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BREEDERS

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

June-July 2015

Herd sires work hard for hard-working families

Your Guide To The Future Of Purebred Swine


THE FIRM THAT PRODUCES POWERFUL HERD BOARS Buy your next one from Tucker’s Polands!

Point Taken

Unique

2013 National Barrow Show® Champion Boar Titleist x Taboo Purchased by Reid & Collins, Mo.

2014 National Barrow Show® Champion Boar Done Deal x Nom Nom Nom Purchased by Wayne Fowler, Wis.

Lightning Strike TPH3 PBG Perfect Storm 2-5 x RJM Unstoppable 20-4 x Firestar x Bullwinkle

We are VERY pleased with our Lightning Strike pigs. Owned by Center Prairie Genetics and Schulz Polands Housed at Center Prairie

And the next powerful herd boar is here! BOOM BOOM

Tucker’ss Poland

A January 5, 2015, son of Lightning Strike. His mother is a Done Deal daughter and also the dam of Unique, our 2014 NBS® Champion Boar we sold to Fowler Polands. Littermate gilts to BOOM BOOM have sold to Croy Polands, Mo., Bruce Griebel, Iowa and Nathan Yeager, Iowa. We think BOOM BOOM is a great young herd boar prospect that could have a positive impact in the breed.

We are looking forward to a great summer. 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


The NO GAMBLE Herd Boar Lineup

R R Y! A H

We recently introduced HARRY to Poland enthusiasts and what a reception he has received. We did keep quiet about this one until we saw Harry perform— and boy did he deliver.

We didn’t want industry friends to gamble on what Harry would or would not produce. The proof is on the ground and Harry offspring just get better each and every day!

RED ELVIS X (SQUARE FO OTAGE X NOM NOM NOM)

This one is getting it done!

Stress: Carrier • $125 / dose PROZAC was our pick of the boars at the 2014 Summer Type Conference. We selected him for his impressive feet and leg placement and mobility, excellent balance, tremendous shape to his rib cage, squareness of build and tremendous look and attitude.

PROZAC

With every litter farrowed this spring, sired by PROZAC, once again it was proven that there is no gamble on this one either. If you need a stress reliever, this is the one!

Stress: Negative • $85 / dose

RED ELVIS

PERFECT STO RM X DONE D EAL

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RICE POLANDS Velma, Oklahoma (580) 255-5542 - home (580) 467-4163 - cell www.ricepolands.com

RED ELVIS is another Rice herd boar that is proving his worth. He is the sire of HARRY, sired the 2014 WPX Champion Boar and the 2014 Fall Classic Champion Gilt. He is doing a great job in the Poland breed. You won’t be disappointed with this guy!

Stress: Carrier • $100 / dose

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BREEDERS

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

Your Guide To The Future Of Purebred Swine

Volume 20, No. 4 June-July 2015

Editor & CPS Chief Executive Officer: Jack Wall Office phone (309) 691-0151 Cell phone (309) 945-3312 ABA Chief Executive Offer: Amy Smith Office phone (765) 497-3618 Cell phone (765) 426-9102 E-mail: berkshire@nationalswine.com 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: jmorr@t6b.com

Breeders Digest Box 9758 Peoria, IL 61612 Street Address (for UPS only) 6320 N. Sheridan Rd. 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.

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POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Chester White Swine Record Association and/or Poland China Record and/or National Spotted Swine Record and/or Berkshire Assoc. at Box 9758, Peoria, Illinois, 61612-9758. The Breeders Digest (ISSN 1082–6920) is published bi-monthly by the Chester White Swine Record Association and 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 61612-9758 and additional mailing office.

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Table of Contents Feature Stories Where Team Work and Passion Make a Success Story. . . . . . . . . . . . . . • Prater Family Climbing Big Mountains With a Humble Attitude . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • Watson Family Coming Full Circle With 60 Years of Production . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • Reinick Family A True Family Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . • Hartman Family

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General

ABA Viewpoint by Amy Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Association News Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 CPS Extravaganza Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 CPS Viewpoint by Jack Wall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 DNA Stress Labs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Guest Editorial by Trent Loos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Index to Advertisers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 National Barrow Show® Schedule, Rules and Entry Blank . . . . . . . . . . 94 National Show Dates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 Southwest Junior Gilt Show Results . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 State Fair Dates. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Summer Type Conference Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

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2014 Litter Recordings and Transfers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Breeders Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Herd Sire Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sire Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Chester White

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Breeders Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98

Poland China

Breeders Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98

Spotted

Breeders Directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98

Team Purebred

NBS® Junior Classic Details . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . National Junior Show Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . News Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Summer Foundation Female . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BREEDERS DIGEST

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O ur P igs A re i n g OOd HAnds With numerous excited juniors purchasing Resler and North Star show pigs this spring, we know they are in good hands. We say thanks to all of our buyers and we wish everyone much success during the summer show season. We would love to hear the success stories and see photos from the shows. We are expecting 70+ summer litters with half of these being Spots. Call ahead to order your show pigs, boars and gilts. Watch for our entries at the Summer Type Conference and Indiana and Minnesota State Fairs.

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2015 CPS Extravaganza Champion Poland & Supreme Champion Gilt

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MONROVIA, INDIANA Mike Lambert (317) 418-3238 Brady & Dusty Crone (317) 996-3373 - home (317) 796-9205 - Brady (317) 710-4912 - Dusty

SMOKE STACK Sire of the gilts.

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Check out our updated website!

Littermate to our Extravaganza gilt. This one sold in our online sale. BREEDERS DIGEST

We extend a huge thank you to J.R. Reid, Mo., for selecting both of our Smoke Stack x Titleist (Caddyshack’s littermate sister) gilts pictured here. Thanks also to everyone for all of the comments and interest. Watch for another littermate to these females to be shown this summer by Dalton Sparks.


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Congratulations to Kaitlyn Carey

2014 Iowa State Fair FFA Show Champion Chester White Barrow

2014 Ohio State Fair Junior Show Champion Chester White Barrow

Congratulations to Lexi Delaney

Congratulations to Bradley Newhouse

2014 Team Purebred National Junior Show Class Winner & Indiana Junior Show Circuit Champion Chester White Barrow

6641 24th Ave., Van Horne, IA 52346 (319) 223-5352 • (217) 257-3513 - cell

Al & Kandy Schminke

Congratulations Bradley Newhouse

2014 NAILE Reserve Champion Chester Market Hog

Congratulations to Dylan McCafferty

2014 World Pork Expo Junior National 3rd Overall Chester White Barrow

Congratulations to Gus Mitchem

2014 Ohio State Fair and Team Purebred Eastern Regional Champion Chester White Gilt

Congratulations to Ty Jester

2014 Indiana State Fair Junior Show Champion Chester White Gilt

A sincere thank you to the many customers who relied on Schminke Genetics to provide them with their 2015 show pig needs. We will meet you in the winner’s circle. We are currently working on our 2016 plans for champions.

Congratulations to Olivia Caldwell

2014 WPX Junior National Champion Chester White Gilt

Supplying Winners Across the Country


Congrats to our ShowTec Champions!

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Show Feed Specialists Al Schminke – 217-257-3513 Tadd Knight – 217-653-0528 James Scifres – 580-450-5611

Krisha Custis – 307-760-0327 Kaylee Keppy – 563-370-5012 Josh Elkins – 979-255-8309 Kent Lewis – 806-773-8981

ADM Alliance Nutrition, Inc. • Quincy, IL BREEDERS DIGEST

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Contact one of the following members for filling your Spotted pig needs. Bowen Show Pigs Hamilton, Mo. (816) 288-9633 - Chase Crews & Thornton Farms Slater, Mo. (660) 529-2928 D&T Farm Willard, Mo. (417) 224-2010 Randy & Conner Derr Mound City, Mo. (816) 262-5104 Foster’s Livestock Show Pigs Richmond, Mo. (660) 255-4550; (660) 232-1179 Frerking Family Farm Concordia, Mo. (660) 441-0045 Hager Farms Eugene, Mo. (573) 498-6429 Eugene Hinnah Family Gilliam, Mo. (660) 784-2454; (660) 631-5454 Jett’s Spot Farm Ash Grove, Mo. (417) 207-5036 - Drew & Melissa Matthews Family Norborne, Mo. (660) 233-0680 Meek Farms Maysville, Mo. (816) 449-5035 Eric Mohr Arbela, Mo. (660) 479-5434 Oaks Livestock Harris, Mo. (660) 359-7973 Raasch Farms Norborne, Mo. (660) 542-8316 Garett & Amanda Reid Concordia, Mo. (660) 463-0303 SLEB Show Pigs Columbia, Mo. (573) 825-4292 Switlik Family Farm Cameron, Mo. (816) 284-0599 Wehner Farms Rossville, Kan. (785) 220-6473 Whitehead Spot Farm Ash Grove, Mo. (417) 491-4364

2015

Missouri State Fair Sedalia, Mo.

Attention Juniors Two $250 Scholarships will be awarded to Missouri Spot junior members in 2015—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. 18 — 8 a.m. SALE Aug. 18 — 6 p.m.

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For further information, contact: Zach Crews – sale committee chairman– (660) 202-9058 Rachel Foster – sale committee secretary – (816) 518-7416 Jeff Morris – sale day – (608) 346-9561 Sale Guidelines • Judge, sale chairperson and CPS representative will be responsible for selecting the hogs for the sale and determining the sale order. • Approximately 35% of the animals will sell; twice as many gilts as boars will be selected for the sale. • Sale commission will be 12%. Settlement for full purchase price will be required on every animal at the conclusion of the sale. • Other breeds are welcome to sell and will be charged a base fee of 12% commission on the sale floor price if the animal consigned does not sell. • Animals of all stress statuses are eligible to sell. Stress status on boars should be known and documented on the registration paper. If not known, boar will be sold as negative. If buyer tests and the result is a carrier or positive, the seller is responsible for any and all adjustments.

Spot Breeders Picnic and Meeting Monday, August 17 • 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, 2015. Dues are $5 for juniors and $35 for senior members.

MISSOURI SPOT BREEDERS ASSOCIATION President – Dustin Pittsenbarger * Vice President – Zach Crews Secretary/Treasurer – Rachel Foster * Seedstock Representative – Rick Whitehead BREEDERS DIGEST

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

CERTIFIED PEDIGREED SWINE www.cpsswine.com

Breaking barriers Sitting behind a desk is not necessarily my cup of tea, but sometimes you have to perform the task in front of you. Being involved with breed association work forces one to wear lots of hats and occasionally we must render a decision or make a ruling that a breeder or entity disagrees with; but that is life and we move on. Jack Wall The past few months have Certified Pedigreed Swine been extremely exciting in the CPS world—both inside and outside of the office. The interest in Chester White, Poland China, and Spotted boars and gilts at national shows, since last spring, has been extremely healthy. I admit a lot has to do with the improved physical characteristics of the hogs offered for sale, but I believe it also is due to the fact that breeders have become a little more studious about what boars and gilts they are utilizing. Your efforts have proven beneficial. Genetic and phenotypic diversity is always a positive and all three breeds have shown some diligence by breeders to try new boars to offer some strengths to the breeds for numerous reasons. The end results have been notable and popular in several cases. Certainly a difference in phenotype causes popular discussions at all venues and veteran breeders and judging team members will all state their case on which is the preferred model. The buying public and ancestral records will determine their true genetic value. In my last editorial I listed the monetary achievements in terms of breed “record breakers” the CPS breeds have witnessed the past several years. Time and breeder patience will determine the genetic worth of these popular “record breakers.” Daughters and/or granddaughters may make some of them better than you want to admit. It seems that show ring appeal helps some of you determine the worth of a certain boar. I understand the thought process there, but it is a lot more detailed than that. In my opinion, how a boar breeds, semen quality, consistency of offspring, longevity, genetic defects, daughters, and a host of other profit traits determines a boar’s worth. Show

ring appeal for females may even get a little more detailed. Do they look natural in their flesh, what’s their underline and vulva quality, attitude, body and rib shape and is there enough future growth potential to be a functioning female that can last 4-6 parities. Again, we leave it up to judges and buyers and breeders to make these calls. The CPS breeds actually utilize a scoring system to recognize sires that do the best job of siring high-placing show hogs. We give credibility to show ring appeal. Do all swine breed associations do this? Maternal predictability With our in-house Herdsman performance program, the CPS breeds offer the cheapest monetary rate available to any member to obtain a performance pedigree. We tell the whole story and the CPS staff and board of directors encourage participation in the performance program. True genetic progress needs to be measured. Additionally, the three CPS breeds offer specially designed breeding classes at the Summer Type Conference for Herdsman animals. We care about true performance animals. Do all swine breed associations do this? A month and a year to remember April 2015 will be regarded as a historic one here at 6320 North Sheridan Road in Peoria, Illinois. The crew inside the office processed a record number of Spotted litters. In fact, more Spotted litters were done in April than any month on record since our move to this location 22 years ago. In April 2015, the Poland China breed had more litters recorded in that month than in any April on record. In April 2015, the Chester White breed set a 19year record for litters recorded in that month. Breaking barriers is what we will keep doing. Outside the office, purebred hogs are extremely popular and I believe that phenotypically they are better. Obviously, time will tell if they are deserving of a purple ribbon. We will have awards for the winners, a magazine to put their pictures in, and a breed registry that cares about their future. A sincere thanks to all CPS breeders, companies, and industry people who selected the Breeder’s Digest to advertise their businesses—it is truly appreciated. We will do our absolute best to make 2015 a great one for you. Let’s “break barriers” together.

“The past few months have been extremely exciting in the CPS world—both inside and outside of the office.”

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Home of all the good stuff!

Blizzard Warning Just N Case x Mack Here is old reliable who is still siring some of our best. He’s got muscle, soundness and the look and his daughters are great.

Kool Whip Big Rig x Uno The 2014 Missouri State Fair Champion Boar who has loads of body mass and bone, a monster top and his hip and rear leg set is excellent. This guy is a beast like we’ve never seen before.

Knot Much Boomerang x Bull Top Semen issues have kept us from getting many pigs out of this guy but what we have are very good. This boar is heavy boned, correct and is as complete as you can make one.

Footloose Infocus x Happy Feet This guy has really shot Travis and Casey’s Spot program ahead. He is siring big tops and butts and Footloose pigs are really extended up front. His pigs just get better every day. Be watching for them this summer.

Thanks again to all the juniors and fellow breeders who made purchases from us in the last year— we wish everyone success. Look us up at the Iowa State Fair and National Barrow Show®.

Don’t forget to check us out on the Pig Page.

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Chatterbox Caveman x Snow Plow Our NBS® York boar purchase from Lorenzen Farms. He is big boned and big footed with lots of shape. His pure York pigs are very good but his crosses are way good.

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LBERTSON & SONS

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

ASSOCIATION www.americanberkshire.com www.cpsswine.com

Chester White and Poland China breeders support 2015 NBS® Progeny Test The 2015 National Barrow Show® Progeny Test, conducted at the Iowa Swine Testing Station, has increased participaton from progressive seedstock producers across the country. It is CPS’s belief that many more producers who have a goal of breeding and producing a better end product of pork and want to improve the genetic population with facts, figures and taste, rather than just ribbons, need to participate. CPS is proud that the following breeders are participants in the 2015 NBS® Progeny Test. Chester participants are the following: Wade Miller, Okla., with a pen sired by XWM3 Bull 16-2; Brown Farms, Mo., and Neil Albertson, Iowa, with a pen sired by 4 Kool Whip; and Randy and Becky Schmidt, Iowa, with a pen by MDI2 Medic 9-11. For the first time in several years, there is a Poland Progeny Test pen, from IXL Breeding Herds, Iowa, sired by IXL R-Hawg 5-4. The test results will be released this fall during the National Barrow Show®. Watch for the results. National Barrow Show® announces new meats judging contest to be held The first Collegiate Invitational Meats Judging Contest will be held during the 2015 National Barrow

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Show in Austin, Minn. The contest will start at 8 a.m., Saturday, September 12 and will consist of 12 classes of fresh and processed meats with questions. No reasons will be given. The contest awards will be presented Sunday, September 13 at 9 a.m. at the Mower County Fairgrounds. For additional information, contact Rachel Smith with the American Meat Science Association (800) 517-AMSA or rsmith@meatscience.org. Arizona National Livestock Show announces new developments and changes The 68th Annual Arizona National Livestock Show (ANLS) is set to be held December 27, 2015, through January 1, 2016, at the Arizona State Fairgrounds in Phoenix, Arizona.

1. A New Year’s Eve celebration will take place at the ANLS facilities and will be open to all exhibitors and their families. 2. Pork Quality Assurance (PQA) or JPQA) training is required for all swine exhibitors in 2015. 3. A Hereford/Tamworth division will be offered at the National Affiliate Pedigree Barrow Show and at the National Affiliate Pedigree Breeding Gilt Show in 2015. 4. Any junior exhibitor in market or breeding shows must be a member in good standing of a national livestock

organization (4-H, FFA, Breed Association, Youth Livestock Organziation, NJSA, Team Purebred, etc.). In addition, junior exhibitors in market and breeding divisions must be at least eight (8) years of age and less than twenty two (22) years of age as of January 1, 2015. 5. Registered breeding livestock and pedigree market barrows must be registered in the junior exhibitor’s name, the exhibitor’s family name or the exhibitor’s farm name and must be done so by the ownership deadline. 6. The Arizona National will open up the FFA Public Speaking Contest to any out-of-state, nongreenhand FFA member in good standing. For more information, call the Arizona National office at (602) 258-8568 and additional updates will continue to be posted on the ANLS website at www.anls.org. Poland China Board changes policy Effective immediately, the Poland China Board of Directors have changed the policy regarding swirls. The policy change is as follows: Swirls are NOT a disqualification for registering or exhibiting breeding stock or market hogs. This policy change was made by the board on Sept. 10, 2014.

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Berkshire Foundation sets donation option Beginning with the 2015 World Pork Expo, breeders showing and consigning to the Berkshire show and sale will be given the option to donate to the Berkshire Foundation from the sale of their animals. When you make entries, you can note that you would like to donate to the Foundation, 1% of the sale price. So, for every $1,000 in sales, you would donate $10 to the Foundation. This amount would automatically be deducted from your check. DNA blotter cards GenAlysis Laboratory now charges customers $4 to send a DNA blotter card to the CPS and ABA offices, if this card was submitted more than 30 days prior to the date requested that the card be forwarded to the association’s office. If notification is made at time of submission to forward results and the blotter card to the office, no charge will be assessed. GenAlysis will charge the owner of the DNA (person who submitted the DNA) the $4 fee, so please be prepared for this charge and have your credit card ready. One solution is to have all blood cards sent to the appropriate breed office when requesting stress results from the laboratory.


ABA Annual Meeting packets were mailed the first week of June. If you have not received a packet, all the information is available on the ABA website under Producers. Mail in votes must be received in the office by June 19. ABA show rule changes ABA Show Rule Change effective 5/1/15: Underlines must be at least 12 total teats.

ABA Show Rule Change that will take effect 1/1/16: Color qualifications for shows (boars, gilts and barrows must meet the following color requirements in order to show at an ABA or Team Purebred show): A Berkshire must have white on the face and tail, unless the tail is docked. Three

of four legs must be white. A Berkshire must not have a spotted or mottling pattern—an intermixture of black and white and/or red hair/skin that is larger than a contiguous 93.5 square inches area anywhere on the body of a mature pig (approximately a 8 ½ x 11 square inch area, on a 50 lb. pig, this would be equivalent to 15 square inches, or a 3 x 5 area). A Berkshire must not have an area of white skin that exceeds 93.5 square inches of contiguous solid white skin on the upper 2/3 of the body (15 square inches on a 50 lb. pig). A Berkshire cannot have white skin or hair that continuously encircles the body anywhere between the base of the ear and the base of the tail. From the base of the ear forward, a Berkshire cannot be solid white. A Berkshire cannot have any skin color besides black and white (includes red or sandy colored skin).

CPS offers banner ads The CPS Association is currently offering banner ads on the CPS Message Board of their newly developed website at www.cpsswine.com. A maximum of 15 banner ads will be available at any one time. The ads will headline the CPS Message Board only and be displayed on a rotating basis (only one ad appears at a time). The cost of these banner ads is as follows: $250/month -- 15% discount for a one-year contract; 10% discount for six-month contract. Ads are available on a first-come, first served basis. Contact CPS CEO Jack Wall at (309) 945-3312 or cpspeoria@mindspring.com to secure your banner ad space.

AMERICAN BERKSHIRE ASSOCIATION Chief Executive Officer: Amy Smith 2637 Yeager Road West Lafayette, IN 47906 Phone (765) 497-3618 Fax (765) 497-2959 E-mail: berkshire@nationalswine.com Website: www.americanberkshire.com Executive Committee — Shane Butcher - President Luke Montgomery - Vice President Mike Gentry Board of Directors — Term expires 2015 Randy Huseman, Nazareth, TX (806) 346-4852 Adam Conover, Hilt, MI (267) 221-3065 Tona Smith, Alexander, IL (217) 473-7234 Term expires 2016 Kelly Biensen, State Center, IA (641) 352-0549 Shane Butcher, Blue Mound, IL (217) 433-4834 Mike Gentry, Lebanon, IN (317) 690-0820 Term expires 2017 Vance Aldridge, Elmore City, Okla. (405) 527-4945 Neil Knobloch, Wolcott, Ind. (765) 588-4201 *Luke Montgomery, Laclede, Mo. (660) 375-1949 *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: cpspeoria@mindspring.com Website: www.cpsswine.com Executive Committee — Jeff Wingo - President Robert Rasmussen - Vice President Paul Ahlden Board of Directors — Term expires 2015 *Jeff Wingo, Henryetta, OK (918) 521-4251 Jon Maness, Lexington, TN (731) 614-8515 Term expires 2016 Nathan Arnholt, Columbus, IN (812) 371-2689 Bradly Hall, Alden, IA (515) 571-8113 Grant Norman, Sidell, IL (217) 822-2508 Term expires 2017 *Robert Rasmussen, Hurley, SD (605) 326-5373 *Paul Ahlden, Ashkum, IL (815) 383-8941 *Indicates serving 2nd term

TEAM PUREBRED

Berkshire, Chester White, Poland China, and Spotted Junior Organization Director of Junior Activities & Director of Development— Hope Coffey 2383 Valley Creek Road Elizabethtown, KY 42701 (270) 765-1937 E-mail: teampurebred@teampurebred.com Website: www.teampurebred.com

Advertising copy for the August-September issue of Breeders Digest is due June 29. This issue will be distributed at the majority of the Midwest State Fairs.

BREEDERS DIGEST

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: cpspeoria@mindspring.com Website: www.cpsswine.com Executive Committee — Dennis Croy - President J.R. Reid - Vice President Lyndal Rincker Board of Directors — Term expires 2015 J.R. Reid, Sweet Springs, MO (660) 460-0208 Lyndal Rincker, Windsor, IL (217) 246-6501 Term expires 2016 *Randy Huseman, Nazareth, TX (806) 346-4852 Lyle Dorjahn, Atwood, IL (217) 725-3565 Bruce Schulz, Dalton, WI (920) 229-4337 Term expires 2017 *Dennis Croy, Gallatin, MO (660) 663-2463 *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: cpspeoria@mindspring.com Website: www.cpsswine.com Executive Committee — Matt Miller - President Jarrett Mays - Vice President Kirby Joy Board of Directors — Term expires 2015 Robert Miller, Melvin, IL (217) 388-2419 Term expires 2016 Matt Miller, Cabery, IL (815) 674-3267 Jarrett Mays, Cyril, OK (405) 388-3520 Tony Nye - Washington Court House, OH (740) 606-0031 Term expires 2017 *Mike McCoy, Washington Court House, OH (740) 572-0272 Kirby Joy, Dunbar, NE (402) 209-1207 Wayne Harman, Perryton, TX (806) 202-2175 *Indicates serving 2nd term

CERTIFIED PEDIGREED SWINE

Chester White, Poland China, Spotted Associations • Peoria, IL • (309) 691-0151 Chief Executive Officer — Jack Wall • (309) 945-3312 Executive Committee — President: Bob Armstrong • (217) 667-2762 Vice President: Dennis Croy • (660) 663-2463 Jeff Wingo • (918) 521-4251 Board Members — Bob Armstrong, Jeff Wingo, Robert Rasmussen, Dennis Croy, Randy Huseman, Robert Miller, Matt Miller Managing Editor & Website Coordinator — Julie Olson Promotions Director — Jeff Morris • (608) 346-9561 Communications Director — Ashley Kauffman Office Staff —Peggy Davis & Mary Lou Hott

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ABA Annual Meeting packets


Building Meat F Quality Genetics

rame size, meat quality, growth, reproduction and genetic predictability describe BA3 Backwhen 2-2. BA3 Backwhen 2-2 has inbreeding of 24.5%— similar to a full sib or parent/offspring mating (25%). The genetic base of this breeding program includes these sires: KHD7 Count 15-3, IASU8 Angus II 16-5, CCV0 Stallion 16-4, IASU0 Duramax 110-1, IASU0 Eastwood 20-1, TMF0 Machine 74-9 and GBI4 Jailhouse Rock 7-7.

BA3 Backwhen 2-2 BA9 Backwhen 2-6 BA0 Backwhen 4-3 BA8 Joan 3-8 BA1 Backwhen 2-1 BA9 Backwhen 2-6 BA0 Bell 5-8 BA8 Bell 2-6 BA3 Backwhen 2-2 IASU7 Backwhen 28-8 BA9 Backwhen 2-6 BA6 Joan 2-3 BA0 Joan 2-6 IASU7 Backwhen 28-8 BA9 Joan 2-7 BA6 Joan 2-3

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Progeny of BA3 Backwhen 2-2 have met our expectations. They are big scaled, sound and have great underlines with plenty of muscle. We have a progeny group in the 2015 NBS® Test. Herd sires are BA3 Backwhen 2-2, KURO3 Master 78-11, NIBS3 Ramsus 10-7, KURO2 Gem 19-3, KURO3 Master 56-5, KURO3 Stallion 43-1, GBI1 Black Diamond 21-9, KURO4 Stallion 13-6, KURO4 Master 94-5, KURO4 Saki 28-3, KURO4 Peter Lad 67-8, IASU1 Rainman 78-2, DCHH3 D8 Cat 2-2, and KURO3 Stallion 34-12. Boars and gilts available monthly at the farm.

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


June 23-27 Illinois State Fairgrounds Springfield, Ill.

MER M SU RENCE

2015

TYPE CONFE

BUILDING GENERATION SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Tuesday, June 23

Friday, June 26

9 a.m. Earliest arrival of hogs Noon-9 p.m. All junior hogs must be checked in 8:30 p.m. All junior hogs must be penned

8 a.m. Silent Auction open 8 a.m. CPS breeding stock shows begin order–Spot, Poland, Chester, Hereford, Tamworth 8:30 a.m. Berkshire breeding stock show begins 8:30 a.m. Judging Contest signup (sheep barn) 9 a.m. Judging Contest begins 2 p.m. Novice Judging Contest begins 6 p.m. Family Fun Night, Dinner & Awards (picnic pavilion) Website banner auction Foundation Female auction Contest Award Winner presentation Sweepstakes Award presentation P.L.u.S. Trailer giveaway from EBY

Wednesday, June 24 8:30 a.m. 8-9:30 a.m. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 9 a.m. 9 to 10 a.m. 9:45-10:45 a.m. 11 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 6:30 p.m.

Cowboy Church with Ray Perryman (show ring) Adult PQA Training (sheep barn) Swine Issues Contest by appointment (sheep barn) Barrow weight cards must be turned in All pigs must be in pens for classification Wash racks and scales are closed Youth PQA Training (sheep barn) Mandatory Junior exhibitor meeting (show ring) Gilt Show–followed by grand drive Family Festival, Pork Burger Supper (location TBA)

Thursday, June 25

8 a.m. Silent Auction begins 8 a.m. Check in of open breeding stock 8 a.m. Showmanship Contest Start with Junior and Intermediate divisions • Barrow show will begin 15 minutes following completion of showmanship contest • Costume Contest immediately following conclusion of Barrow show 9 a.m. Weighing and scanning of open animals 9 a.m. Skillathon (sheep barn) – open until 4 p.m. Take as exhibitor’s schedule permits 10 a.m. All open animals must be penned 5 p.m. Silent Auction closes for the day 7 p.m. Team Purebred Pizza Party & Annual Meeting, Junior Board Elections (East show ring) 7 p.m. Berkshire & Chester White, Poland China, Spotted, and Certified Pedigreed Swine Annual Meetings (Northfield Inn)

Junior hogs may leave at the conclusion of the EBY Trailer giveaway.

Saturday, June 27

Junior Show Contact:

Hope Coffey (502) 528-7478 National Junior Show entries accepted online at www.teampurebred.com

Silent Auction concludes 5 minutes after awards are complete.

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9 a.m. Breeding stock sales begin (except Berkshire) order–Spot Boars, Poland Boars, Chester Boars, Hereford Boars, Tamworth Boars, Spots Gilts, Poland Gilts, Chester Gilts, Hereford Gilts, Tamworth Gilts 10 a.m. Berkshire breeding stock sale begins

Open Show Contacts: Berkshire Amy Smith (765) 426-9102 Merrill Smith (812) 525-1769 www.americanberkshire.com Chester, Hereford, Poland, Spotted, Tamworth Jack Wall (309) 945-3312 Jeff Morris (608) 346-9561 www.cpsswine.com

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LEGACY:

“Passing down and sharing what you have earned and learned.”

