford, IL 60953 (815) 867-0529 luchtfarms@hotmail.com

M.R. Hogs (MRH) Marla Behrends and Randy Zorn 23202 N 950 E Road Carlock, IL 61725-9746 (309) 376-7003 - Randy (815) 674-3034 - William Meers Brothers (SDM) Ed Meers 305 W Main Stewardson, IL 62463 (217) 259-7577 meerselaine@hotmail.com

Miller & Family, George (MJR) 10385 Pit Rd. Niantic, IL 62551 (217) 963-2460


Miller Farms (MYB) 1285 E 800 N Rd. Melvin, IL 60952 (217) 781-2419 - Kirk (217) 388-2419 - Bob showpig78@hotmail.com www.millerswinefarm.com

Musick, Mclayn (MCMU) 2514 N 2150th Ave. Camp Point, IL 62320 (217) 696-4893

Orris, Marc (MDO) 2066 Woodson-Franklin Rd. Jacksonville, IL 62650 (217) 673-5951 OrrisFarms@earthlink.net Pilcher Farms (CMP / BEP / KMP) 538 N 1300 East Rd. Paxton, IL 60957 (217) 377-8822 mjpilcher@gmail.com

R&S Farms (RSJC) Jeffery Reed and Eric Smith P.O. Box 291 Blue Mound, IL 62513 (217) 972-9340 reedracing@hotmail.com Rabe, Dale (DARB) 15270 IL Rt. 76 Poplar Grove, IL 61065 (815) 765-2879 rasonpigs@aol.com Rieches, Jess ( JR) 1042 N 1200 E Rd. Onarga, IL 60955 (815) 457-2517

Shaffner, Ken & Family (KSF) 14481 East Angling Road West Union, IL 62477 (217) 822-3584 Smith, Clayton (CASB) 16681 Poplar Grove Rd. Poplar Grove, IL 61605 (815) 742-9441 smij731@net.com

Smith Farms (SFP) Jeff and Karla Smith 11602 W. Legion Hall Rd. Princeville, IL 61559 (309) 385-2553 smittys92@gmail.com Tuthill Genetics (TUT) Ron and Randy 9768 Grain Bin Rd. Wyoming, IL 61491 (309) 286-7201 - Ron & farm (309) 286-5039 - Randy randytuthill@gmail.com

Waterman, Chad & Matt (CMW) 847 East 750 North Rd. Palmer, IL 62556 (217) 820-0151 chad_waterman@hotmail.com

INDIANA Armand Family Farm (BARM) Brad & Luke Armand 9240 N Co. Rd. 30 W North Vernon, IN 47265 (812) 592-4146 - home barmand@decaturwb.com Arnholt, Nate (NRA) 11678 E. St. Rd. 46 Columbus, IN 47201 (812) 371-2689 narnholt@comcast.net

Beaman Showstock (BBEA) Brian Beaman 8230 N 1000 E Rd. Twelve Mile, IN 46988 (574) 206-3400 brian_beaman@andersonsinc.com Beck Purebreds (EBBF) Eric and Brooke Beck 5851 S 525 E Pierceton, IN 46562 (574) 551-1163 (574) 551-1478

Brattain, Marshall & Shirley (MSB) 621 N 850 W Greencastle, IN 46135-7769 (765) 653-4913 brattainfarms@webtv.net Brown, Dennis (BVF) 3756 E Base Rd. Winchester, IN 47394 (765) 584-1342 (765) 546-2494 - cell brownviewseeds@rcwifi.com Cooper, Roy & Meranda (VSP) 5474 N 600 W Galveston, IN 46932 (765) 513-4240 varsityshowpigs@gmail.com

Evergreen Hill Berkshires (EHB) Amzie Schwartz 1261 200th S Berne, IN 46711 (260) 849-2579 Fry & Family, Daniel T. (DFRY) 2275 E Co. Rd. 1000 E Roachdale, IN 46172 (765) 721-7363 frycattlehog@tds.net

Gentry Genetics (SGSP & MLG) Mike Gentry & Family 1855 N 600 W Lebanon, IN 46052 (317) 690-0820 - Mike (765) 894-7757 - Stephen mikegentry@hughes.net www.gentryshowpigs.com

Golden Dawn Farms (GDF) Brent Stoten & Family 7398 N 550 W Carthage, IN 46115 (765) 565-6312 - home (765) 561-5710 - cell

Goodnight -Egger, Tracie (TGE) 8246 W 200 S Delphi, IN 46923-9540 (219) 869-0393 tracie1087@gmail.com Harvey, Todd & Family (THFS) 1215 Holiday Dr., P.O. Box 224 Greentown, IN 46936 (765) 628-7239

Hertsel Berkshire Farm (HERT) 7524 W 900 N Nappanee, IN 46550 (574) 370-5828 Kasten, Steve (KAST) 3771 S 400 W Winamac, IN 46996 (574) 242-1093 skasten@vt.edu

Knobloch, Grant & Nelson (GNK) 6658 N 1200 E Wolcott, IN 47995 (765) 588-4201 goodtimeshowpigs@gmail.com Malcolm, Steve (SSMF) 3533 W Shoaff Rd. Huntertown, IN 46748 (260) 750-9704 spencemalccolm16@yahoo.com Melton, Wayne (HWF) 4228 E 100 South Greenfield, IN 46140 (317) 462-7310

Michel Showpigs (MIC) 7284 E 800 N North Manchester, IN 46962 (260) 578-1066 - cell michelshowpigs@gmail.com www.michelshowpigs.com Myers, Alivia (ADJ) 13777 N Co. Rd. 800 E Albany, IN 47320 (765) 212-8601 triplemberks@yahoo.com

Reynolds & Family, Michael & Courtney (MKRS) 2970 N 150 W Lebanon, IN 46052-9522 (765) 482-6609 mkreynoldsfam@yahoo.com

Ritter Family Berkshires (2REV) Matt, Megan & Jackson Ritter 697 W 950 N Fortville, IN 46040-9736 (317) 485-0113 mattandmeganritter@gmail.com www.ritterberkshires.com Smith, Merrill & Linda (MLS) 1927 S. US Hwy. 421 Greensburg, IN 47240 (812) 525-1769 Stanley, Larry (LSF) 36 S Co. Rd. 900 E Coatesville, IN 46121 (317) 902-7544 - cell ljs@ccrtc.com

BREEDERS DIGEST

Stephenson Farms Showpigs (BTNY) Doug Stephenson 4407 S Co. Rd. 700 W Coatesville, IN 46121 (317) 358-7267 bstephenson1118@yahoo.com

Thomas, Logan & Lauren (LOG) 4654 N CR 200 W Brazil, IN 47834 (812) 249-1868 - Alan (812) 249-5583 - Garnet alanree@aol.com Thompson & Family, Kevin (KJT) 4630 W St. Rd. 44 Morgantown, IN 46160 (317) 716-7124 kevinthom61@gmail.com Torr, Ali (ALIT) 2629 N 50 East Greencastle, IN 46135 (765) 721-0858 alitorr93@yahoo.com

Wells, Ethan (EWFS) 3891 S CR 250 W Danville, IN 46122 (317) 539-2891 (317) 223-1618 ewfs@yahoo.com

Wooldridge, Carl & Valerie (CVW) 6612 W 550 S Knightstown, IN 46148 (765) 520-0633 corkvalerie@omnicityusa.com Yake, Wayne & Marilyn 4415 E Old 56 Salem, IN 47167 (812) 896-1418

IOWA 4TK Genetics (4TK) Charlie England 1730 Vail Ave. Clearfield, IA 50840 (402) 510-1710 4tkgenetics@gmail.com

A3 Company (A3C) Al Christian 1002 Arizona Ave. Ames, IA 50014 (515) 292-2257 - home (515) 460-4352 - cell

Biensen Breeding Stock (GKB) Kelly & Nina Biensen 2454 Binford Ave., Rt. 2 State Center, IA 50247 (641) 483-2286 - home (641) 352-0549 - Kelly cell (641) 352-0649 - Nina cell kelly@edenfarmsllp.com Biz E Acres Berkshires (BIZ) Elston J. Buls and Sons 1645 140th St. Waverly, IA 50677 (319) 276-4753

Broek Swine Genetics (BKSG) 3145 360th St. Sioux Center, IA 51250 (712) 441-1016 broekswinegenetics@yahoo.com

Brown, Justin (WADZ) P.O. Box 211 Van Meter, IA 50261 (515) 249-1957

Conover, Adam J. (AJC) Box 9 Baxter, IA 50028 (641) 227-3686 ajc@partnercom.net

Conover, Brice (BTC) 10668 W 64th St. N Baxter, IA 50028 (515) 979-3890 barney_1124@hotmail.com www.conovershowpigs.com

Cottonwood Farm (CW) Clark and Jean Conover 5361 190th St. Holstein, IA 51025 (712) 368-2209 cotnwood@netllcwb.net Conover, Tom & Shirley (BA) Bonnie Acres 5428 200 St. Holstein, IA 51025 (712) 368-2208 England’s Berkshires (EB) Doug England 1875 Yellowstone Ave. Clearfield, IA 50840 (641) 336-2925 englberk@iowatelecom.net Farnum DVM, David (DFVM) 4206 200th St. Estherville, IA 51334 (515) 290-3960 - cell dfarnumdvm@icloud.com www.farnumgenetics.com

Fly’n K Berkshires (FKB) Lance Knobloch 2104 190th St. Alvord, IA 51230 (712) 473-2511 - home (605) 366-4385 - cell kance@alliancecom.net www.flynkberks.com Gudenkaufs Berkshires (VRR) Rick Gudenkauf 2113 110th St. Edgewood, IA 52042 (563) 608-1126 (563) 928-7227 guden@msn.com

Ingels Farms & Landscaping (IFB) Chad Ingels 13298 130th St. Randalia, IA 52164 (563) 637-2367 - home (563) 920-5899 - cell ctingels@acrec.com ISU Swine Teaching (IASU) Greg Krahn, Mgr. (262) 339-6971 Jeff Hartwig, Swine Farms Mgr. (515) 290-3742 1221 Kildee Hall Ames, IA 50011 www.ans.iastate.edu/ centers/swine/

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Miller Berks, Taylor (TAYM) Rt. 2, Box 241A Winchester, IL 62694 (217) 370-1351 - Paul’s cell

Wilson, Mitch (MITJ) 13280 N 350 Ave. McNabb, IL 61335 (815) 822-2580 (815) 488-2007 mitch@wilson-genetics.com

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Miller, Marcus and Alicia (MAAM) 27612 E 1200 N Rd. Forest, IL 61741 (815) 674-9291 amille4@1stfarmcredit.com


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Berkshire Breeder Directory continued from previous page Kehrli, Ken (KK) 2721 Stewart Ave. Winthrup, IA 50682 (319) 934-3736

Kruse Brothers Genetics (KBG) 24270 New Vienna Rd. Epworth, IA 52045 (563) 744-3277 (563) 590-3015 krusefloorcovering@gmail.com Lane, Austin & Ken (AUST) 39415 82nd St. Spragueville, IA 52074 (563) 212-1999 - Austin (563) 212-5697 - Ken lane_tsi@netins.net www.terminalsires.com Marland Farms (MFC) Doug Martin 10236 K. Ave. Fayette, IA 52142 (563) 637-2703 Olson Berks (OPB) Craig Olson 7218 27th Avenue Newhall, IA 52315 (319) 223-5329 - Craig (319) 664-3956 - Tom OlsonSpotFarm@aol.com

Owen, Bill (NIBS) 3298 Hwy. 9 Riceville, IA 50466-7011 (641) 220-3787 nibs@myomnitel.com

PNJ Berks (PNJB) 3471 Redwood Ave. Sanborn, IA 51248 (712) 441-1990 bigddavelaar@hotmail.com

Phenotypic Acres (PA) Drs. M. Peter & Lorraine J. Hoffman 55432 265th Street Ames, IA 50010 (515) 233-3596 phoffman@iastate.edu www.hoffmanberks.com Reed Family Berks (REED) 17686 143rd St. Ottumwa, IA 52501 (641) 777-1385 - Randy (641) 680-6731 - Melissa (641) 680-2990 - Brandon reedfamilyberks@gmail.com www.reedfamilyberks.com Schmaling, Ben & Ethan (B&ES) 1955 G Ave. Ogden, IA 50212 (608) 212-0618 showberks@gmail.com

Shady Brook Farm (SBF) Chris Conover and Family 719 Schueman Court Oakland, IA 51560 (712) 369-0231 cconover12@yahoo.co.in

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Sioux Center Swine AI Boar Stud (DBR) Delbert Broek 3110 360th St. Sioux Center, IA 51250 (712) 722-1334 - home (507) 360-8267 - cell siouxcenterswine@gmail.com www.siouxcenterboarstud.com Stensland Show Pigs (RSSF) Ryan Stensland 10 138th St. Lisbon, IA 52253 (319) 331-9737 ryanstensland@gmail.com www.stenslandshowpigs.com

Tekippe, Ray (RTK) 1528 270th Ave. Earlville, IA 52041 (563) 923-3872 (563) 543-4267 - cell raytekippe@gmail.com www.usedswineequipment.com Watts Quality Pork (WQP) 2614 Keokuk Ave. Clarion, IA 50525 (515) 448-3021 (515) 293-0830 wattsupwl@gmail.com

Bowers Family Show Pigs (BOS) 3857 Pete Seay Rd. Sulphur, LA 70665 (337) 583-7420 (337) 794-1097 - cell bowersfamilyshowpigs@yahoo.com

Evans, John (CKF) 657 Palmer Chappel Rd. Pineville, LA 71360 (318) 308-3627 - home evans.kristin@rocketmail.com

Persimmon Hill Pork Farm (PHPF) 410 Davis Rd. Oak Grove, LA 71263 (318) 669-0930 - Richie Strong (318) 974-0478 - Larry Boyte richie@persimmonhillpork.com www.persimmonhillpork.com Raising Berks Pig Farm ( JEC) John Coombs 21004 E Bell Rd. Amite, LA 70422 (985) 748-4744 imount@bellsouth.net

MAINE

White Knight Farms (WKF) Burdette & Alex Conover 2059 Faith Ave. Holstein, IA 51025 (712) 368-4481

Littlefield, Bradford & Christina (SMFL) P.O. Box 41 Freyeburg, ME 04037 (207) 935-3195 (207) 461-4176 bradandtina@roadrunner.com

KANSAS

MARYLAND

Flinthills Berkshires ( JWBK) 12418 NW 100th St. Whitewater, KS 67154 (316) 303-4784 flinthillsberkshires@gmail.com

Doran, Michael (MDD) 4046 Prospect Rd. Whiteford, MD 21160 (410) 836-1094 (443) 506-8746 - cell highviewfarms@hotmail.com www.highviewfarms.webs.com

Waters, Gene (WAT) 26730 New Lawrence Dr. Leavenworth, KS 66048 (913) 250-0660 - home (913) 683-3318 - cell Wittkop Family Farm (WITT) Paul & Alicia Wittkop 3379 102nd St. Meriden, KS 66512 (785) 484-0148 (785) 410-8509 - cell aliciawittkop@gmail.com

KENTUCKY Florence Family Berkshires (FCP) Chris Florence 415 Fox Springs Ave. Flemingsburg, KY 41041 (606) 782-0259 - Chris (606) 782-6107

LOUISIANA Bardwell, David (BARD) 525 Nation Rd. Deville, LA 71328 (318) 466-1510 - home (318) 715-1479 - cell

Falls, Tim & Sarah (FGF) 330 Ashton Rd. Ashton, MD 20861 (240) 793-3036 - cell sarahfalls@comcast.net Utz, Deborah (DUTZ) 5227 Schalk Rd #1 Manchester, MD 21102 (410) 984-5507 dennisutz@aol.com

Vaughan, Kelly (WTV) 2837 Bradenbaugh Rd. White Hall, MD 21161 (410) 459-9780 - cell coolgirl409@msn.com

MASSACHUSETTS Duffy, Bill (LRF) 1128 Main St. Ashby, MA 01431 (978) 855-8591 laurelridgefarmma@gmail.com Manning, Beth (BRM) 69 Taylor Rd. Shelburne, MA 01370 (413) 625-9967 - home (413) 772-9389 manning@crocker.com shinglebrookfarm.com

BREEDERS DIGEST

MICHIGAN Albright Swine Farms (ASF) Pat and Doug Albright 965 Flint Rd. Coldwater, MI 49036 (517) 238-5817 (989) 429-5215 - cell pat@brightswine.com www.brightswine.com

Foster, Andrew (AFB) 2298 E Johnstone Rd. Owosso, MI 48867 (989) 845-4147 - home (989) 307-1119 - cell andrew25foster@gmail.com Hinz, Brandon (HINZ) Hinz Hog Farm 65699 Baseline Rd. South Haven, MI 49090 (269) 214-0610 Brandon@hinzhogs.com www.hinzhogs.com King, Tom (TGK) P.O. Box 522 Manton, MI 49663 (231) 824-6152 (248) 390-7055 - cell gnikmot@live.com

PleinAir Farm (PLNR) 5163 Scofield, Rd. Maybee, MI 48159 (231) 883-5961 orion1911@hotmail.com Quartz Farm (QFF) Ray Quartz 10702 W 16th Rd. Mesick, MI 49668 (231) 645-2390 - home quartzfarm@hotmail.com

MINNESOTA Dammann, Myron (TMF) Triple M Farm 19517 670 Ave. Elkton, MN 55933 (507) 584-6835 medtmf@frontiernet.net Hound’s Watch Farm (HWFM) Jane & Mike Mattila 23347 Boreal Rd. NW Pinewood, MN 56676 (218) 243-3299 mattila@paulbunyan.net

Ihnen, Brian & Dianne (BDIF) 35891 710th St. Round Lake, MN 56167 (507) 839-3836 bdihnen@gmail.com

Kremper, Chad (CKK) 6508 131st NW Cass Lake, MN 56633-9742 (218) 760-9473 - cell chadkremper@gmail.com Kurobuta Berkshire, LLC (KURO) 51600 295th St. Austin, MN 55912 (515) 231-1469 kurobutameats@aol.com

Olsen, Ross & Patricia (PAT) 44783 State 92 Clearbrook, MN 56634 (218) 776-2132 (218) 368-9108 patolsen17@gmail.com

Rozeboom Farms (ROZ) 7050 100th Ave. NE Murdock, MN 56271 (320) 264-0012 Stassen, Steve (SFB) 1105 140th Ave., S.E. Kerkhoven, MN 56252 (320) 264-5932

Wipplinger, Lyle & Darla (WIPP) 4001 570th Ave. Kiester, MN 56051 (507) 294-3842 djwippli@frontiernet.net

MISSISSIPPI Pigott, John M. (MOE) 264 Ceasar Rd. Picayune, MS 39466 (985) 707-8381 boggybranchberks@gmail.com

MISSOURI Behr, John (BEHR) 4697 South 170th St. Bolivar, MO 65613 (417) 599-1867 - cell jbehr1985@gmail.com

BLR Farms (BLR) Brad, Rachel & Kendra Lawson 13150 Rt. D Centralia, MO 65240 (573) 682-3855 - cell (573) 881-5040 - Brad rlawson@mem-ins.com

Black & Gold Swine Genetics (FMMM) 23739 Pike 262 Clarksville, MO 63336 (573) 754-2202- Mike cell (573) 356-8461 - Matt cell (816) 592-0579 - Cody cell Black Tie Berks ( JCOW) 2300 Poinsetta Billings, MO 65610 (417) 988-0509 blacktieberks@gmail.com www.blacktieberks.com Booth Farms (RKJ) Josh Booth 16101 Cable Place Cainsville, MO 64632 (660) 893-5535 (660) 373-0025 (Randall) boothck@grm.net Bowen, Chase (CRB) 7651 NE Ridgeway Dr. Hamilton, MO 64644 (816) 288-9633 bbowen82@yahoo.com Burns Farms (WKL) Clarke Burns 20430 Hwy. M Brookfield, MO 64628 (660) 258-7389


Coyote Creek Ranch (YOTE) 23405 Little Buffalo Rd. Stover, MO 65078 (573) 277-2140 (573) 286-8827 coyotecreeksoaps@gmail.com

Creason Genetics (ECB) Ed & Erin Creason 3451 S Highway 13 Polo, MO 64671 (573) 823-5635 creasongenetics@gmail.com D&B Berks (D&B) Bob Street P.O. Box 36 Whiteside, MO 63387 (573) 485-7311

Dotson & Wilson (DWMO) 9339 NW Oregon Dr. Cameron, MO 64429 (515) 321-3264 dotsone@validusservices.com www.dotsonhampshires.com

Fitzwater Berkshires (PLF / RFZ / FE) Phillip and Rodger Fitzwater Kathryn Edwards 49791 E 136 St. Norborne, MO 64668 (660) 707-2917 Gerlt, Lucus (LIG) 16624 Hwy. C Versailles, MO 65084 (573) 378-7548 jwg_livestock@yahoo.com

Harrison, Charles (CCHB) 455 Folta Rd. Hawk Point, MO 63349 (636) 236-2043 hawkpointchas@yahoo.com Heimer Hamps (HH) Jesse Heimer 555 Birch Lane Taylor, MO 63471 (217) 257-0138 hheimerj@gmail.com www.heimerhamps.com

Hinnah Farms (HFBF) 30348 Queens Trail Gilliam, MO 65330 (660) 631-5454 hinnahfarms@hotmail.com Howard, Greg (TGHB) 301 South Dudley St. Hamilton, MO 64644 (816) 632-8035 LNK Genetics (LNK) Ted Neuner 837 County Rd. 624 Linn, MO 65051 (573) 897-4591 lnkgenetics@yahoo.com

Lone Tree Berkshires (DPB) Daniel, Denise, Dalten & EeLeigh Pride 13278 W St. Hwy. 174 Billings, MO 65610 (417) 207-1267

Montgomery Livestock (LM) Luke and Bill Montgomery 10734 Hwy. YY Sumner, MO 64681 (660) 963-2456 - Luke (660) 856-3618 - Bill montgomerylvstk@yahoo.com Murray Family Berks (CMFB) Dylan Murray 2417 Hwy. 215 Buffalo, MO 65622 (417) 241-0656 -Rick (417) 321-0195 - Dylan dylanmurray16@gmail.com Oram Berkshire (OBB) 36968 E 146 Hwy. Gilman City, MO 64642 (660) 876-5302 - home (660) 425-0784 - cell Pride, Daniel & Denise (DPB) 5346 Lawrence 1195 Miller, MO 65707 (417) 827-6022 (417) 207-1267 - cell pridedan8@gmail.com RA Ranch Berkshires (RAR) Ryan Anderson 4332 Old Havana Trl McFall, MO 64657 (660) 367-4608 - home (660) 726-2694 - cell r.a.ranch@live.com www.raberks.com

Reid, Harlan (HRB) 16 S Walnut St. Sweet Springs, MO 65351 (660) 335-4855 (660) 202-9228 - cell Strickland Pork Farms (STPF) Brian Strickland 245 Cedar Creek Lane Jackson, MO 63755 (573) 979-5433 Bri.strick@gmail.com

Taylor, Nathan (NAT) 8530 SW 801 Rd. El Dorado Springs, MO 69744 (417) 296-2962 nataylor76@icloud.com

MONTANA Duke, George B. (DHR) 289 Homestead Rd. Edgar, MT 59026 (406) 670-7258 enduke@mcn.net

Wilderness Farms (WF) P.O. Box 1840 Bigfork, MT 59911 (406) 837-2597 - main office info@wildernessfarms.net

Williams, Colin (ARW) Patterson Creek Farm 955 Townline Rd. Johnson City, NY 13790 (607) 427-7348

NEBRASKA

NORTH CAROLINA

Seybold Berkshires (TSS) Troy & Gina Seybold 72657 20 Rd. Wilcox, NE 68982 (308) 627-3362 - Troy (308) 627-3363 - Gina seyboldberks@gmail.com

Copeland, Jeff (CPLD) 945 Ryland Rd. Tyner, NC 27980 (252) 297-2731 (252) 562-5566 - cell hjcopela@ncsu.edu

NEW HAMPSHIRE McGovern, Harold (MBFJ) 323 Millbrook Rd. Landaff, NH 03585 (603) 838-8908 hmegovern@myfairpoint.net

NEW JERSEY

Appelbaum, Todd 65 Big Spring Rd. Hardyston, NJ 07419 (973) 202-9344 taostrich@gmail.com

NEW YORK

Cecot, Daniel (HFBD) 260 Willard Rd. Massena, NY 13662 (315) 764-1914 danielcecot@gmail.com

Fairchild, Scott & Deborah (SDKB) 4188 State Hwy. 80 Sherburne, NY 13460 (607) 847-8548 befair5@yahoo.com Goologly, Robert (RJGF) 93 Emerson Rd. Castle Creek, NY 13744 (607) 765-7427 golloglyfarms@gmail.com Gunderman, Richard (GUNR) 589 Walker Rd. Endicott, NY 13760 (607) 239-5564 - home (607) 624-5663 beeeman@stny.rr.com

Hollier, Kerry (KHOL) 3856 Reed Rd. Savannah, NY 13146-9757 (315) 383-0432 kerry@teaselmeadowfarms.com www.teaselmeadowfarms.com Luckman, James Luckman Family Farms (LUCK) 8474 Seaman Rd. Gasport, NY 14067 (716) 930-9605 jluckman@rochester.rr.com Risoni, Emilio (TFFB) 463 State Hwy. 37C Massena, NY 13662 (315) 769-6575 (315) 296-6725 - cell ytailhunter@twcny.rr.com www.facebook.com/ tablefarefarmberkshires

Felicity Farms Inc. (FELI) 2200 Laws Store Rd. Hurdle Mills, NC 27541 (719) 660-6282 pat@felicityfarms.net Grateful Acres (GAFM) Karen Mcentee 829 McCullock Loop Rd. Hurdle Mills, NC 27541 (336) 364-0115 karen@gratefulacresfarm.com Mealey, Karen (WNDF) 7453 Radio Rd. NE Leland, NC 28451 (910) 655-5735 - farm (910) 617-5110 - cell karen@wonderlandfarm.net www.wonderlandfarm.net Nahunta Farms (NAHF) Gregory Peele 189 Nahunta Farm, Rd. Pikeville, NC 27863 (919) 922-5152 gregorypeele@gmail.com

Narrow Way Farms (NWF) 3253 Mineral Springs Church Rd. Polkton, NC 28135 (704) 272-9162 (704) 695-5202 - cell rocky@narrowway-farms.com

NORTH DAKOTA Ness, Jon & Kim (NES) 4814 76th Ave. NE Devils Lake, ND 58301 (701) 662-7957 rafternranch@gondte.com

R Lazy S Pigs (RMCC) Ross & Michelle Schoenwald 2988 Hwy 23 Watford City, ND 58854 (701) 770-7546 rossandmichelle@hotmail.com Woodbury, Jessie (1JLW) 719 Highway 22 Killdeer, ND 58640 (701) 590-1383 jessie.woodbury@ymail.com

OHIO Baltzly, Andy (ABS) 8160 Kemary Ave. Navarre, OH 44662 (330) 428-3639 cell (text) baltzly.4@osu.edu

Brandenburg Show Pigs (SRRD) Shawn & Ryan Brandenburg 4147 Weaver Station Rd. Greenville, OH 45331 (937) 417-2951 (937) 417-0885 brandenburgshowpigs@ gmail.com Campbell Bros. (2CB) 17790 SR 339 Waterford, OH 45786 (740) 984-8769 jfcampbell@aep.com

Carmack Family Farms (CFFT) 668 N Rock Rd. Ontario, OH 44903 (419) 529-0701 (419) 566-8300 susannecarmack@yahoo.com

Huff, Dan & Family (DHF) 1403 Parrott Station Rd. Washington CH, OH 43160 (740) 335-6397 - Dan (740) 333-3204 - Sean jhuff6397@gmail.com Massive Swine (SRGL) Stephanie Riegel 4769 Selma Rd. Springfield, OH 45502 (937) 536-9778 stephriegel@gmail.com

McWhinney, Dale & Sharon (DSBK) 8958 State Rt. 122 West Eaton, OH 45320 (937) 456-2844

Overstake, Kayla (KDD) 5557 Franklin Rd. Hillsboro, OH 45133 (937) 288-9867 - home (937) 763-2078 - cell cakeface_34@yahoo.com www.overstakeshowpigs.webs.com Shipley & Snyder (SDH) 8086 Marion Rd. Newark, OH 43055 (740) 404-5048 shipleyswine@yahoo.com www.shipleyswine.com

Utendorf Farms (UTEF) Kent Utendorf 9261 Rd. Z Columbus Grove, OH 45830 (419) 306-4590 kent@utendorf.com

Wippel Family Berks (WPF) Jeff Wippel 15085 London Rd. Orient, OH 43146 (740) 869-2016 - home oink.berks@gmail.com www.wippelfamilyberks.com

OKLAHOMA Bellettini Johnnie (LBJ) 37921 County Road 1680 Colgate, OK 74538 (580) 310-4872 jbellettini@hotmail.com

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Cowsert, Ryan (RRC) 20887 Cowsert Dr. Braymer, MO 64624 (660) 484-3020

Lindsay, Charles & James (CLL) 1461 Highway EE Winfield, MO 63389 (513) 939-7506 mlindsay0305@hotmail.com

RKSHIRE • BERKSHIRE • BERKSHIRE

Comstock Farms (COM) 11523 E N Hwy. Bronaugh, MO 64728 (417) 448-4315 jtcomstock@yahoo.com


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Berkshire Breeder Directory continued from previous page Bowlin, Trent &Christina (TCSP) 16510 N Lake Region, Rd. Hulbert, OK 74441 (918) 316-2306 (918) 708-2072 bowlinchristina@yahoo.com

Burns, DVM, Gary (RBUR) 7325 Hwy. 281 Geary, OK 73040 (405) 884-2916 gburnsdvm@pldi.net Campbell-Crotty, Regina (RCC) 3920 S. Fairgrounds Stillwater, OK 74074 (405) 743-4306 ginacbarc@gmail.com www.cbarcshowpigs.com Doc Roc Farms (VA) Vance Aldridge Box 301 Elmore City, OK 73433 (405) 527-4945 - Home (405) 227-8044 - Cell Higdon, Scott (HFB) 19403 Patterson Rd. Tecumseh, OK 74873 (405) 628-8588 ncgenetics@gmail.com

Jarboe Show Pigs (CJCJ) 8115 E Hwy. 7 Duncan, OK 73533 (580) 251-9505

Smith, Brent (TSSB) 19600 York Rd. Lexington, OK 73051 (405) 401-6016 bsmith@lexington.k12.ok.us West, Lyndell (LRW) 14253 Hopping Ave. Wayne, OK 73095 (405) 449-3627

OREGON Bruslind, Jorian (BRU) 41854 Cut-off Drive Lebanon, OR 97355 (541) 451-2978 jbruslind@hotmail.com

Carter, David & Heather (TALF) 40426 Hess Rd. Scio, OR 97374 (541) 405-8471 hmcarter@hotmail.com Nelson, Paul (PLN) 1925 NE Seavy Ave. Corvallis, OR 97330 (541) 754-1925 nelson1925@comcast.net

Sandy River Show Swine (SRSS) G&R Rathjen P.O. Box 756 Sandy, OR 97055 (503) 341-9932 - cell srssrat@aol.com

PENNSYLVANIA

Beck, Carl (BECK) 585 Berwinsdale Rd. Maggard, Darrell (DMAG) Irvona, PA 16656 (814) 672-3972 P.O. Box 209 becksberks@aol.com Thackerville, OK 73459 (580) 276-6230 Bennecoff, Todd Lee Jr. maggardshowpigs@yahoo.com (TLB) 2335 Fritz Court McCasland Farms Kutztown, PA 19530 (MCF / AUMC) (484) 223-9431 Rich, Jeremy and Elisabeth jbennecoff23@yahoo.com P.O. Box 759 Perkins, OK 74059 Boots Hollow Farm (405) 612-6905 (Rich) (MHJJ) (405) 612-9623 ( Jeremy) Michael & Heidi Reisinger cimarron427@hotmail.com 1762 Rupp Rd. Elliottsburg, PA 17024 McGee, Charles (CMG) (717) 438-3806 741 State Hwy. 7 (717) 645-0924 Hennepin, OK 73444 mhjjangus@gmail.com (580) 247-0168 www.bootshollowfarm.com Mulberry Farm & Ranch Brubaker, Roy & Julie (GWDB) Hurst ( JRHB) Gary Dennis Blue Rooser Farm PO Box 1473 1499 Route 35 South Bartlesville, OK 74005 East Waterford, PA 17021 (918) 766-2440 (717) 734-2082 - home garywdennis@gmail.com (717) 808-8021 - cell Red, Blaine (BBRB) royjulie@pa.net PO Box 621 www.bluerooserfarm.com Tishomingo, OK 73460 Brummer, Ed & Pete (HBF) (580) 371-8450 316 Butchershop Rd. blainered@outlook.com Port Royal, PA 17082 Rochell, Josh (ROCH) (717) 527-4081 - Ed 517 N 60th (717) 589-3401 - Pete Duncan, OK 73533 edmegs@pa.net (580) 252-8219 Cornbower, Arlie rochell@texhoma.net (RUS / COR) www.rocstockfarm.com 14326 Ingham Rd. New Freedom, PA 17349 (717) 515-9094 - Arlie cell

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Grumbine, Dakota (2DLG) 1725 Mt. Pleasant Rd. Lebanon, PA 17042-4879 (717) 823-2023 18koty@gmail.com www.grumbinesberkshires.com Holloway Genetics (DCHH) 12300 Shue Ct., Glen Rock, PA 17327 (717) 235-6966 - home (717) 515-4147 - cell

Hunter, Jarrett ( JJH) 12294 St. Hwy. 198 Guys Mills, PA 16327 (814) 789-2708 hunter12294@windstream.net Huston, Jason (CVB) Cider Valley Farm 717 Carter Hill Rd. Fairhope, PA 15538 (814) 267-3012 - home (814) 442-0996 - cell j.huston@hotmail.com www.cidervalleyfarm.com Innerst, Greg & Beth (GBI) 5140 Deer Road Red Lion, PA 17356 (717) 246-1738 (717) 880-8318 - cell

Lazarus II, Lynn (CHL3) 6710 Phillips Rd. Germansville, PA 18053 (610) 799-5593 jaycee2332@yahoo.com

Longenecker, Donald & Maria (CPFP) Creek Place Farms 286 Conestoga Creek Rd. East Earl, PA 17519 (717) 488-8090 (717) 824-2985 - cell donandmaria@creekplacefarms.com www.creekplacefarms.com McDaniel Jr., Larry E. (HEBR) Heritage Breed Farms 26 Taylor Drive York, PA 17404 (717) 266-3914 (717) 324-8341

Moore, Samuel & Melissa (SALM) 147 Braddock Rd. Ave. Mount Pleasant, PA 15666 (724) 696-3397 (724) 640-6087 moorehogfarm@gmail.com

Orchard Breeze Farm Berkshires (OBFB) James Grinder 2151 Cold Springs Rd. Orrtanna, PA 17353 (717) 642-9732 - home (717) 253-1354 - cell orchardbreezefarm@gmail.com

Parlett, James T., Jr. ( JTP) 88 Parlett Rd. Airville, PA 17302 (717) 862-3610 Pfautz, Claudia (CRPH) 13 Bethlehem Lane Ephrata, PA 17522 (717) 627-3448

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Pfautz Show Pigs (PPSP) Kevin & Megan Pfautz 341 Duke Street Ephrata, PA 17522 (717) 945-2730 kevinpfautz@hotmail.com Rattlesnake Mt. Farm (CBH) Charles & Mark Hall 362 Hall Rd. Julian, PA 16844 (814) 574-3274 Seldom Creek Farm Jason and Amy Stein 638 Kralltown Rd. East Berlin, PA 17316 (717) 292-0330 (717) 683-7591 - cell willwind@aol.com www.seldomcreek.com

Primrose Dale Farm (PDF) Lawrence & Wendy Shrader 450 Willow Lane York Springs, PA 17372 (717) 528-8527 (717) 451-3479 - cell info@primrosedalefarm.com www.primrosedalefarm.com States, Luke (LSTA) 1625 Winebark Rd. Rossiter, PA 15772 (724) 910-4380 marshall6290@yahoo.com

SOUTH CAROLINA Pace, Jesse & Clinton (7SBF) 565 Little Choestoea Rd. Westminster, SC 29693 (704) 977-0624 (404) 977-7720 - cell paceproduce@yahoo.com Short, Christopher Durham (GTF) 273 Avaition Blvd. Lancaster, SC 29720 (803) 285-1274 (803) 804) 0005 - cell cdshort@g.clemson.edu

Thames, Kent & Amy (THAM) 3510 Catawba River Rd. Fort Lawn, SC 29714 (803) 789-5667 - home (803) 230-0117 - cell thamesvet@truvista.net www.thamesvetandfarm.com Wright, Kendrick L. (WRIG) The Wright Farm 973 St. Matthews Rd. Swansea, SC 29160 (803) 707-6771 klwl41@hotmail.com

SOUTH DAKOTA Petrik Farms (COP) 45251 309th St. Gayville, SD 57031 (605) 267-4130 (605) 661-7179 - cell petrikfarms@vastbb.net

TENNESSEE Fox Berkshires (AFOX) Ty Fox 41 Waterloo Rd. Lawrenceburg, TN 38464 (931) 231-6248 afox06@gmail.com Rhodes Farm (RHOD) Freddie Rhodes 125 Ridgewood Dr. Piperton, TN 38017 (972) 489-2887 frh5494418@aol.com

TEXAS Attaway Farms (ATTF) Michale Attaway P.O. Box 459 Yantis, TX 75497 (903) 850-8022 mattaway@peoplescom.net

BTZ Showpigs (BTZ) Bryce and Kristi Thompson 411 Windom St. Farmersville, TX 75442-0202 (214) 585-9447 bthompson@collincountytx.gov

Beebe, Danny & Christina (BBSF) Blackberry Spring Farm 120 Private Rd. 3814 Springtown, TX 76082 (817) 694-9895 - cell (817) 565-3082 - cell blackberryspringfarm@ yahoo.com Belew, Denny & Mike Rivas (DBFS) 2509 N 1st St. Tahoka, TX 79373 (806) 470-0969 - Denny (806) 239-9567 - Mike mbelew@windstream.net Byrd, Bert (BFS) 6936 Co. Rd. F Happy, TX 79042 (806) 292-3373

Cameron, Robert & Martha (2CFF) 21400 Union Lee Church Rd. Manor, TX 78653 (512) 797-6307 (512) 584-0973 cameronfamilyfarm@yahoo.com Caraway, Bo (BOC) 2918 Hwy. 2563 Eastland, TX 76448-6912 (254) 639-2545 pcaraway@cctc.net www.carawayshowpigs.com Darby Valley Genetics (DVG) Brandon Fannin P.O. Box 273 Abernathy, TX 79311 (764) 207-1814 brandonfannin@aol.com