Making each generation superior to the one before should always be the goal of each new generation. This photo depicts deep proof that legacies are created with hard working men and women, just like herd boars and foundation females. This is Calvin J. Loos, grandfather of Trent, pictured in 2006 with his greatgranddaughter, Landri J. Loos. There is no doubt Calvin left a better generation than the one he found. Yes, Calvin did drop out of school in the 8th grade because of family needs and work called him home. His true impact can be seen in each of his granddaughters. We evaluate our herd sires the same way—by the legacy they leave behind. LOOS DROPOUT daughters are getting the job done. Productivity, longevity and structural integrity with improvement in all areas of relevance are his strengths. Making each generation better is his mantra and our goal, just like Grandpa Calvin. Stop by the World Pork Expo and visit with us about what legacy-building genetics can do in your herd. 18 

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TEAM LOOS Trent & Kelli Loos Libbi, Lindsi & Landri 78009 472nd Ave. Litchfield, NE 68852 Trent (515) 418-8185 trentloos@gmail.com Kelli (515) 333-1215 ranchmom1@gmail.com www.LoosTales.com


Believe it! It just got better at the Iowa State Fair!

Iowa State Fair Sale

The one, only and best

Berkshire & Chester White & Spotted

Meat Quality-Plus Sale

Thursday, August 20, 2015 Des Moines, Iowa Show: 8 a.m. • Sale: 3 p.m.

2014 Champion Berkshire Gilt

2014 Champion Chester Gilt

2014 Champion Spotted Boar

To obtain additional information or call sale day: Chris Conover Iowa Berkshire President (712) 369-0231

Randy Schmidt Iowa Chester Secretary (319) 530-4601

Dustin Feldman Iowa Spotted President (319) 231-2438

Jeff Morris CPS Representative (608) 346-9561

Conover Auction Service Auctioneer (515) 491-8078

Swine Barn (515) 262-3111 Ext. 340

Power Comes in All Colors

2015 CPS Extravaganza Champion Tamworth Gilt

Thanks to Alt and Wirtz for selecting this popular gilt at Greencastle.

2015 CPS Extravaganza Champion Berkshire & Reserve Supreme Champion Gilt

2015 CPS Extravaganza Reserve Champion Hereford Gilt

Thanks to Brandi Cheesman for the $975 purchase of this popular and powerful Berkshire female.

Thanks to Dennis Chenoweth for selecting our Spotted gilt entry at the Extravaganza. This gilt has a promising future.

Thanks to Dave Rhoads and crew for finding and buying this Hereford gilt at Greencastle. We love her future with Dave in charge.

We are very proud of our kids this year. Kristi has earned her American FFA Degree and Andy earned his State FFA Degree, along with being the Illinois State Proficiency Winner in Swine Production Entrepreneurship.

We would like to thank all of our 2015 spring pig sale buyers for trusting us to be their show pig supplier. Good luck to everyone this summer and keep us informed of the success stories. See Smitty’s Chesters and Smith Farms at the World Pork Expo, Summer Type Conference, Illinois and Indiana State Fair and the National Barrow Show®.

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.smittyschesters-smithfarms.com n

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Where team work and passion make a success story

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FAMILY STORY

Leah, Clay and Kelly Prater

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elly Prater got his first gilt in 1976 when he was twelve years old. As a teenager and throughout his twenties he focused on selling Spot breeding stock. He then began having production sales and showing breeding stock at a national level. In 1994, times were changing for producers in the area of middleTennessee. Kelly held his final production sale and pointed his BREEDERS DIGEST

business in a new direction. He made the transition from a breeding stock producer to operating a farrow to finish operation. He broke ground on a 24-crate farrowing barn and reconstructed his old farrowing barn into a nursery and the new plan was off to a start. In November 1994, Kelly went to Belvidere, Tenn., to pick out a Landrace boar. Little did he know, he


influenced.” “As we watched these sows in our operation, we noticed the Chester White females were doing very well,” Leah points out. “With us gestating outside, we needed females which were hearty, yet produced well in the farrowing barn. We started retaining gilts from the best Chester White-influenced females and purchased registered Open house, April 11, 2015, showing off a Chester White females. Smash Hit litter. Within a few years, Chester Whites had somewhat taken over the herd,” Leah says. While 1998 was a time of major growth for the Praters, it will go down in the family’s history as a time of disaster for their family farm. “We had shouldered the expense of expansion, to be faced with the price of pigs falling to $8.00. The first pigs coming out of those brand new modular nurseries were the cheapest 2012 Tennessee State Market Hog Show Reserve pigs sever sold off the Division Champion. farm.,” Leah remembers. “The sad thing was we were proud to get it. With finished hog prices hitting rock bottom, pig orders were canceled. Finishing floors closed and soon to follow was the local buying station that struggled to put together loads.” “I have always heard if you cease to change, you are no longer living,” Kelly states. “No truer words have been spoken if you are attempting to make a living in the swine industry. Leah continues, “In 2000, we were forced to change direction again. As buying stations in our area shut down and our finishing customers closed their houses, we had the choice of shutting down or finding The Praters’ moto is “We believe an alternative market. The term in breeding hogs, we will leave the feeding to you.” ‘niche’ market was created for all those stubborn hog farmers who refused to go away. We began selling roasters into New Jersey and Florida continued on next page and looking back at the show ring t

would buy a boar and find a wife at the same place? Leah had worked for Terry Holder, at H&G Farms, a 300-sow, farrow-to-finish operation for six years. She was in charge of managing the farrowing barn, nurseries, breeding barn, and sow records. How could Kelly not love this talented young lady? She was a housekeeper and herds-person—all rolled into one! In December 1995, Kelly and Leah were married. Leah made the change from working for a pay check, to working in order to write a check for payment! The changes didn’t stop there when in October 1996 their only child, Clay, was born. In 1998, the Prater operation changed directions again. This is when the term “single source feeder pig” came into play. “We were facing the challenges of manure handling while running a farrow-to-finish facility,” Leah explains. “We felt a solution to the problem would be to become a ‘single source feeder pig producer’. We purchased two modular nurseries, began a 19-day farrowing schedule and increased the sow herd up to approximately 150 sows. We finished only replacement gilts and herd boars.” In the beginning the Praters practiced hand breeding and then crossed over to 100% AI. Kelly and Leah had been familiar with AI breeding for many years as a means to bringing in new genetics. With the single source feeder pig operation, they were striving for a uniform product for the finisher. “This is where the Chester Whites found there way into our lives by quite literally ‘accident’,” Leah explains. “With payments coming due, we wanted to push herd numbers up as quickly as possible to reach full capacity. We purchased sows and gilts out of two herds which were liquidating. Yes, I know a biosecurity nightmare, but we were lucky. We had no problems. However, I would not recommend this as a good herd health practice. One herd was Landrace /Yorkshire cross, the other was deeply Chester White

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2010 Champion Chester White Pen of Three at the Tennessee Junior Market Hog Show

2013 Tennessee State Fair Champion Chester White and Reserve Champion Ovearll Gilt

The Chester White breed has played a major role in the survival of the Prater family farm.

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as a potential market place. This final transition marked the birth of Prater Show Pigs,” Leah explains. “Our main focus became directed toward 4-H and FFA show pigs and breeding stock, with off-season pigs and surplus being marketed as roasters.” At this point, things were finally looking up for the Praters and they were on the road to recovery. Then another $8.00 price tag came into the picture. This time it was attached to corn. “I know that era was a blessing for corn producers everywhere,” says Leah. “But from the livestock owners outlook who were purchasing feed commodities, it marked another time of total devastation.” While all these ups and downs were taking place, Clay was growing into a young man with thoughts and ideas of his own. He had inherited a natural love of the show ring from his dad. Clay wanted to be apart of what was going on around him. But like all young men, he had his own ideas. “He went through a spell of wanting to give breeds of his choosing a try,” Leah explains. “Clay’s choices were Durocs and Polands. In order, to allow his interest to grow into a love and understanding of the industry, we had to let him explore. He had a few successful shows with each breed. He had reserve champion Duroc barrow at the NSR Extravaganza and the reserve Duroc gilt at the Midwest Elite Pig sale during the early 2000s. With a Poland pig purchased from Matt Stanford, Clay took second place in class at 2009 Team Purebred National Junior Show. That Poland is the only show pig Clay has EVER walked behind which was not bred by Prater Show Pigs. But in the end, he came full circle and returned to the Chester White breed. For the same reasons, we as a family made the breed such a huge part of the herd. Clay has worked hard to establish a strong purebred herd. He has been among the top 25 in the registry over the last few years.,” Leah points out. Clay has played a major role in helping Prater Show Pigs evolve. With his encouragement, they launched a website and began BREEDERS DIGEST

marketing pigs and advertising using Facebook. A young mind, with an understanding of today’s marketing strategy has been crucial to the survival of the Prater business. “With an open mind which comes with youth, Clay wanted to know if show pig auctions worked in other areas, why not give it a try here? And so it began, with Prater Show Pigs hosting its first on-farm show pig auction in October of 2010. We are currently preparing for out fifth sale in the fall of 2015.” Clay has been an amazing ambassador for Prater Show Pigs, as well as the swine industry. Clay entered the show ring for the first time at four years old. Through out his school years, he has participated in a vast number of shows—both breeding stock and market hog— showmanship, skillathons, and livestock judging competitions at all levels. Clay has used his experiences in the swine industry to educate young people. As an active 4-H and FFA member, he has taught skillathon practices, hosted showmanship clinics, spoke at a show pig selection workshop, and has given presentations to youth outside the swine industry. This dedication to participation and education during his career, has earned him four 4-H state level wins: State Swine Level I, State Swine Level II, State Citizenship Level I, State Veterinary Science Level I. In February, he was named Tennessee’s Middle Region Star Farmer. At the 2015 Tennessee FFA Convention, held in March, he was named Star State Farmer for Tennessee. And Kelly and Leah could not be more proud of Clay’s accomplishments. Kelly and Clay’s team work and passionate search for the genetic traits needed to take their Chester White herd to the next level has helped them survive the set backs of an ever-changing industry. The Chester White breed has played a major role in the survival of this sixth generation family farm. “The Chester White breed has been good to us. We hope in our determination to be good stewards to the industry and the breed, we


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CHESTER WHITE FAMILY S TORY Clay and his 2014 Sheep Expo entries. Clay showing his heifers at the 2014 Tennessee Beef Expo.

NSR Extravaganza Reserve Champion Duroc Weanling Gilt.

Clay enjoys trap shooting and has won several awards in competitive events, including the Sub-Junior C Class in the Sparta, Illinois, Trap Shoot.

Prater Family Overview

Kelly is active in the CFW Animal Waste Utilization Association, Tennessee Farm Bureau, Advisory Board for Tennessee State Fair Market Hog Show, Yorkshire, Spot and Chester associations. Kelly’s hobbies are tied closely to the business. He is constantly studying the Internet, watching for offspring from boars he is interested in using. He basically eats, sleeps and breathes genetics—not sure if that is a hobby or an obsession! Leah is employed as a part-time Program Assistant with Warren County UT/ TSU Extension. She likes to read, quilt and hand embroider—when time allows.

have done justice in our attempt to improve, yet preserve a strong and true breed,” Leah states. Statement from CPS CEO Jack Wall: The Prater Family story puts a big smile on my face. Here is a modern day success story where each family member aids positive results to the cause. Watching Kelly, Leah and Clay work harmoniously together, their knowledge and passion for the breed and their ability to make a positive

2009 Team Purebred National Junior Show second place Poland gilt.

impact in the show pig industry while maintaining excellent production traits is certainly encouraging. It is truly enjoyable to watch the growth of the Prater Chester White operation mature the past few years and is enjoyable to have this hard working, high morals family be part of the CPS fraternity. Continued success and good luck with the Chester White program and thanks for sharing your family story with us. continued on next page BREEDERS DIGEST

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When the pig won’t cooperate, you improvise. Thanks to Matt Stanford for helping hold Clay up for the photo.

Clay is involved in the Warren County 4-H Senior Honor Club, Warren County FFA Chapter, Chester White and Spot associations, Team Purebred, and the National Swine Registry. Clay graduates this spring from Warren County High School. In the fall, he will attend the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is considering majoring in Ag Business. Clay has numerous hobbies including riding horses, shooting trap, drawing, showing cattle and sheep, listening to country music and playing pool. JUNE-JULY 2015  

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It has taken team work to get the Prater operation where it stands today Kelly and Leah provide additional information Mentors: Darryl Drake and Family The Drake family was a prime example of the type of customer service we wanted to extend to individuals purchasing pigs from our farm. Even though we were only purchasing one or two boars at a time, they treated us the same as they did customers purchasing a truck load. We were always welcomed into their home and treated like family. Lyle Barham During the 1980s, Kelly traveled to shows across the country with Mr. Barham. He was a major influence in teaching Kelly to breed and fit show animals. Mr. Barham treated Kelly as an apprentice, teaching him how to conduct business and yet also treataed him like an equal in the swine industry. Farm/swine enterprise consists of: We live on the family farm consisting of 115 acres. Clay is the sixth generation to be raised on this land. We run approximately 50 sows. The herd consists of Chester White and

crossbred females. We gestate outside, farrow in a curtain-sided farrowing barn and wean pigs into modular nurseries. Our breeding program is 100% artificial insemination. We have a small boar stud for our own use, as well as selling semen from Chester White and crossbred boars to the public. We sell show pigs and breeding stock. Off-season pigs are sold as roasters and shipped mainly into the Florida area. Highlights or achievement in breed: I think the highlight for our family is being the first family farm to hold a show pig auction in the state of Tennessee. While this is common practice in other areas, in Tennessee it was unheard of. At our first auction, held in October 2010, we offered Chester Whites and crossbred pigs for use as breeding stock and/or show pigs. We were unsure how an auction would be received by our customers. I am proud to say it has become a yearly event and we are gearing up for our 5th annual sale in October 2015. In 2013, with the announcement of the Mid-South Team Purebred Show being held in Greenwood, Miss., we were invited by Derek Bartholomew to bring Chester White pigs to his show pig auction. The event was held in September at Greenwood, Miss. We have taken pigs to this sale for the past two years and are making plans to attend again in 2015.

Goals: Our mission is to produce competitive barrows and breeding gilts which will go home and work for a young person in the show ring or in a production environment. On our website, our motto is “We believe in breeding hogs, we will leave the feeding to you.” Influential herd boars and sows: Wrinkles The Chester White boar we called Wrinkles, purchased from Grant Norman at the Summer Type Conference in 2010 has been very influential in our program. We were hunting body volume and appetite for our herd. This boar offered both. His daughters were a true asset to the maternal side of our herd. Steppin’ Out This is a farm-raised boar, sired by Maybe So. This boar is the picture of soundness and at 4 ½ years old is still a staple in our herd. Sturdi Gal This female was purchased from Logan and Danielle Thetford at the 2009 Fall Classic. We built a group of females around this sow. She brought soundness, depth of body and rib shape to the herd. She is the dam to the Steppin’ Out boar.

The farm was full of cars, trucks and trailers for a Prater on-farm sale.

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Steppin’ Out, our 2011 World Pork Expo entry.

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Wrinkles, purchased from Grant Norman at the 2010 Summer Type Conference. BREEDERS DIGEST

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Association members 1. ASI Showpigs (ASI) Amanda Ingram Chrisman, IL (217) 822-3281 (217) 251-3281 2. Mark Anderson (EN) Sherman, IL (217) 303-2560 3. Big Creek Berkshires (JBCB) Justin Howard Marshall, IL (217) 264-1556 4. Black Spring Farms, The Brinks (BSF) Highland, IL (618) 920-8656 5. Bobell’s Berkshires (KBOB) Elkhart, IL (217) 306-3853 - Jim 6. Shane, Shelly & Brandon Butcher (BSG) Blue Mound, IL (217) 676-4833 7. Jon Clothier (JON) Clinton, WI (608) 676-4190 8. Edwards Family Berks (EFB) Buffalo, IL (217) 364-4522 9. FM Berks (FMB) Flanagan, IL (309) 275-1515 - Cory Miller; (309) 275-5328 - Brian Fuller 10. Flach Farms (RNR) Oakley, IL (217) 972-8407 11. Harfst Berkshires (ERH) Ashley & Elizabeth Harfst Saunemin, IL (815) 832-4023 12. Kevin J. Hay (GKH) Warren, IL (815) 745-3702

13. Tyler, Brad & Ryan Knight (TYK) Armstrong, IL (217) 304-4482 - Tyler (217) 621-3379 - Brad 14. M.R. Hogs (MRH) Marla Behrends, Randy Zorn & William VanWassenhove Carlock, IL Randy (815) 274-4994; William (815) 674-3034 15. Joe McKenna (JBM) Capron, IL (815) 569-2584 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: Shane Butcher 2655 N 1800 E. Blue Mound, IL 62513 (217) 676-4833 Vice President: Justin Howard 20942 N. 1620th St. Sat., August 22 Marshall, IL 62441 (217) 264-1556 Judge: Miles Toenyes Secretary/Treasurer: Alice Reed P.O. Box 291 Blue Mound, IL 62513 (217) 972-3039 State Directors: Randy Zorn George Miller (309) 376-7003 (217) 963-2460 Larry Brink Marcus Miller (618) 594-4854 (815) 674-9291

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. Aaron, Sue, Eric & Lizzy Schafer (ERCS) Owaneco, IL (217) 879-2526 28. Ken Shaffner & Family Wabash Valley Berks (KSF) (KSWV) West Union, IL (217) 822-3584 29. Clayton Smith (CASB) Poplar Grove, IL (815) 742-9441 30. Smith Farms (SFP) Jeff Smith Family Princeville, IL (309) 678-7678 31. Stone Berks (SWS) Chandlerville, IL (217) 458-2864 32. Tuthill Genetics (TUT) Wyoming, IL (309) 286-5039 - Randy 33. Chad & Matt Waterman (CMW) Palmer, IL (217) 820-0151 34. Cory, Kyle & Cole Webster (CKCW) Chrisman, IL (217) 251-2392 35. Windy Acres (ADN) Dan, Amy & Reed Naughton Atlanta, IL (217) 304-6502

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A RARE COMBINATION

SHOW RING APPEAL

With PRODUCTION PRACTICES

Fed Ex

This Uno x To The Extreme son (Bonecrusher’s littermate) was selected for his soundness, stoutness, boldness of rib shape, while also being tall fronted with an extra good hip and rear leg. Thanks to Lauren and Matt Burgener for bringing this powerful guy out.

Coming soon . . . JDMGenetics.com Chester White breeding stock and show pigs available year round. Semen available on Tonka, Sparkplug, Slugger, Justified and Fed Ex. A big thank you to everyone who purchased breeding stock and show pigs from us this past year. We appreciate your business and can’t say thank you enough. Show ring appeal with production practices can exist together.

Let Kool Whip put the topping on your litters!

Justified

Different pedigree—different pig—way good! This Bone-A-Fied x Outta Sight son offers extreme soundness, huge feet with a great rib and middle and an impressive top and skeletal mass.

JDM GENETICS Jon D. Maness & Family 2755 McCall Road Lexington, TN 38351 (731) 614-8515

Breed-Leading Genetics Run Deep at Eaton, Ohio It’s Time • Time Change x Enema

2012 NBS® Champion Spotted Boar from Normans We have retained an exciting son of It’s Time. Wow, he is really good!

Kool Whip 3-4

This Big Rig son is topping our list of herd sires. He first impressed us with his stoutness of bone, free movement out of his hind hip, his wide top and soundness. His litters are proving to be consistent with good underlines. He’s everything a Chester should be! Call us for your seedstock needs!

BROWN FARMS

Herb, Janet & Adam Brown 4698 Audrain Rd. 217 • Centralia, MO 65240 (573) 473-6657 cell or (573) 682-2741

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Hampshire Herd Sire — A home-raised boar that is really big bodied and stout boned. Yorkshire Herd Sire — The old reliable Tripps To Win who is still here eating Butterscotch discs.

McWHINNEY SHOW PIGS

Dale & Sharon McWhinney 8958 St. Rt. 122 W • Eaton, OH 45320 Sharon’s Cell (937) 545-8440 Dale’s Cell (937) 681-5269 Larry (937) 733-7092 Berks • Hamps • Polands • Spots Yorks • Crosses E-mail: smcgmblr@embarqmail.com www.mcwhinneyshowpigs.com

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st Time For: It’s Almo

• STC Springfield • STC Louisville • County Fairs • State Fair


We Make Them Easy to Like and Easy to Win With Two Studs to Aid in Your Genetic Success

Strange 34-3

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2015 San Antonio Reserve Champion Poland China Barrow Sired by Strange 34-3 and Raised by Foote Farms Congratulations to Cooper Bowen and the Friendship FFA Chapter for their tremendous success with this Foote Farms Poland barrow. Thanks goes to this group for their support and excellent job with this powerhouse.

Jason Foote (432) 209-1020 • Dwight Foote (432) 847-6884 SEMINOLE, TEXAS

Let us custom design your next promotional idea. Great rates and service is our motto.

FooteFarms.net BREEDERS DIGEST

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Many Top-Quality Boars, Gilts and Bred Gilts

FOR SALE King Kong and Gunslinger progeny available! New top meat quality lines now being farrowed and developed.

King Kong

A proven herd of many national champions and high sellers. More boars sold to seedstock producers, Berkshire program producers and boar studs. BTC Berkshire females are as productive as you will find. High herd health — PRRS negative. Top-quality BTC breeding stock doesn’t cost more—they also produce and pay you much more in the return on your investment. There is a BIG difference. Come to Baxter, Iowa, and see for yourself!

Brice Conover

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Box 427 • Baxter, IA 50028 (515) 979-3890

www.conovershowpigs.com

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2015 Midwest State Fair 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. Also note that several state fairs have changed their breed schedules for 2015.

Illinois

Missouri

Berkshire – Sat., August 22 • 8 a.m. Judge – Miles Toenyes, Ill. Chester – Wed., August 19 • 8 a.m. Judge – Chris Danner, Ind. Poland – Wed., August 19 • 8 a.m. Judge – Miles Toenyes, Ill. Spot – Wed., August 19 • 8 a.m. Judge – Derek Stayton, Ill.

Berkshire – Mon., August 17 • Follow Other Purebreds Judge – Lyle Dorjahn, Ill. Chester – Tues., August 18 • Follow Spots Judge – Lyle Dorjahn, Ill. Poland – Tues., August 18 • Follow Chesters Judge – Lyle Dorjahn, Ill. Spot – Tues., August 18 • 8 a.m. Judge – Lyle Dorjahn, Ill.

Indiana

Nebraska

Berkshire – Thurs., August 20 • 8 a.m. Judge – Tom Farrer, Ind. Chester – Fri., August 21 • 8 a.m. Judge – Bill Range, Ill. Poland – Fri., August 21 • Follow Chesters Judge – Terry Shaffer, Ind. Spot – Sat., August 22 • 8 a.m. Judge – TBA

Sat., September 5 • 11 a.m. Judges – Ben Cooley and Maverick Squires

Iowa Berkshire – Thurs., August 20 • 8 a.m. Judge – Kyle Rozenboom Chester – Thurs., August 20 • Follow Berkshires Judge – Matt Miller, Ill. Poland – Thurs., August 20 • 9 a.m. Judge – Matt Miller, Ill. Spot – Thurs., August 20 • Follow Polands Judge – Matt Miller, Ill.

Minnesota Berkshire – Tues., September 1 Judge – John Huinker, Iowa Chester – Tues., September 1 Judge – Dave Walters Poland – Tues., September 1 Judge – Dave Walters Spot – Tues., September 1 Judge – Dave Walters

Ohio Berkshire – Fri., July 31 • 8 a.m. Judge – Matt Miller, Ill. Chester – Fri., July 31 • 8 a.m. Judge – Kirk Miller, Ill. Poland – Fri., July 31 • 9:30 a.m. Judge – Matt Miller, Ill. Spot – Fri., July 31 • 9:30 a.m. Judge – Kirk Miller, Ill.

Wisconsin Berkshire – Sat., August 8 • 9 a.m. Judge – Tom Farrer, Ind. Chester – Fri., August 7 • Follow Polands Judge – Tom Farrer, Ind. Poland – Fri., August 7 • Follow Spots Judge – Tom Farrer, Ind. Spot – Fri., August 7 • 1 p.m. Judge – Tom Farrer, Ind.

National Barrow Show® Hog College Boar & Gilt Nominations Due Saturday, August 1 BREEDERS DIGEST

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NOW 50% OFF or more, all boars! Watch for Super Summer Specials on the Web, on Facebook and Twitter!

NOTE: HiTec Semen is NOT available during off season.

Muscle Milk Poland [Like No Other x Nom Nom Nom] Bred by Reid & Collins Owned with Howell, Perarson & Giesige Stress negative

High Selling Poland Boar 2014 SWTC Belton

High Life Berkshire [Private Selection x Walk the Dog] Bred by Marcus & Alicia Miller Stress negative

Berkshire 2013 STC Crowd Favorite!

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Renaissance Spot [Megalodon x Can’t Wait] • Stress carrier • Bred by Mark Hurd & Family

$72,000 Record Selling Spot Boar!!!

Dead Center Chester [Dead End x Hit You] Bred by Amanda Higgins

Bone, Shape, Width, Muscle!!!

www.leanvaluesires.com

1.800.972.8766 BREEDERS DIGEST

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CPS

Weanling Show Pig Extravaganza

Show & Sale Report April 14, 2015 Greencastle, Ind. Sift Judge: Mike Miller, Ill. Auctioneer: Dan Naughton, Ill. 212 Head Tagged 151 Head Offered 98 Head Avg. $345 Sale Total $33,825

Outstanding quality highlighted 2015 sift and sale in Greencastle

Champion Berkshire & Supreme Champion Male Litman Showpigs, Penn. To Polen Family, Ind., for $450.

Champion Poland & Supreme Champion Female L&C Polands, Ind. To Brewer Kids, Mo., for $1,050.

Champion Spotted & Reserve Supreme Champion Male DKJ Genetics, Ind. To Bryan Flock, Ind., for $600.

Champion Berkshire & Reserve Supreme Champion Female Andy Smith, Ill. To Bradi Cheesman, Ind., for $975.

by Jack Wall With live pig auctions becoming less frequent, it was definitely enjoyable to visit with breeders, show exhibitors and potential buyers, and discuss trends in the show pig world and talk about hogs we can visibly see. Attendees at the 2015 CPS-sponsored Extravaganza saw a very good set of show prospects of most breeds and crosses that were much above breed average of those previously sold at this sale and sales held this year across the country. We will let the banners and trophies tell the story again in July and August. Several concerns I witnessed this sale season were feet and leg correctness and size of animal for its age. This was absolutely not an issue in Greencastle. It did not matter if you were looking for barrows or gilts, pures or crosses, there were numerous options available to the buying public. A sincere thank you to the crew that assisted the CPS team at this year’s Extravaganza. Your hard efforts and professionalism were truly appreciated.

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Reserve Champion Berkshire Male Alliance Genetics, Ill. To Wippel Family Berks, Ohio, for $450.

Reserve Champion Berkshire Female Beck Purebreds, Ind. To Steve Jordan, Ind., for $375.

Champion Chester White Male Ummel Farms, Ill. To Lauren & Jen Harlow, Ind., for $325.

Champion Chester White Female Ummel Farms, Ill. To Dirks Farms, Ill., for $325.

Champion Duroc Male Litman Showpigs, Penn. To Nick Pitstick, Ind., for $275.

Champion Hampshire Male Beck Purebreds, Ind. To Mariah Huge, Ind., for $600.

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Reserve Champion Hampshire Male Funkhouser Showpigs, Ind. To Haddon Farms, Ind., for $200.

Champion Hampshire Female Funkhouser Show Pigs, Ind. To Haddon Farms, Ind., for $575.

Champion Hereford Female DKJ Genetics, Ind. To Dan Fry & Family, Ind., for $750.

Reserve Champion Hereford Female Andy Smith, Ill. To Dave Rhoads Family, Ind., for $450.

Champion Poland Male Ralph Bowling, Ind. To Kenny Roberts, Ind., for $200.

Champion Spotted Female Troy Vigar, Ind. To Jesse Williams & Family, Ind., for $275.

Champion Tamworth Female Andy Smith, Ill. Alt & Wirtz Family, Ind., for $575.

Champion Yorkshire Female Meers & Chalus, Ill. To Holdon Farms, Ind., for $300.

Reserve Champion Yorkshire Female Meers & Chalus, Ill. To Martin Girls, Mich., for $300.

Champion Crossbred Male Funkhouser Show Pigs, Ind. To French Creek Farms, Wis., for $600.

Reserve Champion Crossbred Male Funkhouser Showpigs, Ind.

Champion Crossbred Female Tyler Key, Ill. To Fee Farms, Iowa, for $250.

2016 Show Dates Southwest Type Conference Belton, Texas • March 3-5

World Pork Expo

Des Moines, Iowa • June 8-10

Reserve Champion Crossbred Female Rogers Durocs, Ill. B To Gary Wilson, Ind., for $600.

National Junior Show & Summer Type Conference Springfield, Ill. • June 28 - July1

The Plan . . . The Action . . . The Results! Breeding livestock is serious business and a task we take extremely seriously. Combining phenotype with production with balance in a sound, consistent package is a never-ending venture. At Columbus, Indiana, we have a plan, we put that plan into action and the results of satisfied customers will always be our NRA4 Titleist 6-1 goal. Some may fit them better and some will no doubt sell them for more money but no one will work any harder and have any This Titleist x Done Deal son was retained here last fall after his more satisfaction than seeing customers come back each year second class 1 showing at Austin. Without a doubt, Titleist 6-1 has been as consistent of a Poland sire as we have used for muscle, rib, with a smile and say, “Nathan, I want one just like last year.” Your on-farm visits and inquiries are welcome any time.

Nathan Arnholt & Family Polands, Chesters & Berks • Quality Show Pigs

width, bone and soundness. His progeny have been very popular and we are anxious to get his daughters back into production.