Davis, Michael (DPIG) 17277 Hwy. 69 South Tyler, TX 75703 (832) 457-8046 madpastor@yahoo.com


Holt Jr., James ( JAH) P.O. Box 189 Kyle, TX 78640-0189 (512) 398-5948 - home (512) 217-6543 - cell jaholt@txwinet.com

Huseman, Randy & Scott (TRH) P.O. Box 264 Nazareth, TX 79063 (806) 355-2162 - home (806) 346-4852 - cell rmhuseman@suddenlink.net www.husemangenetics.com Lambert, Jr.Thomas (TGH) 109 Heidi Lane Kerrville, TX 78028 (830) 459-3407 tlambert623@yahoo.com

Luepke Livestock (RLSF) Troy Luepke 3620 Cherokee Hills Selma, TX 78154 (210) 268-9200 luepkelivestocks@gmail.com

Mitrowski Ranch (ACMR) Lucina & Andrew Mitrowski 1685 Koebig Rd. Seguin, TX 78155 (281) 787-7728 cindymitrowski@comcast.net

Page, James (PAGE) 375 Peach Creek Rd. Rosanky, TX 78953 (830) 839-4810 - home (512) 332-1920 james@peachcreekfarms.us www.peachcreekfarm.us Real, Charles (CER) 15492 Real Rock Rd. Marion, TX 78124 (830) 914-2835 www.realhogfarms.com

Sullivan, Scott (SWPS) S&W Swine Productions P.O. Box 1252 Robstown, TX 78380 (361) 387-9686 (361) 960-6725 (cell) ssullivan@hsconstructors.com Western Texas College (WTC) Jessica Colvin 6200 College Ave. Snyder, TX 79549 (325) 574-7920 - home (806) 777-2269 - cell jcolvin@wtc.edu www.wtc.edu

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Cedar Shade Farm (CSHF) 140 Jennings Rd. Cartersville, VA 23027 (804) 339-7264 (804) 432-2683 ccvaden@yahoo.com www.cedarshadefarm.com

Hemmingsen, Kristian (HEMM) 550 Waynes Ridge Circle Camano Island, WA 98282 (360) 631-0190 tsunami.marine.ent@gmail.com

Clothier, Jon ( JON) 7664 Terwillinger Rd. Clinton, WI 53525 (608) 290-7639 - Bill (608) 290-7032 - Jon clothier91@gmail.com

Glass, Marshall R. (GVF) Glass View Farm 351 Hopper Creek Rd. Natural Bridge Station, VA 24579 (540) 291-1784 glassview@hotmail.com www.glassviewfarm.com

McGowan, Kevin (GALV) 436 Green Acres Farm Rd. Bumpass, VA 23024 (301) 641-8999 kevin@greenacreslouisava.com www.greenacreslouisava.com

Wood, Bill (DBBW) 4117 CR 123 Gainesville, TX 76240 (940) 736-6943

UTAH

Bell Tower Farms (BTFB) 9790 N 7600 W Tremonton, UT 84337 (435) 279-0119 belltower@wildblue.net Bringhurst Farm (CCB) P.O. Box 1434 Spanish Fort, UT 84660 (801) 420-1761 - Chelsa (801) 831-5553 - Cooper www.bringhurstfarm.com

Patterson’s Berkshires (RDMF) John, Crawford, Bill & Tom Patterson 64 Red Mill Lane Crimora, VA 24431 (540) 949-8394 - Crawford (540) 649-5760 - John redmill@newhopetel.net www.pattersonberkshires.com Radliff, David & Sandra (DRSR) 3050 Pecks Rd. Bedford, VA 24523 (717) 649-4160 bbdoc1@verizon.net Sanders, Eric (AEDA) 13025 Bison Farm Trl. Nokesville, VA 20181 (703) 594-0067 (703) 888-7132 - cell en2sandie@comcast.net

Paisley Farms (PSLY) 2963 N 600 E Lehi, UT 84043 (801) 766-1155 - home (801) 885-9900 - cell tim@paisleyfarms.com

Smith, Kevin (KBRF) 1734 Garden Creek Rd. Matthews, VA 23109 (757) 345-8000

VERMONT Vermont Heritage Grazers LLC (BBVT) Alethea Bahnck 2175 East St. Bridport, VT 05734-0116 (802) 758-5040 alethea@gmavt.net

Ward, Chuck & Michele (1PIG) 18421 New Kent Hwy. Barhamsville, VA 23011 (757) 573-9077 (757) 753-3599 barhamsvilleberkshires@ gmail.com

Knight, Russell & Nora (VFB) P.O. Box 375 Reardan, WA 99029 (509) 999-5476 - home (509) 724-3926 - cell vintageberkshires@gmail.com www.vintageberkshires.com Rusty Wheel Farm (PKF) Paul & Kim Fisher P.O. Box 35 Vaughn, WA 98394 (253) 722-9856 hawghaven9915@gmail.com Wilderness Farms (WF) 41130 305th Ave. SE Enumclaw, WA 98022 (406) 837-2597 info@wildernessfarms.net

WEST VIRGINIA Brush Camp Farms (BCFS) Michael & Jennifer Singleton 1520 Brush Camp Rd. Exchange, WV 26619 (304) 765-3356 brushcampfarms@wildblue.net Hampshire High School (HHS) Isaac Lewis HC 63, Box 1970 Romney, WV 26757 (304) 822-7100 gafwv@yahoo.com

Haynes, Adam & Robin (RAHB) 831 Williamsburg Rd. Williamsburg, WV 24991 (304) 661-1288 - home (304) 661-5838 - cell robindah@yahoo.com

Gill, Ben, Brandon & Bryant (BPG) Pork Chop Ridge 29770 St. Hwy. 81 E. Platteville, WI 53818 (608) 348-5175 porkchopridge@yahoo.com www.porkchopridge.com

Seffrood, John (FJK) W 9301 Coon Creek Rd. Browntown, WI 53522 (608) 482-0912 kendra_seffrood@yahoo.com Wehrle Farms LLC (MWRA) Mikayla Wehrle E8283 Seefeld Rd. New London, WI 54961 (920) 279-5857 - cell rickannw@gmail.com www.wehrlefarms.com Wetzel, Max & Sam (WTZL) W4324 Drectrah Rd. LaCrosse, WI 54601 (608) 786-1090 (608) 786-5246 wetzel.dean@mayo.edu

WYOMING Shaw, Theresa & Christopher (SVFF) P.O. Box 696 Big Horn, WY 82833 (307) 674-1588 theresa@shilohvalley

Moore, Joseph (HCSP) 1604 Grassey Fork Rd. Lizemores, WV 25125 (304) 587-2161 (304) 548-5209 - cell moore1054@gmail.com

2018 Summer Type Conference & Team Purebred National Junior Show June 26-30 • Springfield, Illinois BREEDERS DIGEST

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Hill, Peyton (PCH) 1823 CR 596 Nevada, TX 75173 (214) 364-1718 - cell pchill2@aol.com www.hillshowpigs.com

Scattered Rock Ranch (CSRR) Dan & Lisa Colston 10815 Co. Rd. 411 Tyler, TX 75704 (903) 520-7256 (903) 279-9070 - cell dancolston@rocketmail.com greenietx@yahoo.com

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Dissler, J. Randel (ZVBB) 3601 Veterans Blvd. Del Rio, TX 78840 (830) 703-6036 jdissler@wcsonline.net


Superior Genetics IN

Every Bottle

Woodbine, Maryland Ken Bauer, owner/sales (301) 748-7748 Heidi Benner, co-owner (717) 752-6015

MidAtlanticSires.com • MidAtlanticSemenSupply@gmail.com

Sharper Image Outcross Chester Pedigree Centre x Stone Cold

Still Walking Fault Free – Problem Solver Walks Alone x Monopoly

MIA Fancy Design Too Predictable x Rusty Gold

PA Stress Negative – Heavy Muscled The One x Total Package

Jaw Breaker Sired 2018 Houston Junior Show Champion & Reserve Barrows Epilogue x Time Change

Game Changer The Legend Mac’s Pride x Ferrari’s Sister

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Building a consistent and powerful Chester White takes great females and also great boars who can produce these elite females plus problem-free and unique show barrow prospects.

ACES in TEXAS

Maximus

Mr. Clean

Boone Jack

2018 San Antonio 2nd Place Barrow

Walk The Line x Ein 2017 World Pork Expo Reserve Champion Boar Extra stout, muscular, bold and sound. Thanks to Holton Bros. for allowing us to acquire ownership of this boar.

Hill Jack x Robbo 2016 Fall Classic Reserve Champion Boar Owned with Ronnie Perry A can’t-miss sire who works well every litter, every time. Balance, soundness and muscle in the right priorities are his strengths. He is siring winners at all levels.

Thanks to all our customers, colleagues and friends in the Chester White world for their continued confidence in our genetics and our breeding program. It continues to be a wonderful ride.

DNN Roy 2-5 x Hill Jack 2018 Southwest Type Conference Class Winning Boar Owned with Ronnie Perry One of the unique and flexible hogs shown the past couple of years. This guy has a great future.

Boone Jack x Over The Top Shown by McKenzie Marr One of the many successful Boone Jack pigs shown by Michou Chester Whites’ customers.

Michou Chester Whites

Ray Michou & Family 4682 Dennis Road •Weatherford, TX 76087 Ray Cell (817) 304-2335 • Ryan Cell (817) 565-9956 www.michouchesterwhites.com On Facebook @ Michou Chester Whites

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AMERICAN BERKSHIRE

www.americanberkshire.com

Association update The Board of Directors would like to take the opportunity to update you on recent board decisions. Though the initial thought of change can be unsettling, the adjustments being implemented at the American Berkshire Association are exciting Jeff Wippel and have been in the American Berkshire Assn. cultivation stage for some Board President time. The initial stimulant for such conversations was brought to the Board in August of 2017 by the Chief Executive Officer. It was made aware to the Board that this employee was strongly considering seeking other employment in the near future. In August, with limited time to respond, the Board made a decision to stay true to the annual employee review calendar and make personnel adjustment decisions at the December 2017 Board meeting. As discussions transpired during the December 2017 Board meeting, it was reiterated to the Board by the Chief Executive Officer that she was strongly considering an employment opportunity outside of the American Berkshire Association. During these conversations, it was also brought to the Board’s attention, by the Chief Executive Officer, that the outside job offer given to her was substantially more appealing than the existing compensation package she had with the American Berkshire Association Additionally, it was made clear to the Board that the offer was extended to her from an industry partner of the Association. At that time, it became evident to the Board that change was in the near future for the American Berkshire Association. The Board acknowledged the multitude of tasks that accompany a breed association, which not only is the sole stand-alone major swine breed in the United States, but also is the only swine breed that relishes a heightened level of exhibition popularity and industry leadership in pork consumer appeal. Concurrently, American Berkshire Association members have shared major challenges in marketing 100% pure Berkshire Pork®. Acknowledging the challenges and membership interactions led the Board to believe that the association 72 

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has not fully capitalized on the market opportunities and subsequent untapped breed growth. In that conversation, the board was inevitably assigned the mission of redeveloping the American Berkshire Association infrastructure. With what was presented as a tremendous career opportunity for Amy Smith, the board rose to the occasion of business planning. In that, it was recognized that an adjustment of American Berkshire Association resources and a realignment of employee skill sets would be a natural evolutionary step in updating the services and programs the Association provides to its diverse membership. Outlined in the “Vision 2025” strategy, the Board unanimously agreed a year ago in December of 2016, to move forward regarding the following three goals: 1) Operational Excellence; 2) Advance the Meat Program; and, 3) Improve Marketing and Communications. With this professional approach, the Board is confident the American Berkshire Association is staged to embrace current challenges and capitalize on future opportunities. The Board is proud to officially announce three new key components to the updated infrastructure. First is Amy Smith’s acceptance of the Event Coordinator position. In this 50%-time role, she will be serving as the lead coordinator for the Association at all national Berkshire shows. Additionally, this role is responsible for assisting with Team Purebred events as needed and will be regularly reporting on national Berkshire events in which attended. The second update of the Association to report is the development of an Office Administrator position. This position was upgraded from the current Office Assistant position. Katie Morgan has agreed to take on more responsibilities and verbally accepted the promotion as Office Administrator. The Board is pleased she will assume this position and is confident she will do an excellent job in providing office support and services to members. Katie has been an employee of the Association for over a year with positive employee reviews. The responsibilities of the Office Administrator are to manage the daily operations within the office and keep accurate pedigree, membership, and financial records. As a member, you can expect timely and professional services provided from the main office. Please help us congratulate Katie on her promotion and continued professional growth in the Association. Finally, the Board wants to share with you a newly

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approved position, Director of Berkshire Operations. The successful Director of Berkshire Operations candidate will be responsible for the assignments originally defined in the Association bylaws as the duties of the secretary/ treasurer. Additionally, this team leader will champion breed promotion, meat program growth, public communications and personnel management.

This newly assembled infrastructure is solely geared to support the needs and future success of the American Berkshire Association, its membership, and its employees alike. We welcome conversations from membership as the association navigates through this time of transition.

American Berkshire Association, Board of Directors Jeff Wippel, President Adam Conover, Vice-President Neil Knobloch, Executive Committee Member Vance Aldridge Jan Allen Marcus Miller Chuck Real Matt Ritter Greg Smith

2018 National Barrow Show® September 8-12 Mower County Fairgrounds, Austin, Minnesota Junior Shows & Open Shows & Sales See event schedule, rules and entry blank in this issue of Breeders Digest. Entry deadline is August 15, 2018

It’s going to get real fun!

FIREWORKS 35-1

2017 National Barrow Show® Champion Chester White Boar This P&R6 Fireworks 15-1 x MDI2 Medic 9-11 son, purchased at the 2017 National Barrow Show®, is totally incredible. It is easy to get barn blind with our own stock but this powerful yearling checks every box I believe that a true breeding boar must have. His frame size, bone, skeleton, muscularity, foot size, balance, soundness, structure and breeding habits are all excellent. And better yet, his progeny looks the part! Our February and March litters out of Fireworks 35-1 are tremendous and several top prospects will be shown at the Illinois State Fair and the National Barrow Show®. Give me a call to discuss these elite prospects.

Congratulations Gosnell Family

This was our 2017 Southwest Type Conference entry (Sock It To Me x To The Extreme) who was purchased by the Gosnell family in Oklahoma. We knew he was a powerful boar at Belton, but he has proven his strength, one pig at a time. Just look at the two pictures shown here of what honest, good breeding hogs can generate!

ALAN VOIGTS 13046 E 1875 N Rd. • Pontiac, IL 61764 (815) 848-9848 • voigtsalan@yahoo.com

Champion Chester White barrow at Lindsay County, Champion Chester White and reserve supreme champion Oklahoma 4-H Show, bred by the Gosnell family gilt at Washington County, Oklahoma, bred by the and sired by our 2017 Belton boar entry. Gosnell family and sired by our 2017 Belton boar entry.

Watch for more winners from our spring 2018 crop! BREEDERS DIGEST

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Family Story

Wetovick Fullerton Nebraska

A herd with a mission by Kevin Wetovick

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he Wetovick family has a rich tradition in livestock production. Kevin and his brothers Ken, Rick, and Rod all helped out on their parents’ (August and Patricia) commercial hog, cattle and grain farm near Fullerton, Nebraska. Along with their two older sisters Cyndy and Pam, the family was active in 4-H with the girls making clothing and the boys exhibiting livestock. Kevin’s first success was exhibiting the 1970 Nance County Fair Grand Champion Market Hog. A crossbred rotation was utilized in the Wetovick herd featuring Yorkshires, Hampshires, and Chester Whites. Kevin graduated from Fullerton High School in 1975 after a fulfilling career in football, track and boxing, as well as serving as FFA Chapter President. He attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and graduated with a dual major in ag economics and ag education. Taking a job as high school agriculture education teacher in Creighton, Nebraska, was Kevin’s first official job. It was during this time that he purchased some Yorkshires from Chuck Olsen and got back into the hog business. After two years of teaching, Kevin moved back home to Fullerton and rented a couple of farms while helping his dad with the family operation. In 1982 Kevin married Joetta Gragert, ( Joet for short) whom he had met while teaching in Creighton. They moved onto the rented farm (“little house on the prairie” as Joet recalls it). They had an instant family as Joet had Arron and

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Front row, from left: Kandi and Joet. Back row, from left: Kevin, Shelby, Jared and Arron.

Kandi from a previous marriage. Adding some Yorkshire females from Doug Martin and a boar from Gary Huismann, propelled the operation to a “seedstock producer.” Another son, Jared, joined the family in 1983. In 1985 Kevin bought his first Spots from Don Plambeck at the Nebraska State Fair. Kevin considers Don his first mentor in the Spotted business. Don’s hogs were the productive, growthy type with good muscle and they produced sound, aggressive boars that were well accepted by commercial producers. Other Spot breeders around that time in the area were the Hansens, from Wakefield, Randy Naber from Utica, Kirby Joy from Nebraska City, Hirschfelds from Benedict, and Bill Maul from Kearney. BREEDERS DIGEST

Kevin shares his thoughts in the following paragraphs on numerous topics. One of the best boars I raised we named “Mr. Perfect” after a popular WWF wrestler that sported a muscular physique. The late 1980s and early 1990s were pretty good years selling over 100 breeding boars per year as well as partnering with “Bud” Francis, who owned a couple gilt multiplier units, to place hundreds of “Whiteline” gilts per year to area swine producers along with Spotted boars to complete the program. Several adult females were purchased from Charlie Peniston’s production sale that contained Timber, Sprout, Stub, and Hey Rube breeding. We also had production sales a few of those years in the late 1980s. One of our bigger “claims to fame” came in 1989 at the


Rush. We had our first annual show pig sale in 2003. Since breeding stock sales had nearly dried up, mostly due to the rapid expansion of large hog confinement operations in the area, the focus in our operation changed to show pig production. Artificial insemination was being used much more in the industry, which led to the rise of several large boar studs. Most of our demand for show pigs was for crossbreds, so we selected real hard in the Spots for production, soundness, and overall function. At the Nebraska State Fair in approximately 2008, there were only four purebred Spots exhibited in the FFA division—all individuals from one litter farrowed on the Wetovick farm. The year prior to that we sold a young man a Spot barrow who was FFA Spot champion and went on to be named reserve overall market hog. In 2011, my grandson, Jayden, exhibited the champion Spot market

gilt at the Nebraska State Fair. A herd sire that headed us in the right direction was NFG8 B & B 9-4. I acquired him from Todd Schuler who had purchased him at the 2009 World Pork Expo from Niehaus and Feldman. “Beast” as I called him, sired some big bodied, productive females including WET0 Hip Hop 11-8, who traced back on the maternal side to a home-raised son and grandson of Step Up 9-5. This sow, 11-8, has proven to be the most influential Spot sow in our operation. Her daughters by Swampman, who was owned with Steven Resler, were consistent, problemfree pig raisers. Some other boars that made contributions via AI were ARK Kolt 45, RRA Damage Control, MTMM Tidal Wave, and BRAT Premium Blend. When Phone Home 61-5 was used, the bar on productivity was raised again. There are still some eight and nine parity females going here today with that breeding.