See our best at the STC, Indiana State Fair and NBS®. Thanks to our largest group of pig buyers we have ever had. We wish them all good luck at the summer shows.

11678 E. St. Rd. 46 • Columbus, IN 47203 • (812) 371-2689 - cell BREEDERS DIGEST

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Grandmother Different Strokes x Legend

HAL-1843* nm

CFLK3 CLEO 12-2 Dam: 117128002 HAL-1843* nm

TCG2 CLEO 17-5 Dam of Dam: 112294005

Swine Genetics Int’l, Ltd.

NNMS2 MISS MAGIC 20-7 Dam of Sire: 11358007 HAL-1843* nm SJCJ1 PBG SUPERMAN 11-8 Sire of Dam: 110987008 HAL-1843* nm

NNMS2 KENTUCKY LOVIN 14-2 TWL3 SHOTGUN WEDDING 23-2Sire of Sire: 113578002 HAL-1843* nm Sire: 118957005

12-2 Mother Superman x Different Stroke

30805 595th Ave.~Cambridge, Iowa 50046 Ph: 515/383-4386, 800/247-3958 ~ Fax: 515/383-2257 Email: boars@swinegenetics.com~Web: www.swinegenetics.com

CFLK4 POWER TO INSPIRE 6-2

$27,000 PURCHASE 2ND CLASS #5 2014 SUMMER TYPE CONFERENCE

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These two boars have our program moving in the right direction!

FIRST KNIGHT

POTENTIAL 5-5

This son of Henry The 8th was purchased at the 2014 WPX from Randy and Becky Schmidt. He combines leanness with muscle and eye appeal and breed character with soundness. SEMEN AVAILABLE

A class winner, purchased at the 2013 Expo. He is a son of SSS12 PSSS Moosehaus 78-1. This guy is big bodied, square made and heavy structured. SEMEN AVAILABLE

These two boars have moved us in a very positive direction to make pigs that are structurally correct with explosive muscle. We will be exhibiting sons and daughters out of these sires this summer and fall. We will also have bred gilts for sale this December—watch for more details. Visitors always welcome at the farm. Call to schedule a visit.

PHENOTYPIC ACRES, INC. SWINE PRODUCTION = PORK PRODUCTION. This is why we all exist. Currently in the US we harvest between 99 to 119 million hogs per year, which is about 1500 semiloads per day (180hd/load). Well over 90% of these hogs derive from large commercial units composed of hybrid hogs. The reasons for this being sow productivity and consistency of end product. It is true that the eight purebred breeds contributed in the development of these hybrids and still do in some cases, but it is also quite evident the need is probably becoming less in total. So, where does this place us in the Berkshire business? The great remaining opportunity is meat-eating quality (tenderness, juiciness and flavor). As these traits are influenced by many genes and certainly difficult to create through biochemical means—and likely will be for the foreseeable future—Berkshires hold a unique position as they provide it for us. Thus, the key seems to be to improve on reproductive efficiency and maintain high and consistent meat-eating qualities and we have a winner. At Phenotypic acres these are our goals. We have been breeding Berkshire hogs with these goals in mind and are willing to share these genetics with producers who have like interests. Pictured below is one of our herd sires moving us in the right direction. The Kind

To Sell

We Raise

And Produce

We say thanks to those who chose to sample our genetics this spring and made purchases from Twin Oaks Farm.

TWIN OAKS FARM

1548 E 2200 N Rd. Ashkum, IL 60911

Jason Ahlden Paul Ahlden (815) 383-8940 (815) 383-8941 jahlden5@yahoo.com twinoaks1971@me.com

CRUMP: We Know Quality

2014 STC Reserve Champion Gilt This powerful Changer x Live Action daughter, bred by Normans, was an exciting addition to our herd. We love her foot, bone, rib, flexibility and now her generating power. She will put our herd on the map.

2014 NBS® Reserve Champion Gilt Trait

PA2 Gold Medal 1-8 EPD Trait EPD Index EPD

NBA 0.10 Days 250 -0.40 No. Wn. 0.03 Backfat -0.01 21-Day Wt. .80

This Swampman x Rampage daughter, bred by Niehaus & Feldman, excites us also for her muscle, mass and maternal qualities. She too has matured into a powerful female.

SPI 103.8 MLI 105.3 TSI 104.1

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

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

Our 2015 spring litters are

sired by Get Loud and Tidal CRUMP FARMS Wave. The quality runs deep

10396 E 2100 N Rd. • Carlock, IL 61725 (309) 376-5281 – farm (309) 825-6743 – Bryan crumpcarlock@aol.com

BREEDERS DIGEST

at Crump Farms. See our best at the STC, Illinois State Fair and NBS®. You will love this set of hogs.

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THE

T S E T A E GR OF THE W O H S R

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2014 Indiana State Fair Champion Poland China Boar

Indiana State Fair Poland China Show has a new day! Friday, August 21, 2015 — Indianapolis, Indiana Showing and selling with Chester Whites and Hampshires Show: 8 a.m. Sale: 2 hours day w e after show ends N how

NOTE:

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2014 Indiana State Fair Champion Poland China Gilt

ATTENTION EXHIBITORS: ALL Poland China entries into the open show at the 2015 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: Patrick McDonald (765) 748-0405 Jay Rhoads (765) 376-3774 Jack Wall, CPS Representative (309) 945-3312

2014 Indiana State Fair $7,500 Top-Selling Poland China Boar

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Where Winners

Kimber is already picking her favorites.

ARE BRED

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2014 Southwest Type Conference Champion Poland Gilt

2014 Fall Classic Reserve Champion Poland Gilt

2015 CPS Extravaganza Reserve Champion Berkshire Male

Patent Pending

Sired by Nascar

Thank you to all of our spring buyers! We wish you the best of luck this summer.

Alliance Genetics Randy & Jan Allen

2013 Fall Classic Champion Berkshire Boar Owned with Behrends Farm, Clifton, Ill.

735 Co. Rd. 2800 E n Homer, IL 61849 (217) 202-3927 or (217) 202-9273 jan.allen57@yahoo.com BREEDERS DIGEST

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Climbing big mountains with a humble attitude

WATSON

s. Edgerton, Wi

by Jack Wall

FAMILY STORY A N I H C ND POLA

Curt, Harlin, Sydney, Leah and Hadley Watson

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n south-central Wisconsin, often wearing a Badger jacket or cap, is one of the most humble, yet successful young breeders you could meet. This individual got his quiet personality, humble nature and obvious talent of evaluating outstanding swine— regardless of breed or color—from his father. Watson Family Farms, under the guidance of Curt Watson and his wife, Leah, juggle lots of activities, BREEDERS DIGEST

chores and obligations with three children ages six and under. They also operate a diversified farming enterprise with another employment obligation of serving customers with a successful and growing feed company in Wisconsin. Welcome to the busy lives of Curt and Leah Watson. I have known Curt and his father, Sid, for approximately 15 years and always had the utmost respect for


enjoyed viewing Mike’s offering and enjoyed the time spent just talking hogs. Murphy hogs did well for the Watson family. The Elite Sale of Champions in Bloomington, Ill., was a sale Sid and Curt really enjoyed attending. They loved the atmosphere of that live sale and the interaction between breeders and buyers that you don’t get today Curt and Sid Watson shown at a jackpot show with online sales and assisting junior members prepare for the show ring. social-media methods of promoting hogs. The first big win for the Watson family came in 2001 when Curt’s sister, Sarah, showed the Wisconsin State Fair Champion Barrow. This fair was also notable for another reason as it was also the event where the Watson family met the transplanted-fromIndiana Jeff Morris family. Ironically, the Morris family exhibited the reserve champion barrow Curt, accompanied by his children and nephews that same year. are pictured with the Watson entry for the Edgerton Following a few years of Tobacco Days Competition. friendly competition and sharing of hand shakes, the Morris family would eventually move 30 miles away from the Watson farm and a great friendship has formed by family members. This friendship remains strong and the families have been each other’s greatest strengths through some very difficult times. The Watson breeding herd started in 2004 and one of the first acquisitions was a Scott Bennett Poland China bred female that ended up farrowing the 2006 Wisconsin State Fair Champion Poland Barrow. This was just the start of many winning Polands that were Harlin and Sydney Watson soon to follow. preparing for a day of showing. Curt states, “The Nom Nom Nom boar helped get things really rolling continued on next page in our Poland herd. Like No Other followed the Nom pigs extremely well on some of the elite sows we have put together.” Three foundation bred females t

them for several reasons. They were always respectful of the people and hogs they were around, always wanted to learn and always cared about quality and doing what was right. Sid Watson loved to be around people and you could tell his family values were strong as he talked passionately about his children, grandchildren and his spouse. Sid was always enjoyable to talk with, and learn from, as his knowledge and professionalism covering many topics was refreshing. Sadly, Sid passed away on July 29, 2013, from pancreatic cancer. Sid and Denise Watson had an active household with daughters Chris, Sarah and Beth and son, Curt. Denise’s profession was a nurse, while Sid managed the farming. Dairy cattle originally occupied the farm but were sold in 1977. Curt and his sisters were all active in 4-H but not until Curt was 17 were hogs brought to the farm. He actually had a herd of sheep and had success in the show ring putting two lambs in the Wisconsin State Fair Governor’s Auction. So, early on Curt knew good livestock—he just had to find the specie that could also help him make a living. The Watson family remains close as Curt and all of his siblings live within 25 minutes of the home farm. They admit that they let Curt be the master of genetics, just like Sid taught him how to do. Curt grew up being a sharp observer and under Sid’s watchful eye and knack of finding the good ones. Several additional Rock County Wisconsin breeders saw Curt’s inquisitive nature and promising future and were eager to offer advise and wisdom. At age 17, Curt’s first purebred hog purchase was a Landrace barrow from Randy and Tona Smith, Ill. From this point, Curt’s involvement in the purebred hog business only grew. During the spring sale season, Sid and Curt would travel all over the Midwest looking for potential winners and their success stories from these travel purchases are numerous. Stopping at Mike Murphy’s farm, near Atkinson, Ill., was always a favorite event every spring. They

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from J.R. Reid helped speed up the progress for the Watson sow herd. “The 32-4 Pay Off sow, out of a productive and consistent Banknote sow, has been a real contributor—both in numbers and quality,” says Curt. “She has raised numerous champions and keeper females for us.” Lots of elite swine breeders have worked diligently at their craft and most would be completely satisfied with a percentage of the success that the Watson family has achieved in a little over 10 years. The past three San Antonio Stock Show Champion Poland Gilts were farrowed at the Watson farm. The Fort Worth Supreme Champion Female goes on the Watson resume as well as the 2014 Team Purebred National Junior Show champion and reserve champion and third overall Poland barrows carry the Watson prefix— WATS. The 2013 Hog College Boar, Southwest Type Conference Reserve Champion Gilt, World Pork Expo Reserve Champion Poland Barrow and lots of state fair champion Poland barrows have been bred by Watson Farms. And following these notable wins, there has not been one boastful word in Curt’s vocabulary about these accomplishments. These wins were done the Watson way with hard work, a careful eye and a plan for success. Curt says, “I believe purebred livestock have great value and can offer so much to the industry. I have watched purebred hogs get more recognition at shows in past years and I believe that is partly due to organizations like Team Purebred and NJSA. I have enjoyed working

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with purebred producers and believe we all have something to offer. I hope the judges continue to use the best hogs, regardless of breed.” Curt admits he may breed hogs differently than some of his fellow breeders but says he breeds them the way he likes them. “I have enjoyed the venture so far and truly hope to bring my children into the industry to have them 2014 Fort Worth Stock Show Supreme learn and teach others what Champion Female, bred by Watson Family the industry is all about Farms. and what livestock people have to offer,” Curt states. “I believe we all have respect for our livestock and for our communities and I hope we can be positive advocates for agriculture.” As with all objectives, there are goals and 2014 Team Purebred National Junior Show Champion Curt Watson Poland Barrow and Third Overall, was another win for a and Watson Watson-bred pig. Family Farms are not too proud to share theirs. “We want to raise the supreme champion female at San Antonio, and we want to raise better hogs for two people who are always watching down on me—my father and my great friend Noah Morris,” Curt says. “They would not be satisfied with average. Additionally, spending more Curt and Sydney enjoy spending time with my wife and children are time at pig shows. essential to a successful life. I need to say thanks to the breeders, buyers Complete Feed Service in livestock and breed association staff for always and dairy feed sales, Curt’s days are being positive and very welcoming long but seeing his children every to me in the industry. I have gained day makes it all worth while. Bow some life-long friends,” Curt hunting and working with youth concludes. on livestock projects consume the Curt and his wife, Leah, were balance of Curt’s days. married on September 1, 2007. The Wisconsin Show Pig Daughter Syndey (6), son Harlin Association, Edgerton FFA Alumni (5) and daughter Hadley (2) keep and Rock County 4-H program things hopping at the Watson are all high-priority volunteer house. Farming 450 acres of crops organizations that Curt and Leah that includes corn, soybeans, wheat support. and tobacco with 45 purebred and The Watson crew always wears crossbred sows and working for BREEDERS DIGEST


Harlin learning the ropes of showing pigs from his dad.

One of Curt’s prize Wisconsin deer bow hunting trophies.

the Wisconsin Athletic apparel with pride—and rightfully so. It is just so indicative of their commitment to values coupled with hard work, honesty and the desire to help others that sets this family among the elite in the purebred industry. They may be relatively new-comers to the purebred industry but their desire to help others, their pride in their own accomplishments and the quality they

Boar

The Watson family at the 2011 Wisconsin State Fair.

have produced will always be valuable and essential in the purebred swine industry. A great family with a proven past but an unlimited and bright future with the junior years of the next generation will be a wonderful journey. I thank the Watson family for sharing their story with us and hope they realize that the fraternity acknowledges their success and will also be their biggest cheerleaders.

Sydney is a true farm girl and enjoys spending time with the pigs.

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BORN 2B WILD • Stress Carrier – Ramp It Up x Rampage POLAND • SEMEN AVAILABLE

LIGHTNING STRIKE • Stress Negative – Perfect Storm x Unstoppable Owned with Schulz Showpigs, Wis., this Hayden Sandall 2014 STC boar entry was one of the most talked about herd sire prospects in the barn. Heavy structured, extra long bodied, tall shouldered, level in his design and sound are his strengths and he has definitely passed on these traits to his offspring. There are exciting reports on his first litters from all across the country.

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

info@centerprairiegenetics.com

Bred by Andy Smith, Ill., this Spot boar is big ribbed, heavy boned and correct in his structure with good muscle shape. Ramp It Up’s mother and Rampage’s mother were littermate sows. He is special and he needs to breed Spotted sows! Summer & Fall Litters Available Call today!

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My how things have changed Reading the article on our market and continue to do what they love—raise pigs, which feature family, who has may not be possible without this opportunity. been in business for over How will technology change? In my 15 years at the 60 years, I got to thinking American Berkshire Association (ABA), technology has about all the changes that changed a lot, for example, just in the way we handle Hog have happened in that College nominations. We have always required a video to time. When this family be sent in with nominations. 15 years ago you had to have got started, they probably a video camera (or talk a friend who had one into helping had one black and white you). You would send that video to the office where I would television and one rotary spend hours copying all the videos to one video and then phone. They probably added reproducing that video multiple times for the committee. a color tv fairly quickly, but Then we moved to everyone sending in multiple DVDs so Amy Smith cellular phones wouldn’t all we had to do was mail out the info. Now, almost everyone American Berkshire Assn. become readily available has a phone that can capture video which can easily be until the mid ‘80s. I remember the first cell phones, many uploaded to the Internet so everything is done electronically, times called “bag phones”, although I never owned one. The saving time and money. Nominations are due August 1 so if first cell phones did nothing but make phone calls. Around you want to nominate a boar or gilt, be sure to contact the the same time, personal computers were becoming popular office. since the price had dropped to affordable levels. Now we ABA breeders have also changed over the last 10 years. have cell phones that can do a lot more than those early While the number of litters hasn’t changed much, the computers. number of breeders farrowing these litters has changed. In The way we farm has also changed over these 60 years. 2003 we had 316 different firms recording litters. In 2013 Artificial insemination has become very popular. GPS that number jumped to 845. We now have Berkshires raised units aid in planting in 44 states compared and harvest. We raise to 26 states ten years more hogs indoors and ago. Indiana tripled use farrowing crates to the number of breeders keep baby pigs alive. Of during that time and course we also have more Texas quadrupled. environmental and feed Many of the producers regulations. register less than ten We also went from litters a year. Much eating foods that were in of this change has to season, or storing them by canning or freezing to eat them do with the boom in popularity of Berkshires as youth show later, to a global marketplace where we can get fresh fruits pig projects. The other area of growth is people who want to and vegetables of all kinds any time of the year at our local raise a few pigs so they have pork that tastes good. grocery store. We have actually become pretty spoiled with As time goes on, we will continually see change—some the availability of foods in the U.S. we will like and some we probably will not. Some we will It makes me wonder how much things will change in embrace and some we won’t. There is not one correct way the next 60 years. Right now there is a food movement for to raise the food we eat. Everyone has to do what is best for “natural” and local. In a way we have come full circle in the market they sell into. The one thing we all have to do technological advancements in agriculture (the only industry is remember that we are producing a food product and do where I can see this happening). There are people who everything we can to protect our food supply. are willing to pay a premium for products raised the “old fashioned way” before modern technology and conveniences. “Before you become too entranced with gorgeous gadgets and mesmerizing video displays, let me remind you that information I’m not going to debate how I feel about this, but we do have is not knowledge, knowledge is not wisdom, and wisdom is not producers who are benefiting from this movement, such as the Reinicks who are selling to Whole Foods Markets®. I foresight. Each grows out of the other, and we need them all.” — Arthur C. Clarke am happy for them that they are able to sell into this niche BREEDERS DIGEST 42    JUNE-JULY 2015

“As time goes on, we will continually see change—some we will like and some we probably will not.”


We have the sire power to get it done! GoJo has done a tremendous job for us. He puts a good foundation under his offspring and sires plenty of muscle. He is out of the same dam as Neon Cowboy at Lean Value Sires. See our GoJo son, Uncommon 18-1, also pictured here. Another son of GoJo is Go Time. His dam is a Time Out. Go Time was our 2015 SWTC entry purchased by Innerst & Holloway, Penn. GoJo – Hostile

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Additional herd sires we are using are as follows:

We also say thanks to our spring show pig buyers and look for good reports to come from the juniors who made their purchases here.

Storm Warning

Unlimited

GoJo 7-7

Antedote

Perfect Storm x Bravo

Unreal x Fire Star (Wild Fire’s sister)

GoJo x Jack Wagon (One Eyed Jack’s sister)

Snake Bite x Superman

Littermate to Forecast, Bred by Jared Trogdon Owned with Scott & Bryan Bennett

Bred by Larry & Janet White • 2014 STC Class Winner

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asi SHOWPIGS

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

www.thepigpage.com/asishowpigs mdaingram@gmail.com

PK Perry Kids

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REINICK Kersey, Colo.

AMILY STORY F E R I H S BERK

Rodney, Tammy, Abigail, Amber and Austin Reinick

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n 1950, on a small farm in Weld County Colorado, the Reinick boys decided to raise a few head of hogs along with duties of farming, ranching and milking cows. There was a need for top-quality pork in their area of the country. Great Grandpa Reinick suggested that if they were going to raise hogs they needed to focus on production traits along with meat quality. Through BREEDERS DIGEST

their research, they settled on the Berkshire pig. They acquired their first Berkshire gilt from C.W. Henry and her registered name was Peaceful 123rd sired by Bonnie Acres Masterpiece 2nd. With these genetics, this herd continued to grow. In 1955 they contacted Willard Brittin, the American Berkshire Association Secretary at that time, and became


The Reinicks’ focus in 1970 was Yorkshire sows bred to Berkshire boars for hardy, productive F1 gilts. From these matings, they had a select group of Berkshire, Duroc and Hampshire sows to make commercial boars to breed to these F1 gilts and sows. They also bred a large group of sows for the production of show pigs that farrowed from Reinick January 1 thru February 20. Presently, the Reinicks have the oldest spring pig sale in Colorado, starting it in 1980, with most of the fall litters being shipped south to Texas and Oklahoma. In the mid 1980s, the hog market dropped to $.16 per pound and many hog producers hung it up till prices got better. The Reinicks down sized their herd to 35 show pig producing sows and sold everything else. Since the market took a drop and farming was not paying everyone a salary, they had to go off the farm to obtain jobs. The production schedule was adjusted to meet the growing needs of 4-H and FFA kids. The Reinicks still have the oldschool mindset that their sows have to lay down and farrow unassisted, milk and raise a large, healthy litter of pigs. As Rodney and Tammy’s three children (Amber, Austin and Abigail) grew up in the barns, there were many conversations about genetics, nutrition, health, facilities, biosecurity, finances, and work ethic. Through their years in 4-H and FFA, Amber, Austin and Abigail racked up an impressive list of accomplishments, which includes five national champions (World Pork Expo, National Western Stock Show and OKlahoma Youth Expo), along with their dominance at local, county and state fairs. They also have a lot of respect in the show ring by dominating swine showmanship for 20 years at all levels. BREEDERS DIGEST

Berkshires in 1958.

Their hard work through FFA, earned them high awards. Those awards include State Swine Proficiencies, American Farmer Degree and Star Farmer. The three young adults continue to take on key roles in the Reinick swine operation. Their younger perspectives have encouraged the whole family to look at where they were and where they are going with this operation and their farm. “This industry is rapidly changing and we were being confronted with many challenges and opportunities,” says Rodney. “That is when I decided to turned the reins over to our children—if they were up to the challenge. They accepted the challenge and as the third generation pork producer moving into the 20th century, their first item of business was a name change and adopting bylaws. They formed the limited liability company named Diamond Livestock with five co-owners,” Rodney explains. continued on next page JUNE-JULY 2015  

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a member of the world’s oldest swine society. Mr. Brittin helped by contacting several established breeders who called and offered their knowledge to the new breeders— Richard & Rolland Reinick Berkshires. Richard and Rolland Reinick raised Berkshires for their exceptional meat quality and lard production. At first, all of the product was sold to neighbors and the local meat lockers. As the herd grew, they found a great outlet and received a premium for their Berkshires at the Denver Stock Yards—now known as the National Western Stock Show. Over the next decade they improved their Berkshire blood lines, focusing on litter size and a fastergrowing pig. In the 1960s Reinick’s Berkshires grew in popularity with all of their success at local, state and national shows. This all came to an abrupt end in the late 1960s as they broke with hog cholera, and had to terminate the entire Berkshire herd. In the 1970s, with a lot of encouragement from Rodney, Royce, and Randy Reinick (sons of Richard), a bred Berkshire gilt was purchased from Tom Conover of Bonnie Acres Farm in Iowa. She was Bonnie Acres Miss Iowa out of Hi Regard. Mr. Conover was judging the Colorado State Fair that fall and he dropped off the gilt at the house in his Cadillac car pulling a stock trailer in route to the state fair. With the second generation of pork producers taking over the management of the hog operation the name changed to Tri-Reinick Farms. With renewed energy, the Reinicks started to travel more and more having a lot of success with their breeding hogs. They had champion Berkshire boar at the World Pork Expo, champion at the Winter Type Conference and reserve champion at the National Barrow Show®. They were also having a lot of success with the market show pigs where titles such as grand breed champion at the National Western Stock Show, reserve grand at the Colorado State Fair, plus many grands and reserves at the county and regional shows.

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Diamond Livestock currently runs eight Chester sows, 25 cross sows, and they are currently expanding their 55 Berkshire sow herd. “We now have three Berkshire boars, one Chester boar, and three cross boars in our boar stud,” states Rodney. “Surprisingly, spring and fall semen sales have been good for us. There are not many hog producers left in Colorado, so we are pleased with the sales and product that these boars are producing for our customers.” In 2009, the Reinicks were in conversation with Whole Foods Meat Coordinator about raising all-natural Berkshire pork for their stores on the Front Range. Over the next 18 months, Diamond Livestock and Innovative Foods came to terms and received a contract to supply an all-natural Berkshire pork product to Whole Foods. Rodney points out, “Innovative Foods applied for our own USDA FSIS label approval, took care of the registered and trade mark process for the brand name ‘Black Diamond Natural Berkshire Pork’.”

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Black Diamond Natural Berkshire Pork

Label Statements: • ABA Certified 100% Pure Berkshire Pork® • Natural • No Antibiotics-Ever • No Hormones Added • Vegetarian Diet • No Animal By-Products • Raised On Family Farms • Raised “Crate Free” With No Restraint In Gestation Or Farrowing Crates Product Verification: • Global Animal Partnership Certified, • American Berkshire Association Certified, • Pork Quality Assurance Certified, • Drivers are Trucker Quality Assessed, Rodney Reinick further explains their multifaceted enterprise: This market continues to grow to the point we have other family farms raising Berkshire pork for this market. We are processing around 15 head a week and working to be able to process 40 head a week by fall. This market has us jumping through many hoops to meet the needs of a specific customer who shops at Whole Foods. It has been a huge learning curve, but we understand all segments of this program, and Whole Foods has been a great partner through this entire process. Diamond Livestock has come full circle as we focus on the old Berkshire that has great meat quality, but is still productive. We continue to look for other opportunities that help to diversify this operation. We continue to have our spring pig sales—we have exceeded over 75 production sales over the last 35 years. We continue to improve the quality of our boar stud, generating a lot more interest for semen sales. We feed out around 700 head of hogs per year. We continue to grow and improve our Natural Berkshire meat program to ensure a top-quality product at all Whole Food Stores. As a foot note my brother, Royce, and his son, Mason Reinick, partnered with us on purchasing six Berkshire gilts at the 2014 World Pork Expo. This is the start of their own hog operation, called South Platte Genetics in Platteville Colorado. Look for circle to continue to expand by the Reinicks in the great state of Colorado. BREEDERS DIGEST

Rodney is the facilities manager for the Platte Valley School district in Weld County where he has been employeed for the last 25 years. Tammy is a Public Affairs Media Assistant for State Farm Insurance. She has been in this position for the last 33 years. Amber, 31, is a pharmacy technician with Wal-Mart Stores. Austin, 25, is operations manager for Diamond Livestock LLC, and he cowboys for many of the ranchers and feed lots in the area. Abigail, 20, is a sophomore at Garden City Community College where she plays volleyball and coaches a club volleyball team. She will transfer in the fall to finish out her Ag Education/Ag Marketing degree at Oklahoma Panhandle State University and play volleyball. The Renicks all love to fish, hunt, camp, go to the mountains and ride trails with ATVs. They also participate at livestock shows, rodeos and enjoy just spending time together with family and friends. JUNE-JULY 2015  

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BREEDER’S CHOICE BOAR STUD Introduces

FOOT PRINT [1 Happy Feet 14-3 x KDW2 Big Foot 9-5] A private treaty purchase from Isla Grande Farm. Dam is the $13,500 World Pork Expo popular bred gilt, exhibited last year by Mays & Derr.

Pictured is more of our sire lineup.

Power Pack 2014 STC Niehaus & Feldman Boar

The General

Kingfish

2014 Private Treaty Purchase from Normans

2014 Indiana State Fair Boar from Steve King

Missourian

Dee Man

Trifecta

2013 STC $3,000 Croy Class Winner

2014 Iowa State Fair Champion Poland Boar from Tim Dee

2014 Private Treaty Purchase from Michaels

We are a family business striving to provide

QUALITY, HEALTHY GENETICS, Solid Oak

Supreme Justice

2014 WPX Reserve Champion Berkshire Boar from Alyvia Myers

2014 Keystone International Supreme Champion from Wippel Family

Give us a call for your next show pig needs and check out our sire lineup at our website at http://breederschoicesires.com/

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

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Index

2015

ADJ3 GRUS Black Oak 10-9

ASF3 GRUS Super Stroke 60-1

MAAM4 Miller High Life 12-9

AIPK4 Uncommon 18-1

ASF4 Hard Time 6-7

MEL3 Fly By 1-2

AJC3 Loose Change 3-2

BTZ3 Viper 3-6

NBHS4 GRUS Cookie Monster 2-8

AJC4 Loose Change 9-1

CCV0 Stallion 16-4

NF3 Rattler 41-4

AJC4 Mizzou 10-2

DCHH3 D8 Cat 2-2

NJB3 GoJo 5-1

AJC4 Mizzou 10-3

GNK2 Kind Indy 10-6

NNMS2 GRUS Extreme Makeover 16-1

AJC3 Takeover 16-1

JAH0 Black Widow 1-7

OBB9 Oak 93-6

AJC3 Warhorse 9-3

JBFB2 Super Stud 3-7

RLP1 Willis 11-3

AJC4 Warhorse 20-2

JWL4 Antedote 10-2

SDH3 Aces High 1-3

ALIT4 Torrnado 10-2

JWL3 GRUS Man Of Steel 7-5

TYK3 Black Label 6-3

ASI4 Go Time 32-1

KASS3 King Kong 28-4

WKF1 Big Tex 3-2

ASF3 Avenger 14-6

KTB4 Double Barrel 5-2

WPF3 Man Hunt 39-1

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

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ASF3 Avenger 14-6

Avenger is getting it done for us. He sired the reserve Berkshire market hog at the American Royal in 2014. He is a littermate to Superbright at A Cut Above. Mother is a true generator.

Albright Swine Farms

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ASF4 Hard Time 6-7

Hard Time shares the same mother as the 2014 Champion Berkshire and Reserve Overall at San Antonio and Superbright at A Cut Above. Slightly different pedigree with a generating mother. BREEDERS DIGEST

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AJC3 Loose Change 3-2

AJC Berkshires

This boar is a maternal half brother to our grand champion purebred truckload and grand champion truckload overall at the 2013 World Barrow Show, Iowa State Fair. His sire (Loose Change) is triple bred reach-back genetics – Baxter x Beach Boy. He is very heavy structured and loaded with meat quality.

AJC4 Loose Change 9-1

AJC Berkshires

We really like this guy. His dam is AJC1 Sterling Lady 5-9, which makes him a maternal brother to War Horse. If you want to breed hogs with soundness, bone and structure like no others, he may be your ticket. There is no shortage of high meat quality in this pedigree, as his sire, AJC1 Loose Change 11-1, was our top scanning boar for IMF from the fall 2011 pig crop. Double bred reach-back genetics with Baxter and Beach Boy.

AJC4 Mizzou 10-3

AJC Berkshires

At AJC, nicknamed the “bad boy”—ask us why. First of all he is a maternal brother to War Horse, whose dam (AJC1 Sterling Lady 5-9) is among the greatest females that has ever walked at AJC. This boar is athletic, has style, thickness, length and structure to leave his mark. Performance: 156 days to 250, Adj. BF .72, LEA NBS 9.2. We will all watch this guy together!

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 Baxter, Iowa.

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AJC Berkshires

Exciting young herd sire at AJC. Stout featured, massive boned, deep bodied and as loose and long hipped as any around. Takeover 16-1’s dam, which is a reach-back Baxter sow, is the biggest boned sow at AJC and she is the definition of a brood sow – fertile, milks and weans large litters.

ALIT4 Torrnado 10-2

AJC Berkshires

Torrnado’s dam, NJB3 Cleo 5-6, is sired by the #1 Meat Quality Sire at the 2013 NBS® Progeny Test, NF2 Hostile Takeover 21-1 by AJC1 Takeover 9-3 (top-selling boar at the 2011 NBS®). Torrnado has an enormous blade, a perfect hind leg and hock. He is correct, big bodied and perfect 7 & 7 underline to make awesome Berkshire females. FOR COMPLETE DETAILS, REFER TO THE AUGUST 2014 ISSUE.

AJC3 Warhorse 9-3

AJC Berkshires

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, crazy 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.

AJC4 Warhorse 20-2

AJC Berkshires

The youngest boar in our lineup this year. He is a son of AJC3 War Horse 9-3 and is he ever rugged, heavy boned and heavy structured! He combines 2 of the greatest sows currently at AJC—AJC1 Sterling Lady 5-9 and his own dam, AJC Hustle Belle 2-11. The combination of these AJC brood sows, we believe, will assure this young boar’s breeding power. BREEDERS DIGEST

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AJC3 Takeover 16-1


Huge forearm and bone. Tall fronted and correct with muscle and shape. King Kong has matured into one of the most impressive boars you will see. You will see an awesome set of pigs by him this summer. The first ones out this summer have WON!

AIPK4 Uncommon 18-1

Brice Conover

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Uncommon is tall fronted, super sound, great designed boar. He is very square and correct on his feet. He has muscle and width and a great hip. He is the future of where we are headed. Also has superior meat quality!

JWL4 Antedote 10-2

ASI Showpigs & Perry Kids

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Antedote is a wide bodied, heavy muscled boar in an average framed-size package. This boar has worked well in putting together a showy, big bodied, heavy muscled set of club pigs.

NJB3 GoJo 5-1

ASI Showpigs & Perry Kids

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KASS3 King Kong 28-4

GoJo has tremendous foot and bone, correctness of hip, with plenty of muscle, and continues to sire just like he looks. GoJo’s mother has a pretty good track record as well—she is also the mother of Neon Cowboy. This guy has sired: Uncommon 18-1 purchased by Brice Conover at 2014 NBS® and now housed at SGI; Go Time, our 2015 SWTC class winner purchased by Innerst & Holloway; others, and a powerful set of gilts.

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Purchased from Knights at 2013 STC. He came in with .73 BF , 8.2 LEA, and 1.71 ADG. This boar has tremendous natural depth and spring to his rib, along with excellent structure and a massive top that added to his appeal. In first pig crop he sired the reserve bred & owned barrow at Team Purebred and the reserve grand gilt at Illinois State Fair. He stands at Flach & Downs sires. Call Roy for semen 1-217-972-8407.

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MEL3 Fly By 1-2

Hi Point

It cost us $10,000 to own this Super Fly son. He will turn out to be one of the best decisions we have made. His mother produced the 2013 Houston Champion Barrow. Fly By is supple and athletic and has an extra level rump with a perfect hind leg. He is tall and sharp fronted and stands down on massive legs with huge feet. He is bold bladed and possesses extra curvature to his rib and has a full, deep-tying rump.

Greg & Beth Innerst

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DCHH3 D8 Cat 2-2

Wow. What a find. One of the thickest Berkshire boars I have ever seen. Full brother barrows were champion and reserve at the 2014 Pennsylvania Farm show.

ASI4 Go Time 32-1

Innerst & Holloway

Ingram’s 2015 Southwest Type Conference class winner we purchased. A son of GoJo who has sired Uncommon 18-1, purchased by Brice Conover at the 2014 NBS and now housed at SGI. We are excited about this one! BREEDERS DIGEST

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Butcher Family Berks

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TYK3 Black Label 6-3


This is a must use combination of old pedigree with new! He is a breed changer. He is a heavy muscled, square topped, big hipped, tall fronted, wide chested and sound. Simply he is flat good. Great boars come from great sows. His mother was the 2012 High Points gilt on the Indiana Junior Swine Circuit. Black Oak is consistently producing Champions on all levels of competition!

NBHS4 GRUS Cookie Monster 2-8

Shaffer’s Goldrush

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2014 Illinois State Fair Grand Champion Berkshire Boar. This is by far the most unique Berkshire we have ever had here at Goldrush. He is monster footed, is a huge topped and hipped boar that is agile in his movement making him extremely athletic. He is bold skulled, big bladed and possesses more center rib than any Berkshire we have seen. To put it in simple terms he could win most crossbred shows. Don’t overlook!

NNMS2 GRUS Extreme Makeover 16-1

Shaffer’s Goldrush

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Extreme Makeover was the third youngest boar at the 2012 STC. He won with his ideal design and exceptional ability to walk around the show ring with ease. He is the heaviest muscled, cleanest throated Berkshire boar we have seen that can flat walk. Widest chested and balances from the ground up. He is square over his loin that connects into a big, massive hip. If you need to add muscle, mass, base width, structure, and soundness, then use this one.

JWL3 GRUS Man Of Steel 7-5

Shaffer’s Goldrush

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Shaffer’s Goldrush

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ADJ3 GRUS Black Oak 10-9

Man of Steel comes from a powerful, proven pedigree and phenotypically he is put together right! His extended pedigree is Superman x Different Strokes x Oak x Making History. Mother is a littermate to the 2012 Team Purebred Champion Berkshire Gilt, 2012 WPX 3rd Overall Barrow and the 4th and 5th WPX Overall Gilts. Grandmother is a littermate to the 2011 Champion Berkshire at NAILE. Here is one complete package! He makes champion show pigs!

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Shaffer’s Goldrush

2009 NBS® Champion Boar and named Oak because he is stamped like an Oak tree. He is solid, functional and as massive as any Berkshire boar. He phenotypically possesses all of the attributes we are looking for as far as bone, soundness and rib shape but he has the actual performance data to back up his stout features: 1.76 WDA and a 10.2 LEA. These are figures that are hard to come by in any breed. Sired champions all over the country.

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ASF3 GRUS Super Stroke 60-1

Shaffer’s Goldrush

Super Stroke won his class at the2014 Summer Type Conference. His grandmother is the dam of the 2014 San Antonio Reserve Grand Champion Overall Gilt. He is heavy boned, heavy muscled, thick topped, big hipped and super sound. He is bold skulled and clean up through his throat with his chine bone laid in between his blades ideally. His depth of body and center rib is exactly right to compete in this highly competitive breed.

WKF1 Big Tex 3-2

Seybold Berkshires

Here is a boar who is sound and structurally correct. Bred to improve meat quality, along with the ability to grow. NBS® 2013 #1 Super Sire and #2 PORQUE award winner. Produced the #1 and #2 pigs for meat quality on the test with a feed efficiency of 2.84. He is tied for eighth on ADG EPD. Big Tex and his grand sire, TTF G10 Tex 7-1, are two of three boars in the top 10% in ADG, BF, and IMF of all sires tested at NBS®.

AJC4 Mizzou 10-2

Stassen Family Berks

165 days to 250, .65 BF, LEA NBS 8.5. He is a thick made, heavy boned boar with a great breeding attitude! His first pigs are impressive! Meat Quality runs deep in this boar. BREEDERS DIGEST

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OBB9 Oak 93-6


This addition to our herd has enhanced and complemented our existing genetics. He has that “barrow-maker” look that sets himself and his pigs apart from the others. This, coupled with plenty of bone, a bold and square rib, powerful forearm, and tremendous top shape, are sure to make his pigs winners. Owned with Sullivan.

MAAM4 Miller High Life 12-9

Chuck Real

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The 2014 Fall Classic High-Selling Boar. This recent herd sire addition came from the Marcus Miller family and out of a Maddie Fugate bred gilt. WOW! Tremendous foot and bone size with excellent muscle. He was ranted out at Duncan but still had that special look.

NF3 Rattler 41-4

Chuck Real

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2013 National Barrow Show Reserve Champion Boar. We were looking for the next Berkshire boar to use on our Willis and Black Widow daughters. We found Rattler in Austin, Minn. If you need to fix your hip and hind leg and make them sound without sacrificing bone and muscle, Rattler should be the one to do it. Dam was the $20,000 Hog College Gilt in 2012.

JBFB2 Super Stud 3-7

Chuck Real

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JAH0 Black Widow 1-7

Owned with Jones & Bennett. We saw this boar at Fort Worth in 2013 where he was champion. When Chris called us about housing him in our boar stud, we took him up on the offer. This photo is at 18 months of age. He still has a great look with tremendous bone and rib shape. One of the best structured Berkshire boars we’ve seen.

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Chuck Real

2011 Fall Classic Champion Berkshire Boar. Dam is littermate to Time After Time. Bred by Randy Pullan, Okla. A Berkshire boar to power you up with rib, body, muscle and a look to turn heads. He’s already produced several champions, including the 2013 Grand Champion Market Hog at Gillespie County. What chu Talkin’ bout Willis! Owned with Holt and Sullivan.

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SDH3 Aces High 1-3

Shipley & Snyder

Big scaled, heavy boned and tall fronted. Very muscular and lean. Heads up boar attitude.

Shipley, Snyder & Brattain

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KTB4 Double Barrel 5-2

Extra bone, foot size, body mass, thickness & muscle. Extremely sound and athletic. Littermate gilt was grand champion Berkshire gilt at the Iowa State Fair.

Shipley

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GNK2 King Indy 10-6

Extra heavy boned. Extra foot size. Ideal hip and hind leg. Great female sire.

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Shipley & Wippel

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WPF3 Man Hunt 39-1

Better than his daddy. Tremendous show pig sire. Perfect high-quality underline.

BTZ3 Viper 3-6

Bigger scaled and very square with lots of shape and muscle. Very sound and agile. Will sire extra growth and look.

Berkshire Notes

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ABA Annual Meeting packets were mailed the first week of June. If you have not received a packet, all the information is available on the ABA website under Producers. Mail in votes must be received in the office by June 19.

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Summer Type Conference ear notches must be turned into the ABA office by June 15.

Hog College boar and gilt nominations must be received by August 1. Nomination forms are available on the ABA website at www.americanberkshire.com. Breeders interested in making a boar or gilt nomination must submit the official nomination form and upload a video of the nominated animal to YouTube. The video should be 1-3 minutes, show the hog walking, both sides, front and rear. The boar or gilt being nominated must be out of a litter of 8 or more.

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Note the ABA Show Rule Change effective 5/1/15: Underlines must be at least 12 total teats. Note the Show Rule Change that will take effect 1/1/16: Color qualifications for shows (boars, gilts and barrows must meet the following color requirements in order to show at an ABA or Team Purebred show): A Berkshire must have white on the face and tail, unless the tail is docked. Three of four legs must be white. A Berkshire must not have a spotted or mottling pattern—an intermixture of black and white and/or red hair/skin that is larger than a contiguous 93.5 square inches area anywhere on the body of a mature pig (approximately a 8 ½ x 11 square inch area, on a 50 lb. pig, this would be equivalent to 15 square inches, or a 3 x 5 area). A Berkshire must not have an area of white skin that exceeds 93.5 square inches of contiguous solid white skin on the upper 2/3 of the body (15 square inches on a 50 lb. pig). A Berkshire cannot have white skin or hair that continuously encircles the body anywhere between the base of the ear and the base of the tail. From the base of the ear forward, a Berkshire cannot be solid white. A Berkshire cannot have any skin color besides black and white (includes red or sandy colored skin).

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MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND

The Vacation Show

Dec. 27, 2015-Jan. 1, 2016 • Phoenix, Arizona

ARIZONA NATIONAL ! Expanded

Pedigree Barrow Show, Pedigree Gilt Show & Gilt Sale

NJSA &Team Purebred official affiliate showS

CROSSBREDS IN BOTH SHOWS DNA, ENTRIES & OWNERSHIP DEADLINE: October 31, 2015* *DNA nomination, entries and fees must be postmarked • Nine Purebred Divisions “plus” Crossbred Divisions offered for Barrows and Breeding Gilts • NEW Tamworth/Hereford Divisions offered • NEW age rule for all youth – 8 to 22 years (see anls.org for restrictions) • All Breed Champion Barrows will sell in the Junior Livestock Auction • Grand Canyon Classic Gilt Sale, December 30 • More than $8,000 in Premiums offered • Supreme Champion Selection for Both Shows • Special Clinics and Youth Activities, including Barnyard Olympics • Must be a member of NJSA or Team Purebred • Sponsorship Opportunities Available • Daytime Temperature Average in Late December is 68 Degrees • Open to the World Presenting Sponsor: • New Year’s Eve event planned – Celebrate in Phoenix! • For complete rules go to www.ANLS.org

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When they grow up, they can still look the part of a winner! 2014 Fall Classic Champion Weanling Berkshire Male –

HANG ON Bred by Shipley Swine Genetics, Newark, Ohio Sired by Viper

HANG ON

We could not be happier with the development and maturity of this Viper son we call Hang On. He is awesome on his feet and legs, perfect in his bone work and flex and structure with all the muscle, mass, width and genuine and honest power you want in a functional herd sire. HANG ON — It’s going to be a fun ride!

Congratulations Bryce Iberg This TNT x Superman daughter, bred here, captured reserve champion honors at the 2015 Southwest Type Conference for our good friend, and loyal customer, Bryce Iberg, Highland, Ill. Another great job by the Iberg crew on this $3,250 win at Belton—you continue to make us proud.

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Successful Showmen and Breeders Come to The Well Predictable – Proven – Trusted – Award Winning What is not to like from this well that continues to run deep in quality!

Congratulations to the Seminole FFA crew and their instructor, Chad Orum, on their success with these Reid & Collins Poland barrows who stood 2nd and 4th (behind the champion in class) at Houston. It is a privilege to call this group of individuals our friends and valued customers.

This pair of littermate gilts, bred by L&C Polands, Ind., will strengthen and deepen our genetic well of breed improvers. Sired by Smoke Stack, the 2014 Summer Type Conference Champion Boar, and whose dam is a littermate to Caddyshack, the females will be used to build yet another successful and predictable sow line. The gilt on the top was selected the 2015 CPS Extravaganza Champion Poland and Supreme Champion Gilt where she was a popular choice among attendees. The gilt on the bottom was purchased in the L&C online sale. We love these two gilts and they make the “genetic well” even deeper. Also adding to the well are the 2015 OYE Reserve Champion and 4th Poland gilts. With these recent additions, we are ready to roll in 2015.

If you are ready to grab hold of true genetics that win and function, then contact us today.

REID’S POLANDS 310 North Locust u Sweet Springs, MO 65351 Office (660) 826-7100 Cell (660) 460-0208

GERALD & FONDA COLLINS 18284 E. Mansfield Ave. u Aurora, CO 80013 Home (303) 699-7462 Cell (303) 349-2151

BREEDERS DIGEST

HARLAN REID BERKS 16 South Walnut u Sweet Springs, MO 65351 Home (660) 335-4855 Cell (660) 202-9228

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CPS Breeds Welcome You to the Land of Lincoln 2015 Illinois State Fair Open Breeding Show Wednesday, August 19, 2015 • Springfield, Illinois Show: 8 a.m. • Sale: 1 hour after the last show concludes

The very best in American genetics will be on display!

2014 Champion Chester Gilt

2014 Champion Poland Gilt

Judges: Chester White • Chris Danner Poland China • Miles Toenyes Spotted • Derek Stayton

Come Join us in Springfield and see these elite genetics for yourself. 2014 Champion Spot Boar Sale and Breed Managers: Chester White – Jeff Smith (309) 678-7678 Poland China – Joe Hobrock (217) 652-2034 Spotted – Troy Robb (309) 261-0084

CPS Representative – Jack Wall (309) 945-3312 Auctioneer – Dan Naughton (217) 304-6502

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BERKSHIRE BREEDERS

www.americanberkshire.com

Directory

ALABAMA

FLORIDA

Little, Kyle (LNL) 901 Meadowlark Lane Albertville, AL 35951 (256) 264-5266 (256) 558-8642 llfarm901@yahoo.com

Stiefel, Mike (MJL) 4525 Alabama Hwy. 9 Anniston, AL 36207 (256) 236-0314 - home (256) 689-8153 - cell mstiefel1@aol.com

Thornton, Rozalyn (RZT) 29269 Copperhead Lane Elkmont, AL 35620 (256) 431-5012 - home (256) 614-2320 - cell vthorn60@gmail.com www.thorntonfamilyberkshires.com Twin Springs Farm, LLC (TSPF) 320 Twin Springs Rd. Talledega, AL 35160 (256) 375-3500 johnrobbs@att.net

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

CALIFORNIA Bucksnort Berkshires (BACN) Phillip and Janet Wort P.O. Box 9 Warner Springs, CA 92086 (619) 895-2580 - home phillip@primalbacon.com www.bucksnortberkshires.com

Campbell, Brien & Debbie (HADR) Hogs & Dogs Ranch 12637 Sharon Bee Lane Herald, CA 95638 (916) 995-0060 hogsanddogsranch@yahoo.com Cooper, Ryan (COOP) Cooper Family Farms 9685 Carrisa Hwy. Carrisa Plains, CA 93453 (805) 423-9143 cooper_familyfarms@yahoo.com

Golden State Genetics (GSG) Rachelle Bailey 455 S Blaker Rd. Turlock, CA 95380 (209) 277-2509 goldenstateswine@aol.com www.goldenstategenetics.com

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Moosa Creek Farms (HKR) Hank Kraus 11760 Betsworth Rd. Valley Center, CA 92082 (760) 751-2134 - home (310) 350-2160 - cell hkraus@moosacreek.com moosacreekfarms.com

Riverbank Farm (RVBF) Veronia Peterson 14668 Hwy. 160 Walnut Grove, CA 95690 (916) 777-6691 riverbankfarm@frontier.com 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 Smith, Greg & Janeanne (WACH) 42644 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 Green Valley Farm, LLC (HDD) Daniel & Heather Driscoll 100 Ashford Rd. Ashford, CT 06278 (860) 315-7593 driscoll.h@gmail.com

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

Fouraker, Melvin (EMF) 35392 Braddock Rd. Callahan, FL 32011 (904) 879-3625

Johnson, Brian (ACE) 28201 Church Rd. Brooksville, FL 34602 (813) 598-3669 ABABerks@yahoo.com www.bittercreekhogfarm.com Kelley, Christopher (SFCK) Seminole Farms PMB 429, Unit #104 4044 W Lake Mary Blvd. Lake Mary, FL 32746 (407) 463-1981 chriskelley@bellsouth.net

Mitchell, Lisa (BFFL) Belinsky Farms, LLC P.O. Box 1508 Defuniak Springs, FL 32435 (850) 401-1488 belinskyfarms@gmail.com

Richardson, Cliff (WLR) 4591 NE Old Blue Springs Rd. Lee, FL 32059 (850) 971-9909 cliff.richardson99@gmail.com Second Chance Ranch (MDDR) Michael DioGuardi 6305 Estates Dr. North Port, FL 34291 (941) 629-7177 Md0821@gmail.com

GEORGIA Ayers, Ralph (RDCJ) 12544 Old Federal Rd. Carnesville, GA 30521 (706) 870-0229

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

Henderson, Thomas Jr. (TSH) 1431 Old Lafayette Rd. Chickamauga, GA 30707 (706) 375-3917 tshberks@nexband.com

BREEDERS DIGEST

Kessler, Travis (KHFJ) 448 Kessler Loop Guyton, GA 31312 (912) 547-9782 traviskessler@bellsouth.net

Lemley, Nick (DDF) 336 West Nick-A-Jack Rd. Ringgold, GA 30736 (423) 667-5330 nick@devildawgfarms.com 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 Malama Farm (MAUI) David and Tina Fitch P.O. Box 1407 Haiku, HI 96708 (808) 633-3959 info@malamafarm.com

IDAHO Hardball Farms, LLC (HBH) Tom Goodwin P.O. Box 3093 Nampa, ID 83653 (208) 249-6439 tom.goodwin@hardballfarms.com www.hardballfarms.com 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 Butcher, Shane, Shelly and Brandon (BSG) (BOB) 2655 N 1800 E Blue Mound, IL 62513 (217) 676-4833

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

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 (815) 745-3702 (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

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 Marten, Kevin (KSMG) Marten Genetics 20325 N 1150th St. Effingham, IL 62401 (217) 821-6137 kmarten63@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, Randy & Tona (RTS) 1746 Co. Hwy. 123 Alexander, IL 62601 (217) 473-4875 - Randy (217) 473-7234 - Tona rts675@speednet.com Smith Farms (SFP) Jeff and Karla Smith 11602 W. Legion Hall Rd. Princeville, IL 61559 (309) 385-2553 smittys92@gmail.com

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

INDIANA Acton, Braden Paul (BPA) 443 W 900 S Crawfordsville, IN 47933 (765) 866-1357 actbrdctn@aol.com 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

Beck Purebreds (EBBF) Eric and Brooke Beck 5851 S 525 E Pierceton, IN 46562 (574) 551-1163 (574) 551-1478

Bontrager Berkshires (BBS) Mark, Tammy, Kyle and Kaley 23168 CR 56 Napanee, IN 46550 (574) 773-3041 barneys4x4@hotmail.com Brattain, Marshall & Shirley (MSB) 621 N 850 W Greencastle, IN 461357769 (765) 653-4913 brattainfarms@webtv.net

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 & Limes (TGRL) Tracie Egger 8246 W 200 S Delphi, IN 46923 (219) 869-0393 tracie1087@gmail.com www.goodnightsberkshires.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

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 McCarthy & Wells Show Pigs (MCCW) 3891 S CR 250 W Danville, IN 46122-8125 (317) 563-2949 - Travis McCarthy (317) 828-9070 - Ethan Wells (317) 223-1618 - Don Wells mccarthyandwellsshowpigs.@ tds.net 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

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

Schinbeckler, James ( JAAD) 6709 S 500 E Columbia City, IN 46725 (260) 396-2592

BREEDERS DIGEST

Shamrock Farms Arick Landis (ARIE) 16671 N CR 600 W Gaston, IN 47342 (765) 748-8295 - cell shamrockshowpigs@gmail.com www.shamrockshowpigs.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

Teuscher Family Farm (VCT) 3229 S 100 E Tipton, IN 46072 (765) 292-2159 - home (317) 385-2297 vscteuscher@ccrtc.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

Wabash Valley Berkshires (WVB / KSWV) 1552 S. 450 E. Avon, IN 46123 (317) 745-7270 Weaver, Jeff ( JWF) 6234 N Co. Rd. 800 W Royal Center, IN 46978 (574) 643-5775 tweaver@frontier.com

Yake, Wayne & Marilyn 4415 E Old 56 Salem, IN 47167 (812) 896-1418

IOWA 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) 333 6th Ave. SE 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 CC Berks (CC) Gayle, Dustin & Wade Conover P.O. Box 277 Collins, IA 50055 (515) 480-5889 - Dustin (641) 363-4500 - Gayle (605) 695-0293 - Wade

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

Davis, Brad & Ken (BDB) 23437 92nd Ave. Mediapolis, IA 52637 (319) 394-9322 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 dave@goinshowin.com www.goinshowin.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

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

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

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Berkshire Breeder Directory

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

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

Phenotypic Acres (PA) Drs. M. Peter & Lorraine J. Hoffman 55432 265th Street Ames, IA 50010 (515) 233-3596 phoffman@iastate.edu 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

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

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

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

KANSAS Waters, Gene (WAT) 26730 New Lawrence Dr. Leavenworth, KS 66048 (913) 250-0660 - home (913) 683-3318 - cell

Flinthills Berkshires ( JWBK) Jeremy Willmott 5639 NE 150th St. Cassoday, KS 66842 (316) 303-4784 (620) 735-4540 flinthillsberkshires@gmail.com

KENTUCKY Bourne, David (PIGS) 977 Daws Ridge Rd. Nancy, KY 42544 (606) 871-9040 (606) 875-7025 - cell david@shadeflowers.com

Florence Family Berkshires (FCP) Chris Florence 103 Mocking Bird Lane Flemingsburg, KY 41041 (606) 782-0259 - Chris (606) 782-6107 Stoltman, Logan, Eli, Rose, Owen & Anna (STLT) 1915 Kentucky Hwy. 78 Stanford, KY 40484 (315) 459-1287 hstoltman@frontiernet.net

LOUISIANA

MICHIGAN

MISSISSIPPI

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

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

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

Hinz, Brandon (HINZ) Hinz Hog Farm 65699 Baseline Rd. South Haven, MI 49090 (269) 214-0610 Brandon@hinzhogs.com www.hinzhogs.com

Bailey, Nathan (NABB) 146 Broken Arrow Lane Marshfield, MO 64706 (417) 372-5369 - Sharon (417) 872-5395 - Nathan skgann8@gmail.com nbailey97@live.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

Mitchell, Jason & Jill (MFF) 55 O’Quinn Rd. Rayville, LA 71269 (985) 713-1736 mitchellfamilyfarm@hotmail.com www.mitchellfamilyfarm.net 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

MARYLAND Doran, Michael (MDD) 4046 Prospect Rd. Whiteford, MD 21160 (410) 836-1094 (443) 506-8746 - cell highviewfarms@hotmail.com www.highviewfarms.webs.com Falls, Tim & Sarah (FGF) 330 Ashton Rd. Ashton, MD 20861 (240) 793-3036 - cell sarahfalls@comcast.net Vaughan, Kelly (WTV) 2837 Bradenbaugh Rd. White Hall, MD 21161 (410) 459-9780 - cell coolgirl409@msn.com

MASSACHUSETTS Manning, Beth (BRM) 69 Taylor Rd. Shelburne, MA 01370 (413) 625-9967 - home (413) 772-9389 manning@crocker.com shinglebrookfarm.com

O’Harte, Edward (FSN) 84 Cleveland St. Norfolk, MA 02056 (508) 520-2321 ohartes@aol.com

BREEDERS DIGEST

Foster, Andrew (AFB) 2298 E Johnstone Rd. Owosso, MI 48867 (989) 845-4147 - home (989) 307-1119 - cell andrew25foster@gmail.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 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) 760-5302 briarstone@gvtel.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

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

Burns Farms (WKL) Clarke Burns 20430 Hwy. M Brookfield, MO 64628 (660) 258-7389

Comstock Farms (COM) 11523 E N Hwy. Bronaugh, MO 64728 (417) 448-4315 jtcomstock@yahoo.com Creason Genetics (ECB) Ed & Erin Creason 3451 S Hwy. 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 & Holcumbrink (DHMO) 9339 NW Oregon Dr. Cameron, MO 64429 (515) 321-3264 dotsone@validusservices.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


LNK Genetics (LNK) Ted Neuner 837 County Rd. 624 Linn, MO 65051 (573) 897-4591 lnkgenetics@yahoo.com

Montgomery Livestock (LM) Luke and Bill Montgomery 10734 Hwy. YY Sumner, MO 64681 (660) 963-2456 - Luke (660) 856-3618 - Bill montgomerylvstk@yahoo.com Oram Berkshire (OBB) 36968 E 146 Hwy. Gilman City, MO 64642 (660) 876-5302 - home (660) 425-0784 - cell

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

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

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

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

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

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 Gunderman, Richard (GUNR) 589 Walker Rd. Endicott, NY 13760 (607) 239-5564 - home (607) 624-5663 beeeman@stny.rr.com

Hillskine Family Farms LLC (HFFX) 781 Kelly Rd. Rensselaer Falls, NY 13680 (315) 386-8863 - farm (315) 528-3785 - cell mahill1977@gmail.com

Hollier, Kerry (KHOL) 11205 W Shelby Rd. Medina, NY 14103 (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

Schaefer, Stephan (AHH) Adirondack Heritage Hogs 26 Clark Lane Elizabethtown, NY 12932 (518) 873-2650 steve@adirondackheritagehogs.com Wilson, Jay & Abigail ( JAW) Box 2066 Co. Hwy. 18 Delhi, NY 13753 (607) 746-8866 www.mapleshadefarmny.com

NORTH CAROLINA Belle Terra Farms (BELL) 3115 Little Tom Starnes Rd. Monroe, NC 28112 (704) 254-6805 (980) 328-5606 - cell jcouick@gmail.com www.belleterrafarms.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