2016 Nebraska State Fair Grand Champion Spotted Market Gilt. Bred by Wetovicks.

Kevin (right) and his brother, Ken, got attached to pigs at a young age. continued on next page

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World Pork Expo held at Springfield, Illinois, with a test station boar we raised called American Express. He was named reserve champion Yorkshire boar by a panel of judges using the Olympic scoring procedure. This boar’s sire was purchased with Rodger Longhofer from Junction City, Kansas, at the Nebraska State Fair from Ed Woepple, who was using genetics from the Jim Volk herd at Battle Creek, Nebraska. During the later 1990s the commercial boar business started to dwindle some. We tried the GOS lines a bit but felt they sacrificed too much in terms of stoutness and muscling. Our focus switched over to raising Hamp x York gilts with a base of Yorkshire sows. Our Spotted numbers were reduced quite a bit. A boar from the Niehaus firm at the Iowa State Fair kept the commercial usefulness in our Spots at that time. We attended the Iowa State Fair several years during the late 1980s and early 1990s and got to know Craig, Doug, and Brad Olson as well as Max McCuen, Terry Lister, Bob Behnkendorf, Roger Caltrider, Todd Schuler, and Rod Fee. During this period, the Spots were using the slogan “The Problem Solvers.” In 1990, I was asked to start an Ag Program in Cedar Rapids, Nebraska, which is about 16 miles from home. Trying to fit part-time teaching in with farming and raising hogs got really interesting. We welcomed our youngest daughter, Shelby into the family in 1992. During the ‘90s, Spotted breeders were infusing the Pietrain breed into the Spots to improve percent lean and muscling. The stress gene added a whole new dimension to planned matings. By the year 2000, my teaching position had transitioned to full-time, so the sow numbers were reduced. In the early 2000’s I purchased a Spot gilt from Terry Lister called Hip Hop, which is a sow family name that is still prevalent in our herd. Her litter out of Pol-ka-Dot from Triple B put us on the map (locally) for show pigs and Spotted breeding stock once again. Other boars utilized during those years were One Giant Step at Top Cut and Step Up at Shaffer’s Gold

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I purchased RF4 Icon from Frank Raasch in 2015 at the Southwest Type Conference. He added bone and muscle and produced the reserve champion Spot gilt at the 2016 World Pork Expo as well as Spottylicious, the powerful female working for Rod and Eric Fee. Two AI sons of 3 Speed Dial, WET4 Speed Dial 11-3 and WET4 Speed Dial 11-2 (utilized for a while by the Brian Sensibaugh family of Ceresco, Nebraska) have intensified the productive traits and growth passed down from their grandma. WET0 Hip Hop 11-8. Today, 11-2 still roams as a natural breeder in the dirt lots here. A boar named Shift Change, raised by Drew Voorhees, Illinois, produced females with outstanding maternal traits. A partnership between Steven Resler,

Dustin Feldman, Joel Olson and Wetovick Swine Farm has enabled us to own shares in the popular 2017 Indiana State Fair Champion, now called “Beatdown” who is currently causing quite a stir, as well as Millennial, the Guffey boar from the 2017 Summer Type Conference. Another Spot boar who is doing some good here is the one I call “Nubbin,” who was the Tim Marek entry at the 2017 World Pork Expo. A boar we own with Kirk and Bob Miller, STKN6 Heads Up has been used to add some show appeal. On July 19, 2014, our grandson Jayden, Kandi’s oldest son was killed in an automobile roll-over accident. Our family was devastated. Jayden was a fun-loving outdoorsman with a passion for fishing and hunting. He was a great helper around the farm— always handling pigs with patience. Jayden was a great hog showman and

Icon added bone and muscle to the herd and also a powerful set of gilts. Kevin and Arron with their 2016 World Pork Expo Reserve Champion Spotted Gilt.

Step Up, a boar housed at Shaffer’s Gold Rush that was used in the Wetovick herd in the early 2000s.

big brother to Hunter and Taryn. We have a decal on our show trailer of a picture of Jayden and me that many folks have seen as we travel to shows and sales. It’s a good feeling to take his memory along with us. We hold our other grandchildren Cynan, Tia, and Zoe (Arron and Carla’s) along with Dale and Gus ( Jared and Sheila’s) dear to our hearts. My proudest moment every year is when all my children and grandchildren come together and help with our annual show pig sale the first part of April. I took employment in 2009 as an ag instructor at Fullerton Public Schools and have been working there to the present. I was able to teach my daughter Shelby and most of my grandchildren. It has been a rewarding career. Balancing teaching, crop farming, and raising hogs while trying to be a decent husband and grandfather has been challenging. With the help and understanding of my family, I have been able to pursue these passions of mine. When my son Arron moved back to Fullerton to operate the Overtime Sports Bar, his help on the crop side of things relieved a lot of pressure. Today, our operation consists of approximately 70 sows and gilts, along with 11 boars. Six or seven boars are in stud at the farm with the rest at other stud locations. I perform all the daily tasks with occasional help from Joet who manages the clubhouse for Pawnee Hills as well as assisting Arron and Carla with Overtime Catering. Arron keeps the wood chip inventory adequately stocked, and Kandi helps out by doing chores when Joet and I are both gone. Jared is a banker in a neighboring community, so he isn’t able to help as much. Shelby now lives in

Kevin and his partners showcasing their talents at the Pure Country Karaoke event.

Kevin pretending to be a good showman in approximately 1973.

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A powerful sow prospect produced by the Wetovicks. BREEDERS DIGEST

Kevin shown with some of his students who participated in western day for FFA Week.


Shelby and Jayden walking pigs at the farm.

Family photo taken approximately 2008. From left, Kandi, Kevin, Arron, Joet, Shelby and Jared on the family prized John Deere 4020.

Shelby at the Nebraska State Fair.

Leland, North Carolina. She misses the pigs almost as much as we miss her. I really enjoy seeing folks have success with Wetovick genetics! It makes those long hours scraping manure, processing pigs, AI’ing sows, and grinding feed all worth it. Since my schedule prevents me from attending as many shows as I would like, breeders will not see as many “show boars” produced by our firm. Instead, we decided to strive to produce the “ultimate female.” I want to thank Jack Wall for this opportunity to share our story and for his help and guidance along the way. Thanks to Julie and Peggy for developing the ability to read my mind when it comes to magazine ads and pedigree information! Thanks to everyone who has been involved in the CPS fraternity for your friendship over the years. I cherish these friendships—they have been a true blessing and inspiration. It has been a fun ride! I also want to express my thankfulness to God for his guidance and opportunities that I have been blessed with. My best friends are people I have met at hog shows! If you are not my friend, then I must not have met you yet!

Spottylicious, a gilt the Wetovicks showed at the World Pork Expo who has done a tremendous job for Eric and Rod Fee, Iowa.

Kevin and his grandson, Hunter, with the reserve champion market gilt at the Nebraska State Fair.

Joet and Kevin on the “choremobile”.

Kevin with the 1970 Nance County Champion Market Hog.

Mr. Perfect, a boar raised by the Wetovicks in the late 1980s that was mostly Plambeck breeding.

Jayden showed the 2011 Nebraska State Fair Champion Spot Market Gilt, bred by the Wetovicks. Pol-Ka-Dot, a boar housed at Triple B Sires, Oklahoma, who had an impact on the herd in the early 2000s. BREEDERS DIGEST

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INDIANA STATE FAIR

CROSSBRED SHOW & SALE Sunday August 19th Beginning at 8AM The sale will follow the show.

Judges

BOARS - Shane Brinning | Iowa GILTS - Kelton Mason | Texas

Auctioneers

Sale Management Service WILLOUGHBY SALES (317) 340-6392

Kevin Wendt - AU09200068 Kelly Hoffman - AU10100019

LIVESTOCK DEPARTMENT

Spencer Morris | Livestock Manager smorris@indianastatefair.com O (317) 927-7541

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2017 Berkshire Litter Recordings & Transfers Top 15 Senior Recorders

Breeder 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

Top Recorders by State

Litters

Dan Helgen, Illinois ............................................326 Kurobuta Berkshires, Minnesota .........................208 Six Mile Farms, Colorado ...................................164 Tuthill Family Farms, Illinois ..............................148 Brice Conover, Iowa ............................................131 Melissa Larson, Colorado ....................................107 Biensen Breeding Stock, Iowa .............................105 Forkner Farms/Tru-Line Genetics, Missouri ........93 Cottonwood Creek, Colorado ...............................89 Shipley & Snyder, Ohio.........................................78 Diamond Livestock, Colorado ..............................77 Wippel Family Berks, Ohio...................................76 Albright Swine Farms, Michigan ..........................72 Fly’n K Berkshires, Iowa .......................................55 Western Ag Research Station, Ohio......................54

Top 15 Senior Transfers

Breeder 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

Transfers

Brice Conover, Iowa ............................................521 Tuthill Family Farms, Illinois ..............................373 Phenotypic Acres, Iowa .......................................273 Kurobuta Berkshire, Minnesota ...........................181 Watts Quality Pork, Iowa ....................................146 Shipley & Snyder, Ohio.......................................120 Nick & Neil Mauck, Indiana ...............................115 Albright Swine Farm, Michigan..........................115 Gulf Coast Genetics, Alabama ..............................96 Ben & Ethan Schmaling, Iowa..............................92 Jacob Petersen, Iowa ..............................................86 Heimer Hampshires, Missouri ..............................83 Merrill & Linda Smith, Indiana ............................75 Fly’n K Berkshire, Iowa .........................................70 Wippel Family Berks, Ohio...................................59

Top 5 Junior Recorders

Breeder 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Litters

Armstrong Kids, Illinois ...................................... Kolton Knauth, Illinois ........................................ Trace & Cade Tuthill, Illinois .............................. McKenna Hood, Oklahoma ................................ Hayden Sandall, Nebraska ...................................

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Alabama – Gulf Coast Genetics .....................................10 California – Riverbank Farm ..........................................30 Colorado – Six Mile Farm............................................164 Georgia – Kole Clark .....................................................15 Iowa – Brice Conover ...................................................131 Idaho – Brad & Lisa Thornton .......................................39 Illinois – Dan Helgen ...................................................326 Indiana – Nick & Neil Mauck .......................................46 Kansas – Lockman Genetics ..........................................18 Kentucky – Ty Jones .......................................................12 Michigan – Albright Swine Farms .................................72 Minnesota – Kurobuta Berkshire LLC ........................208 Missouri – Forkner Farms ..............................................93 Nebraska – Oak Hill Farm .............................................14 Ohio – Shipley & Snyder ...............................................78 Oklahoma – McKenna Hood.........................................15 Oregon – David & Heather Carter ................................13 Pennsylvania – Bennecoff Family Farm ..........................29 South Dakota – Petrik Farms .........................................18 Texas – Wintex Farms ....................................................34 Virginia – Marshall Glass...............................................28 Wisconsin – Jon Clothier ...............................................27 Top 15 States

Litters 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

Illinois ..............................................................1,097 Indiana ................................................................808 Iowa .....................................................................790 Colorado..............................................................542 Ohio ....................................................................490 Texas....................................................................420 Missouri ..............................................................389 Oklahoma............................................................357 Minnesota ...........................................................315 Pennsylvania ........................................................201 Wisconsin............................................................152 Kansas .................................................................133 Michigan .............................................................103 Nebraska................................................................84 California ..............................................................73

Top 5 Junior Transfers

Breeder 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Transfers

Kolton Knauth, Illinois ........................................ Trace & Cade Tuthill, Illinois .............................. Armstrong Kids, Illinois ...................................... Knobloch Family Berks, Indiana ......................... Hayden Sandall, Nebraska ...................................

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Member Roundtable Questions submitted to members by CPS CEO Jack Wall

Final Series

Sharing some thoughts from across the country

The real strength of my breed of choice . . .

This is the final series of multiple questions asked to progressive CPS breeders. We thank the following individuals for taking time to address these topics and provide their responses. We hope you have enjoyed this feature. — Jack Wall, CPS CEO Lyndal Rincker Windsor, Illinois

Kevin Wetovick Fullerton, Nebraska

Ty Olson Beardstown, Illinois

Jim Bope Bremen, Indiana

Tony Nye Washington Court House, Ohio

Jerry Masters Dover, Arkansas

Greg Hartman Sayre, Oklahoma

Nathan Arnholt Columbus, Indiana

Steve Ernst Clear Spring, Maryland

Brandon Yantis Piper City, Illinois

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Rincker It’s people, both young and the old core breeders. These core breeders are dedicated to making the breed better. They have a burning desire to make the breed better and to stay relevant in the constant changing world of this pig industry. With their desire, everyone can go to the well to find fundamentally productive breeding animals that can strengthen our breed. Wetovick All around productivity! I remember the breed slogan for Spots back when I first started in 1985 was “Spots—The Problem Solvers.” I selected Spots from Don Plambeck that had bone, grew well, sows were productive and boars were aggressive and could breed on their own. I strive to keep those tools in my Spots today and select for enough muscle to compete in shows! Olson That there are still several Spot breeders following their own path, allowing for the breed to continue to have a diverse base of genes to pull from and infuse into your breeding program when you feel the time is right. Spots are still popular among the youngsters who want to step into the show ring. They grow well and are normally pretty easy to feed. They are still tough enough to work in a variety of management and environmental conditions. Bope The diversity if the breed. As the Hereford breed continues to grow, we are seeing a lot more interest in the show ring. However, there has always been strong interest in the heritage side. Nye I have always felt the Spotted breed offered the most positives as a breed and could fit into many productive systems. Today, I think the advantage is in the numbers. The breed has more sows and more genetic base to make

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Masters Lies in the commitment of its breeders. Poland breeders have proven time and time again that their standard to success is not in achievement and awards, although these things are fine and good. Success is knowing that you have given your very best in the task of living and contributing to your fellow Poland China fraternity. Hartman Spots have always had good mothering abilities. When we think over the last 20 years in the farrowing house and think of problematic sows, not one of them has been a Spot sow. They are the thrifty, hardy, and easy keeping kind. Most other breed sows cannot survive in a pen of Spot females. Arnholt I believe there is less genetic “junk” in the Poland breed. I don’t see the ruptures, water bellies, and shakers like I do in other breeds. Yes, we have a stress issue, but that can be handled with careful selection. Color issues can be a problem. Ernst Consistency in our base genetics. Yantis Chester stoutness of feature, durability, toughness, and meat quality. I will breed better purebreds because . . . Rincker Future generations deserve to show the best we can make/produce. We could breed for that one pig today but in doing so, we breed ourselves out of existence and no one benefits from breeds disappearing. Breeding pigs today is more about increasing relationships with people and breeding great hogs that work and make for great relationships today and in the future. Wetovick I believe in making hogs functional, first. Sound feet and legs are a “must” in order for hogs to perform. I am always looking for the next boar that possesses the traits I am trying to improve upon to make my hogs more “show worthy”, but he had better not take me backwards on soundness or sow productivity! Olson I believe in the value of the pedigree. This was something instilled in me, by my dad at an early age. When I was young I used to study extended pedigrees for hours. I love the challenge, as most breeders do, putting the pieces of the puzzle together. Making high-quality and very predictable offspring that will perform not only in the show ring, but for breeding purposes as well as making the next generation better.

Bope We are always striving to make the next generation better than the last. Being knowledgeable in genetics that are available and using them to improve your particular breed while maintaining true to the breed heritage. Nye In order for a breed to move forward, it can’t survive through mating decisions. A true breeding program needs to put many fundamentals in place. Breeding better purebreds still has to consider performance, productivity, and product. Masters Of being committed to a breeding program that is based on productive sows. Heavy skeleton and heavy boned, sound footed animals. I truly believe in a breeding program that lines up genetics to maximize positive traits from generation to generation. Hartman We need to be striving to make each generation better than the last. In this instant gratification world we live in, it seems everyone is looking for a quick fix. Breeding better hogs is a marathon not a sprint. Arnholt That is what I have always strived to do. Taking shortcuts to win a show or sell a high priced one doesn’t pay off in the long run. Ernst They are the foundation of all our sows. They generate the predictability we want in our female. Yantis Of personal drive to do the unthinkable. The pursuit to perfection, both phenotypically and genetically, is always a major push personally to build better purebreds. The thought and forward genetic progression it takes to assemble stuff so good and unique that the guy in the center of the ring can’t make excuses as to why the cross wins. Staying committed to the goals and being honest with evaluation will be paramount to continues our push to make them so good that color nor ear-set matters. Closing comments . . . Rincker We need to be careful who leads our breed discussions on selecting the next breed improvers. Should they be an AI stud owner with the deepest pockets? Should they be the latest judging team graduate who has limited time breeding and farrowing hogs? Should they be an extension of university employee that hasn’t raised a hog in the last 15 years? Should it be someone that lives in the production trenches even if they are not articulate? We need to make wise choices in who we have leading the discussions as judges.

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conscientious breeding decisions to continue moving the breed forward in a positive direction. I do not believe we can say that about some of the other CPS breeds.

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Wetovick I am very flattered to have been asked to participate in this survey. Jack and the CPS staff have been helpful to me over the years answering questions and in keeping my pedigrees in order. I thank God for the opportunity to participate in the production of Spotted hogs and to meet and work with so many great people who share the same passion. Olson I thank Jack for giving me this thought-provoking exercise. So many times we get stuck in the everyday rut of life, and we don’t spend much time pondering thoughts of this industry—one which I love and am grateful for being a part of. When you go back to your barn, farm or wherever, ask yourself … “How can I make an impact on this industry?” I know the economic challenges each of us face, tend to change that question to … “How can I make an impact for ME?” Trust me, if you look at the industry as a whole, figuring out how you can affect the industry in a positive way will have an economic impact on you, individually as well.

Nye We have much to be thankful for in the purebred swine industry. Let’s remember what got us here and don’t lose sight of what we all need to keep improving what we do on a daily basis. Arnholt Made me think. Ernst Since the early 1920s, we have focused on breeding purebred Poland females that are made to reproduce. We are able to utilize these females in crossbreeding programs that produce club pigs. Superior niche market hogs and females for all aspects of the industry. We use other CPS breeds in our crossbreeding programs and believe in the superior heterosis of pure-line matings. Our pigs and breeding stock sales are an important part of our agriculture enterprises. Yantis I appreciate the gesture and would enjoy the opportunity to be more involved within the organization.

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2018 Indiana State Fair Poland China Day

2017 Indiana State Fair Grand Champion Poland China Boar

Friday, August 17, 2018 — Indianapolis, Indiana Following Chester White Show Judge: Raymond Rice, Oklahoma

Schedule: Thursday, August 16 Check in: 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.

ATTENTION EXHIBITORS:

Friday, August 17 Show: Immediately following Chester White Show, which begins at 8 a.m. Sale: Immediately following Chester White Sale, which begins at approximately 1:30 p.m.