Campbell Bros. (2CB) 17790 SR 339 Waterford, OH 45786 (740) 984-8769 jfcampbell@aep.com Carmack, Amelia & Brianna (4MAC) 668 N Rock Rd. Ontario, OH 44903 (419) 529-0701 (419) 631-2383 (419) 566-8300 carmack_family_farm@ yahoo.com

Cook Organic Farm (COF) Nathan & Kristy Cook 11681 US Hwy. 50 Hillsboro, OH 45133 (937) 365-1342 sylvandale@gmail.com Fannin, Brandon (DVG) Darby Valley Genetics 10968 Thrailkill Rd. Orient, OH 43146 (764) 207-1814 brandonfannin@aol.com www.darbyvalleygenetics.com

Goodnight & Limes (TGRL) Rod Limes 15228 Cross Creek Rd. Bowling Green, OH 43402 (419) 349-8200 rod_limes@andersonsinc.com

Huff, Dan & Family (DHF) 1403 Parrott Station Rd. Washington CH, OH 43160 (740) 335-6397 - Dan (740) 333-3204 - Sean jhuff6397@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

Sayers, Scott (SJS) 1149 Township Rd. 1806 Ashland, OH 44805 (419) 606-7329 - Scott cell (419) 289-1166 - Scott home (419) 606-7331 - John say86hd@frontier.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 Burns, Gary, DVM (RBUR) 7355 Hwy. 281 Geary, OK 73040 (405) 884-2916 gburnsdvm@pldi.net Campbell-Crotty, Regina (RCC) 3920 S. Fairgrounds Stillwater, OK 74074 (405) 743-4306 ginac@provalue.net 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

Maggard, Darrell (DMAG) P.O. Box 209 Thackerville, OK 73459 (580) 276-6230 maggardshowpigs@yahoo.com McCasland Farms (MCF / AUMC) Rich, Jeremy and Elisabeth P.O. Box 759 Perkins, OK 74059 (405) 612-6905 (Rich) (405) 612-9623 ( Jeremy) cimarron427@hotmail.com McGee, Charles (CMG) 741 State Hwy. 7 Hennepin, OK 73444 (580) 247-0168 Rochell, Josh (ROCH) 517 N 60th Duncan, OK 73533 (580) 252-8219 rochell@texhoma.net www.rocstockfarm.com

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 Carver Ranch, LLC (CARV) 17887 Alsea Hwy. Alsea, OR 97324 (541) 487-4666 carverranch@gmail.com www.carverranch.org

Fisher, Jered (FFR) 22375 NE Sunnycrest Rd. Newburg, OR 97132-6878 (503) 481-2045 fisherjered@hotmail.com Gourley Farms (GF) Stan & Lorene Gourley 34893 Muller Dr. SE Albany, OR 97322 (541) 926-7474 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 Sky Ranch Of Yamhill (SKY) Stacy Shellington P.O. Box 76 Yamhill, OR 97148 (503) 313-3316 skyranchpigs@yahoo.com

PENNSYLVANIA Beck, Carl (BECK) 585 Berwinsdale Rd. Irvona, PA 16656 (814) 672-3972 becksberks@aol.com

Bennecoff, Todd Lee Jr. (TLB) 2335 Fritz Court Kutztown, PA 19530 (610) 285-6582 jbennecoff23@yahoo.com

Brubaker, Roy & Julie Hurst ( JRHB) Blue Rooser Farm 1499 Route 35 South East Waterford, PA 17021 (717) 734-2082 - home (717) 808-8021 - cell royjulie@pa.net www.bluerooserfarm.com

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Howard, Tommy or Greg (TGHB) 301 South Dudley St. Hamilton, MO 64644 (816) 284-2792

OHIO

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Hinnah Farms (HFBF) 30348 Queens Trail Gilliam, MO 65330 (660) 631-5454 hinnahfarms@hotmail.com

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Hindman Farms (DPH) David and Polly Hindman 2574 W Hwy. 6 Maysville, MO 64469 (816) 449-5209 dphberks@centurytel.net


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continued from previous page Brummer, Ed & Pete (HBF) 316 Butchershop Rd. Port Royal, PA 17082 (717) 527-4081 - Ed (717) 589-3401 - Pete edmegs@pa.net Cornbower, Arlie (RUS / COR) 14326 Ingham Rd. New Freedom, PA 17349 (717) 515-9094 - Arlie cell

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 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

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

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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

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 Byrd, Bert (BFS) 6936 Co. Rd. F Happy, TX 79042 (806) 292-3373

Caraway, Bo (BOC) 2918 Hwy. 2563 Eastland, TX 76448-6912 (254) 639-2545 pcaraway@cctc.net www.carawayshowpigs.com

Shearer, Alonza (AWS) 2687 Appleway Rd. Chambersburg, PA 17202 (717) 595-0083 ashearer2687@comcast.net

Shrader, Wendy & Lawrence (PDF) 450 Willow Lane York Springs, PA 17372 (717) 528-8527 - home (717) 451-3479 - cell sitgalpacas@embarqmail.com www.primrosedalefarm.com Smith, Bryan (BSY) 154 Flitch Rd. New Enterprise, PA 16664 (814) 766-3299 showpigsBSY1@yahoo.com States, Luke (LSTA) 1625 Winebark Rd. Rossiter, PA 15772 (724) 910-4380 marshall6290@yahoo.com

Traver, Eileen (ELCT) Hog Haven Farm 121 Lane Rd. Montrose, PA 18801-8673 (570) 934-2816 kara2816@yahoo.com

SOUTH CAROLINA 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

TENNESSEE Fox Berkshires (AFOX) Ty Fox 41 Waterloo Rd. Lawrenceburg, TN 38464 (931) 231-6248 atfox06@hotmail.com

Cunningham, Robert (RTC) 1401 I-20 West Cisco, TX 76437 (325) 665-9150 Dissler, J. Randel (ZVBB) 3601 Veterans Blvd. Del Rio, TX 78840 (830) 703-6036 jdissler@wcsonline.net Hill, Peyton (PCH) 1823 CR 596 Nevada, TX 75173 (214) 364-1718 - cell pchill2@aol.com www.hillshowpigs.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 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

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

Stephen F. Austin State University (SFAS) Erin Brown P.O. Box 13000 Nacogdoches, TX 75965 (936) 468-4433 browneg@sfasu.edu

BREEDERS DIGEST

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 Wilkins, Jerry (4JF) 9915 Woodrow Road Ropesville, TX 79358 (806) 548-0577 jerrydwilkins@gmail.com www.4Jshowpigs.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 Paisley Farms (PSLY) 2963 N 600 E Lehi, UT 84043 (801) 766-1155 - home (801) 885-9900 - cell tim@paisleyfarms.com

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

VIRGINIA Creasy Hill Berkshires (MCQB) Rob & Beverly McQuary 3913 Woodland Church Rd. Buckingham, VA 23921 (434) 969-1178 - home (434) 987-5407 - cell beverlymcquary@aol.com www.creasyhillspringfarms.com Elysian Ridge Farm (ERF) Jeff & Laura Hubbard 1502 Heavens View Dr. Forest, VA 24551 (434) 534-8272 - home (540) 875-8478 - cell elysianridgefarms@gmail.com


Hubbard, Jeff & Laura (ERF) Elysian Ridge Farms 1502 Heavens View Dr. Forest, VA 24551 (540) 875-8478 elysianridgefarms@gmail.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

WASHINGTON 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

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

Pace, Keely (YOLO) Little Barn Farm 443 Stellar Ridge Lane Sequim, WA 98382 (360) 477-2783 littlebarnfarm@outlook.com www.littlebarnfarm.com

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Wilderness Farms (WF) 41130 305th Ave. SE Enumclaw, WA 98022 (406) 837-2597 info@wildernessfarms.net

WISCONSIN

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

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

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

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 Wehrle Farms LLC (MWRA) Mikayla Wehrle E8283 Seefeld Rd. New London, WI 54961 (920) 279-5857 - cell rickannw@gmail.com www.wehrlefarms.com

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BERKSHIRE BREEDERS: GeneSeek also does Napole testing. All testing at GeneSeek must go through the ABA office.

Big-time lean, square top Big-time expressive rump and hip Big-time stride off both ends Big-time dual purpose . . . sows or boars Big-time look, eye appeal and balance Big-time good!!! Semen available from Breeder’s Choice (888) 267-9864.

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

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


2014 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

Watts Quality Pork, Iowa ................................... 650 Dan Helgen, Ill. ................................................. 386 Kurobuta Berkshires, Minn. ............................... 244 Creek Place Farms LLC, Penn. .......................... 239 Brad & Lisa Thornton, Idaho ............................. 170 Tuthill Family Farms, Ill. ................................... 133 Oak Hill Farms, Neb. ......................................... 124 Fly’n K Berkshires, Iowa ................................... 123 Forkner Farms, Mo. ............................................. 98 Phenotypic Acres, Iowa ....................................... 91 Ryan Cowsert, Mo................................................ 74 Albright Swine Farms, Mich. .............................. 70 Jacob Peterson, Iowa ............................................. 65 Adam Conover, Iowa ............................................ 55 Brice Conover, Iowa ............................................ 52

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

Transfers

Tuthill Family Farms, Ill. ................................... 402 Kurobuta Berkshires, LLC, Minn. ..................... 257 Brice Conover, Iowa .......................................... 222 Watts Quality Pork, Iowa ................................... 221 Phenotypic Acres, Iowa ...................................... 202 Adam Conover, Iowa .......................................... 144 Merrill & Linda Smith, Ind. ................................ 96 Shipley & Snyder, Ohio........................................ 93 Seybold Berkshires, Neb. ...................................... 91 Lucus Gerlt, Mo. ................................................. 90 Knobloch Family Berkshires, Ind. ........................ 88 Nick & Neil Mauck, Ind. ..................................... 75 Ritter Family Berkshires, Ind. .............................. 75 Albright Swine Farm, Mich. ................................ 73 Larry & Janet White, Ind. ................................... 69

Top 5 Junior Recorders Breeder 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Litters

Armstrong Kids, Ill. ............................................. Kassandra Knauth, Ill. ......................................... Campbell Bros., Ohio .......................................... Cierra Whitesell, Ohio ........................................ Logan & Lauren Thomas, Ind. ............................

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Litters

California – Golden State Genetics .............................. 32 Colorado – Diamond Livestock .................................... 41 Iowa – Watts Quality Pork .......................................... 650 Idaho – Brad & Lisa Thornton .................................... 170 Illinois – Dan Helgen .................................................. 386 Indiana – Nick & Neil Mauck ...................................... 33 Kansas – Gene Waters ................................................... 30 Kentucky – C&K Berks ............................................... 12 Louisiana – Jason Mitchell ........................................... 11 Michigan – Albright Swine Farms ................................ 70 Minnesota – Kurobuta Berkshire LLC ....................... 244 Missouri – Forkner Farms ............................................. 98 Nebraska – Oak Hill Farm .......................................... 124 New York – Kerry Hollier ............................................. 16 Ohio – The Ohio State University ................................. 42 Oklahoma – Randy Pullan ............................................ 10 Pennsylvania – Creek Place Farms, LLC .................... 239 South Carolina – Kent & Amy Thames ........................12 Texas – Russell Kneese & Morgan Davis ...................... 27 Utah – Paisley Farms ..................................................... 44 Virginia – Marshall Glass.............................................. 40 Vermont – Vermont Heritage Grazers ......................... 14 Wisconsin – Bob Uphoff ............................................... 32 Top 15 States Breeder 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

Iowa ................................................................. 1,390 Illinois ............................................................. 1,059 Indiana ............................................................... 588 Pennsylvania ....................................................... 402 Minnesota .......................................................... 380 Missouri ............................................................. 370 Ohio ................................................................... 346 Texas................................................................... 280 Oklahoma........................................................... 244 Nebraska............................................................. 211 Idaho .................................................................. 174 Wisconsin........................................................... 164 Colorado............................................................. 129 California ............................................................. 94 Michigan .............................................................. 94

Top 5 Junior Transfers Breeder 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 70 

Transfers

Kassandra Knauth, Ill. .......................................... Cierra Whitesel, Ohio ......................................... Armstrong Kids, Ill. ............................................. Alvia Myers, Ind. ................................................. Kole Clark, Ga......................................................  

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Litters

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BREEDERS DIGEST

2015 American Berkshire Association Annual Meeting Thursday, June 25 • 7 p.m. Northfield Inn Springfield, Ill.


Who are we? The American Berkshire Foundation was organized in 1994 when a few breeders met to brainstorm ideas on how to support the youth in their continuing education. It wasn’t until May 7, 1998, that the American Berkshire Foundation was officially incorporated. Its purpose is to promote, educate and encourage the interest in the American Berkshire breed. The board of directors meets once a year at the Summer Type Conference to discuss the affairs of the Corporation and to plan out the year’s events. We operate as a tax-exempt, not for profit 503(c)3 corporation under the laws of the State of Indiana.

In Memory of Phyllis Conover and Marge Wakeland When Phyllis Conover and Marge Wakeland passed away the Foundation made the decision to name the scholarships in memory of these two women due to the sizeable memorial donations made from friends and family. These two women were very active with the Berkshire breed whether it was helping at the shows and being involved in the association or staying back home, still running the farm.

The Foundation

has handed out more than 30 scholarships to date. The Foundation’s primary fundraiser is the state basket auction that is held every year before the annual meeting at the Summer Type Conference. Numerous unique baskets have been donated from many states and it is always a great time. Berkshire enthusiasts can assist the fundraising efforts by providing a basket, buying a basket or making a donation to the Foundation under the general scholarship fund or in memory of someone. Send donations to Kim Stassen at 1105 140th Ave. SE, Kerkhoven, MN 56252.

Spotlight – Past Board of Director:

Gene Wakeland,

one of the charter members on the American Berkshire Foundation Inc. Board of Directors had a genuine interest in young people. He demonstrated this interest every day by helping youth get started in the Berkshire business and he stayed involved with their ventures to make certain they were successful. Gene served as the Foundation’s secretary for several years. He passed away November 9, 2011.

SUPPORTING OUR YOUTH BREEDERS DIGEST

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Sire OHF6 BUCKY 2-5 Sire PRIME TIME 3-4 RLB8 OHF6G10 BUCKY TTF9 TEX2-5 7-1 Sire RLB8 PRIME TIME 12-2 3-4 CRG5 UNLIMITED OHF6 BUCKY 2-5 TTF9 G10 TEX11-2 7-1 OHF5 BUDKY RLB8 PRIME TIME 3-4 CRG5SHAFT UNLIMITED KSF6 3-8 12-2 TTF9 TEX26-2 7-1 OHF5G10 BUDKY 11-2 OHF0 BUCKY CRG5 UNLIMITED KSF6 SHAFT 3-81-4 12-2 IASU7 BLAZER OHF5 11-2 OHF0 BUDKY BUCKY WKF1 BIG TEX26-2 3-2 KSF6 3-8 IASU7SHAFT BLAZER 1-4 MJH7 BUCKY 8-3 OHF0 BUCKY 26-2 WKF1 BIG 3-2 GLW5 LINETEX 51 7-1 IASU7 BLAZER 1-4 MJH7BUCKY BUCKY 8-3 2CJ4 4-5 WKF1 BIG TEX 3-2 GLW5GRANITE LINE 51 7-1 ADF4 51-3 MJH7 BUCKYSOLID 8-3 57-1 2CJ4 BUCKY 4-5 OHF0 ROCK GLW5 LINE 51 7-1 ADF4 SGRANITE 51-3 4-1 RLB1 MASTERBOY 2CJ4 OHF0BUCKY ROCK 4-5 SOLID 57-1 ADF4 51-3 4-1 RLB1 SGRANITE MASTERBOY OHF0 Sire ROCK SOLID 57-1 RLB1 MASTERBOY38-3 4-1 IASU5SBACKWHEN Sire OLD SCHOOL 28-7 IASU4 IASU5 LINE BACKWHEN GLW5 51 7-1 38-3 Sire IASU4 BENTLEY OLD SCHOOL IASU6 1-1 28-7 IASU5 BACKWHEN 38-3 59-3 GLW5 HISTORY LINE 51 7-1 IASU7 MAKER IASU4 OLD SCHOOL IASU6LION BENTLEY AJC5 1-2 1-1 28-7 GLW5 LINE 51STAR 7-1 IASU7PRIME HISTORY MAKER COR0 24-7 59-3 IASU6 BENTLEY AJC5 LION 1-2 1-1 WIPP7 STALLION 6-4 IASU7 HISTORY MAKER COR0 PRIME STAR 24-7 59-3 IASU4 BENTLEY 67-2 AJC5 LION 1-2 6-2 WIPP7 STALLION 6-4 AJC3 STALLION COR0 STAR 24-7 IASU4PRIME BENTLEY 67-2 WIPP7 STALLION 6-4 AJC3 STALLION 6-2 IASU4 Sire BENTLEY 67-2 AJC3 6-2 TUT2STALLION Big B 116-6 Sire FAST LANE 3-7 AUST8 TUT2 Big B 116-6 IASU6 BENTLEY 1-1 Sire AUST8FAST FASTLANE LANE11-3 3-7 2VA2 TUT2 Big B 116-6 IASU6 OLD BENTLEY 1-1 28-7 IASU4 SCHOOL AUST8 FAST LANE 3-7 2VA2 FAST 11-310-5 MLS3 GOODLANE BUDDY IASU6 BENTLEY 1-1 28-7 IASU4STALLION OLD SCHOOL AJC3 6-2 2VA2 FAST LANE 11-3 MLS3 GOOD BUDDY 10-5 PA6 JESSE JAMES 76-8 IASU4 OLD SCHOOL 28-7 AJC3 STALLION 6-2 78-1 IASU1 RAINMAKER MLS3 GOOD BUDDY 10-5 PA6 JESSE JAMES 76-8 WPF9 STIMULATOR 30-3 AJC3 6-2 78-1 IASU1STALLION RAINMAKER PA6 JESSE JAMES 76-8 WPF9 STIMULATOR 30-3 IASU1 Sire RAINMAKER 78-1 WPF9 WIPP1STIMULATOR ASLAN 4-1 30-3

RegNo 25501005 RegNo 30519004 25501005 97631001 RegNo 30519004 80376002 25501005 97631001 23813002 30519004 80376002 25196008 97631001 23813002 42868002 80376002 25196008 29112004 23813002 42868002 110838002 25196008 29112004 27745003 42868002 110838002 72785001 29112004 27745003 21804005 110838002 72785001 22814003 27745003 21804005 42892001 72785001 22814003 48156001 21804005 42892001 22814003 48156001 42892001 RegNo 48156001 77631003 RegNo 69928007 77631003 72785001 RegNo 69928007 83442001 77631003 72785001 91088003 69928007 83442001 77809002 72785001 91088003 42726007 83442001 77809002 91056004 91088003 42726007 69106002 77809002 91056004 63099002 42726007 69106002 91056004 63099002 69106002 RegNo 63099002 115404006 RegNo 92006007 115404006 83442001 RegNo 92006007 116022003 115404006 83442001 69928007 92006007 116022003 117723005 83442001 69928007 63099002 116022003 117723005 82339008 69928007 63099002 113040001 117723005 82339008 101090003 63099002 113040001 82339008 101090003 113040001 RegNo 101090003 109160001

Progeny 8 Progeny 8 8 Progeny 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 8 8 7 8 7 8 8 7 8 78 15 7 8 13 8 15 13 8 13 8 15 13 6 13 8 13 6 8 Progeny 6 8 Progeny 8 8 15 Progeny 8 7 8 15 8 8 7 8 15 8 7 8 7 8 8 8 7 88 77 8 Progeny 7 Progeny 8 7 Progeny 8 7 7 8 8 8 7 7 8 7 8 7 8 8 7 7 8 77 88 7 Progeny 8 15

ADG 2.11 ADG 2.11 2.11 2.03 ADG 2.11 2.01 2.11 2.03 2.06 2.11 2.01 1.97 2.03 2.06 1.83 2.01 1.97 2.03 2.06 1.83 1.80 1.97 2.03 1.89 1.83 1.80 1.79 2.03 1.89 1.88 1.80 1.79 2.02 1.89 1.88 1.86 1.79 2.02 1.96 1.88 1.86 2.02 1.96 1.86 ADG 1.96 1.83 ADG 1.66 1.83 1.79 ADG 1.66 1.76 1.83 1.79 1.82 1.66 1.76 1.68 1.79 1.82 1.76 1.68 1.74 1.82 1.82 1.63 1.68 1.74 1.66 1.82 1.63 1.74 1.66 1.63 ADG 1.66 1.83 ADG 1.64 1.83 1.76 ADG 1.64 1.60 1.83 1.76 1.66 1.64 1.60 1.68 1.76 1.66 1.60 1.68 1.66 1.66 1.73 1.68 1.68 1.53 1.66 1.73 1.68 1.53 1.73 ADG 1.53 1.47

ADG EPD 0.16 ADG EPD 0.16 0.16 ADG EPD 0.16 0.14 0.16 0.16 0.12 0.16 0.14 0.11 0.16 0.12 0.11 0.14 0.11 0.10 0.12 0.11 0.10 0.11 0.10 0.11 0.10 0.10 0.10 0.10 0.10 0.10 0.10 0.10 0.10 0.10 0.10 0.10 0.10 0.10 ADG EPD 0.10 0.05 ADG EPD 0.06 0.05 0.10 ADG EPD 0.06 0.07 0.05 0.10 0.05 0.06 0.07 -0.02 0.10 0.05 0.03 0.07 -0.02 0.00 0.05 0.03 0.00 -0.02 0.00 -0.02 0.03 0.00 0.00 -0.02 0.00 ADG EPD -0.02 0.05 ADG EPD -0.03 0.05 0.07 ADG EPD -0.03 -0.04 0.05 0.07 0.06 -0.03 -0.04 -0.01 0.07 0.06 -0.02 -0.04 -0.01 -0.03 0.06 -0.02 0.02 -0.01 -0.03 -0.02 0.02 -0.03 -0.03 0.02 ADG EPD -0.03 -0.05

BF10 1.08 BF10 0.94 1.08 0.68 BF10 0.94 0.83 1.08 0.68 1.14 0.94 0.83 1.20 0.68 1.14 0.80 0.83 1.20 1.48 1.14 0.80 0.78 1.20 1.48 1.21 0.80 0.78 0.72 1.48 1.21 1.25 0.78 0.72 1.33 1.21 1.25 0.76 0.72 1.33 0.85 1.25 0.76 1.33 0.85 0.76 BF10 0.85 0.68 BF10 0.77 0.68 0.72 BF10 0.77 0.68 0.72 0.70 0.77 0.77 0.71 0.72 0.70 0.84 0.77 0.71 0.72 0.70 0.84 0.75 0.71 0.72 0.70 0.84 0.75 0.72 0.70 0.75 BF10 0.70 0.73 BF10 0.72 0.73 0.77 BF10 0.72 0.82 0.73 0.77 0.72 0.82 0.83 0.77 0.77 0.70 0.82 0.83 0.81 0.77 0.70 0.69 0.83 0.81 0.90 0.70 0.69 0.81 0.90 0.69 BF10 0.90 1.13

BF10 EPD -0.03 BF10 EPD -0.09 -0.03 -0.10 BF10 EPD -0.09 -0.10 -0.03 -0.10 -0.03 -0.09 -0.10 -0.02 -0.10 -0.03 0.00 -0.10 -0.02 0.11 -0.03 0.00 -0.08 -0.02 0.11 0.04 0.00 -0.08 -0.14 0.11 0.04 0.02 -0.08 -0.14 0.04 0.04 0.02 -0.07 -0.14 0.04 0.02 -0.07 0.04 0.04 -0.07 BF10 EPD 0.04 -0.16 BF10 EPD -0.15 -0.16 -0.14 BF10 EPD -0.15 -0.14 -0.16 -0.14 -0.15 -0.14 -0.14 -0.14 -0.13 -0.14 -0.14 -0.13 -0.14 -0.13 -0.14 -0.13 -0.13 -0.13 -0.13 -0.13 -0.13 BF10 EPD -0.13 -0.07 BF10 EPD -0.08 -0.07 -0.14 BF10 EPD -0.08 -0.07 -0.07 -0.14 -0.15 -0.08 -0.07 -0.05 -0.14 -0.15 -0.13 -0.07 -0.05 -0.11 -0.15 -0.13 -0.11 -0.05 -0.11 -0.04 -0.13 -0.11 -0.11 -0.04 -0.11 BF10 EPD -0.04 0.14

2014 Progeny Test Berkshire EPD's - sorted by ADG LMA LMA EPD MinoltaL MinoltaL EPD pH pH EPD 2014 Progeny Berkshire EPD's - sorted 5.79 by ADG-0.05 4.97 -0.22 Test21.70 0.12 LMA EPD MinoltaL MinoltaL pH pH EPD 4.77 LMA -0.15 24.80 0.47 EPD 5.71 0.00 2014 Progeny Berkshire EPD's - sorted by ADG-0.05 4.97 -0.22 21.70 0.12 5.79 7.02 0.37 Test21.60 -0.04 5.73 0.01 LMA EPD MinoltaL MinoltaL pH pH EPD 4.77 LMA -0.15 24.80 0.47 EPD 5.72 5.71 0.00 6.30 0.12 21.10 0.16 -0.01 4.97 -0.22 21.70 0.12 5.79 7.02 0.37 21.60 -0.04 5.73 -0.05 0.01 5.34 0.02 27.40 0.91 5.62 -0.07 4.77 -0.15 24.80 0.47 5.71 0.00 6.30 0.12 21.10 0.16 5.72 -0.03 -0.01 5.21 -0.03 22.50 0.42 5.62 7.02 0.37 21.60 -0.04 5.73 0.01 5.34 0.02 27.40 0.91 5.62 -0.03 -0.07 5.70 -0.01 20.00 -0.30 5.82 6.30 0.12 21.10 0.16 5.72 -0.01 5.21 -0.03 22.50 0.42 5.62 -0.03 4.52 -0.29 22.60 -0.02 5.91 0.09 5.34 0.02 27.40 0.91 5.62 5.70 -0.01 20.00 -0.30 5.82 -0.07 -0.03 5.99 0.09 21.80 0.17 5.84 0.03 5.21 -0.03 22.50 0.42 5.62 -0.03 4.52 -0.29 22.60 -0.02 5.91 -0.02 0.09 5.32 -0.07 22.90 0.47 5.95 5.70 -0.01 20.00 -0.30 5.82 -0.03 5.99 0.09 21.80 0.17 5.84 0.00 0.03 6.66 0.48 22.70 0.34 5.70 4.52 -0.29 22.60 -0.02 5.91 0.09 5.32 -0.07 22.90 0.47 5.95 -0.10 -0.02 4.87 -0.06 26.60 0.89 5.66 5.99 0.09 21.80 0.17 5.84 0.03 6.66 0.48 22.70 0.34 5.70 0.07 0.00 5.23 0.00 24.50 0.15 5.87 5.32 -0.07 22.90 0.47 5.95 4.87 -0.06 26.60 0.89 5.66 -0.02 -0.10 5.75 -0.01 21.90 -0.25 5.81 0.00 6.66 0.48 22.70 0.34 5.70 0.00 5.23 0.00 24.50 0.15 5.87 0.01 0.07 5.13 -0.27 24.80 0.58 5.70 4.87 -0.06 26.60 0.89 5.66 5.75 -0.01 21.90 -0.25 5.81 -0.10 0.00 5.23 0.00 Test 24.50 0.15 5.87 2014 Progeny Berkshire EPD's - sorted by BF 100.07 5.13 -0.27 24.80 0.58 5.70 0.01 5.75 LMA -0.01 21.90 -0.25 EPD 5.81 0.00 LMA EPD MinoltaL MinoltaL pH pH EPD 2014 Progeny Berkshire EPD's - sorted by BF 100.01 5.13 -0.27 0.58 5.70 0.02 6.76 0.30 Test24.80 22.00 0.23 5.78 LMA EPD MinoltaL MinoltaL pH pH EPD 6.76 LMA 0.57 21.70 0.30 EPD 5.67 -0.02 2014 Berkshire EPD's - sorted by BF 100.00 0.02 6.76 Progeny 0.30 Test 22.70 22.00 0.23 5.78 6.66 0.48 0.34 5.70 LMA LMA EPD MinoltaL MinoltaL EPD pH pH EPD 6.76 0.57 21.70 0.30 5.67 -0.02 7.21 0.62 21.80 -0.18 5.84 0.06 0.02 6.76 0.30 22.00 0.23 5.78 6.66 0.48 22.70 0.34 5.70 -0.04 0.00 6.73 0.38 22.80 0.27 5.59 6.76 0.57 21.70 0.30 5.67 -0.02 7.21 0.62 21.80 -0.18 5.84 -0.01 0.06 6.51 0.41 22.20 0.11 5.66 6.66 0.48 22.70 0.34 5.70 0.00 6.73 0.38 22.80 0.27 5.59 -0.01 -0.04 0.08 24.20 0.36 5.95 5.30 7.21 0.62 21.80 -0.18 5.84 0.06 6.51 0.41 22.20 0.11 5.66 -0.02 -0.01 6.69 0.32 22.50 0.14 5.75 6.73 0.38 22.80 0.27 5.59 -0.04 0.08 24.20 0.36 5.95 -0.01 5.30 6.44 0.41 21.10 -0.41 5.72 0.07 6.51 0.41 22.20 0.11 5.66 6.69 0.32 22.50 0.14 5.75 -0.01 -0.02 6.94 0.55 23.00 -0.02 5.90 0.03 0.08 24.20 0.36 5.95 -0.01 5.30 6.44 0.41 21.10 -0.41 5.72 0.07 6.69 0.32 0.14 2014 Progeny Berkshire EPD's - sorted 5.75 by LMA-0.02 6.94 0.55 Test22.50 23.00 -0.02 5.90 0.03 6.44 LMA 0.41 21.10 -0.41 EPD 5.72 0.07 LMA EPD MinoltaL MinoltaL pH pH EPD 2014 Progeny Berkshire EPD's - sorted 5.90 by LMA-0.03 6.94 0.55 -0.02 0.03 8.12 0.86 Test23.00 22.30 -0.07 5.67 LMA EPD MinoltaL MinoltaL pH pH EPD 7.31 LMA 0.63 22.00 0.26 EPD 5.68 -0.01 2014 Progeny Berkshire EPD's - sorted by LMA-0.03 8.12 0.86 Test21.80 22.30 -0.07 5.67 7.21 0.62 -0.18 5.84 0.06 LMA LMA EPD MinoltaL MinoltaL EPD pH pH EPD 7.31 0.63 22.00 0.26 5.68 -0.04 -0.01 6.96 0.58 23.80 0.38 5.63 8.12 0.86 22.30 -0.07 5.67 7.21 0.62 21.80 -0.18 5.84 -0.03 0.06 6.76 0.57 21.70 0.30 5.67 -0.02 7.31 0.63 22.00 0.26 5.68 -0.01 6.96 0.58 23.80 0.38 5.63 -0.06 -0.04 7.19 0.55 23.60 0.47 5.64 7.21 0.62 21.80 -0.18 5.84 0.06 6.76 0.57 21.70 0.30 5.67 -0.02 6.94 0.55 23.00 -0.02 5.90 0.03 6.96 0.58 23.80 0.38 5.63 7.19 0.55 23.60 0.47 5.64 -0.04 -0.06 7.21 0.52 21.90 0.19 5.67 -0.02 6.76 0.57 21.70 0.30 5.67 -0.02 6.94 0.55 23.00 -0.02 5.90 -0.04 0.03 7.18 0.50 22.60 0.34 5.78 7.19 0.55 23.60 0.47 5.64 7.21 0.52 21.90 0.19 5.67 -0.06 -0.02 6.90 0.49 23.20 0.13 5.70 -0.03 6.94 0.55 23.00 -0.02 5.90 0.03 7.18 0.50 22.60 0.34 5.78 -0.04 7.21 0.52 21.90 -0.02 6.90Progeny 0.49 Test Berkshire 23.20 0.13 5.70 -0.03 2014 EPD's0.19 - sorted by5.67 Minolta 7.18 0.50 22.60 0.34 5.78 -0.04 LMA LMA EPD MinoltaL MinoltaL EPD pH pH EPD 6.90 0.49 23.20 0.13 5.70 -0.03 2014 Progeny Test Berkshire EPD's sorted by Minolta 5.32 -0.46 19.20 -1.14 5.85 0.07