ALL Poland China entries into the open show at the 2018 Indiana State Fair MUST have known stress status. Failure to adhere to this policy will result in not being able to show and sell. NO EXCEPTIONS

SHOW & SALE CONTACTS:

2017 Sale Totals

Wes Biddle, President (317) 918-8619 10 Boars Avg. $3,200 Josh Schafer (574) 292-1101 14 Gilts Avg. $975 Sale Total $45,650 John Rinker (765) 620-5974 Jeff Morris, CPS Representative (608) 346-9561

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Berkshire Association President: Mike Gentry Vice President: Tacie Goodnight-Egger Secretary/Treasurer: Matt Ritter

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1. Albright Swine Farms (ASF) Pat & Doug Albright 965 Flint Rd., Coldwater, MI 49036-9071 (989) 429-5215 - Pat (517) 416-5781 - Doug 2. Bitting Show Pigs (BPWR) 7570 N St. Rd. 19, Etna Green, IN 46524 (574) 221-1278 3. Ferrand Farm (FRR / ALIT) Carl Ferrand & Ali Torr 2629 N CR 50 E, Greencastle, IN 46135 (765) 720-5779 - Carl; (765) 720-6623 - Ali 4. Gentry Genetics (SGSP / MLG) 1855 N 600 W, Lebanon, IN 46052 (765) 894-7757 5. Golden Dawn Farm (GDF) Brent Stoten & Family 7398 N 550 W, Carthage, IN 46115 (765) 561-5710; (765) 561-5710 - cell 6. Tracie Goodnight-Egger (TGE) 8246 W 200 S, Delphi, IN 46923 (219) 869-0393 - Tracie cell (765) 564-4520 - Tracie home

7. Hoevener Farms (MBHF) Mike & Brittany 206 E State Rd. 258, Seymour, IN 47274 (812) 521-4012 8. Knobloch Family Berks (GNK) 6658 N 1200 E, Wolcott, IN 47995 (765) 588-4201; (765) 421-2386 9. Laird Premium Blend Genetics (TWL) 8947 W Amphitheater Rd., Arlington, IN 46104 (317) 402-3742; (855) 724-7447 10. Mauck Show Hogs (NNMS) 1667 N 600 W, Gaston, IN 47342 (765) 744-0777 - Nick; (765) 748-2126 - Neal 11. Myers Family Berkshires (ADJ) David, Jami, Alyva Myers 13777 N Co. Rd. 800 E, Albany, IN 47320 (765) 212-8601 12. Ritter Family Berkshires (2REV) Matt, Megan, Jackson & Cole 697 W 950 N, Fortville, IN 46040 (317) 485-0113

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13. Shamrock Farms (ARIE) Arick Landis 16671 N 600 W, Gaston, IN 47342 (765) 748-8295 14. Merrill & Linda Smith (MLS) 1927 S. US Hwy. 421, Greensburg, IN 47240 (812) 525-1769 15. Larry Stanley & Family (LSF) 36 S. County Rd. 900 E., Coatesville, IN 46121 (317) 902-7544 16. White’s Showpigs (JWL) Larry & Janet White, Nathan Day 6203 S Greensboro Pike, Knightstown, IN 46148 (765) 624-8635 - Larry (317) 607-3320 - Nathan 17. Ethan Wells & Family Show Pigs 3891 S CR 250 W, Danville, IN 46122 (317) 223-1618; (317) 828-9070

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17701 Hauss Rd., Wapakoneta, OH 45895

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1403 Parrott Station Rd., Washington C.H., OH 43160

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2730 Harding Hwy. W, Marion, OH 43302

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8958 St. Rt. 122 W, Eaton, OH 45320

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1717 Rush Rd., New Madison, OH 45346

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14175 Charleston-Chillicothe Rd., South Solon, OH 43153

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2802 Weaver Station Rd., New Madison, OH 45346

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4815 SR 753 SE, Washington C.H., OH 43160

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5551 Franklin Rd., Hillsboro, OH 45133

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1181 St. Rt. 350, Wilmington, OH 45177

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5140 Co. Rd. J, Edon, OH 43518

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Ohio State Fair

Columbus, Ohio Thursday, July 26

Out-of-state consignors welcome. ENTRIES DUE: JUNE 20 • OWNERSHIP DEADLINE: JUNE 1 OPEN SHOW SCHEDULE — Note Changes for 2018

Broadcasted on Walton Webcasting

Thursday, July 26 Berkshires – 8 a.m. – Jim McCoy, judge Spots – 8 a.m. – Brant Smith, judge Herefords – 9:30 a.m. – Brant Smith, judge Polands – 9:30 a.m. – Jim McCoy, judge Chesters – 11 a.m. – Brant Smith, judge Tamworths – 11 a.m. – Jim McCoy, judge FREE LUNCH – 11:30 a.m.

SALE Thursday, July 26 3 p.m. All Open Show Berkshire, Chester, Hereford, Poland, and Spot champions and reserves and 1st, 2nd & 3rd placing gilts and 1st and 2nd placing boars MUST SELL! Those animals not chosen for the sale may be nominated for a $10 fee.

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JUNIOR GILT SHOW SCHEDULE — Note Changes for 2018 Wednesday, July 25 Polands – 12 p.m. • Chesters – 1 p.m. Spots – 1 p.m. • Tamworths – 2 p.m. Herefords – 2:30 p.m. • Berkshires – 4:30 p.m. SALE DAY PHONE NUMBERS Ohio State Fair Swine Barn (614) 644-4500 Jack Wall (309) 945-3312 • Jeff Morris (608) 346-9561 Amy Smith (765) 426-9102 SALE CONTACTS

For non-exhibitors needing help obtaining access to the fairgrounds, contact Don or Steve.

Don Geer (937) 218-1353 Steve Mapes, Milford Center, OH (937) 349-8845 - home; (937) 645-9826 - cell BREEDERS DIGEST

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ALABAMA L&M Farms Lisa Hare 25932 US Hwy. 411 Ashville, AL 35953 (205) 601-5156 h

ARKANSAS HD Show Pigs (HDSP) Jeremny& Morgan Hunt Greg & Alta Davis 13711 Jack McClure, Rd. Farmington, AR 72730 (479) 236-7153 - day s

Honeycutt, Jannette P.O. Box 646 Paris, AR 72855 (918) 652-5823 h

Johnson, Daniel & Andra 6364 N State Hwy. 23 Booneville, AR 72927 (479) 675-6650 - day h

Masters, Jerry (RJM) 625 Buck Mountain Rd. Dover, AR 72837 (479) 331-9708 - day (479) 331-4062 - night (479) 970-0031 - cell p

Wright, Whitney (WEWM) P.O. Box 208 Perryville, AR 72126 (501) 889-8311 h

CALIFORNIA CSU-Fresno Swine Unit (CSUF) Dr. Scott Williamson 2415 E. San Ramon Ave. M - S#75 Fresno, CA 93740 (559) 278-5398 - day (559) 906-7761 - night

Rocha, Laurie 38020 Sumac Lane Squaw Valley, CA 93675 (559) 338-1169 h

T-Hereford Susan & Seth Toerpe HC 62, Box 10A Zenia, CA 95595 (707) 574-6072 h

Tomas, Amanda 2117 Perry St. Sutter, CA 95982 (530) 218-1968 s

W-D Swine Farm Ryan and Stacey Watje 221 Memory Lane Turlock, CA 95380 (209) 604-2082 c

COLORADO Diamond Livestock (DLC) Rodney, Tammy, Amber, Austin, and Abigail 22577 WCR 55 Kersey, CO 80644 (970) 324-3369 - day (970) 324-3369 - night c

Mease, Jesse & Laci ( JALM) 1279 Henry’s Ln. Lama, CO 81524 (970) 640-1820 s

Murr, Rick 197 Blue Gravel Lane Craig, CO 81625 (970) 618-2723 - day (970) 824-1768 - night s

Wild, Jim & Brenda (WILD) 13676 Co. Rd. 3 Longmont, CO 80504 (303) 709-5930

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One Boy Showpigs Garrett Schasteen 1025 Mountain Springs Rd. Paso Rables, CA 93446 (805) 975-5921 s

Palm, Christopher 4685 Hardy Adams Rd. Holt, FL 32564 (856) 974-1734 h

GEORGIA Mullins, Sherry 2091 Crumps Bridge Rd. Martin, GA 30557 (706) 491-6557

Triple Tree Farm John Miles 707 Ed Reed Rd. Lula, GA 30554 (678) 409-0910 h

IDAHO Nef, Dan & Amy 179 S 4000 W Rexburg, ID 83440 (208) 604-3063 h

ILLINOIS A&W Genetics (ANWG) Ande DeSollar & Ty Olson 1117 Lafayette St. Beardstown, IL 62618 (309) 781-0823 tyolson8364@gmail.com s

Ackerman, Larry (DAHF) 8650 Spring Creek Rd. Rockford, IL 61114 (815) 877-6465 h

ASI Showpigs 18043 E 2125th Rd. Chrisman, IL 61924 (217) 822-3281 - Mike (217) 251-3281 - Diana p

Armstrong Genetics (AG) 12495 Shiloh Church Rd. Huntsville, IL 62344 (217) 440-7768 - J.R. (217) 667-2117

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Ideus, Maurice D. (MDI) 2370 N 2150th Ave. Camp Point, IL 62320 (217) 430-7029 - cell

Brockman Farms (1BRO) 4825 S. Gonnam Rd. Verona, IL 60479 (815) 887-5455 - day (815) 252-4665 - night

Jeffers, Dennis (HF) 22644 Poplar Grove Rd. Poplar Grove, IL 61065 (815) 494-0242

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Brown, Mike & Ron (MMB) 15716 W. Kent School Rd. Kent, IL 61044 (815) 541-1275 - day (815) 443-2459 - night s

Dorjahn & Family, Lyle (RLD) 1525 N Co. Rd. 250 E Atwood, IL 61913 (217) 725-3565

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Behrends Farms 298 E 3000 N Rd. Clifton, IL 60927 (217) 304-1510 h

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Ellingson, R. J. (RJE) 15525 Rt. 76 Poplar Grove, IL 61065 (815) 765-3025 c

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Bolen, Brent (BOLN) 19225 N 2050th St. Chrisman, IL 61924 (217) 269-2315

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Beaver, Paul J. & Sons & Families (SL’s) 318 Peoria St. Lincoln, IL 62656 (217) 732-2898 (217) 725-4200 - cell

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Howell, Dick & Zack (DZH) 8775 Little Galilee Rd. Maroa, IL 61756 (217) 935-8108

Crump Farms (RCFS) 10396 E 2100 N Rd. Carlock, IL 61725 (309) 825-6743

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Bennett, Bryan & Scott (SBP) 13507 N. Rupp Rd. Martinsville, IL 62442 (217) 382-4772

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Barnett Farms (BFPC) 1506 State Rt. 100 Bluffs, IL 62621 (217) 248-1006

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Bennett, Bryan (SBP) 13507 N Rupp Rd. Martinsville, IL 62442 (217) 383-4772

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Flach Farms (RFL) 7861 Angle Crossing Rd. Oakley, IL 62501-7105 (217) 972-8407 - Roy cell Hidden Haven Farm (HHF) Murl Johnson 1097 Co. Hwy. 6 Stronghurst, IL 61480 (319) 759-7482

Center Prairie Genetics (TJO) 16250 U.S. Hwy. 6 Princeton, IL 61356 (815) 303-4625 (815) 866-4625 info@centerprairiegenetics.com www.centerprairiegenetics.com

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Leigh Farms Jason Leigh 827 E. Maple Hoopeston, IL 60942 (765) 761-8268 s

Lessen Family 259000 Armington Rd. Delavan, IL 61734 (309) 264-0592 c

Linneman Don & Chris (DCL) 22684 Airport Rd. Sycamore, IL 60178 (815) 739-6015 h

Malone Show Pigs (MMS) Roger & Miranda Malone 2076 Knox Rd. 2250 N Victoria, IL 61485 (309) 361-1119 c

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Mason, Kyle (MDK) 3525 N Rt. 71 Marseilles, IL 61341 (815) 712-3443 c


Robb, John ( JC) 29414 Queenwood Rd. Morton, IL 61550 (309) 261-1379

Mende, Wilma Hall (HFP) Hyland Farms 913 N. 45th Rd. Earlville, IL 60518 (815) 246-9389 p

Robb, Troy (TR) 4902 E. 800 North Rd. McLean, IL 61754 (309) 874-3238 - Troy (309) 379-7591 - farm (309) 261-0084 - cell

Miller, Matt 2776 CR 1300 N Rd. El Paso, IL 61738 (309) 433-3749 (309) 527-2039

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Sandell, Codi (CODI) 208 Garfield Pearl city, IL 61062 (815) 272-5722

Yates, Kevin J. (YFSC) 13540 County Line Rd. Garden Prairie, IL 61038 (815) 378-9580

Miller, Matt & Tammy (MTMM) 30817 E. 2700 N. Road Cabery, IL 60919 (815) 674-3267 - day

Schnitz, Casey Lee (KCS) 2016 N 46th Rd. Leland, IL 60531 (815) 252-9224

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Miller Farms (REM) Bob & Kirk Miller 1285 E. 800 N. Rd. Melvin, IL 60952 (217) 249-2419 - Bob (217) 388-2419 - Bob night (217) 781-2419 - Kirk c

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Norman Bros. & Sons (NBS) 7234 E 2700th Rd. Sidell, IL 61876 (217) 887-2506 s

Norman, Grant (GN) 7234 E 2700th St. Sidell, IL 61876 (217) 887-2506 c

Ogle, Brandon (OGL) 13404 N 20th Ave. Nikomis, IL 62075 (217) 202-5381 c

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Orris, Trenton 847 Huber St. Jacksonville, IL 62650 (217) 370-7224 s

RBC Chesters (RBC) Dave Conrady 1101 950th St. Elkhart, IL 62634 (217) 737-8427 - day (217) 254-2666 - Thomas c

Range Farms (BJR) 6862 Fountain Oak Lane Waterloo, IL 62298 (618) 973-1070 c

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Shott Family Livestock (SFL) 4683 State Line Rd. Poplar Grove, IL 61065 (815) 703-0067 p

Shynk, Chris 15602 Wyanet-Walnut Rd. Wyanet, IL 61379 (815) 303-4625 p

Smitty’s Chesters (SCD1) Kristi Smith 11602 W. Legion Hall Rd. Princeville, IL 61559 (309) 678-7678 - Jeff cell c

Stayton Brothers (3DS) 112 Lakeview Dr. Carlinville, IL 62626 (217) 556-6240 p

Steffens, Darrell (DSSF) 1910 1550th Ave. Lincoln, IL 62626 (217) 871-2049 s

Trogdon, Jared 8192 N 2000th St. Paris, IL 61944 (217) 251-5668 c

Twin Oaks Farm (TOF) 1548E 2200 N Rd. Ashkum, IL 60911 (815) 383-8941 - cell (815) 432-2549 - day c

Ummel Farms (UMM) 30415 E 1800 N Rd. Cooksville, IL 61730 (309) 725-3562 (309) 275-4080 -cell c

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Voorhees, Drew & Martin (DMV) 1123 E. Cruger Rd. Washington, IL 61571 (309) 224-8953 - day (309) 224-8925 - Drew c

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Arnholt & Family, Nathan (NRA) 11678 E St. Rd. 46 Columbus, IN 47203 (812) 371-2689 c

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Beaman & Family, Brian (BBEA) 8230 N 1000 E Twelve Mile, IN 46988 (574) 206-3400 p

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Boling & Family, Lee 975 W 1550 N Covington, IN 47932 (765) 366-0867 - day (765) 793-3548 - night s

Bowling, Ralph (BOW) 1516 E 450 N Greencastle, IN 46135 (765) 720-5078 - cell p

Brattain & Family, Kent (KTB) 263 S. CR 900 W. Greencastle, IN 46135 (765) 720-3305 - cell c

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BS Show Pigs Barry Scales 6376 S. State Rd. 25 Rochester, IN 46975 (574) 292-6910 s

Corya, Jessica ( JCOR) 725 E Co. Rd. 700 S Commiskey, IN 47227 (812) 525-4412 s

Crane, Ashley 1630 S Co. Rd. 300 E Paoli, IN 47454 (812) 653-3127 s

Crumbacher, Wendell & Dale (CDY) 1507 Hwy. 68 New Harmony, IN 47631 (812) 568-1920 c

Crumbacher & Wehmer 1507 Hwy. 68 New Harmony, IN 47631 (812) 568-1920 h

Glingle Family, Rudy (RGF) 26700 CR 54 Nappanee, IN 46550 (574) 535-3621 - cell (574) 773-5960 - home

Cummings & Family, James 6113 W CR 350 S Coatesville, IN 46121 (317) 539-4967

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Dean, Jim ( JAD) 3356 Childers Rd. Gosport, IN 47433 (317) 370-9219

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Deck, Jay (5DF) 2800 W Williams Rd. Bloomington, IN 47404 (812) 360-8312 - Lori (812) 876-1286 - night s

Decker, Chad Decker Showpigs 3050 W 950 S Columbus, IN 47201 (812) 592-0118 s

Ebert & Family, Leon (LEF) 11394 N. 550 W Frankton, IN 46044 (765) 552-9795 (765) 623-4201 - cell s

Green Valley Genetics 400 Magnolia Dr. Corydon, IN 47112 (812) 267-2076 Grimm Family Farm (GFF) Kerry Grimm 7261 N 100 W Wawaka, IN 46794 (260) 761-2503 (260) 562-3500 - cell s

Grinstead Show Team (GST) 3869 E 650 N Greenfield, IN 46140 (317) 490-4727 s

Guffey & Family Showpigs, Joshua 9323 W 900 S Losantville IN 47354 (765) 546-1463 s

Hedrick, Rick (RICK) 15111 County Line Rd. Rushville, IN 46173 (765) 561-9421 (765) 679-5903 - night

Emenhiser, Nicole & Dane (DNE) 21915 Ward Rd. Woodburn, IN 46797 (812) 371-6649

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Farrer, Drew, Stacy & Chase (DWF1) 6190 W 500 N Royal Center, IN 46978 (574) 702-1310

Huseman Swine Farm (HMF) 5558 W. State Rd. 18 Brookston, IN 47923 (765) 427-6786 - cell

Farrer Stock Farms (FSF) 6891 W. 325 N. Royal Center, IN 46978 (574) 727-0680 - Tom (574) 727-5610 - Taylor

Irwin Spot Farm (ISF) 12400 N 600 W Gaston, IN 47342 (765) 358-3832

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Hendricks, Adam (AH) 5360 W 300 N Anderson, IN 46011 (765) 610-1485 h

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Friddle, Karl ( JKF) 8532 W 1100 N Carthage, IN 46115 (317) 509-0038

Jordan , Steve (LSJ) 5197 S 320 E Rensselaer IN 47978 (219) 866-8949 (219) 689-5808 (cell)

Funk Family Farm (FFF) Wayne Funk 6493 CR 17 Garrett, IN 46738 (260) 403-7217

Kercheval & Family, Kyle (KKK) 8998 N 900 E Sheridan, IN 46069 (317) 443-6088

Gilstrap, Seth 5016 E 100 S Crawfordsville, IN 47933 (765) 230-6040

Kilmer Swine Farm (DPKC) 1622 N. 900 E. Monticello, IN 47960 (219) 863-1625

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Kimmel Showpig ( JAK1) 3250 E Baseline Rd. Albion, IN 46701 (260) 414-6497 s

L&C Polands (L&C) Mike Lambert & Jena Crone 3882 W. Hinshaw Rd. Monrovia, IN 46157 (317) 418-3238 p

Lahr’s Purebreds 662 E 200 S Huntington, IN 46750 (260) 530-6062 s

Lanham, Chris & Latoya (LNHM) 4620 E 350 N Franklin, IN 46131 (317) 507-5068 s

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Lawyer Show Pigs (LAWY) 11934 E 1000 N Shirley, IN 47384 (765) 620-7032 c

Liberty Lane Livestock 8768 S Co. Rd. 350 W Stilesville, IN 46180 (317) 358-5133 s

Linville Family (DBL) 3811 E 650 N Greenfield, IN 46140 (317) 509-4823 s

Lowdermilk Show Pigs (LOWD) 1346 S. Co. Rd. 200 E. Center Point, IN 47840 (812) 201-0268 s

Loy Stock Farm (LOY) Jason Loy 1972 W 800 S Portland, IN 47371 (260) 729-2111 p

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Lukens Farms (LUK) 8415 E 300 N. Rochester, IN 46975 (574) 353-7265 s

Lukens, Gus 7122 Ft. Wayne Rd. Akron, IN 46910 (574) 653-1246 s

Marker, Scott & Family 65700 Dogwood Rd. Wakarusa, IN 46573 (574) 633-0193 - day (630) 235-4352 s

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Marchino & Family, Patrick (CPM) 548 W CR 575 N Shelburn , IN 47879 (812) 243-2074 s

Merley Farms (BMS) Bill Merley 8821 E. Division Rd. Akron, IN 46910 (260) 410-1847 s

Michael Showpigs (MIC) Troy Showpigs 8668 N 800 E N. Manchester, IN 46962 (260) 388-5277 c

Morehouse, Matthew & Scott (MSM) 70333 CR 25 New Paris, IN 46553 (574) 202-3280 - Matt s

Morgan & Family, Bill (BMF4) 1514 W SR 18 Brookston, IN 47923 (765) 563-6726 p

Murphy Farms (MFKM) Kendall Murphy & Family 6557 Co. Rd. 56 St. Joe, IN 46785 (419) 572-9582 s

Myers, Alan & Mark (AMM) 29055 Flippins Rd. Atlanta, IN 46031 (317) 758-9553 c

Parker Show Pigs (PARK) Darrin Parker 1910 S 300 Albion, IN 46701 (260) 636-2943 c

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Parkison & Rodibaugh (P&R) 3053 W. 725 S. Rensselaer, IN 47978 (219) 863-4219 - Dave (765) 427-0683 - Danita c

Perry Swine Genetics 7468 E 175 N Monticello, IN 47960 (574) 870-0965 s

Peters, Nathan & Dave Mullins (NNP) 2495 S CR 400 W Danville, IN 46122 (317) 503-2798 s

Plain Vu Genetics (PLVU) Greg & Jake Rupert 10720 S 400 E 92 Roanoke, IN 46783 (260) 610-2833 p

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Platt, Travis & Adrienne 10443 North Meridian Rd. Roanoke, IN 46783 (260) 410-1000 s

Stephenson & Family, Aaron (ANSY) 6240 E Co. Rd. 300 N Fillmore, IN 46128 (765) 720-1999

Premium Blend Genetics (PBG) 909 N 900 W Arlington, IN 46104 (317) 402-3742

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Pruet & Watson (CPAW) 3105 State Rd. 236 Danville, IN 46122 (317) 997-1097

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RnC Showpigs (RNC) 3576 N SR 9 Greenfield, IN 46140 (317) 498-7154 (317) 498-4540

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Reichart, Cody (RG) 4992 W 1050 N New Richmond, IN 47967 (765) 543-8507 c

Rinker & Family, John (RFYF) 10428 N. 400 E. Alexandria, IN 46001 (765) 620-5974 - cell p

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Sutherlin & Family, Shane (SNES) 2750 E Co. Rd. 1200 S Cloverdale, IN 46120 (765) 721-4210 Ulerick Family Farm, Chris 3952 W 800 S Kewanna, IN 46939 (574) 727-0527 Weaver & Family, Jeff ( JEFF) 6234 N CR Rd. 800 W Royal Center, IN 46978 (574) 727-5617 (574) 727-5617 s

Wehmer & Family, Robert 4925 Hwy. 165 Poseyville, IN 47633 (812) 459-6869 c

Wilson, Tim 4362 W. County Rd. 450 S. Sullivan, IN 47882 (812) 249-7911

Schafer & Family, Josh & Elton 17601 Shively Rd. Bremen, IN 46505 (574) 292-2117 - day (574) 292-2143

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Scher, Sam & Daniel (SDS) 6865 N 300 W Huntington, IN 46750 (260) 519-0978

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Shaffer Goldrush (SSG) 12417 W 875 N Albany, IN 47320 (765) 789-8349 c

Shidler & Family, Greg & Cam (SHID) 4750 W St. Rd. 246 Lewis, IN 47858 (812) 240-7231 s

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Windy Haven Hereford (WHH) Josh Sharp 5815 S Co. Rd. 400 W Commiskey, IN 47227 (812) 873-9465 Zell Spot Farm (ZSF) 6177 W. Base Rd. Winchester, IN 47394 (765) 744-7840 - day s

IOWA Albertson, Neil (AC) 3247 335th St. Fremont, IA 52561 (641) 933-4748 (641) 777-5552 - cell c

Albertson Brothers (TAC) Travis & Casey Albertson 3247 335th St. Fremont, IA 52561 (641) 777-5552 (641) 933-4748 - night

Big River Polands (LGB) Reese Frohling & Bruce Griebel 34391 380th Ave. Bellevue, IA 52031 (563) 513-1024 - Reese (309) 550-1234 - Bruce p

Big River Polands Bruce Griebel 1881 Cairns Rd. Ely, IA 52227 (319) 550-1234 p

Bombei & Sons Showpigs (LIBB) Luke & Jacob 18824 Zephyr Ave. Delta, IA 52550 (641) 660-5741 c

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Collins, Gerald & J.R. Reid (R&C) 2408 Pine Ct. Van Meter, IA 50261 (303) 349-2151 - cell (660) 460-0208 - J.R. cell p

Dee Family (TD) 9715 W 92nd St. N Baxter, IA 50028 (641) 227-3568 p

Eggers & Sampson Showpigs 1663 235th St. State Center, IA 50247 (515) 231-1720 c

Elmcrest Genetics (EG) 1596 210th St. Manchester, IA 52057 (563) 920-8494 c

Fee Farms (FEE) Rodney Fee 22825 Hwy. 92 Ackworth, IA 50001 (515) 210-8573 s

Flatland Chesters (FLC) 1383 248th Trail Modale, IA 51556 (712) 253-9327 (712) 253-9284 c

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Four T Farms (TET) Tom Thomoson 43780 90th Ave. Thompson, IA 50478 (515) 538-0163

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Bakker Bros. Genetics (BAKK) 17729 X Ave. Dike, IA 50624 (319) 269-8014

Hall, Bradly (BLH) 16435 175th St. Alden, IA 50006 (515) 571-8113

Smith, Ned & Marcia (ABCS) 8762 E Co. Rd. 300 N Michigantown, IN 46057 (765) 249-2327

Behnkendorf Bros. (AC1) 1608 E Lucas Algona, IA 50511 (515) 295-5901

Smith, Brandon (BLS) 2035 E St. Rd. 28 Attica, IN 47918 (765) 476-1956 p

Smith, Cheyenne 3575 East Park Ave. N. Terre Haute, IN 47805 (812) 243-8936

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Castle Farms (1CFS) 5670 Scott Rd. Pleasanton, KS 66075 (913) 259-0128

Appel, William B. 101 Sena Rd. Metairie, LA 70005 (504) 578-0055

Belgard & Hawker (SBS) 18439 US Hwy. 169 Garden City, MN 56034 (507) 546-3162 (507) 340-6934 - cell

Schmidt, Randy & Becky (RS) 2471 V Ave. Williamsburg, IA 52361 (319) 668-2546

Gross, Connie (CGX) 15 South Holcomb Lane Holcomb, KS 67851 (620) 277-2440

Bridges, Kimberly 1966 Bridges Rd. Florien, LA 71429 (318) 581-0336

McFall Farms (MCFL) 3931 CR 1675 Coffeyville, KS 67337 (620) 988-0359

Broussard Show Pigs (DSP) Dana R. Broussard 706 Adras Rd. New Iberia, LA 70560 (337) 207-6141

Hurd & Family, Mark W. (MWH) 5165 H Ave. Cleghorn, IA 51014 (712) 229-1002 - cell

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Kaufman, Bruce 3190 295th St. Crawfordsville, IA 52621 (319) 461-0569

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Kaufman Farms (NJKN) Terry & Nathan 7173 Co. Rd. X-40 Anamosa, IA 52205 (319) 821-3244 - Terry (319) 821-3246 - Nathan c

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Leland Lane (LRL) 3582 371st Ave. Preston, IA 52069 (563) 689-6873 p

Loof, Douglas (LOOF) 3885 Young Ave. Radcliffe, IA 50230 (507) 589-0199 c

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Murphy, Doug & Mariah 57253 740th St. Anita, IA 50020 (712) 249-4361 s

Niehaus & Feldman Genetics (NFG) 23865 160th St. Greene, IA 50636 (319) 231-2438 - day (319) 267-2809 - night s

Olson, Joel ( JMO) 3048 73rd St. Atkins, IA 52206 (319) 929-6450 s

Olson Family Chesters 16681 Highway 22 Keswick, IA 50136 (319) 461-4485 c

Olson Spot Farm (OSF) 7218 27th Ave. Newhall, IA 52315 (319) 223-5329 - Craig (319) 640-7276 - Craig cell (319) 461-4485 - Tom s

Schminke’s Genetics (SC) 6641 24th Ave. Van Horne, IA 52346 (217) 257-3513 - day (319) 223-5352 - night c

Thompson, Maynard 1893 Hwy. E69 Tama, IA 52339 (641) 990-5308 p

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Toenjes, Ryan (TOEN) P.O. Box 116 Center Junction, IA 52212 (319) 465-9100 - day (319) 480-0395 c

Triggs Show Pigs (TSP) 1823 220th Ave. Mount Ayr, IA 50854 (641) 344-3653 - day (641) 344-4827 - night s

Tucker’s Polands (DWT) Bill Tucker 19536 180th St. New London, IA 52645 (319) 209-0305 - day (319) 367-5228 - night p

Vegas Show Pigs (KPSC) Kelly Sheets 65432 Richland St. Nevada, IA 50201 (515) 290-0917 p

Walker Spots (KW) 1402 230 St. Algona, IA 50511 (515) 295-9212 s

Warren, Seth & Derek (SDDJ) 62755 Levi Rd. Glenwood, IA 51534 (712) 527-3435 c

Weisinger, Nathan 1654 320th St. Fort Madison, IA 52627 (319) 470-1071 s

Whitman & Family, Michael W. (MIWI) 2330 190th Ave. Calamus, IA 52729 (563) 579-1141 c

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Messner Farms (MRF) 1824 Hwy. 75 Caney, KS 67333 (620) 879-2940 - day (620) 515-3940 - night s

Reiss, Dakota & Garrett P.O. Box 194 Weskan, KS 67762 (785) 821-1010 s

Rummer, Bob 1239 N 100 Rd. Lawrence, KS 66047 (785) 760-5549 h

Scheller, Larry E. (LES1) 17476 Donahoo Rd. Tonganoxie, KS 66086 (913) 416-3831 p

Stone Oak Angus Ranch (SOAR) Melissa Tharp & Dean Rhodus 1923 CR 5250 Elk City, KS 67344 (574) 549-7255 - day (317) 364-5001 - night h

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MARYLAND Ernst Farm Polands (ERN) 13646 Broadfording Rd. Clear Spring, MD 21722 (301) 491-1336 (301) 842-3926 - night p

KC Farm (KWB) 1720 Gillis Rd. Woodbine, MD 21797 (301) 748-7748 p

MICHIGAN Albright Swine Farm (ASF) 965 Flint Rd. Coldwater, MI 49036 (517) 238-5817 (office) (989) 429-5215 (cell) h

Dice, Joel 4135 Birch Run Rd. Millington, MI 48746 (810) 515-4844 h

Ellison Spots (RES) Ron Ellison 6250 Cross Rd. Concord, MI 49237 (517) 524-6768 (517) 937-5469 - day s

Inniger, Lisa (IA) 6682 Rossevelt Rd. Middleton, MI 48856 (989) 289-4194 h

Knight Farm LLC (KF) Deb Robinson & Dan Kight 1634 Shaw Park Rd. Grayling, MI 49738 (989) 344-0900 h

Scully, Jeannine 11591 Hutchinson Hwy. Onaway, MI 49765 (989-619-9359 h

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Country Girls Show Pigs (CGSP) 49646 Hey 56 Blvd. Kenyon, MN 55946 (507) 649-1682 s

Gibson, Melissa 2623 349th Ave. NW Cambridge, MN 55008 (612) 718-8877 h

Hartzell, Dale 115 Rustic Lane Wabasha, MN 55981 (507) 421-6149 h

Jon Dor Hereford ( JMP) Josef M Pettit 28372 State Hwy. 43 Rushford, MN 55971 (507) 864-2851 h

North Star Genetics (NSG) 22400 Hampton Blvd. Hampton, MN 55031 (651) 437-2911 - Dale Miller (651) 895-4342 - cell c

Resler, Steven (DR) 610 11th St. Owatonna, MN 55060 (507) 456-7746 s

Schwecke Genetics (ZACH) 66298 230th St. Gibbon, MN 55335 (507) 380-1369 - cell s

MISSISSIPPI BAMS Farm (BAMS) Bryan Smith & Family 266 Boyer Steiner Rd. Indianola, MS 38751 (662) 207-0558 - day (662) 207-0862 - night c

Hill Country Farm (HCV) Phillip & Jana Vandevere 2748 Beale Rd. Yazoo City, MS 39194 (662) 571-9929 h

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Frerking Family Farm 10739 120th Rd. Concordia, MO 64020 (660) 441-0045 - day (660) 441-3350 - night

Swords, Kyle 1545 CR 47 New Albany, MS 38652 (662) 316-1568

Howard, Greg, Tom & Braxton 301 South Dudley St. Hamilton, MO 64644 (816) 632-8035

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MISSOURI Black &Gold Swine Genetics (BGSG) Matt McCrory 23739 Pike 262 Clarksville, MO 63336 (573) 356-8461 c

Briscoe Farms (ADB) 2966 Co. Rd. 1520 Cairo, MO 65239 (660) 651-4941 c

Brotherton Farms (CMB) Chad Brotherton 9073 Hwy. 65 Chillicothe, MO 64601 (660) 973-2699 p

Brown Farms (BFC) 4698 Audrain Rd. 217 Centralia, MO 65240 (573) 682-2741 (573) 473-6657 - cell c

Comstock Farms (COM) 11523 E N Hwy. Bronaugh, MO 64728 (417) 922-3271 s

Crews & Thorton Farms (CTF) 34222 E Hwy. P Slater, MO 65349 (660) 529-2928 s

Croy Poland Chinas (CPC) Dennis, Sheri, Erin, Kyle 24166 Slade Ave. Gallatin, MO 64640 (660) 663-2463 p

Derr Farms (DFD) 26258 Holt 180 Mound City, MO 64470 (816) 262-5104 s

Forrest, Andrea (3C) 23908 Village Dr. Richland, MO 65550 (417) 322-5166 h

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Jett’s Spot Farm (WJS) Drew & Melissa Jett 1614 N. State Hwy. F Ash Grove, MO 65604 (417) 207-5036 s

Oaks Livestock Enterprises (OAKS) Justin & Kabel Oaks 17987 Ash Dr. Harris, MO 64645 (660) 359-7973 justoaks@grm.net s

Palmer, Matt 12457 W Farm Rd. 48 Ash Grove, MO 65604 (417) 207-7398 c

Porter Hog Farm (LP) Leroy Porter 62636 Hwy. C California, MO 65018 (660) 489-2353 s

White’s Hereford Hogs (DRWH) Daniel White 3553 W Junge Blvd. Joplin, MO 64801 (417) 483-3772 h

Whitehead- Thomas Show Pigs (RWF/CGT) Rick & Brenda Whitehead Creighton, Karson, Kampbell, Cooper 24625 Lawrence 2030 Ash Grove, MO 65604 (417) 366-1027 s

MONTANA Bradford, Mary P.O. Box 9717 Helena, MT 59604 (406) 792-5164 h

Wheaton, Aaron & Kristi 2994 Mittower Rd. Victor, MT 59875 (406) 369-1256 h

NEBRASKA Anderson Farms (AFM) Brian Anderson 84891 562 Ave. Hoskins, NE 68740 (402) 640-1664 - day (402) 565-4209 - night c

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Arkfeld Genetics (1ARK) Tim, Patrick & Luanne Arkfeld 461 N 46 Rd. Dunbar, NE 68346 (402) 873-2392 h

Primmer, Thomas (KPK) 16519 Hazel Greenway Brashear, MO 63533 (660) 323-5548

Bose Show Pigs 43709 Hwy. 89 Oxford, NE 68967 (308) 920-0359

Raasch Farms (RF) 26419 M Hwy. Bogard, MO 64622 (660) 542-8316

Circle F Farm (CIRF) Roger Fujan 2859 Co. Rd. Q Prague, NE 68050 (402) 540-6166

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Switlik Family Farm 9827 NW Old Hwy. 36 Cameron, MO 64429 (816) 284-0599 p

Team Sloan (TSSP) Troy Sloan 9811 NW Dakota Dr. Cameron, MO 64429 (816) 510-7009

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Jarzynka Farms ( JAR) 1620 RD 320 Harvard, NE 68944 (402) 984-4314 s

Joy Genetics ( JOY) Kirby, Ruth, Sarah & Laura Joy 5130 F Road Dunbar, NE 68346 (402) 873-4406 - home (402) 209-1207 - cell s

Joy Genetics & Roger Caltrider ( JOYC) 5130 F Road Dunbar, NE 68346 (402) 209-1207 - cell p

Meadowlark Farm (MLARK) Larry W. Rauert 4767 N Quandt Rd. Grand Island, NE 68801 (308) 381-1518 h

Rademacher Swine Scott Rademacher 78347 473 Ave. Loup City, NE 68853 (308) 750-7807 s

Rosenbaum Livestock 11923 Co Rd. P28 Blair, NE 68008 (402) 981-4854 c

Toad Creek Farm (TCF) Mark Rauert 13906 Japp Ln. Kennard, NE 68034 (308) 383-5989 h

Wetovick Swine Farm (WET) 47761 State Hwy. 14 Fullerton, NE 68638 (308) 536-2731 - home (308) 550-0965 - cell c

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Daws, Karissa P.O. Box 185 Michigan, ND 58259 (701) 270-1524 h

OHIO Black Hill Showpigs (BHS) Buckley Family Kids 5171 St. Rt. 730 Wilmington, OH 45177 (937) 725-9957 h

Brown Family, The (B&AB) William L. Brown 8801 Lock Two Rd. Botkins, OH 45306 (419) 235-7611 (937) 693-2391 c

Clint High Farms (CHF) Don Geer 10700 St. Rt. 73 New Vienna, OH 45159 (937) 218-1353 (937) 987-2288 h

Combs, Cathy 928 Dove Rd. Eaton, OH 45320 (937) 336-0815 s

Creager, Todd D. (TDC) 12630 D Wauseon, OH 43567 (419) 270-0648 c

Hager Spot Farm (NJ) Jon Hager 17701 Hauss Rd. Wapakoneta, OH 45895 (419) 230-6956 s

Helberg, Marcie (MJH) 5130 Orangeville Kinsman Rd. Burghill, OH 44404 (330) 772-2273 h

Zimmerman, Austin (AZ) 22398 SW 75th Rd. Beatrice, NE 68310 (402) 520-2725

Heppe, Adam (AJH) 4585 Sunnybrook Rd. Kent, OH 44240 (330) 592-1644

Dux, Thomas (TDUX) 927 22nd St. Fairbury, NE 68352 (402) 587-0739

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Gerlach-Luka-Aerostar LTD 11365 S.W. 114 Rd. Dewitt, NE 68641 (402) 228-6345

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Hillside Acres Steve Westhoefer 25029 TR 252 New Comerstown, OH 43832 (740) 502-2271

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NORTH DAKOTA Bartholomaus, William (BAR) 3815 147th Ave. SE Wheatland, ND 58079 (701) 633-5564 (701) 633-5564 c