Top 10 EPD's

Top 10 EPD's

Top 10 EPD's

IMF 2.73 IMF 3.74 2.73 2.78 IMF 3.74 2.89 2.73 2.78 2.66 3.74 2.89 2.24 2.78 2.66 2.23 2.89 2.24 2.65 2.66 2.23 2.48 2.24 2.65 2.95 2.23 2.48 2.42 2.65 2.95 3.12 2.48 2.42 3.34 2.95 3.12 2.43 2.42 3.34 3.61 3.12 2.43 3.34 3.61 2.43 IMF 3.61 2.14 IMF 2.52 2.14 2.42 IMF 2.52 2.49 2.14 2.42 2.46 2.52 2.49 2.13 2.42 2.46 2.38 2.49 2.13 2.69 2.46 2.38 2.39 2.13 2.69 1.85 2.38 2.39 2.69 1.85 2.39 IMF 1.85 1.66 IMF 2.33 1.66 2.49 IMF 2.33 2.52 1.66 2.49 2.52 2.33 2.52 1.84 2.49 2.52 1.85 2.52 1.84 2.77 2.52 1.85 2.07 1.84 2.77 2.18 1.85 2.07 2.77 2.18 2.07 IMF 2.18 1.94

IMF EPD 0.00 IMF EPD 0.58 0.00 0.24 IMF EPD 0.58 0.04 0.00 0.24 -0.05 0.58 0.04 -0.26 0.24 -0.05 -0.09 0.04 -0.26 0.02 -0.05 -0.09 0.23 -0.26 0.02 -0.03 -0.09 0.23 -0.10 0.02 -0.03 0.06 0.23 -0.10 0.12 -0.03 0.06 -0.08 -0.10 0.12 0.53 0.06 -0.08 0.12 0.53 -0.08 IMF EPD 0.53 -0.25 IMF EPD 0.11 -0.25 -0.10 IMF EPD 0.11 -0.14 -0.25 -0.10 -0.05 0.11 -0.14 -0.24 -0.10 -0.05 -0.25 -0.14 -0.24 0.06 -0.05 -0.25 -0.17 -0.24 0.06 -0.33 -0.25 -0.17 0.06 -0.33 -0.17 IMF EPD -0.33 -0.13 IMF EPD 0.05 -0.13 -0.14 IMF EPD 0.05 0.25 -0.13 -0.14 0.11 0.05 0.25 -0.27 -0.14 0.11 -0.33 0.25 -0.27 -0.04 0.11 -0.33 -0.17 -0.27 -0.04 -0.03 -0.33 -0.17 -0.04 -0.03 -0.17 IMF EPD -0.03 -0.17

CLoss 20.65 CLoss 19.93 20.65 17.19 CLoss 19.93 16.62 20.65 17.19 16.11 19.93 16.62 14.65 17.19 16.11 17.09 16.62 14.65 16.28 16.11 17.09 17.73 14.65 16.28 20.52 17.09 17.73 15.36 16.28 20.52 22.31 17.73 15.36 18.48 20.52 22.31 16.03 15.36 18.48 18.93 22.31 16.03 18.48 18.93 16.03 CLoss 18.93 16.52 CLoss 14.67 16.52 15.36 CLoss 14.67 16.05 16.52 15.36 16.78 14.67 16.05 15.70 15.36 16.78 19.25 16.05 15.70 13.88 16.78 19.25 17.25 15.70 13.88 15.19 19.25 17.25 13.88 15.19 17.25 CLoss 15.19 20.96 CLoss 18.53 20.96 16.05 CLoss 18.53 19.32 20.96 16.05 14.67 18.53 19.32 19.01 16.05 14.67 15.19 19.32 19.01 17.88 14.67 15.19 21.77 19.01 17.88 22.06 15.19 21.77 17.88 22.06 21.77 CLoss 22.06 16.10

CLoss EPD 0.22 CLoss 0.07EPD 0.22 0.16 CLoss EPD 0.07 -0.23 0.22 0.16 -0.13 0.07 -0.23 -0.07 0.16 -0.13 0.16 -0.23 -0.07 -0.09 -0.13 0.16 0.06 -0.07 -0.09 0.19 0.16 0.06 -0.05 -0.09 0.19 0.38 0.06 -0.05 -0.28 0.19 0.38 0.05 -0.05 -0.28 0.29 0.38 0.05 -0.28 0.29 0.05EPD CLoss 0.29 -0.25 CLoss EPD -0.07 -0.25 -0.05 CLoss EPD -0.07 -0.27 -0.25 -0.05 -0.06 -0.07 -0.27 -0.05 -0.05 -0.06 0.16 -0.27 -0.05 -0.18 -0.06 0.16 -0.26 -0.05 -0.18 -0.32 0.16 -0.26 -0.18 -0.32 -0.26 CLoss EPD -0.32 0.21 CLoss 0.30EPD 0.21 -0.27 CLoss EPD 0.30 0.18 0.21 -0.27 -0.07 0.30 0.18 -0.04 -0.27 -0.07 -0.32 0.18 -0.04 -0.10 -0.07 -0.32 0.37 -0.04 -0.10 0.22 -0.32 0.37 -0.10 0.22 0.37 CLoss EPD 0.22 -0.45

Instron 5.82 Instron 5.39 5.82 4.87 Instron 5.39 4.62 5.82 4.87 4.91 5.39 4.62 3.87 4.87 4.91 5.83 4.62 3.87 4.68 4.91 5.83 4.36 3.87 4.68 5.53 5.83 4.36 5.13 4.68 5.53 4.55 4.36 5.13 4.43 5.53 4.55 5.81 5.13 4.43 5.61 4.55 5.81 4.43 5.61 5.81 Instron 5.61 4.44 Instron 4.94 4.44 5.13 Instron 4.94 4.38 4.44 5.13 4.92 4.94 4.38 4.26 5.13 4.92 5.08 4.38 4.26 4.41 4.92 5.08 4.89 4.26 4.41 4.71 5.08 4.89 4.41 4.71 4.89 Instron 4.71 5.67 Instron 4.48 5.67 4.38 Instron 4.48 5.16 5.67 4.38 4.94 4.48 5.16 5.26 4.38 4.94 4.71 5.16 5.26 4.51 4.94 4.71 4.86 5.26 4.51 6.21 4.71 4.86 4.51 6.21 4.86 Instron 6.21 5.02

Instron EPD 0.19 Instron 0.07EPD 0.19 -0.01 Instron 0.07EPD -0.07 0.19 -0.01 0.08 0.07 -0.07 -0.16 -0.01 0.08 0.30 -0.07 -0.16 -0.02 0.08 0.30 -0.09 -0.16 -0.02 0.00 0.30 -0.09 -0.01 -0.02 0.00 0.04 -0.09 -0.01 -0.09 0.00 0.04 0.22 -0.01 -0.09 0.02 0.04 0.22 -0.09 0.02 0.22EPD Instron 0.02 -0.09 Instron 0.02EPD -0.09 -0.01 Instron 0.02EPD -0.14 -0.09 -0.01 0.04 0.02 -0.14 -0.08 -0.01 0.04 0.01 -0.14 -0.08 0.02 0.04 0.01 -0.11 -0.08 0.02 -0.22 0.01 -0.11 0.02 -0.22 -0.11EPD Instron -0.22 0.13 Instron -0.02EPD 0.13 -0.14 Instron -0.02 0.00EPD 0.13 -0.14 0.02 -0.02 0.00 0.03 -0.14 0.02 -0.22 0.00 0.03 -0.01 0.02 -0.22 0.01 0.03 -0.01 0.19 -0.22 0.01 -0.01 0.19 0.01 Instron EPD 0.19 -0.13

Juicy Juicy EPD Tender 7.00 0.00 8.10 Juicy EPD Tender 5.40 Juicy 0.01 6.90 7.00 0.00 8.10 7.30 -0.01 7.30 Juicy EPD Tender 5.40 Juicy 0.01 6.90 8.40 0.03 8.60 7.00 0.00 8.10 7.30 -0.01 7.30 0.00 5.40 0.01 6.90 8.40 0.03 8.60 6.30 0.00 8.40 7.30 -0.01 7.30 0.00 6.40 -0.01 6.30 8.40 0.03 8.60 6.30 0.00 8.40 7.20 0.02 9.00 0.00 6.40 6.30 7.20 -0.01 8.10 6.30 0.00 8.40 7.20 0.02 9.00 6.40 -0.01 7.90 6.40 -0.01 6.30 7.20 -0.01 8.10 6.00 0.00 6.80 7.20 0.02 9.00 6.40 7.90 6.70 -0.01 8.30 7.20 -0.01 8.10 6.00 0.00 6.80 6.50 -0.01 7.10 6.40 -0.01 7.90 6.70 8.30 6.40 -0.01 7.30 6.00 0.00 6.80 6.50 -0.01 7.10 5.30 -0.02 6.20 6.70 -0.01 8.30 6.40 -0.01 7.30 6.50 -0.01 7.10 5.30 -0.02 6.20 6.40 Juicy -0.01 7.30 Juicy EPD Tender 5.30 -0.02 6.20 7.80 0.00 7.90 Juicy EPD Tender 6.10 Juicy 0.00 7.30 7.80 7.90 6.00 0.00 6.80 Juicy Juicy EPD Tender 6.10 0.00 7.30 7.80 0.01 8.20 7.80 0.00 7.90 6.00 0.00 6.80 7.00 -0.01 6.90 6.10 0.00 7.30 7.80 0.01 8.20 7.70 -0.01 8.00 6.00 0.00 6.80 7.00 5.50 -0.01 6.90 7.80 0.01 8.20 7.70 -0.01 8.00 8.50 0.01 8.50 7.00 -0.01 6.90 5.50 -0.01 6.60 0.01 6.90 7.70 -0.01 8.00 8.50 0.01 8.50 6.70 0.00 7.70 5.50 -0.01 6.90 6.60 0.01 6.90 8.50 0.01 8.50 6.70 0.00 7.70 6.60 Juicy 0.01 6.90 Juicy EPD Tender 6.70 0.00 7.70 6.30 -0.01 7.20 Juicy EPD Tender 7.80 Juicy 0.00 8.10 6.30 -0.01 7.20 7.80 0.01 8.20 Juicy EPD Tender 7.80 Juicy 8.10 7.20 0.00 6.80 6.30 -0.01 7.20 7.80 0.01 8.20 6.10 0.00 7.30 7.80 0.00 8.10 7.20 6.80 6.70 0.00 6.90 7.80 0.01 8.20 6.10 7.30 6.70 0.00 7.70 7.20 0.00 6.80 6.70 0.00 6.90 7.90 0.01 7.90 6.10 0.00 7.30 6.70 0.00 7.70 7.10 -0.01 7.50 6.70 0.00 6.90 7.90 0.01 7.90 7.50 0.00 7.30 6.70 0.00 7.70 7.10 -0.01 7.50 7.90 0.01 7.90 7.50 0.00 7.30 7.10 -0.01 7.50 Juicy Juicy EPD Tender 7.50 0.00 7.30 7.90 0.01 8.00

Tender EPD 0.09 Tender 0.00EPD 0.09 -0.03 Tender 0.00EPD 0.26 0.09 -0.03 0.00 0.00 0.26 0.01 -0.03 0.00 -0.21 0.26 0.01 0.21 0.00 -0.21 0.04 0.01 0.21 0.04 -0.21 0.04 0.01 0.21 0.04 0.00 0.04 0.01 -0.04 0.04 0.00 -0.09 0.01 -0.04 -0.14 0.00 -0.09 -0.04 -0.14 -0.09EPD Tender -0.14 0.05 Tender 0.08EPD 0.05 0.01 Tender 0.08EPD 0.13 0.05 0.01 -0.09 0.08 0.13 0.03 0.01 -0.09 -0.07 0.13 0.03 0.10 -0.09 -0.07 0.05 0.03 0.10 0.24 -0.07 0.05 0.10 0.24 0.05EPD Tender 0.24 0.03 Tender 0.07EPD 0.03 0.13 Tender 0.07EPD -0.06 0.03 0.13 0.08 0.07 -0.06 0.01 0.13 0.08 0.24 -0.06 0.01 0.00 0.08 0.24 -0.05 0.01 0.00 -0.15 0.24 -0.05 0.00 -0.15 -0.05 Tender EPD -0.15 0.16

National Barrow Show® Berkshire Sire Summary 1996-2014

Sire INDY 24-6 RegNo Progeny ADG EPD BF10 EPD LMA EPD MinoltaL MinoltaL pH pH EPD 1.91 IMF IMF EPD 15.72 CLoss CLoss EPD Instron Instron EPD Tender Tender SEYB7 28507006 8 1.66 ADG -0.05 1.09 BF10 -0.01 5.82 LMA -0.06 19.80 -0.96 EPD 5.76 0.02 -0.18 -0.04 5.22 0.03EPD Juicy 6.00 Juicy 0.00 7.60 -0.10EPD EPD's-0.94 - sorted by6.02 Minolta WIPP1DOUBLE ASLAN 4-1 109160001 15 1.47 -0.05 1.13 0.14 2014 5.32Progeny -0.46Test Berkshire 19.20 -1.14 5.85 0.07 2.52 1.94 -0.17 16.10 -0.45 5.02 -0.13 7.90 0.01 8.00 0.16 MBP7 TROUBLE 8-1 28242001 8 1.55 -0.10 0.93 -0.03 5.17 -0.02 20.00 0.08 -0.12 16.94 -0.38 4.47 -0.17 6.50 0.02 8.40 0.36 Sire RegNo Progeny ADG ADG EPD BF10 BF10 EPD LMA LMA EPD MinoltaL MinoltaL EPD 5.93 pH pH EPD 2.31 IMF IMF EPD CLoss EPD Instron Instron EPD Juicy EPD Tender Tender SEYB7MACHINE INDY 24-6 28507006 8number 1.66 -0.05 1.09 -0.01 5.82 -0.06 19.80 -0.96 5.76 0.02 1.91 -0.18 15.72 -0.04 5.22 0.03 6.00 0.00 7.60 BF10_EPD: -0.10 DZB2 156-10 116671010 1.78 0.02 0.07 5.25 -0.38 19.40 -0.93 0.07 0.12 16.73 -0.29 5.05 7.60 0.05EPD BOAR: Name of sire and registration number; PROGENY: Maximum of progeny tested1.06 for any trait; ADG: Unadjusted progeny average daily gain, lbs/day; ADG_EPD: Genetic value for ADG, CLoss lbs/days; BF10: Unadjusted progeny tenth Juicy rib0.01 backfat, inches; WIPP1 ASLAN 4-17-6 109160001 15 1.47 -0.05 1.13 0.14 -0.46 19.20 -1.14 5.85 -0.17 16.10 -0.45 5.02 -0.13 7.90 0.01 8.00 0.16 MBP7 DOUBLE 8-1 28242001 8 1.55 -0.10 0.93 -0.03 5.17 -0.02 20.00 -0.94 6.02 0.07 0.08 1.94 2.52 -0.12 16.94 -0.38 4.47 -0.17 6.50 0.02 8.40 0.36 KSWV0 HUSTLER 35096006 7 1.74 -0.01 1.04 0.00100 is5.32 5.58 0.09 20.30 -0.91 5.86 0.05 3.08 -0.15 18.97 -0.23 4.78 -0.12 6.90 0.01 7.60 0.04 Genetic value forTROUBLE BF10, inches; HUNTER: Unadjusted light reflectance of progeny loins1.09 (1 is black, white);-0.06 MINOLTA_EPD: Genetic -0.96 value of light5.76 reflectance (low is best); IMF: Unadjusted progeny loin intramuscular fat, percent; IMF_EPD: Genetic value-0.10 of SEYB7 INDY 24-6 28507006 88 score 1.66 -0.05 -0.01 5.82 19.80 -0.18 15.72 -0.04 5.22 0.03 6.00 0.00 7.60 DZB2 MACHINE 156-10 116671010 1.78 0.02 1.06 0.07 5.25 -0.38 19.40 -0.93 5.93 0.02 0.07 1.91 2.31 0.12 16.73 -0.29 5.05 0.03 7.60 0.01 7.60 0.05 WIPP8 ASLAN 18-5 95826005 1.68 -0.04 1.15 0.15 5.53 -0.37 19.20 -0.90 5.89 2.18 -0.18 15.03 -0.39 4.23 -0.17 7.90 7.80 0.08 loin intramuscular fat, percent; PH: Unadjusted ultimate pH of progeny loins; PH_EPD: Genetic value for loin ultimate pH (high is best); TENDER: Unadjusted panel score for loin tenderness (10 best); TEND_EPD: Genetic value for loin tenderness score (higher is best); MBP7 DOUBLE TROUBLE 8-1 28242001 8 1.55 -0.10 0.93 -0.03 5.17 -0.02 20.00 -0.94 6.02 0.08 2.52 -0.12 16.94 -0.38 4.47 -0.17 6.50 0.02 8.40 0.36 KSWV0 HUSTLER 7-6 35096006 7 1.74 -0.01 1.04 0.00 5.58 0.09 20.30 -0.91 5.86 0.05 3.08 -0.15 18.97 -0.23 4.78 -0.12 6.90 0.01 7.60 0.04 DZB4 TULARE 13-1 70566001 8 1.30 -0.17 1.01 0.01 5.55 -0.24 18.30 -0.87 0.07 3.01 0.20 14.50 -0.43 4.39 -0.08 8.40 8.50 0.17 DZB2 156-10 116671010 8 1.78 0.02 1.06 0.07 5.25 -0.38 19.40 -0.93 5.93 0.07 0.12 16.73 -0.29 5.05 0.03 0.01 0.05 INSTRON: Unadjusted kg; INST_EPD: for Instron tenderness pressure (low is best); Unadjusted progeny cooking-0.18 loss, percent; cooking 7.60 loss, best); JUICY: 5.89 0.07loin2.31 2.18 15.03COOK_EPD: -0.39 4.23value for -0.17 7.90 percent 0.01(low is7.60 7.80 0.08 WIPP8MACHINE ASLAN 18-5 95826005 8 Genetic 1.68 value -0.04 1.15loin -0.07 0.15 5.53 -0.37 19.20COOKLOSS: -0.90 17.91 0.01 Genetic 5.48 0.17 6.40 -0.01 6.90 -0.10 DZB5 MR MOM 100-9Instron loin tenderness pressure, 77569009 7 1.71 0.01 0.82 5.14 17.70 -0.87 5.78 0.05 2.58 0.14 KSWV0 HUSTLER 7-6 35096006 7 1.74 -0.01 1.04 0.00 5.58 0.09 20.30 -0.91 5.86 0.05 3.08 -0.15 18.97 -0.23 4.78 -0.12 6.90 0.01 7.60 0.04 DZB4 TULARE 13-1 70566001 8 1.30 -0.17 1.01 0.01 5.55 -0.24 18.30 -0.87 5.86 0.07 3.01 0.20 14.50 -0.43 4.39 -0.08 8.40 0.01 8.50 0.17 Unadjusted panel score for loin juiciness (10 best); JUICY_EPD: Genetic value for loin juiciness score (higher is best). 4MAB0 SKY HIGH 5-3 38276003 1.66 -0.06 1.16 -0.02 5.33 0.21 21.10 -0.86 5.88 0.04 2.02 -0.30 19.04 0.17 4.70 -0.21 5.90 0.00 7.10 0.11 WIPP8 ASLAN 18-5 95826005 8 1.68 -0.04 1.15 0.15 5.53 -0.37 19.20 -0.90 5.89 -0.18 15.03 -0.39 4.23 -0.17 7.90 0.01 7.80 0.08 17.91 0.01 5.48 0.17 6.40 -0.01 6.90 -0.10 DZB5KRUGER MR MOM 100-9 77569009 1.71 0.01 0.82 -0.07 5.14 -0.37 17.70 -0.87 5.78 0.07 0.05 2.18 2.58 0.14 EB1 12-3 109761003 7 1.68 0.05 0.96 0.01 5.25 -0.22 18.20 -0.82 5.89 0.09 2.36 0.02 14.62 -0.12 4.62 -0.17 7.80 0.00 7.90 0.17 DZB4 TULARE 13-113-4 70566001 8 1.30 -0.17 1.01 0.01 5.55 -0.24 18.30 -0.87 5.86 0.20 14.50 -0.43 4.39 -0.08 8.40 0.01 8.50 0.17 4MAB0 SKY HIGH 5-3 38276003 1.66 -0.06 1.16 -0.02 5.33 0.21 21.10 -0.86 5.88 0.07 0.04 3.01 2.02 -0.30 19.04 0.17 4.70 -0.21 5.90 7.10 0.11 CGBM3 BOOMER 65770004 8 1.75 0.03 0.59 -0.10 5.57 0.09 20.90 -0.82 5.74 0.01 2.14 -0.03 17.38 0.10 5.21 0.03 6.00 0.00 6.50 0.04 17.91 0.01 5.48 0.17 6.40 -0.01 6.90 -0.10 DZB5 MR MOM 100-9 77569009 77 1.71 0.01 0.82 -0.07 5.14 -0.37 17.70 -0.87 5.78 0.14 EB1 KRUGER 12-3 109761003 1.68 0.05 0.96 0.01 5.25 -0.22 18.20 -0.82 5.89 0.05 0.09 2.58 2.36 0.02 14.62 -0.12 4.62 -0.17 7.80 0.00 7.90 0.17 4MAB0 HIGH 5-3 38276003 88 1.66 -0.06 1.16 -0.02 5.33 0.21 21.10 -0.86 5.88 -0.30 19.04 0.17 4.70 -0.21 5.90 0.00 7.10 0.11 CGBM3 SKY BOOMER 13-4 65770004 1.75 0.03 0.59 -0.10 5.57 0.09 20.90 -0.82 5.74 0.04 0.01 2.02 2.14 -0.03 17.38 0.10 5.21 0.03 6.00 0.00 6.50 0.04

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Sire WKF3 SAKI 18-5 D&W5 SAKI 30-4 IASU8 SKY HIGH 12-2 D&W5 SAKI 30-1 REV0 KRUGER 6-1 KHD7 ROSETTE COUNT 15-3 WB5 ROSETTE COUNT 56-1 CHG4 BLACK WATER 1-1 AJC3 STALLION 6-2 GBI5 BRASS 104-5

Sire *MAB8 SMALLICOMBE FREIGHT TRAIN Sire WKF4 ABRAHAM LINCOLN 19-1 WKF3 SAKI 18-5 TMF8 S MASTERBOY 40-6 D&W5 SAKI 30-4 KURO1 PARRACOMBE PETER LAD 14 233-6 IASU8 SKY HIGH 12-2 REV4 BIG FOOT 18-3 D&W5 SAKI 30-1 RLB8 PRIME TIME 3-4 REV0 KRUGER 6-1 KHD1 DOUBLE GRAN 11-3 KHD7 ROSETTE COUNT 15-3 PA9 HULK 23-8 WB5 ROSETTE COUNT 56-1 RLB1 S MASTERBOY 4-1 CHG4 BLACK WATER 1-1 2OHF4 HULK 10-3 AJC3 STALLION 6-2 GBI5 BRASS 104-5

EB1 KRUGER 12-3 IASU7 BLAZER 1-4 Sire OHF7 S MASTERBOY 97-2 WKF3 SAKI 18-5 Sire D&W5 SAKI 30-4 IASU4 DURANGO 51-1 IASU8 Sire SKY HIGH 12-2 IASU0 DURA MAX 110-1 D&W5 30-1 *MAB8SAKI SMALLICOMBE FREIGHT TRAIN KKB4 TRIPLE SIX 5-3 REV0 6-1LINCOLN 19-1 WKF4KRUGER ABRAHAM RUS6 MIGHTY 14-10 KHD7 ROSETTE COUNT 15-3 TMF8 S MASTERBOY 40-6 WKF3 SAKI 18-5 WB5 ROSETTE COUNT 56-1 KURO1 PARRACOMBE PETER LAD 14 233-6 THB5 LAS VEGAS 12-2 CHG4 BLACK WATER REV4 BIG FOOT 18-3 1-1 REV0 KRUGER 6-1 AJC3 STALLION 6-2 RLB8 PRIME TIME 3-4 EB1 KRUGER 12-3 GBI5 104-5 KHD1BRASS DOUBLE GRAN 11-3 IASU7 BLAZER 1-4 PA9 HULK 23-8 OHF7 S MASTERBOY 97-2 RLB1 S MASTERBOY 4-1 2OHF4 HULK 10-3

Sire *MAB8 SMALLICOMBE FREIGHT TRAIN WKF4 ABRAHAM LINCOLN 19-1 TMF8 Sire S MASTERBOY 40-6 KURO1 PARRACOMBE IASU4 DURANGO 51-1 PETER LAD 14 233-6 REV4 FOOT 18-3 IASU0BIG DURA MAX 110-1 RLB8 3-4 KKB4 PRIME TRIPLE TIME SIX 5-3 KHD1 DOUBLE 14-10 GRAN 11-3 RUS6 MIGHTY PA9 HULK WKF3 SAKI23-8 18-5 RLB1 MASTERBOY 4-1 THB5 SLAS VEGAS 12-2 2OHF4 HULK 10-3 REV0 KRUGER 6-1

-0.13 -0.11 -0.11 -0.04

6.94 7.21 7.18 6.90

0.55 0.52 0.50 0.49

23.00 21.90 22.60 23.20

-0.02 0.19 Top 10 EPD's 0.34 0.13

5.90 5.67 5.78 5.70

0.03 -0.02 -0.04 -0.03

2014 Progeny Test Berkshire EPD's - sorted by Minolta BF10 BF10 EPD LMA LMA EPD MinoltaL MinoltaL EPD pH pH EPD 1.13 0.14 5.32 -0.46 19.20 -1.14 5.85 0.07 2014 Progeny Berkshire EPD's - sorted5.76 by pH 0.02 1.09 -0.01 5.82 -0.06 Test19.80 -0.96 BF10 BF10 EPD LMA LMA EPD MinoltaL MinoltaL EPD pH pH EPD 0.93 -0.03 5.17 -0.02 20.00 -0.94 6.02 0.08 1.09 -0.03 6.01 0.20 18.50 -0.75 5.99 1.06 0.07 5.25 -0.38 19.40 -0.93 5.93 0.11 0.07 1.08 -0.06 5.50 0.20 21.50 -0.45 6.11 1.04 0.00 5.58 0.09 20.30 -0.91 5.86 0.10 0.05 1.27 0.03 4.46 -0.20 21.20 -0.32 6.12 1.15 0.15 5.53 -0.37 19.20 -0.90 5.89 0.10 0.07 1.07 0.02 4.81 -0.14 22.30 -0.37 6.08 0.09 1.01 0.01 5.55 -0.24 18.30 -0.87 5.86 0.07 0.89 0.09 5.50 -0.17 20.70 -0.60 5.92 0.82 -0.07 5.14 -0.37 17.70 -0.87 5.78 0.09 0.05 1.22 -0.02 4.82 -0.20 22.60 -0.52 5.99 0.09 1.16 -0.02 5.33 0.21 21.10 -0.86 5.88 0.04 1.26 0.09 5.57 -0.22 20.60 -0.49 5.90 0.96 0.01 5.25 -0.22 18.20 -0.82 5.89 0.09 0.09 0.96 0.01 5.25 -0.22 18.20 -0.82 5.89 0.09 0.59 -0.10 5.57 0.09 20.90 -0.82 5.74 0.01 1.48 0.11 4.52 -0.29 22.60 -0.02 0.09 Top 10 EPD's 5.91 1.11 0.10 4.54 -0.71 20.80 -0.08 5.91 0.09