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Howell & Family, Norman (NHF) 17238 Townline Kossuth Rd. St. Marys, OH 45885 (419) 302-6330 s

Howell Bros. (NRH) 10590 Thompson-Schiff Rd. Sidney, OH 45365 (937) 538-6902 p

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Isla Grande Farms (IGF) Rick & JoAnn Fogle 2730 Harding Hwy. W Marion, OH 43302 (740) 225-2541 (740) 382-6448 - home s

Kenney Sisters/Clint High Farm (KNY) 592 Cox Rd. Sabina, OH 45169 (937) 302-0785 c

Kraft, Danyelle (DJKK) 1520 N High St. Lancaster, OH 43130 (740) 974-0819 h

Louden, Melvin (MEL) 10190 County Rd. 2 West Mansfield, OH 43358 (937) 355-0104 h

Magie Wonder Acres David & Kathy Magie 2764 Wildcat Rd. Greenville, OH 45331 (937) 533-7966 h

McCoy, Jim & Family Rt. 1, 1887 SR 734 N.E. Bloomingburg, OH 43106 (740) 572-0271 s

McWhinney Show Pigs (DMCW) 8958 St. Rt. 122 W Eaton, OH 45320 (937) 545-8440 - cell p

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Neanen-Meyers Show Pigs (NMSP) 256 Braffetsville N. Rd. New Paris, OH 45347 (937) 260-2212 s

Neanen Show Barrows (S&KN) 1932 New MadisonColetown Rd. New Madison, OH 45346 (937) 423-9294 (937) 467-4023 - night s

Nofziger, Vick 1592 Co. Rd. 16 Wauseon, OH 43567 (419) 966-3432 p

Northwest Ohio Genetics (NWOG) Bret Scott 333 N Co. Rd. 15 Ada, OH 45810 (419) 233-5100 c

Pierce, Ron & Jeff O’Dell (RP) 9681 W. Markley Rd. Laura, OH 45337 (937) 546-5364 - day (937) 548-7909 - night c

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Quizz Herefords (QUIZZ) 4329 Kite Rd. St. Paris, OH 43072 (937) 215-2580 h

Reiterman, John 13842 US Rt. 62 NE Mt. Sterling, OH 43143 (740) 572-7301 p

Spitler & Family, Bob (SP3) 4899 St. Rt. 722 West Manchester, OH 45382 (937) 286-2257 - cell c

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Swinehart, Michael 9442 S Rt. 13 NW Thornville, OH 43076 (740) 743-1769 s

Thoren, William Dale 2206 Clearview Ave. Warren, OH 44483 (440) 313-8929 s

Trowbridge Farms 25988 Co. Rd. H-J Archbold, OH 43502 (419) 445-0318 (419) 572-6718 - night s

Westcamp, Lance & Mitchell (WCMP) 165 Center St. Groveport OH 43125 (614) 374-8615 p

Wippel Purebred Farms (WPF) 15085 London Rd. Orient, OH 43146 (740) 404-1148 - cell s

OKLAHOMA 3-M Showpigs (SLMN) 15651 U.S. Hwy. 283 Altus, OK 73521 (580) 471-8400 s

A.O.B. Showpigs (AOB) Don Alsup & Ross Burchfield 14809 Northwood Circle Choctaw, OK 73020 (405) 642-9304 p

Backroad Genetics (KDSS) Kyle Smith 22567 S 477th E Ave. Porter, OK 74454 (402) 710-9174

Hartman, Greg & Joni (GLH) 18332 Hwy. 152 Sayre, OK 73662 (580) 729-0971 s

Lang Show Pigs (H&CL) Heath, Tucker, Cheyanne and Tatum 2002 West Main Cushing, OK 74023 (918) 306-1550

Brand, Brian (WBB) 2971 S 2940 Alex, OK 73002 (405) 694-9995 - cell

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Brown, Jonathan 3rd Generation Genetics 20692 E 185th Street South Haskell, OK 74436 (918) 430-5213 - day (918) 430-5212 - night

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Latta, Rob (RDL) Rt. 2, Box 150 Woodward, OK 73801 (580) 254-1741

Herrin Farms (TAH) Todd & Crickett Herrin 508 S. East Dr. Fletcher, OK 73541 (580) 515-4611

Leiphardt, Barton & Conner (BTL) 610 Daniels Mountain View, OK 73062 (580) 821-6025 - cell

CKL Spots (CKL) Bob, Alecia, Collin, Kaylin Listen 6400 Reno West El Reno, OK 73036 (405) 509-5209

Hill, Peyton (PCH) 393008 East 1185 Rd. Dustin, OK 74839 (214) 364-1718 (214) 808-7695 - night

Lindsey, Ladon 1409 E Allen Wynnewood, OK 73098 (405) 251-0046

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Coffman, Sammy & Linda (SLC) 290 Sharp Rd. Garvin, OK 74736 (580) 746-2407 - night c

Cole, Rhys & Kort ( JKKC) 3001 E. Wilshire El Reno, OK 73036 (405) 323-9463 c

Croskey Farms (CFSP) 1565 Hwy. 62 Chickasha, OK 73018 (405) 320-4165 c

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Dean Farms (BDSP) 374015 Hwy. 56 Okemah, OK 74859 (918) 623-8310 s

Diamond Crest Spots Don, Phoebe & Jocelyn Rogers 12042 E 630 Rd. Hennessey, OK 73742 (580) 478-6590 s

Double A Ranch (DAJA) Jim & Alan Adkins 385041 E 1150 Rd. Weleetka, OK 74880 (918) 650-2698 p

Eller, Stanley (SE) P.O. Box 503 Welch, OK 74369 (918) 232-6507 c

Harris, Hunter 2985 N 240 Rd. Mounds, OK 74047 (918) 284-9705 h

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Horton, Joshua & James ( JNH) 180046 E Co. Rd. 59 Shattuck, OK 73858 (254) 736-0080 p

Humphrey, Rodney (RHCW) 30018 Co. Rd. 1150 Minco, OK 73059 (405) 313-6638 - day (405) 352-0226 - night c

Inselman Farms (INS) Macy, Allyson, Cooper Inselman 7147 E 138 Rd. Holdenville, OK 74848 (405) 221-1900 p

Jennings, Brady, Brett & Laraby (BAJ) 16874 CR 3540 Ada, OK 74820 (580) 272-8952 s

Jones Family Polands ( JFP) Brady Jones 14037 ECR 1550 Lindsay, OK 73052 (405) 756-7524 p

KEJ Worldwide Genetics (KEJ) Jerry & Andrew Kobyluk 8501 East Wilshire Blvd. Jones, OK 73049 (405) 443-1988 p

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Knickle, Tony P.O. Box 808 Colbert, OK 74733 (903) 263-9197 c

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Mays Family Showpigs ( JMFS) P.O. Box 665 Cyril, OK 73029 (405) 388-3520 s

McCage Farms Charles McCage 18672 Old Towne Rd. Thackerville, OK 73459 (580) 220-1461 c

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McPherson, Dereck & Aubrey P.O. Box 66 Velma, OK 73491 (580) 656-5193 c

Miller, Wade (XWM) 29102 CR 1190 Minco, OK 73059 (405) 966-2546 (405) 201-4030 c

Moore Poland Farm (MPF) Dustin Moore 66205 N 2170 Rd. Taloga, OK 73667 (580) 532-8531 p

Mosier Show Pigs 2160 S McLoud Rd. McLoud, OK 74831 (405) 833-0723 c

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Pfeiffer, Andy ( JAPP) 5103 W. Hwy. 51 Mulhall, OK 73063 (405) 880-1993 p

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Pullan, Randy L. (RLP) 7391 CR 530 Aline, OK 73716 (580) 603-0801 s

Reaves, Ronald P.O. Box 577 Porum, OK 74455 (918) 484-2351 - day (918) 616-6743 - night h

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Rice, Raymond & Sheryl (RSR) P.O. Box 591 Velma, OK 73491 (580) 255-5542 p

Richey Livestock (RLS) 2608 Apache Pass Altus, OK 73521 (580) 467-2657 p

Sharber Family (WVS) 23715 Indian Meridian Pauls Valley, OK 73075 (405) 207-8884 p

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Shenold, Lance & Sherry (LSP) 38123 County Street 2650 Anadarko, OK 73005 (405) 247-6912 s

Sites Livestock (SLCW) P.O. Box 1200 Tuttle, OK 73088 (580) 695-0429 c

Stidham, Tom (ABCJ) 15707 E 146th St. S Bixby, OK 74008 (918) 693-2518 h

Sunshine Swine Rick Hodges P.O. Box 97 Kiefer, OK 74041 (580) 483-6901 h

Taylor Farm Genetics P.O. Box 604 Woodward, OK 73802 (580) 216-4577 s

Todd, Gary 22102 S 445 E Ave. Porter, OK 74454 (918) 361-9905 s

Triple B Hog Farm (BUC) 410483 E 1160 Rd. Eufaula, OK 74432 (918) 689-3290 s

Twister Genetics 915 N Marion Hinton, OK 73047 (405) 929-9799 p

Waits, Jim ( JWP) P.O. Box 212 Park Hill, OK 74451 (563) 210-7045 p

Webster Swine Farm (1WSF) Danny & Sandy P.O. Box 282 Maysville, OK 73057 (405) 596-8600 p

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Whitaker Showpigs (WHIT) 410 N Pirtle Rd. Durant, OK 74701 (580) 513-8264 s

Wingo, Jeff & Margaret (TPH) 25590 Turkey Pen Hollow Rd. Henryetta, OK 74437 (918) 521-4251 c

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Weast, Melissa K (WEA) 5601 Kane Creek Rd. Central Point, OR 97502 (541) 890-8930 h

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Carkin & Son, Ron (CPR) 499 Patton Rd. Sandy Lake, PA 16145 (724) 376-3842

SOUTH CAROLINA Round About Livestock 108 Mt. Pleasant Rd. Westminister, SC 29693 (864) 804-7310

Bennett Show Pigs 5655 CR 253 Stephenville, TX 76401 (254) 396-4400

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Hancock, Douglas (HSH) 269 Hancock Lane Honey Grove, PA 17035 (717) 734-3619 c

Hilltop Sunrise Farm Brian Smith 3030 Brown Hill Rd. Youngsville, PA 16371 (814) 563-4905 s

Lazarus Family 5542 Memorial Rd. Germansville, PA 18053 (610) 799-5593 (610) 767-3595 - night c

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Mowry, Brittany 130 E Simpson St. Bedford, PA 15522 (814) 623-9538 s

Paradise Hog Farm (L575) 553 Hideway Rd. Brockport, PA 15823 (814) 265-2677 c

Pfautz Show Pigs (PPSP) 341 Duke St. Ephrata, PA 17522 (717) 945-2730 s

Robinson & Family, Larry (LRS) 1323 Lay Rd. Delta, PA 17314 (717) 456-5445

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Rusty Acres (RA) Russell & Ginger 2309 Briar Valley Rd. Bedford, PA 15522 (814) 623-8981 Smay, Eric (EDS) 493 Tonkin Rd. Indiana, PA 15701 (724) 422-6788 h

Strawbridge, John C. ( JCS) 4290 Bridge St. Whitehall, PA 18052 (610) 799-5593 (484) 547-7936 - night p

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Bennecoff, Justine Ann ( JABS) 2335 Fritz Ct. Kutztown, PA 19530 (610) 844-1870

Burke, Walt & Gayle & Sons (WGB) 34231 SE Homan Rd. Gresham, OR 97080 (503) 663-6758 c

Swamp Grass Acres (SGA) Dennis, Janet, Meghan & Alex Farmery 2642 Johnsonburg Rd. Rossiter, PA 15772 (814) 427-8688

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Vanhull, Cody 28847 461st Ave. Centerville, SD 57014 (605) 201-7302 h

Wolff Family Genetics (WFG) 12897 395th Ave. Bath, SD 57427 (605) 881-5317 s

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Blazin 7’s Farm P.O. Box 1270 Mineral Wells, TX 76068 (940) 682-6355 c

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Clark, Jerry & Tarah 132 Miller Rd. Summertown, TN 38483 (615) 948-6944

Burbank FFA Mark Bindseil 1002 Edwards St. San Antonio, TX 78204

Jenkins, Nathan (1JSP) 470 Willette Rd. Red Boiling Springs, TN 37150 (931) 319-5489

C-C Show Pigs (CELY) Charles Ely & Chris Hohmann 502 Cypress Bend Dr. Sisterdale, TX 78006 (210) 887-5708

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Maness, Jon D. ( JDM) 2755 McCall Rd. Lexington, TN 38351 (731) 614-8515 c

TEXAS Alex III, Elroy (FGSP) 8612 US Hwy. 87 S Victoria, TX 77905 (361) 655-8084 s

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Campbell Farms 1357 CR 325 Abernathy, TX 79311 (806) 787-9664 h

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Couts, Joe (COUT) 2125 N Christy Pampa, TX 79065 (806) 663-1630 s

DL Showpigs (UNO) Donald Love & Josh Krohn 2101 CR 24 Lamesa, TX 79331 (806) 759-7735 c

Darby Valley Genetics (DVG) P.O. Box 273 Abernathy, TX 79311 (740) 207-1814 c

David Show Pigs (DAVI) P.O. Box 47 Bartlett, TX 76511 (512) 922-5888 c

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Davis, Reggie (RD) 118 W. Commerce Fairfield, TX 75840 (903) 388-1942 s

Draper, Heath 3288 FM Rd. 101 Ranger, TX 76470 (254) 433-2677 s

EZ Farms & Ibex Genetics Mike Parsons P.O. Box 2242 Albany, TX 76430 (325) 762-2366 c

Fischbacher, Chris (MFC) 2001 Westline Rd. Wildorado, TX 79098 (806) 336-2162

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Kirkland, Glenn (MGKM) 37 FM 37 Hale Center, TX 79041 (806) 292-8620 s

Knaup, Kerby (KK1) 767 Knaupp Mohr Rd. Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 459-4826 - day (830) 685-3355 c

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Knight, Cameron 503 Avenue R Shallowater, TX 79363 (806) 832-1896 c

Koetter, Greg. W. (GRDE) 4180 St. Hwy. 148 S Henrietta, TX 76365 (940) 882-9556 s

Koltermann, Ryan (ARK) 113 Oak Hollow Dr. LaVernia, TX 78121 (210) 779-4663 c

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Lenz Farms P.O. Box 143 White Deer, TX 79097 (806) 570-4023

Huber Farms (HUH) Randy Harris & Brian Hubbard 3091 Fisher Rd. Levelland, TX 79336 (806) 543-8579 - day (806) 891-6726 - night

Lopez, Steven P.O. Box 537 Plains, TX 79355 (806) 831-2972

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Kent & Son, Carl P.O. Box 62 Pottsboro, TX 75076 (903) 271-5129

Lackey, Jason ( JLAG) P.O. Box 346 Haskell, TX 79521 (940) 988-4415 - day (806) 787-3606 - night

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Huseman, Randy & Scott (DJH) P.O. Box 264 Nazareth, TX 79063 (806) 346-4852

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McDonald Polands (RPM) 266 Brooks Trail Heath, TX 75126 (765) 748-040 (972) 953-8440 p

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Mikeska Showpigs (MMS2) Mikeska, Mike 18656 FM 940 #551 Rogers, TX 76569 (254) 624-2283 s

Mote Farms (MOTE) Benny, Darryl & Ronnie Mote 7325 Co. Rd. F Tulia, TX 79088 (806) 764-3513 (806) 627-8211 - cell s

Naron, J.T. & Kelli ( JTPN) 1139 CR 401 Merkel, TX 79536 (325) 928-5425 c

Outlaw Genetics P.O. Box 804 Sonora, TX 76950 (325) 206-3615 c

Perkins, Robby 13201 Vicksburg Houston, TX 77015 (832) 488-3433 - day (713) 542-6934 - night c

Phillips, Marcus (MP) 1104 Shoreview Dr. Ennis, TX 75119 (214) 914-3404 (972) 875-4710 - night c

Reeves, Cole 1835 FM 219 Hico, TX 76457 (254) 624-3080 p

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Slough, Nicholas P.O. Box 1097 Gruver, TX 79040 (806) 736-0106 s

Spenrath, David & Carolyn (DC5) 134 Flat Rock Creek Rd. Comfort, TX 78013 (830) 995-3990 c

Spivey, James 9830 Co. Rd. 197 Breckenridge, TX 76424 (325) 330-2907 s

Stansell Showpigs 1051 Opossum Hollow Rd. Fluvanna, TX 79517 (432) 528-7684 c

Starr, Paul 1121 W Louisa Iowa Park, TX 76367 (940) 631-7086 c

Steele Farm (DPSF) Don & Dan 4896 Creek Rd. Temple, TX 76501 (254) 984-2479 c

Stephens’ Shires Farms Samantha Taylor Stephens 570 Santa Clara Loop Marion, TX 78124 (210) 413-7907 c

Stevens, Scott P.O. Box 182 Nursery, TX 77976 (361) 648-7181 - day (361) 572-8868 - night s

Street, Kaleb & Kenneth (KSKS) 5750 West Rd. R Dumas, TX 79029 (806) 674-9283 p

Terrill Family Chesters 8129 S Foster Rd. San Antonio, TX 78222 (210) 269-4398 c

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Utley, Terry 207 SE 5th Knox City, TX 79529 (940) 256-3288 s

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Wilde, Dale E. P.O. Box 292 Wall, TX 76957 (325) 450-3401 c

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Woolery, R.C. & Stacy (RSMW) 1121 Double File Liberty Hill, TX 78642 (512) 801-3838 s

VIRGINIA Zook Polands William Zook 14250 Shirley Rd. Unionville, VA 22567 (540) 656-3520 p

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WASHINGTON J&J Livestock ( JJJ) John & Teresa Jonasson 38760 S.R. 20 Concrete, WA 98237 (360) 826-4703 - home (360) 770-9570 h

Mittan, Jacqueline (WRH) 15224 Martinson Rd. SE Yelm, WA 98597 (253) 315-9989 h

Tokima Woodlands Todd & Kristen Maser 2414 W Mason Rd. Deer Park, WA 99006 (509) 251-8719 h

WISCONSIN Aho Acres (AA) Nonnie Aho 6494 S Leggate Rd. Superior, WI 54880 (218) 591-0090 h

Baur, Roger (RBFC) 1752 State Hwy. 107 Mosinee, WI 54455 (715) 443-3425

North Branch Farms (ONBF) Joshua Ott N 8638 Harvestore Rd. Hibert, WI 54129 (920) 371-2071 h

Rake, Tom (TRF) 6840 Schumacher Rd. Waunakee, WI 53597 (608) 219-7467 - day (608) 849-7458 - night dianerake@aol.com c

Reinhardt Mini Ranch (REIN) Brent Reinhardt N 768 Center Rd. Merrie, WI 54452 (920) 216-5929 h

Roth, Jacob ( JPP) N 8360 Blue Bird Rd. Eland, WI 54427 (715) 881-0301 s

Schuldt, Jenna 75 2nd Ave. Clear Lake, WI 54005 (715) 651-1470 h

Brewer & Family, Todd N 6801 Cty. X Albany, WI 53502 (608) 862-3165 (608) 214-1760

Steel Polands & Chesters (DTS) Dave & Tristan Steel 1699 150th St. New Richmond, WI 54017 (715) 246-4102 - day (715) 760-0347 - night

Gilster, Michael & Norman (MNG) W2614 US Hwy. 16 Bangor, WI 54614 (608) 790-1261

Walstra Family, Robert (RWSF) W 8578 Lake Emily Rd. Waupun, WI 53963 (920) 763-3131

Holst, George (GH2) 26929 116 St. Trevor, WI 53179 (262) 862-2746

Watson, Curt (WATS) 2198 Stebbinville Rd. Edgerton, WI 53534 (608) 201-1859

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Kahl Spot Farm (KAHL) 19541 Gould Hill Rd. Blanchardville, WI 53516 (608) 484-3400 s

Kreuscher, Craig (KSF) 5205 Vandenboom Rd. Kansasville, WI 53139 (262) 206-7656 h

Kuhlow Girls Showpigs (LPI) 407 Allen St. Clinton, WI 53525 (608) 676-4497 s

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Helpful Tips for All National Swine Shows 1. Adhere to all entry deadlines. 2. Check and re-check all health regulations. 3. Provide Premise ID numbers on all health papers. 4. Provide all registration numbers and ear notches to breed association office at least 7 days prior to leaving for the event. 5. Provide needed stress status information to breed association office a minimum of 7 days before event. 6. If you have litter certificates, request individual certificates of registry on all pigs being exhibited. 7. ALWAYS have two (2) copies of health papers for EACH animal exhibit. 8. Contact breed association office if you have a question—don’t wait until you are on your way to or arrive at the show. 9. Double check your pedigree for correct ear notch, date of birth, sex, ownership, etc. 10. Respect all exhibitors, staff and judges—they have the same rights as you. Good Luck in 2018!