0.70 0.81 0.69 0.90

-0.33 -0.04 -0.17 -0.03

15.19 17.88 21.77 22.06

-0.32 -0.10 0.37 0.22

4.71 4.51 4.86 6.21

-0.22 -0.01 0.01 0.19

CLoss EPD Instron Instron EPD -0.09 4.44 -0.08 -0.17 4.85 -0.07 -0.17 4.58 0.00EPD CLoss EPD Instron Instron 0.11 4.81 -0.02 -0.41 4.50 -0.18 0.32 4.47 -0.19 -0.46 4.59 -0.19 0.07 5.39 0.07 -0.19 4.06 -0.06 -0.09 5.08 -0.13 -0.13 4.35 -0.16 0.06 4.67 -0.11 -0.37 -0.28 4.27 0.29 5.61 0.02 -0.02 5.19 0.05 -0.15 4.80 -0.11 -0.10 3.98 -0.26 -0.12 4.62 -0.17 -0.09 4.68 -0.02 CLoss EPD Instron Instron -0.03 4.27 -0.08EPD -0.28 4.27 -0.37 CLoss EPD Instron Instron EPD -0.38 4.19 -0.35 -0.41 4.50 -0.18 0.25EPD Instron 4.12 -0.32EPD CLoss Instron -0.46 4.59 -0.19 -0.32 4.38 -0.31 -0.09 4.44 -0.08 -0.19 4.06 -0.06 -0.10 3.98 -0.26 -0.17 4.85 -0.07 -0.13 4.35 -0.16 -0.55 3.98 -0.24 -0.17 4.58 0.00 -0.37 -0.28 4.27 -0.44 4.17 -0.24 0.11 4.81 -0.02 -0.02 5.19 0.05 0.16 3.99 -0.24 0.32 4.47 -0.19 -0.10 3.98 -0.26 -0.32 4.71 -0.22 0.07 5.39 0.07 -0.12 4.62 -0.17 -0.29 4.16 -0.22 -0.09 5.08 -0.13 -0.09 4.68 -0.02 0.06 4.67 -0.11 -0.03 4.27 -0.08 0.29 5.61 0.02 -0.15 4.80 -0.11

IMF IMF EPD 2.37 0.00 2.60 -0.06 2.59 -0.20 1.99 -0.17 2.40 0.12 2.91 0.04 2.43 -0.05 2.41 0.04 1.85 -0.33 2.18 -0.18

0.00 0.01 -0.01 0.00

7.70 7.90 7.50 7.30

0.24 0.00 -0.05 -0.15

Tender Tender EPD 8.60 0.32 6.70 -0.02 8.00 0.07EPD Tender Tender 7.80 0.07 7.80 0.27 6.70 0.05 8.00 0.37 6.90 0.00 8.50 0.11 7.10 0.10 8.60 0.37 7.60 0.03 5.30 0.05 6.20 -0.14 -0.03 6.80 -0.05 8.10 0.15 7.90 0.17 9.00 0.21 Tender Tender 8.40 0.09EPD 5.30 0.05 Tender Tender EPD 8.10 0.33 7.80 0.27 8.10 0.14EPD Tender Tender 8.00 0.37 7.80 0.29 8.60 0.32 8.50 0.11 8.10 0.15 6.70 -0.02 8.60 0.37 8.40 0.37 8.00 0.07 5.30 0.05 7.80 0.21 7.80 0.07 -0.03 7.70 0.14 6.70 0.05 8.10 0.15 7.70 0.24 6.90 0.00 7.90 0.17 7.80 0.24 7.10 0.10 9.00 0.21 7.60 0.03 8.40 0.09 6.20 -0.14 6.80 -0.05 Juicy Juicy EPD Tender Tender EPD 7.00 0.01 8.60 0.32 Juicy Juicy EPD Tender Tender EPD 6.70 0.01 6.70 -0.02 6.00 0.02 5.30 0.05 6.40 0.00 8.00 0.07 7.70 0.03 8.10 0.33 7.70 0.01 7.80 0.07 5.70 0.00 8.10 0.14 6.30 -0.02 6.70 0.05 6.60 0.02 7.80 0.29 5.40 0.01 6.90 0.00 7.80 0.00 8.10 0.15 6.40 0.02 7.10 0.10 6.90 0.03 8.40 0.37 7.50 0.00 7.60 0.03 6.20 0.01 7.80 0.21 5.30 -0.02 6.20 -0.14 6.60 0.00 7.70 0.14 7.00 0.01 6.80 -0.05 6.70 0.00 7.70 0.24 7.30 0.03 7.80 0.24

Juicy Juicy EPD 7.00 0.01 6.70 0.01 6.40 Juicy 0.00 Juicy EPD 7.70 0.01 7.20 0.01 6.30 -0.02 6.30 0.01 5.40 0.01 7.40 0.01 6.40 0.02 7.60 0.02 7.50 0.00 6.00 0.02 5.30 -0.02 0.00 7.00 0.01 7.80 0.00 7.80 0.00 7.20 0.02 Juicy Juicy EPD 8.60 0.00 6.00 0.02 Juicy Juicy EPD 7.70 0.03 7.20 0.01 5.70 Juicy 0.00 Juicy EPD 6.30 0.01 6.60 0.02 7.00 0.01 7.40 0.01 7.80 0.00 6.70 0.01 7.60 0.02 6.90 0.03 6.40 0.00 6.00 0.02 6.20 0.01 7.70 0.01 0.00 6.60 0.00 6.30 -0.02 7.80 0.00 6.70 0.00 5.40 0.01 7.80 0.00 7.30 0.03 6.40 0.02 7.20 0.02 7.50 0.00 8.60 0.00 5.30 -0.02 7.00 0.01

Juicy Juicy EPD Tender Tender EPD 7.90 0.01 8.00 0.16 6.00 0.00 7.60 -0.10 Juicy Juicy EPD Tender Tender 6.50 0.02 8.40 0.36EPD 7.20 0.01 7.80 0.27 7.60 0.01 7.60 0.05 6.30 0.01 8.00 0.37 6.90 0.01 7.60 0.04 7.40 0.01 8.50 0.11 7.90 0.01 7.80 0.08 7.60 0.02 8.60 0.37 8.40 0.01 8.50 0.17 6.00 0.02 5.30 0.05 6.40 -0.01 6.90 -0.10 0.00 -0.03 5.90 0.00 7.10 0.11 7.80 0.00 8.10 0.15 7.80 0.00 7.90 0.17 7.80 0.00 7.90 0.17 6.00 0.00 6.50 0.04 7.20 0.02 9.00 0.21 8.60 0.00 8.40 0.09

6.70 7.90 7.10 7.50

CLoss CLoss EPD Instron Instron EPD Juicy Juicy EPD Tender Tender EPD 14.48 -0.28 4.27 -0.37 6.00 0.02 5.30 0.05 15.99 -0.38 4.19 -0.35 7.70 0.03 8.10 0.33 23.18 0.25 4.12 -0.32 5.70 0.00 8.10 0.14 17.56 -0.32 4.38 -0.31 6.60 0.02 7.80 0.29 18.58 -0.10 3.98 -0.26 7.80 0.00 8.10 0.15 16.13 -0.55 3.98 -0.24 6.90 0.03 8.40 0.37 12.55 -0.44 4.17 -0.24 6.20 0.01 7.80 0.21 16.80 0.16 3.99 -0.24 6.60 0.00 7.70 0.14 15.19 -0.32 4.71 -0.22 6.70 0.00 7.70 0.24 16.31 -0.29 4.16 -0.22 7.30 0.03 7.80 0.24

IMF IMF EPD CLoss CLoss EPD Instron Instron EPD 4.74 0.68 19.01 -0.09 4.44 -0.08 IMF IMF EPD CLoss CLoss EPD Instron Instron EPD 4.16 0.63 15.25 -0.17 4.85 -0.07 2.37 0.00 14.48 -0.28 4.27 -0.37 3.95 0.62 18.23 -0.17 4.58 0.00 2.60 -0.06 15.99 -0.38 4.19 -0.35 3.71 0.59 17.44 0.11 4.81 -0.02 2.59 -0.20 23.18 0.25 4.12 -0.32 4.01 0.59 19.83 0.32 4.47 -0.19 1.99 -0.17 17.56 -0.32 4.38 -0.31 3.74 0.58 19.93 0.07 5.39 0.07 2.40 0.12 18.58 -0.10 3.98 -0.26 3.73 0.56 19.60 -0.09 5.08 -0.13 2.91 0.04 16.13 -0.55 3.98 -0.24 3.35 0.53 17.93 0.06 4.67 -0.11 2.43 -0.05 12.55 -0.44 4.17 -0.24 3.61 0.53 18.93 0.29 5.61 0.02 2.41 0.04 16.80 0.16 3.99 -0.24 3.42 0.52 17.31 -0.15 4.80 -0.11 1.85 -0.33 15.19 -0.32 4.71 -0.22 2.18 -0.18 16.31 -0.29 4.16 -0.22

IMF IMF EPD CLoss 4.74 0.68 19.01 4.16 0.63 15.25 3.95 0.62 IMF IMF EPD 18.23 CLoss 3.71 0.59 17.44 2.66 -0.14 13.21 4.01 0.59 19.83 2.59 -0.10 16.90 3.74 0.58 19.93 3.11 0.04 16.95 3.73 0.56 19.60 2.50 -0.06 19.01 3.35 0.53 17.93 2.37 0.00 14.48 3.61 0.53 18.93 4.63 0.40 20.74 3.42 0.52 17.31 2.40 0.12 18.58 2.36 0.02 14.62 2.65 0.02 16.28 IMF IMF EPD CLoss 2.33 0.02 15.36 2.37 0.00 14.48 IMF IMF EPD CLoss 2.60 -0.06 15.99 2.66 -0.14 13.21 2.59 -0.20 IMF IMF EPD 23.18 CLoss 2.59 -0.10 16.90 1.99 -0.17 17.56 4.74 0.68 19.01 3.11 0.04 16.95 2.40 0.12 18.58 4.16 0.63 15.25 2.50 -0.06 19.01 2.91 0.04 16.13 3.95 0.62 18.23 2.37 0.00 14.48 2.43 -0.05 12.55 3.71 0.59 17.44 4.63 0.40 20.74 2.41 0.04 16.80 4.01 0.59 19.83 2.40 0.12 18.58 1.85 -0.33 15.19 3.74 0.58 19.93 2.36 0.02 14.62 2.18 -0.18 16.31 3.73 0.56 19.60 2.65 0.02 16.28 3.35 0.53 17.93 2.33 0.02 15.36 3.61 0.53 18.93 3.42 0.52 17.31

IMF IMF EPD CLoss CLoss EPD Instron Instron EPD 1.94 -0.17 16.10 -0.45 5.02 -0.13 1.91 -0.18 15.72 -0.04 5.22 0.03 IMF IMF EPD CLoss CLoss EPD Instron Instron 2.52 -0.12 16.94 -0.38 4.47 -0.17EPD 2.66 -0.14 13.21 -0.41 4.50 -0.18 2.31 0.12 16.73 -0.29 5.05 0.03 2.59 -0.10 16.90 -0.46 4.59 -0.19 3.08 -0.15 18.97 -0.23 4.78 -0.12 3.11 0.04 16.95 -0.19 4.06 -0.06 2.18 -0.18 15.03 -0.39 4.23 -0.17 2.50 -0.06 19.01 -0.13 4.35 -0.16 3.01 0.20 14.50 -0.43 4.39 -0.08 -0.37 2.37 0.00 14.48 -0.28 4.27 17.91 0.01 5.48 0.17 2.58 0.14 4.63 0.40 20.74 -0.02 5.19 0.05 2.02 -0.30 19.04 0.17 4.70 -0.21 2.40 0.12 18.58 -0.10 3.98 -0.26 2.36 0.02 14.62 -0.12 4.62 -0.17 2.36 0.02 14.62 -0.12 4.62 -0.17 2.14 -0.03 17.38 0.10 5.21 0.03 2.65 0.02 16.28 -0.09 4.68 -0.02 2.33 0.02 15.36 -0.03 4.27 -0.08

1.85 2.77 2.07 2.18

A complete listing is available on the ABA Website at www.americanberkshire.com

RegNo Progeny ADG ADG EPD 1173539 8 1.65 -0.07 75420001 7 1.57 -0.03 31571006 7 1.86 ADG 0.03 RegNo Progeny ADG EPD 117093006 8 1.50 -0.05 68314001 7 1.57 -0.06 66948003 7 1.61 -0.01 40754001 8 1.68 -0.05 30519004 8 2.11 0.16 21952003 4 1.70 -0.02 49489003 7 1.67 0.03 26452010 8 1.94 0.07 97701008 7 1.55 0.00 67575005 7 1.48 -0.01 48156001 6 1.96 0.10 25773002 6 1.60 -0.09 70602003 8 1.73 0.04 103169001 8 1.90 0.06 109761003 7 1.68 0.05 29112004 7 2.03 0.10 RegNo Progeny ADG ADG EPD 90760002 8 1.61 -0.03 67575005 7 1.48 -0.01 RegNo Progeny ADG ADG EPD 77681004 7 1.62 -0.01 68314001 7 1.57 -0.06 33400002 7 1.59 ADG -0.08 RegNo Progeny ADG EPD 40754001 8 1.68 -0.05 77681001 8 1.68 0.01 1173539 8 1.65 -0.07 21952003 4 1.70 -0.02 103169001 8 1.90 0.06 75420001 7 1.57 -0.03 26452010 8 1.94 0.07 30826003 7 1.88 0.06 31571006 7 1.86 0.03 67575005 7 1.48 -0.01 0.03 25461001 5 1.85 117093006 8 1.50 -0.05 25773002 6 1.60 -0.09 67232001 7 1.66 0.01 66948003 7 1.61 -0.01 103169001 8 1.90 0.06 63099002 7 1.66 -0.02 30519004 8 2.11 0.16 109761003 7 1.68 0.05 78481005 8 1.69 0.01 49489003 7 1.67 0.03 29112004 7 2.03 0.10 97701008 7 1.55 0.00 90760002 8 1.61 -0.03 48156001 6 1.96 0.10 70602003 8 1.73 0.04

2014 Progeny Test Berkshire EPD's - sorted by IMF BF10 BF10 EPD LMA LMA EPD MinoltaL MinoltaL EPD pH pH EPD 1.73 0.39 4.32 -0.54 22.30 0.07 5.86 0.02 0.89 -0.01 6.05 0.03 Test 21.80 0.07- sorted5.70 2014 Progeny Berkshire EPD's by pH 0.00 0.86 BF10 -0.04 4.84 LMA -0.16 23.10 0.04 EPD 5.83 0.02 BF10 EPD LMA EPD MinoltaL MinoltaL pH pH EPD 1.36 0.23 4.39 -0.74 22.90 1.12 5.71 1.09 -0.03 6.01 0.20 18.50 -0.75 5.99 -0.02 0.11 1.14 0.14 5.18 -0.44 22.90 0.71 5.65 1.08 -0.06 5.50 0.20 21.50 -0.45 6.11 -0.04 0.10 0.94 -0.09 4.77 -0.15 24.80 0.47 5.71 1.27 0.03 4.46 -0.20 21.20 -0.32 6.12 0.00 0.10 1.06 0.10 4.87 -0.35 22.40 -0.10 5.83 0.03 1.07 0.02 4.81 -0.14 22.30 -0.37 0.09 Top 10 EPD's 6.08 1.23 0.12 4.89 -0.38 24.20 0.94 5.63 0.89 0.09 5.50 -0.17 20.70 -0.60 5.92 -0.02 0.09 0.85 0.04 5.13 -0.27 24.80 0.58 5.70 1.22 -0.02 4.82 -0.20 22.60 -0.52 5.99 0.01 0.09 1.26 0.14 5.03 -0.47 24.00 1.05 5.64 1.26 0.09 5.57 -0.22 20.60 -0.49 5.90 0.00 0.09 0.96 0.01 5.25 -0.22 18.20 -0.82 5.89 0.09 2014 Progeny Test Berkshire EPD's sorted by Instron 1.48 0.11 4.52 -0.29 22.60 -0.02 5.91 0.09 BF10 BF10 EPD LMA LMA EPD MinoltaL MinoltaL EPD pH pH EPD 1.11 0.10 4.54 -0.71 20.80 -0.08 5.91 0.09 2014 Progeny Test Berkshire EPD's - sorted by pH 0.89 0.09 5.50 -0.17 20.70 -0.60 5.92 0.09 BF10 BF10 EPD LMA LMA EPD MinoltaL MinoltaL EPD pH pH EPD 1.07 0.02 5.85 -0.04 Test18.70 -0.65 2014 Progeny Berkshire EPD's - sorted5.79 by IMF 0.07 1.09 -0.03 6.01 0.20 18.50 -0.75 5.99 0.11 1.09 BF10 -0.04 6.15 LMA 0.31 23.30 -0.57 EPD 5.81 0.02 BF10 EPD LMA EPD MinoltaL MinoltaL pH pH EPD 1.08 -0.06 5.50 0.20 21.50 -0.45 6.11 0.10 0.79 -0.06 5.98 -0.03 20.00 -0.39 5.76 1.73 0.39 4.32 -0.54 22.30 0.07 5.86 0.07 0.02 1.27 0.03 4.46 -0.20 21.20 -0.32 6.12 0.10 1.26 0.09 5.57 -0.22 20.60 -0.49 5.90 0.09 0.89 -0.01 6.05 0.03 21.80 0.07 5.70 0.00 1.07 0.02 4.81 -0.14 22.30 -0.37 6.08 0.09 0.98 -0.03 5.07 -0.10 22.50 0.37 5.94 0.86 -0.04 4.84 -0.16 23.10 0.04 5.83 0.02 0.02 0.89 0.09 5.50 -0.17 20.70 -0.60 5.92 0.09 0.94 -0.10 5.19 0.01 22.90 0.50 5.83 -0.01 1.36 0.23 4.39 -0.74 22.90 1.12 5.71 -0.02 1.22 -0.02 4.82 -0.20 22.60 -0.52 5.99 0.09 0.82 -0.04 7.13 0.48 22.90 0.53 5.59 1.14 0.14 5.18 -0.44 22.90 0.71 5.65 -0.05 -0.04 1.26 0.09 5.57 -0.22 20.60 -0.49 5.90 0.09 0.70 -0.13 6.94 0.55 23.00 -0.02 5.90 0.03 0.00 0.94 -0.09 4.77 -0.15 24.80 0.47 5.71 0.96 0.01 5.25 -0.22 18.20 -0.82 5.89 0.09 0.94 -0.04 5.59 -0.06 21.10 -0.23 5.79 0.04 1.06 0.10 4.87 -0.35 22.40 -0.10 5.83 0.03 1.48 0.11 4.52 -0.29 22.60 -0.02 5.91 0.09 1.23 0.12 4.89 -0.38 24.20 0.94 5.63 -0.02 1.11 0.10 4.54 -0.71 20.80 -0.08 5.91 0.09 0.85 0.04 5.13 -0.27 24.80 0.58 5.70 0.01 1.26 0.14 5.03 -0.47 24.00 1.05 5.64 0.00 2014 Progeny Test Berkshire EPD's - sorted by IMF RegNo Progeny ADG ADG EPD BF10 BF10 EPD LMA LMA EPD MinoltaL MinoltaL EPD pH pH EPD 2014 Progeny Test Berkshire EPD's - sorted by Instron 1173539 8 1.65 -0.07 1.73 0.39 4.32 -0.54 22.30 0.07 5.86 0.02 RegNo Progeny ADG ADG EPD BF10 BF10 EPD LMA LMA EPD MinoltaL MinoltaL EPD pH pH EPD 75420001 7 1.57 -0.03 0.89 -0.01 6.05 0.03 21.80 0.07 5.70 0.00 67575005 7 1.48 -0.01 0.89 0.09 5.50 -0.17 20.70 -0.60 5.92 0.09 31571006 7 1.86 0.03 0.86 -0.04 4.84 -0.16 23.10 0.04 5.83 0.02 77681004 7 1.62 -0.01 1.07 0.02 5.85 -0.04 18.70 -0.65 5.79 0.07 117093006 8 1.50 -0.05 1.36 0.23 4.39 -0.74 22.90 1.12 5.71 -0.02 33400002 7 1.59 -0.08 1.09 -0.04 6.15 0.31 23.30 -0.57 5.81 0.02 66948003 7 1.61 -0.01 1.14 0.14 5.18 -0.44 22.90 0.71 5.65 -0.04 77681001 8 1.68 0.01 0.79 -0.06 5.98 -0.03 20.00 -0.39 5.76 0.07 0.00 30519004 8 2.11 0.16 0.94 -0.09 4.77 -0.15 24.80 0.47 5.71 103169001 8 1.90 0.06 1.26 0.09 5.57 -0.22 20.60 -0.49 5.90 0.09 49489003 7 1.67 0.03 1.06 0.10 4.87 -0.35 22.40 -0.10 5.83 0.03 30826003 7 1.88 0.06 0.98 -0.03 5.07 -0.10 22.50 0.37 5.94 0.02 97701008 7 1.55 0.00 1.23 0.12 4.89 -0.38 24.20 0.94 5.63 -0.02 0.03 0.94 -0.10 5.19 0.01 22.90 0.50 5.83 -0.01 25461001 5 1.85 48156001 6 1.96 0.10 0.85 0.04 5.13 -0.27 24.80 0.58 5.70 0.01 67232001 7 1.66 0.01 0.82 -0.04 7.13 0.48 22.90 0.53 5.59 -0.05 70602003 8 1.73 0.04 1.26 0.14 5.03 -0.47 24.00 1.05 5.64 0.00 63099002 7 1.66 -0.02 0.70 -0.13 6.94 0.55 23.00 -0.02 5.90 0.03 78481005 8 1.69 0.01 0.94 -0.04 5.59 -0.06 21.10 -0.23 5.79 0.04 2014 Progeny Test Berkshire EPD's - sorted by Instron RegNo Progeny ADG ADG EPD BF10 BF10 EPD LMA LMA EPD MinoltaL MinoltaL EPD pH pH EPD 67575005 7 1.48 -0.01 0.89 0.09 5.50 -0.17 20.70 -0.60 5.92 0.09 77681004 7 1.62 -0.01 1.07 0.02 5.85 -0.04 18.70 -0.65 5.79 0.07 33400002 7 1.59 -0.08 1.09 -0.04 6.15 0.31 23.30 -0.57 5.81 0.02 77681001 8 1.68 0.01 0.79 -0.06 5.98 -0.03 20.00 -0.39 5.76 0.07 103169001 8 1.90 0.06 1.26 0.09 5.57 -0.22 20.60 -0.49 5.90 0.09 30826003 7 1.88 0.06 0.98 -0.03 5.07 -0.10 22.50 0.37 5.94 0.02 0.03 0.94 -0.10 5.19 0.01 22.90 0.50 5.83 -0.01 25461001 5 1.85 67232001 7 1.66 0.01 0.82 -0.04 7.13 0.48 22.90 0.53 5.59 -0.05 63099002 7 1.66 -0.02 0.70 -0.13 6.94 0.55 23.00 -0.02 5.90 0.03 78481005 8 1.69 0.01 0.94 -0.04 5.59 -0.06 21.10 -0.23 5.79 0.04

-0.02 -0.03 0.02 -0.03

RegNo Progeny ADG ADG EPD 109160001 15 1.47 -0.05 28507006 8 1.66 -0.05 RegNo Progeny ADG ADG EPD 28242001 8 1.55 -0.10 68314001 78 1.57 -0.06 116671010 1.78 0.02 40754001 87 1.68 -0.05 35096006 1.74 -0.01 21952003 48 1.70 -0.02 95826005 1.68 -0.04 26452010 8 1.94 0.07 70566001 8 1.30 -0.17 67575005 7 1.48 -0.01 77569009 7 1.71 0.01 25773002 68 1.60 -0.09 38276003 1.66 -0.06 103169001 8 1.90 0.06 109761003 7 1.68 0.05 109761003 78 1.68 0.05 65770004 1.75 0.03 29112004 7 2.03 0.10 90760002 8 1.61 -0.03

1.66 1.68 1.73 1.53

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A true family project

N A M T R A H

by Jack Wall

Sayre, Okla.

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ED FAM T T O P S

ILY STORY

Joni, Greg and Halle Hartman

A

JUNE-JULY 2015

lot of things have changed in the Hartman pig pens, near Sayre, Okla., since the family’s first entry into the swine world. Parents, Herbert and Glenna Hartman, like most adults in the 1930s, and 40s, had a hard time making ends meet. It took a lot of innovation, work and time management to be successful in that era. And looking at where agriculture is today, this statement still holds true. BREEDERS DIGEST

During their youth and teenage years, Herbert and Glenna’s children, Glenn, Greg and Laura were taught at a young age to work hard and they played essential roles assisting the family through some tough financial times. In addition to the farm, the family opened a general store where items such as eggs, milk, locker hogs and general house-hold items and food


Hartman success in the swine industry. In fact, the 1995 Oklahoma Youth Expo Reserve Grand Barrow, a Spot, bred by the Hartmans, should probably be credited to Joni. She saw a Brian Lake boar from Pennsylvania she liked when studying pedigrees and convinced Greg he needed to utilize that boar. Success followed. A familiar exhibitor in junior show rings across The start of a true passion for Spotted hogs for Oklahoma, daughter Greg Hartman. Halle joined the Hartman family on April 15, 1999. She will be a sophomore this fall at Sentinel High School. Halle has proven her talents with numerous showmanship, skillathon and championship honors to her credit. Undoubtedly, there will be more such honors in her future. In 2002, the Hartmans moved home to Sayre, Okla., as Greg accepted the OSU Extension Educator position. This is a very diversified position Showing hogs is still a family affair for Halle, Joni as horticulture, trees, and Greg. livestock, bees, pasture management and crops all get plenty of attention in their county of 22,000 homes. The current approximate number of livestock and acres at Hartman Farms is 20 sows, 120 cow-calf pairs, 100 acres of wheat and 100 acres of grass. Joni is head of the management team of this enterprise and Greg and Halle offer great assistance when time allows. The emphasis in the Spotted breed and success within the breed started to really accelerate in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Greg Hartman—the early years. Lots of champions all over the country have come as the result of Greg and Joni’s diligent efforts and team work. The following is just a partial list of their major success stories: 1998 National Barrow Show® Champion Gilt, 1998 Summer Type continued on next page Conference Reserve Champion t

groups were carried. It was part of the Hartman family’s daily chores’ list to mix feed for the hogs and complete the routine farm chores to survive and aide support to the farm and the general store. Glenn and Greg were active in school with both playing football and basketball and also being active in 4-H and FFA. Greg was president of the local 4-H club, FFA president for two years and earned his state and national FFA degrees while attending Sayre High School. The Hartman’s first experience with purebred livestock was in 1975 when they selected foundation females from Willard Brownsworth at Okeene, Okla. The Hartman boys each had success in the show and sale rings in the late ‘70s and ‘80s. However, their true appreciation for purebreds and purebred genetics would come a little later. After high school, Greg headed off to Oklahoma State University (OSU) in Stillwater where he received a degree in agriculture education. During his stay in Stillwater, he also met a young lady from west Texas—who a good number of years later would become his wife. Joni’s brother and sister in law were also students at OSU and they told Greg he should ask Joni for a date. It took eight years and a meeting at church but eventually their courtship become a reality. Greg’s first ag education employment was in Fairview, Okla., and he served that school for one year and then moved to Weatherford for 15 years. Greg and Joni were married on July 1, 1995, and a new passion for genetics, pedigrees and livestock improvement were part of the package. Joni was a West Texas A&M graduate in animal science and general agriculture. She brought to the marriage a working knowledge of pedigree importance as well as the understanding of studying phenotype and how it relates to function and breed improvement. According to Greg, Joni’s work experiences in the Mike Mimms cow herd and studying pictures and the herd’s progress were keys to early

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Gilt, 1999 Fall Classic Reserve Champion Gilt, 2000 Southwest Type Conference Champion Gilt, 2004 and 2005 Indiana State Fair Reserve Spot Boars, 2004 World Pork Expo Champion Spot Boar, and 2005 Southwest Type Conference Champion Gilt. Most recently, the Hartmans have bred and shown the 2008 Southwest Type Conference Champion Boar, 2010 Southwest Type Conference Champion Gilt, 2010 Fall Classic Reserve Champion Boar, 2011 Indiana State Fair Champion Gilt, and 2014 Fall Classic Champion Gilt. Lots of Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and other state and county fair champions originated at Hartman Farms. The Spotted hogs that the Hartmans note as having a memorable impression on their herd were NBS Southwest, SBP Dolly 28-6, Home Brew, GLH Double Stuff, and GLH Rampage. Greg and Joni both realize that their success in life, family and the livestock world is because of members and leaders they have had along the way. They know that volunteering and assisting people in all walks of life are part of making the world a better place. Working hard and working together as a family unit will always be part of the “Hartman way.” Memberships in the Sayre Church of Christ, Certified Pedigreed Swine, American Berkshire Association, National Swine Registry, Team Purebred, American Angus Association and Miniature Hereford Association are essential to their work and daily lives.

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1998 National Barrow Show Champion Spotted Gilt, bred by Hartmans. Greg discussing Poland hogs as he judged the 2008 Southwest Type Conference.