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K-lynn Hereford Connie Lavis Box 665 Beaverlodge, AB T0H 0C0 (780) 512-8010 h

Thunberg, Murray 339 Kossuth Rd., RR21 Cambridge, ON N3C 2V3 (647) 880-8019 h

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Our customers expect to . . .

P&R6 Fireworks 15-1

. . . make a profit with the hogs they have purchased from us. In the fall of 2015, I sold four boars and three groups of 25 gilts to two brothers. Peyton (16) and Preston (13) Wiese of Bennett, Iowa. Their dad raises and manages thousands of contract hogs that are of corporate breeding stock genetics. They knew there was something better and gave me a call. They bought boars in December 2016 and a group of gilts in spring of both 2017 and 2018. Compared to the contract hogs, they are so impressed by the health, liveability and quality of the hogs from my genetics. I said, “You still don’t hear a hog cough do you?” Some of the first sows are up to six parities. I asked them if they had to pull any pigs the past two years. They looked at me inquisitively and said, “No. Why should we?” I laughed and told them, “No, you shouldn’t.” I am guessing these young men will be raising hogs for several more years. I recently received a call from a potential customer. He told me about a post he had put on an internet chat room. “Anyone know of breeders that raise Chester White hogs? I know a guy looking to buy a decent amount of replacement gilts—125-150 head of production stock for outdoor hogs, not show pigs.” One response came from someone called Fenceman. “Randy Schmidt, Williamsburg, Iowa. Big, heavy muscled Chesters that grow. I think the Niman growers keep him pretty well sold out though. Not many true Chester breeders left these days, he’s still old school pig raiser, raising the kind that yield and grow versus a fad.” Then iowarich checked in, “Definitely check with Randy Schmidt. He will help you. Might check some others.” Then they showed the CPS website address. Thanks to Fenceman and iowarich, whoever they are. Congratulations to Annebelle Newton for having champion indexing and champion and reserve champion rate-of-gain derby pigs at the 2017 Benton County Fair. Six of the top seven indexing derby pigs at this show were purchased from us. My neighbor’s boys, Eli and Caleb Welsh, had champion and fourth high indexing derby pigs. They were champion and reserve champion rate-of-gain derby pigs at the 2017 Iowa County Fair. It has been an honor to have been Chester White’s transfer leader 11 of the past 14 years with the other three years coming in second. Fireworks – 2016 Summer Type Conference Reserve Champion – 295 lbs., .81 BF, 7.6 LEA, 1.75 WDA. I like his stoutness along with being very sound in his movement. He had an excellent quality underline and his calm disposition has carried over to his daughters. He is housed at North Iowa Boar Stud (641) 220-3787. He sired the 2017 Iowa State Fair Champion Chester White Gilt – 260 lbs., .59 BF, 9.1 LEA, 1.37 WDA. Dam had 113.47 SPI. He also sired the 2017 National Barrow Show® Champion Chester White Boar — 347 lbs., .85 BF, 10.0 LEA, 1.61 WDA. Duke • Sire I retained and was the fastest-growing stud in his contemporary group. He is from a litter of 11 born alive (43#), 10 weaned, 141# 21-day wt. He is a Nels x Mr. Chester mating. His litter EPDs are 106.14 SPI, +.01BA, +.90 21-day wt., -.55 days, .00 BF.

Randy & Becky

SCHMIDT 2471 V Ave. Williamsburg, IA 52361 (319) 668-2546 cwhogs@gmail.com

Our Chesters, Durocs, Yorks and 31/32 Berkshires represent many generations of the best AI boar stud bloodlines. We have excellent Chester F1 gilts and all of our hogs are free of the stress gene. If you want Chesters with SPF health, EPDs, and from someone who has the leadership to put more Chesters in progeny tests than anyone else, give us a call. You’ll do business with the person who bred the sow, farrowed and weighed the pigs and watched them grow. We’ll do our best to make you a satisfied customer.

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IowaStateFair PUREBRED SWINE SHOWS & SALES See the best breeding stock in the industry, placed by nationally-known judges. Following the shows, the top boars and gilts will be sold at auction. Phone the Iowa State Fair office at (515) 262-3111, ext. 241, for more information.

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SHOWS • 8 A.M.

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Berkshire (East ring) followed by Chester, Spot and Poland (West ring) Berkshire, Chester and Spot

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Duroc, Hampshire and Yorkshire

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Starts at noon in the swine barn and goes until it’s gone! BREED CONTACTS Spot • Dustin Feldman 319-231-2438 Yorkshire • Matt Rohrig 641-344-8869 Duroc • Tom Welk 563-264-3423 Berkshire • Al Conover 515-491-8078 Hampshire • Ron Iverson 641-990-0875 Chester White • Randy Schmidt 319-668-2546 Poland China • Frank Albertson 641-751-8315

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Foundation Females of FKB

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Mother of Tex’s Ranger 62-6

Both of these sows:

• Are granddaughters of Lady IMF 124-8, who is one of the true foundation females at Fly’n K. • Are direct daughters of Dream Scheme 9-12, one of the top SPI sires of the breed at 119. • Have several progeny in the 2018 ABA 100% Berkshire Progeny Test. • Are elite females who are the building blocks to making the next generation better.

Check out all of our boars in this issue in the Berkshire Herd Sire Listing. Semen available out of our ABA 100% Berkshire Progeny Tested sires at Sioux Center Swine AI. Contact Marianne at (712) 441-4408. Tex’s Ranger 62-6, Tex’s Gold 38-9, B787 Dreamliner 89-6, Wheels Up 1-9, and WKF Tex 4-5

FKB7 Swamp Donkey 40-7

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An elite son of Tex’s Ranger 62-6 who is our next step in superior meat quality and predictable performance at Fly’n K Berkshires. Swamp Donkey is terrific in his front leg structure, extremely fast growing, along with a nice, level top. Excited to partner with KC Custom Collections to offer semen out of Swamp Donkey as well as out of Ladies Dream 36-7 and FKB7 Nutty Professor 46-3, an elite son of B787, contact Kessa at (641) 203-9930.

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INDEX TO ADVERTISERS American Association INDEX TOBerkshire ADVERTISERS

Certified Pedigreed IOWA Swine COMMERCIAL COMMERCIAL Team Purebred AJC Berkshires...................................... 88 ADM Alliance Nutrition.......................... 7 IOWA Berkshires...................................... 8853 ADM Nutrition.......................... 785 AJC Albertson, Neil & Sons ......................... Baker,Alliance Dan............................................. Neil & Sons .........................44-45 Baker, Dan............................................. 53 Conover, Al............................................8585 Albertson, Davis, Brad....................................... Conover, Al............................................ 8585 Davis, Brad....................................... 44-45 5 Fisher, Jon.............................................. Goodwin Family Farms........................... Fisher, Jon.............................................. 85 9 Goodwin Family Farms........................... Kent Show Feeds..................................... Iowa Berkshire Association...................557 Kent Show Feeds..................................... 985 Iowa Berkshire Association................... 5757 Naughton, Dan....................................... Iowa Chester White Association ........... June 5-9 Chester White Association Naughton, Dan....................................... 8585 Iowa ........... 5718 Wendt, Kevin......................................... Iowa Spotted Association ...................... World Pork Expo & World Pork Expo Junior National Wendt, Kevin......................................... Spotted ...................... 1817 Williams Olson Spot Association Farm.................................... Land & Cattle Auction Co. ...8585 Iowa Williams Land & Cattle Auction Des Spot Farm.................................... 1769 Co. ...Moines, 85 Olson Iowa Phenotypic Acres................................... Phenotypic Acres................................... 6979 Schmidt, Randy and Becky ................... ARKANSAS June2626-30 Schmidt, Randy and Becky ................... 7984 ARKANSAS Masters, Jerry ........................................ Schminke’s Chesters.............................. Masters, JerryType ........................................ 26 Schminke’s Chesters.............................. Summer Conference & Team Purebred National Junior Show 84 2 Tucker’s Polands ..................................... Tucker’s Polands ..................................... 2 COLORADO Springfield, Illinois COLORADO Collins, Gerald & Fonda ...................... 86 MINNESOTA Collins, Gerald & Fonda ...................... 86 23-24 MINNESOTA Resler, Steven ........................................ 27 August Resler, Steven ........................................ 27 ILLINOIS Hereford Summer National ILLINOIS Armstrong Genetics................................. 3 MISSOURI Goshen, Armstrong Genetics................................. 347 Indiana MISSOURI Beaver, Paul & Sons & Families........... Brown Farms ......................................... 54 Beaver, Paul & Sons & Families........... 47 Brown Farms ......................................... 54 Center Prairie Genetics.......................... 25 Missouri Berkshire Association............. 73 August 31-September 3 Association............. Center Prairie Genetics.......................... 25 Missouri Berkshire 73 Dirks Farms ........................................... 55 Missouri Spot Breeders Association...... 12 Dirks Farms ........................................... 55 Missouri Spot Breeders Association...... 12 Team Purebred Eastern Regional Hi Point Genetics................................... 83 Reid’s Polands ....................................... 86 Hi Point Genetics................................... 83 Reid’s Polands ....................................... 86 Timonium, Hyland Farm, Wilma Mende ................. 32 Maryland Hyland Farm, Wilma Mende ................. 32 Illinois Berkshire Association ............... 78 NEBRASKA Illinois Berkshire Association ............... 78 NEBRASKA September 9-12 Cut Above ............................................ 8 IllinoisChester ChesterWhite WhiteAssociation Association ........4848 AA Cut Above Illinois ........ ® ............................................ 8 Illinois Poland China Association ......... 32 National Barrow Show Illinois Poland China Association ......... 32 ® IllinoisSpotted SpottedAssociation................... Association................... OHIO & National Barrow Junior Classic Illinois 1818Show OHIO Look Family Polands ............................ 34 Breeder’s Choice ................................... Look Family Polands ............................ 34 Breeder’s Choice ................................... 5656 Austin, 69 Minnesota MR Hogs ............................................... Ohio Berkshire Association................... MR Hogs ............................................... 69 Ohio Berkshire Association................... 2424 MillsBros. Bros.Polands Polands............................... ...............................3030 Ohio OhioChester Chester White Association ........... Mills White ........... 2424 Stay updated on show rules and regulations by Association visiting Ohio Poland China Association............. RBC Chesters ........................................ 53 RBC Chesters ........................................ 53 Ohio Poland China Association............. 2424 Ohio Spotted Association ...................... Shaffner,Ken Ken&&Wabash Wabash ValleyBerks.. Berks.. the associations’ websites or Facebook pages. ...................... Spotted Association 2424 Shaffner, Valley 6969 Ohio Pierce Swine Farm................................. Twin Oaks Farm .................................... 46 Twin Oaks Farm .................................... 46 Pierce Swine Farm................................. 1818 www.americanberkshire.com Waits,Jim Jim.............................................. .............................................. Waits, 5555 www.cpsswine.com OKLAHOMA OKLAHOMA Bellettini, Johnnie.................................. INDIANA www.teampurebred.com Bellettini, Johnnie.................................. 1010 INDIANA Miller, Arnholt,Nathan Nathan..................................... .....................................3232 Miller, Wade .......................................... Arnholt, Wade .......................................... 5454 FarrerStock StockFarm.................................... Farm....................................6 6 Turkey Turkey Pen Hollow Chesters................. Farrer Pen Hollow Chesters................. 8282 IndianaBerkshire BerkshireAssociation............... Association...............6868 Indiana IndianaChester ChesterWhite WhiteAssociation Association....... TEXAS .......5454 TEXAS Indiana Stephens Farms ................................ 80-81 IndianaPoland PolandChina ChinaAssociation......... Association.........2626 Stephens Farms ................................ 80-81 Indiana IndianaSpotted SpottedAssociation Association.................. ..................3131 Indiana WISCONSIN IrwinSpot SpotFarm..................................... Farm.....................................2727 WISCONSIN Irwin RakeFamily, Family, Tom ................................. Parkison&&Rodibaugh Rodibaugh.......................... ..........................4646 Rake Tom ................................. 4949 Parkison RobinRidge RidgeFarm Farm................................. .................................4848 Robin Shaffer’sGold GoldRush Rush.............................. ..............................8787 Shaffer’s

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Downtown x On The Run Stress Negative The phenotypic look, structure, width, bone, muscle and athletic build in this popular 2017 Indiana State Fair Champion Boar is indeed SEMEN AVAILABLE — Call Craig Olson (319) 640-7276 powerful. His progeny represent his phenotype and have been easy to sell as babies and we love their maturity and balance. Double Time x Roids Stress Negative Oh my, did we gather one up at Springfield last year. In this world of balance, athleticism, structure with muscle, an elevated front end with power and rib SEMEN AVAILABLE — Call Craig Olson (319) 640-7276 and unbelievable eye appeal, Millennial fits the bill. If you want to take a road trip and see all the Spotted boars sold in 2017, this guy may just be at the top of the list. His pigs are outstanding —just like their sire!

S.O.S x Bonecrusher Fireworks has indeed been a pleasure to work with as he and his progeny have so many positive traits. We love his flexibility, bone, attitude, muscle, and width and we truly love and SEMEN AVAILABLE — Call Bill Owen (641) 220-3787 admire the growth, appetite and fault-free skeletons his sons and daughters possess. He will rebuild our sow herd and be a major force in our North Star Chester White program in the future. Walk The Line x Blizzard Warning Stress Negative A home-raised boar who always captured our eye for his huge bone, forearm, muscle, range of motion, and maternal qualities with SEMEN AVAILABLE — Call Bill Owen (641) 220-3787 an unbelievable rib cage and structure. We are excited that this one lives and breeds here. This is what raising and breeding Chesters is all about.

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OUR GO-TO-BOARS ARE GETTING IT DONE

Beatdown

2017 Indiana State Fair Champion & Top-Selling Spotted Boar Downtown x On The Run • Stress Negative This guy is making very consistent and attractive babies!

In addition to Beatdown and Nubbin, we are using our fouryear-old Speed Dial 11-2 herd sire, naturally, and we have Nubbin purchased Nirvana who has Downtown x Silver Tongue • Stress Negative been in stud at Southern Gold Purchased at the 2017 World Pork Expo, Sires. These two older boars are this guy is consistently siring heavier structured pigs with more rib. proven female producers. We are also using Millennial, the Guffey boar from the 2017 STC. Semen on Millennial and Beatdown is available by calling Craig Olson at (319) 640-7276. Contact us for semen on our additional sires. We specialize in producing functional Spotted females. Give us a call if you are in

need of some replacement gilts of all ages for your herd—opens and breds available. Kevin Wetovick 47761 State Hwy. 14 • Fullerton, NE 68638 Like Wetovick Showpigs on Facebook (308) 550-0965 - cell • (308) 536-2731 - home

Where Production Comes First

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Index to Advertisers COMMERCIAL ABA Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 ADM Alliance Nutrition . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Baker, Dan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Conover, Al . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Day, Chad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Indiana State Fair Crossbred Show & Sale . . . . . . . . . . 78 Mullins, David . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Naughton, Dan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Wendt, Kevin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Williams Land & Cattle Auction Co. . . . . . . . . . 99

Schminke’s Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Tucker’s Polands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

KANSAS Scheller, Larry E. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

MARYLAND Mid-Atlantic Semen Supply . . . . . . . . 70

MINNESOTA Kurobuta Berkshire, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Resler Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100

MISSOURI

ARKANSAS Masters, Jerry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

ILLINOIS Armstrong Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Center Prairie Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Hyland Farm, Wilma Mende . . . . . . . . 27 Illinois Berkshire Association . . . . . 24 Illinois Chester, Hereford, Poland, & Spot Associations . . . . . . . . . . 18 Miller Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Norman Bros. & Sons . . . . . . . . . . 10 Smitty’s Chesters & Smith Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Voigts, Alan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73

Missouri Berkshire Association . . . . . . 33 Missouri Spot Breeders Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Raasch Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Reid Berks, Harlan . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52-53 Reid’s Polands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52-53

NEBRASKA Wetovick Swine Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . 100

OHIO Breeders Choice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 HP Genetics & Parrish Farms . . . . . . . 54 Lean Value Sires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Ohio Breeders - All Breeds . . . . . . 84-85 Shipley Swine Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

INDIANA Indiana Berkshire Association . . . . . . . 83 Indiana Chester White Association

Schmidt, Randy & Becky . . . . . . . . . . 95

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Indiana Hereford & Tamworth Associations . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Indiana Poland Association . . . . . . . . . 82

OKLAHOMA CKL Spots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

IOWA

TEXAS

Fly’n K Berkshires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97 Iowa Purebred Swine Council . . . . . . . 96 Phenotypic Acres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Open Show Contacts: Berkshire Amy Smith (765) 426-9102 www.americanberkshire.com Chester, Hereford, Poland & Spotted Jack Wall (309) 945-3312 Jeff Morris (608) 346-9561 www.cpsswine.com

Junior Show Contact: Dakota Moyers (405) 641-9042 www.teampurebred.com

Rice, Raymond & Sheryl . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Triple B Sires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103

Conover, Brice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Illinois State Fairgrounds Springfield, Ill.

Miller, Wade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

Indiana Spot Association . . . . . . . . . . . 30

AJC Berkshires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104

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Michou Chester Whites . . . . . . . . . . . 71

WISCONSIN Rake Genetics & Wisconsin Boar Store . . . . . . . . . . . 8 BREEDERS DIGEST

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Beginning Their Tradition of Stardom at GENETICS

AG

Rum Runner Goose Chase x Hill Jack

Don’t Stop Never Stop x Raise The Bar

Rocket Scandal x Drinking Class

Roper

Twisted

Scorpion x Instant Addiction

First Take x Si

Anchoring the Tradition of Success at GENETICS

AG

Blackout

Hill Jack

Never Stop

Non Typical x Mr. Twister

Bone Crusher x Grand Slam

On The Run x Change It Up

12495 Shiloh Church Rd., Huntsville, IL 62344 www.armstronggenetics.com armstronggenetics@gmail.com J.R., Ali, Taylor, Mitch & Levi (217) 440-7768 Bob & Rhonda (217) 667-2762 Kristy, Kendall, Clayton & Logan 102 

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AG QUOTE:

– The Brand of Excellence Tradition should serve as a guide, not as a jailer!


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