1998 Southwest Type Conference Reserve Champion Gilt, by OSF Pietrain 50-3 x NBS Southwest 33-7. Greg and Joni collecting one of many show awards over the years.

NBS Southwest, a 1990 model who was a true generator.

The 2005 State Fair of Texas Champion Spotted Barrow, bred by Hartmans and shown by the Lamb family.

Joni, as mentioned before, is the primary livestock manager at the farm and also serves as a part-time church secretary. Greg has served multiple times on the National Spotted Swine Board of Directors and has served as president of this association. He currently is serving as an adult advisor on the Team Purebred Advisory Board and consults with the Farm Service Agency. As you can tell from the preceding comments, Greg, Joni and Halle keep extremely busy. They do enjoy showing pigs, snow skiing, livestock and meats judging, working with youth at church and spending time with family. BREEDERS DIGEST

Boaz, the 2010 Oklahoma Youth Expo 2nd Place Heavyweight Barrow and 4th in the Premium Sale and Reserve Champion at the Southeast District.

Supreme Champion at the 2011 Team Purebred Southwest Regional, Oklahoma State Fair and Tulsa State Fair.


We all have those certain individuals who we trust and confide in for knowledge and assistance and those who help guide us to a better future. For Greg, his father, Herbert, who passed away in 2012, would definitely be at the top of this list. He taught Greg about hard work, responsibility, honesty, and how to care for the land, livestock and his family with pride. Craig Olson, Iowa, and Tom Farrer, Ind., have also left lasting impressions on Greg for their passion for the Spotted breed, knowledge of the industry and willingness to take a chance to make a difference. Greg, Joni and Halle want to be noted as some of the most honest people in the business, raising honest hogs that work well for the new owners. Halle’s goal is to walk behind a home-raised Spotted barrow or gilt and win grand overall. Watch for this achievement to be met. I have known the Hartmans for most of my adult life. I have a great respect for this family for their tireless efforts to make a better purebred hog, to make a better youth industry and to insure the integrity of the industry and purebred pedigree as best as possible. They take real pride in their hard work, pride in family togetherness and their team work is truly a refreshing sight to witness. It is truly an honor to call Hartman Farms Spotted hog breeders and strong advocates for Team Purebred and CPS activities. Thanks to the Hartmans for allowing us to feature their family in this issue. We wish them the best of luck in the years ahead and I do truly like the Oklahoma Dr. Pepper’s the Hartmans bring me.

2004 World Pork Expo Champion Boar, sired by Blind Luck and sold to Top Cut Genetics. Halle’s 2008 Team Purebred National Junior Show Champion Bred & Owned Spotted Barrow

2009 Oklahoma Youth Expo Reserve Champion Spotted Barrow, shown by Halle.

2013 Team Purebred Champion Spot and Reserve Grand Overall

Baby Delilah, a Rampage x Delilah and champion Spot gilt at the 2011 Indiana State Fair that sold for $4,400.

2005 Tulsa State Fair Champion Spotted Barrow, bred by Hartmans and shown by the Goss family. Ames, the 2010 State Fair of Texas Reserve Champion Spotted Barrow, bred by Hartmans and shown by Walker Wyatt.

2004 Indiana State Fair Reserve Champion Boar, sired by One Giant Step. 2005 Indiana State Fair Reserve Champion Spotted Boar, sired by Hot Spot 7-5.

2014 Oklahoma Youth Expo Champion Spot Barrow, shown by the Wilkerson family. BREEDERS DIGEST

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Keep the lights on at the fairgrounds That exciting time in the show pig world lies just ahead. Once we hit the World Pork Expo, the show season is in full swing. Let me ask you a question: How much time do you spend thinking about what pig producers of all sizes have in common? Trent Loos I am talking about www.loostales.com comparing those of you that buy a couple of pigs for the summer show season right up next to the largest pork production facilities in the nation. Big or small, confined or outdoors, the thing we all have in common at the end of the day is that we are producing a much needed commodity that is essential for human health. Even though our short-term goal may be a banner or a plaque, show pigs are produced eventually for consumption—just like the pigs in the commercial operations. I can’t emphasize enough that we must keep this fact in the back of our mind as we breed, feed, show and sell these animals. If the USDA numbers are correct, in 2015 we will produce the second highest total number of market hogs in any year since the record-setter in 2008—just short of 115 million head. Keep in mind that after the shortage of pigs in 2014 (due to PEDv), the carcass weights at harvest have increased by 10 lbs. per head meaning that we will have a lot more pork in the market place than we did just one year ago. While that may sound like a big pile of pork, keep in mind that China, the world’s largest pork producing country, will market 450 million pigs this year. In addition, China now owns 33% of the U.S. pork production and consumes 20% of the pork produced here in the U.S. Were you aware that China had such a big influence on U.S. pork production? I want to walk through a quick economics lesson

in pork production because at the end of the day we are all driven by the consumptive use of the products we produce. We need to realize and take responsibility for the fact that, as livestock exhibitors, we do affect the quantity and quality of pork that is available to our consumers. We need to fully understand what that means and be willing to guarantee consumers that our products are safe and healthy for their family to consume. As we charge into the show season, we should all brush up on how pork can be a vital part of the diet. In 1965, American consumers ate 51 lbs. of pork per year and the trend has declined ever since. In fact, we have hovered around 45 lbs./year since 1976. It’s time we turn these numbers around and get them heading in the right direction. We need to be able to talk to people about how pork is good for them. The main reason we should consume pork is that meat is brain food. Science clearly shows that youth who consume meat every day score higher on cognition tests. In fact, researcher Lindsay Allen from the University of California-Davis went so far as to say that it should be considered unethical to raise your kids without meat. Allen conducted long-term studies in Africa that compared children with access to meat and those without. The results were clear— kids need meat for brain health! Pigs also provide thousands of valuable by-products like leather, crayons, paintbrushes and cosmetics and life-saving pharmaceuticals such as skin for grafts, heart valves, sutures and burn dressings. These are things swine exhibitors and consumers need to realize. We don’t just kill the pigs—we utilize “everything but the oink” for the betterment of human lives. If your young showman doesn’t feel comfortable thinking about the fact that the animal they have dedicated so much time and effort to is going to be harvested for food and life-saving pharmaceuticals, this is a perfect time to have that discussion with them about the cycle of life.

“We need to realize and take responsibility for the fact that, as livestock exhibitors, we do affect the quantity and quality of pork that is available to our consumers.”

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While we can’t analyze what every pig in the show ring has eaten or been subjected to, we know there are “bad apples” in the bunch. If there weren’t, we wouldn’t have animals disqualified after shows based on carcass findings. If you are one of those people, you, more than anyone else, need to stop and think about not only what you are teaching your kids but what you are doing to harm the reputation of EVERYONE in the swine industry and especially those who compete honestly in the show ring. We cannot afford to further erode consumer confidence in order to take home a banner. We can no longer jeopardize the safety and quality of the pork served on one single table just to get a photo in front of the banner.

If the lights were to go out on the fairgrounds and there were no more shows, are you confident that everything you do in your operation ensures that you are raising pork that American consumers can trust and enjoy? Let’s shed some light on that and make sure we can all answer with an honest, positive response! Trent Loos is an agriculutre advocate, radio personality and livestock producer from Litchfield, Neb.

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Home of MLS Berkshires

MLS Mr Mom Most of our summer litters will be sired by Mr Mom. We plan to exhibit a boar and two gilts by Mr Mom at the Indiana State Fair on August 20.

MLS Mr Mom Mr Mom sires excellent breed character and color.

Thank you for a very good pig sale in March. 57 head offered • 55 head sold • $417 avg. $22,950 Gross • ALL BERKSHIRES!!!

Merrill & Linda

Sire: Shoot to Thrill -- the breed’s record-selling boar Dam: Littermate to MLS Power Up at SGI Power Up was the 2011 NBS® Champion Boar • Dam was out of a litter of 14 weaned • Dam has our herd’s highest SPI (110.5) • Dam was sired by Stimulator x Making History

His first pigs were born in January and they were very popular in our spring pig sale.

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BIG SEXY More than just a catchy name! This is a true breeding boar! Semen Available

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A full brother to Tango, Happy Endings and Sweet Feet! Since this one hit the ground, he was destined for the herd boar pen. BIG SEXY has all of the attributes we want in a breeding boar, starting with his extreme width of chest, impeccable balance, foot size, rib shape, muscle mass, heaviness of structure and near perfect feet and legs. BIG SEXY will breed many of our elite females. Like us on Facebook

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www.teampurebred.com

National Junior Show Reminders 1. To exhibit a Duroc, Hampshire, Landrace, or Yorkshire barrow at the 2015 Team Purebred National Junior Show you must exhibit a Team Purebred animal (barrow or gilt). Hereford and Tamworth barrows or gilts are considered Team Purebred animals. One Team Purebred barrow or gilt must be exhibited for each Duroc, Hampshire, Landrace, or Yorkshire barrow. 2. At the Swine Issues Contest during the National Junior Show, senior members will be assigned appointment times. The contest will be held Wednesday morning, in the sheep barn. Further information will be coming from Team Purebred, once entries are made. Participants will be judged on delivery (30%), appearance and professionalism (30%), and content (40%). 3. The Skillathon at the National Junior Show will once again be a test format in 2015. Exhibitors will have between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Thursday to take the test in the sheep barn. This format works well into an already busy day and requires fewer volunteers, while still accomplishing the educational objective. 4. Photo contest rules will be strictly adhered to. Refer to the National Junior Show rules. 5. A complete list of rules can be found at www.teampurebred.com. 6. If exhibiting Berkshire gilts and barrows, they must have a negative stress status (HAL-1843* nm) denoted on the pedigree, under the pig’s name. There are no exceptions to this rule—you will NOT be permitted to exhibit the animal unless the stress test results are provided at check-in. Team Purebred P.L.u.S. Program The Team Purebred P.L.u.S. Program was instituted in 2011. This program is based solely on participation. At each sponsored event, Team Purebred members can qualify for chances to win a one year lease on a trailer provided by EBY Trailers. The 2014-15 program started last August at the 2014 Eastern Regional and will end at the 2015 National Junior Show. The program is very simple. At check-in for each Team Purebred event, members receive a ticket for each Team Purebred breed animal to be exhibited. It is the member’s responsibility to fill each ticket out and return it to Team Purebred. The more animals a member exhibits the more chances he/she has to win. Tickets will also be given to members for each of the following contests they participate in: showmanship, skillathon, judging and the swine issues contest at the National Junior Show. 2015 Calendar of Events June 23-26 • National Junior Show, Springfield, Ill. Farrowing dates – December 1, 2014, and after

September 4-6 • Eastern Regional, Timonium, Md. Farrowing dates – January 1, 2015, and after

September 11-12 • Junior Barrow Classic, Austin, Minn. Farrowing dates – February 1, 2015, and after October 24-26 • American Royal, Kansas City, Mo. Farrowing dates – February 1, 2015, and after

November 7-9 • North American International Livestock Exposition, Louisville, Ky. Farrowing dates – Market hogs, recommended March 1, 2015, and after Make the association’s website your go-to-place for current news about Team Purebred:

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Berkshire, Chester White, Poland China, and Spotted Junior Organization Director of Junior Activities & Director of Development: Hope Coffey Team Purebred 2383 Valley Creek Road Elizabethtown, KY 42701 Phone (270) 765-1937 E-mail: teampurebred@teampurebred.com Website: www.teampurebred.com Board of Directors — Austin Lane, Iowa - President Nate McConnell, Wis. - Vice President Madison Langemeier, Texas - Secretary Kristi Smith, Ill. Joe Wehner, Kan. Ben Veum, Wis. Austin Pueschel, Mich. Caisey DeOrnellas, Ill. Dylan Sigrest, Ill. Adult Advisory Board — Dan Naughton, Ill. - President Shane Butcher, Ill. - Vice President Sara Wall, Ill. - Secretary/Treasurer Greg Hartman, Okla. Rhonda Armstrong, Ill. Dale Richey, Ill. Jesse Birkenholtz, Mo. Matt Miller, Ill. Grant Norman, Ill. Lyle Dorjahn, Ill. Luke Montgomery, Mo. Non-voting members: Amy Smith, Jack Wall, Jeff Morris Team Purebred Mission To provide educational and career opportunities through competition and fellowship in order to develop leadership skills and integrity in young people interested in Berkshire, Chester White, Poland China and Spotted swine.

Over 3,000 juniors from 46 states across the nation are members of Team Purebred. Team Purebred offers opportunities to members ages 21 and under through national and regional junior shows, leadership events, and educational contests.

Become a Member By just completing a membership application, you can become a member of the fastest-growing youth livestock organization in the nation. Sign up ONCE and you are a member of Team Purebred for life at no charge! Deluxe Membership: $25 Fee (Subscription to Breeders Digest INCLUDED) Note: Breeders Digest is the bi-monthly official publication of the American Berkshire Association, Chester White Swine Registry, Poland China Record Association and National Spotted Swine Record Association

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You just might need us now! In the search for as much power and mass as possible, lots of people have gotten in trouble with structure, soundness and productivity. Not here in Minco, Oklahoma. It’s all good and all real at my farm. I may not take great pictures of our boars but we do take breeding superior Chester Whites as a challenge and a profession. We are confident that Miller herd sires can help you today! Call for semen availability on these herd boars!

Impressive – Direct Hit x Perfect Timing This Direct Hit x Perfect Timing son was purchased at the 2012 SWTC and won his class. I am not so sure there has been any boar since Impressive that has combined this much structure, flexibility, true muscle, growth and performance as this guy. More importantly, he has done an awesome job for me and continues to be a cornerstone for me through his winning barrows and gilts and outstanding daughters. He is IMPRESSIVE!

Tankaska – Big x Boone In 50 years of breeding Chester White hogs, Tankaska (means Great White in Lakota Indian language) has been the most popular boar I have ever worked with. It might be because his pigs are bigger, stouter, faster growing with muscle and soundness or it might be because he is so consistent in siring elite boars and gilts or it might be because his pigs are flat good. In my opinion, it is definitely a combination of it all. TANKASKA is the real deal!

Bull – Impressive x Boone This one may be better than all of them! I love his flexibility, massive hip, length of front, big feet, huge forearm, and outstanding disposition. The Bull pigs could take my herd to a new level of success. If Chester White breeders are really interested in making hogs sounder, more flexible and still possess rump thickness, rib and power, then call on the BULL! And I know that using a screen shot of a video I took on my cell phone doesn’t do this one justice.

Cochise – Tankaska x Boone I know, I know, this is a blurry picture but watch out. This one carries as much genetic punch as any I have and the body dimension in Cochise is as good as any boar I have recently worked with. Additionally, he has sired as many winning barrows and gilts as any boar in stud and is backed by some great females and genetics. If you love muscle, cubic inches and true power from any angle, try COSHISE. He is way good!

Call me – I can help!

WADE MILLER

29102 CR 1190 Minco, OK 73059-9638 (405) 966-2546 n (405) 201-4030

I appreciate our many loyal show pig and semen customers and I will do my best to make 2015 even better. I also have semen available on the following: Robo (Lion King x Big) a full brother to Red Rooster Comanche (Tankeska x Dynamite) Boone (Ronnie x Turbo) Big Eight (Tankeska x Boone) NCHAA (Big x Boone) BREEDERS DIGEST

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Sells Friday evening, June 26, 2015 In Springfield, Illinois, at the National Junior Show & Summer Type Conference Selling a truly elite daughter of KASS3 King Kong 28-4 (owned by Triple B Sires), the $16,000 STC son of JBFB Superfly x Different Strokes.

King Kong

King Kong was the popular boar from the 2014 Summer Type Conference that was easily Brice’s choice because he was the heaviest boned boar of the show, was tall fronted and great designed. King Kong has done an outstanding job for Brice and will be loudly heard from in the years to come.

Possible 2015 Foundation Female Candidates 15-5

The dam is a littermate to the 2013 National Barrow Show® Champion Boar. This boar dominated the show for bone, width and power and did so in a tall fronted and bigger framed package. 15-5 is well balanced and flawless in her design. She is tall fronted and long and extended through her front end, great on her feet and legs with lots of bone and skeletal width. This is truly a King Kong daughter bred for the future.

28-3

The dam is a Gunslinger daughter who is a 50 litter sow that is a littermate to many champions and influential sows across the country, including the reserve champion boar at the World Pork Expo, the second top-selling boar at the Summer Type Conference that sold to Swine Genetics International, Ltd. (Gunsmoke) and two additional littermates also stand at SGI. Another popular littermate boar sold to Southern Gold Sires and possibly the best boar of the litter was champion at the Iowa State Fair. Powerful females out of this 50 litter sold to Schafer Stock Farm, Ill., and Marty Hultman, Ill., and of course the dam of this 28-3 female. 28-3 is a very attractive in her design and square built with good shape and stoutness.

32-8

The mother of 32-8 was the best Cadillac daughter Brice kept out of an outstanding set from last summer. Her littermates were the features of Brice’s 2014 show string. 32-8 is stout and square built. She is barrow sized and out of an outstanding litter that will be heard from throughout the summer. The top-selling lot from Brice’s spring sale and best barrow of the crop was out of this litter.

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Donated by Brice Conover Baxter, Iowa “It is a complete honor to be asked by Team Purebred to donate a Berkshire open gilt for the 2015 Summer Foundation Female. I promise to bring an ‘elite female’ but will decide at a later date which of these three possible candidates will best represent my program. All three of the gilts come from proven and consistent genetic lines that have more than paid their way at Baxter, Iowa.” —Brice Conover

A sincere thank you to Brice Conover for accepting the challenge and graciously donating one of his elite King Kong daughters from his deep 2015 spring crop. Knowing the importance of Team Purebred, realizing the popularity of Berkshire hogs and willing to give back to an industry that Brice and the Conover family have left a lasting impression in is certainly noteworthy and historic. Thanks, Brice, for stepping forward and donating one of your best to Team Purebred. For additional information, please contact: Brice Conover (515) 979-3890 Team Purebred Director of Junior Activities and Director of Development Hope Coffey (502) 528-7478 Amy Smith (765) 926-9102 Jeff Morris (608) 346-9561 Jack Wall (309) 945-3312


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MICHIGAN

Berkshire Association President: Larry Stanley Vice President: Merrill Smith Secretary/Treasurer: Mark & Tina Goodnight

— 2015 Indiana State Fair — 4-H Show - Friday, August 7 Open Show & Sale - Thursday, August 20 Judge: Tom Farrer For lowest entry fees, entries are due June 1 and can be made online at www.indianastatefair.com

1. Beck and Neal (B&N) 5290 W St. Rd. 28, Frankfort, IN 46041 (765) 242-9542 - Matt Neal (317) 626-2528 - Adam Beck 2. Mark Bontrager (BBS) 23168 CR 56, Nappanee, IN 46550 (574) 773-3041 3. Mike Gentry & Family (SGSP / MLG) 1855 N 600 W, Lebanon, IN 46052 (317) 690-0820 4. Golden Dawn Farm (GDF) Brent Stoten & Family 7398 N 550 W, Carthage, IN 46115 (765) 565-6312 5. Goodnight Berkshires (MTG) Mark & Tina Goodnight 5222 W. Co. Rd. 200 N., Frankfort, IN 46041 (765) 296-5999 - Mark (219) 869-0393 - Tracy 6. Goodnight & Limes (TGRL) Tracie Goodnight Egger 8246 W 200 S, Delphi, IN 46923 (219) 869-0393 - Tracie cell (765) 564-4520 - Tracie home (419) 349-8200 - Rod Limes 7. Rick Harlow (OCB) 2400 N 400 E, Lafayette, IN 47905 (765) 491-3371 86 

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8. Hoevener Farms (MBHF) Mike & Brittany 206 E State Rd. 258, Seymour, IN 47274 (812) 521-4012 9. Knobloch Family Berks (GNK) 6658 N 1200 E, Wolcott, IN 47995 (765) 588-4201; (765) 421-2386 10. Laird Premium Blend Genetics (TWL) 8947 W Amphitheater Rd., Arlington, IN 46104 (317) 402-3742; (855) 724-7447 11. Nick & Neal Mauck (NNMS) 5101 W Co. Rd. 800 N, Gaston, IN 47342 (765) 744-0777 - Nick; (765) 748-2126 - Neal 12. McCarthy & Wells Showpigs 381 S Co. Rd. 250 W, Danville, IN 46122 (317) 563-2949 - Travis McCarthy (317) 828-9070 - Ethan Wells (317) 223-1618 - Don Wells 13. Myers Family Berkshires (ADJ) David, Jami, Alyva Myers 13777 N Co. Rd. 800 E, Albany, IN 47320 (765) 212-8601 14. Ritter Family Berkshires (2REV) Matt, Megan, Jackson & Cole 697 W 950 N, Fortville, IN 46040 (317) 485-0113

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Elizabeth Stanley 15. Shamrock Farms (ARIE) Arick Landis 16671 N 600 W, Gaston, IN 47342 (765) 748-8295 16. Merrill & Linda Smith (MLS) 1927 S. US Hwy. 421, Greensburg, IN 47240 (812) 525-1769 17. Larry Stanley & Family (LSF) 36 S. County Rd. 900 E., Coatesville, IN 46121 (317) 902-7544 18. Wabash Valley Berkshires (WVB / KSWV) 1552 S. 450 E., Avon, IN 46123 (217) 279-3584 - Ken (317) 745-7270 - John 19. White’s Showpigs (JWL) Larry & Janet White, Nathan Day 6203 S Greensboro Pike, Knightstown, IN 46148 (765) 624-8635 - Larry (317) 607-3320 - Nathan 20. Albright Swine Farms (ASF) Pat & Doug Albright 965 Flint Rd., Coldwater, MI 49036-9071 (989) 429-5215 - Pat (517) 416-5781 - Doug


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1 Barker Family Farms

5510 Co. Rd. 130, Edison, OH 43320

(419) 946-2469 - home bakerfarms@redbird.net (419) 768-4382 - cell

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2 Brown Family Show Pigs

8801 Lock Two Rd., Botkins, OH 45306

(937) 693-2391 - home brownfamilyshowpigs@netzero.com (419) 235-7611 - Bill

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3 Campbell Bros.

17790 SR 339, Waterford, OH 45786

(740) 984-8769 - home (740) 434-3251 - Joe campbellgenetics@gmail.com (740) 434-3252 - Brady

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252 S. Elmwood Ave., Medina, OH 44256

(330) 591-7271

Clint High Farms/ 5 Geer & Kenney & Smith Families

10700 SR 73, New Vienna, OH 45159

(937) 218-1353 - Don (937) 302-0785 - Steve geermccn@hotmail.com (740) 505-8845 - Kasey

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6 Cook Farm

11681 US Rt. 50, Hillsboro, OH 45133

(937) 365-1342

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7 Fenton Brothers

22050 Fenton Rd., St. Rt. 136, Winchester, OH 45697 (937) 695-0697 - Tom

8 Bob Folck Show Pigs

6843 State Rt. 54, Mechanicsburg, OH 43044

(937) 869-2240

bob@bobfolckshowpigs.com

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9 Jonathan Giesige

12-923 Rd. Y, New Bavaria, OH 43548

(419) 980-0473

jjgiesige@yahoo.com

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17701 Hauss Rd., Wapakoneta, OH 45895

(419) 230-6956 - John

jchager@watchtv.net

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11411 Sidney-Freyburg Rd., Sidney, OH 45365

(937) 394-8441 - home (937) 538-0346 - Sue howellfm@watchtv.net (937) 538-6902 - Nick

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12 Dan Huff & Family

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

(740) 335-6397 (740) 505-4849 - cell

jhuff6397@gmail.com

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13 Rod Limes Family Farms

15228 Cross Creek Rd., Bowling Green, OH 43402

(419) 349-8200 - Rod (419) 344-2716 - Erin (419) 575-5999 - Emily

Rod_Limes@andersonsinc.com

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14 McWhinney Show Pigs

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

(937) 545-8440 - Sharon smcgmblr@embarqmail.com

15 Mikesell Show Pigs

1717 Rush Rd., New Madison, OH 45346

(937) 459-7544 - cell

d.mikesell@yahoo.com

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16 Paul Morrison & Family

2802 Weaver Station Rd., New Madison, OH 45346

10 Hager Spots Farm 11

Howell Brothers Sue & Nick Howell

choward22@aol.com

sylvandale@gmail.com

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(937) 459-0389

paulnwmdsn@aol.com

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17 Ohio Chester White Assn. 333 N. Co. Rd. 15, Ada, OH 45810

(419) 233-5100

b.scottchester@gmail.com

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Northwest Ohio 18 Genetics

333 N. Co. Rd. 15, Ada, OH 45810

(419) 233-5100 - Bret

b.scottchester@gmail.com

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

(740) 606-0031 – day (740) 636-8465 – night

thenyes@ohiohill.com

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20 Dennis & Kayla Overstake 5551 Franklin Rd., Hillsboro, OH 45133

(937) 288-9867

cakeface_34@yahoo.com

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21 Parks Livestock

1181 St. Rt. 350, Wilmington, OH 45177

(937) 382-3918

parkslivestock@hotmail.com

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22 Pierce, Whitesell & O’Dell

9681 W. Markley Rd., Laura, OH 45337

(937) 546-5364 - Ron

REPierce@brigh.net

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23 Jeff Wippel & Family

15085 London Rd., Orient, OH 43146

(740) 869-2016

oink.berk@gmail.com

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19 L. Tony Nye

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Ohio State Fair Columbus, Ohio

July 30-31 Out-of-state consignors welcome. OPEN SHOW SCHEDULE Thursday, July 30 Herefords – 8 a.m. • Tamworths – 9 a.m. Friday, July 31 Berkshires – 8 a.m. – Matt Miller, judge Chesters – 8 a.m. – Kirk Miller, judge Polands – 9:30 a.m. – Matt Miller, judge Spots – 9:30 a.m. – Kirk Miller, judge LUNCH – 11 a.m.

SALE – Friday, July 31 Approximately 1 hour after the completion of the shows. All Berkshires, Chesters, Polands and Spots released immediately after the sales.

All Berkshire, Chester, Poland and Spot champions and reserves and 1st, 2nd & 3rd placing gilts and 1st and 2nd placing boars MUST SELL! Herefords and Tamworths have the option to sell.

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JUNIOR SHOW SCHEDULE Thursday, July 30 Chesters – 11 a.m. • Polands – 11 a.m. Spots – 1 p.m. • Berks – 3:30 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 Sherry or Steve.

Sherry Wippel (740) 412-8193 Steve Mapes, Milford Center, OH (937) 349-8845 - home; (937) 645-9826 - cell BREEDERS DIGEST

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Word of Mouth

MDI Medic 9-11

RS3 Henry 121-2

In a time when information travels at break-neck speed via the Internet, and of course everything on the Internet is “true.” Not having a website, “word of mouth” still works best for me. I’ve sold breeding stock to Amish farmers in nine states. Most of these farmers are producers for niche markets. I’ve been told about a gentleman who has told them to buy their stock from me. I don’t believe I’ve ever met him, but he has seen my pigs. A new customer from California told me that he heard three recommendations about my herd. He was looking for good quality, production animals for a niche market. A source he respected had me at the top of the list. A breeder in his area who couldn’t fill the order said “he’s got some of the best in the country.” When he was visiting with an organic farm in Iowa (a past customer of mine) and told him he was getting his stock from me, that farmer said, “You can’t go wrong there.” You can’t buy better advertising than that! Over 75% of our sales are to repeat customers. In the past year it has been an honor to sell breeding stock to the following, long-time established herds and studs. Thanks to Swine Genetics, Int. for buying the 12th and 13th Chester boars I’ve raised. More Chester boars, and maybe more boars of any breed, that they’ve purchased from one producer. Twin Oaks Farm selected my World Pork Expo boar and Rodney Ummel took home my National Barrow Show® boar entry. My Fall Classic boar sold to Sister Creek Farm and Kerby Knaupp. It was pretty cool to have Will Winter and a side kick drive over 1,000 miles from Texas to buy three Chester gilts and a really good 90 lb. Chester boar. They found him in a pen of 25 on total slats. They also took back a little Chester barrow for a friend. And thanks to my old friend, Steve Ernst, for driving 900 miles from Maryland to get five Chester boars and seven crossbred gilts. It was the seventh time he has gotten breeding stock from me. A huge thank you to all of you!!! I might get a website—some day.

RS4 Mr Chester 79-2

Medic—Sired by Uno, he was more than one person’s favorite at the 2013 World Pork Expo. Figures of 245 lbs., .56 BF, 9.1 LEA, 1.52 WDA. Out of a gilt litter of 11 weaned, he is housed at North Iowa Boar Semen. Henry 121-2—Sold to Twin Oaks Farm at the 2014 World Pork Expo. Figures of 325 lbs., .81 BF, 9.4 LEA, 1.59 WDA. In my opinion, he was the soundest, most functional boar in the Chester White show.

Randy & Becky

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Mr. Chester 79-2—Sold to Sister Creek Farm and Kerby Knaupp at the 2014 Fall Classic. Figures of 383 lbs., 1.0 BF, 9.8 LEA, 1.72 WDA, 102 SPI. Sired by the 9-year-old boar, Mr. Chester, and he came out of a pen of 25 boars by that boar. All 25 sold as breeding stock. None of them got injured or went unsound and had to be sold as a cull. From that group, 22 gilts were retained and every one of them showed obvious estrus and settled with the first two weaning 13 and 11. What a group of brood sows. Our Chesters, Durocs, Yorks and 15/16 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.

CHESTER WHITE – THE MATERNAL MUSCLE QUALITY BREED BREEDERS DIGEST


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Pucker Up

Two Stroke x Cant Wait Stress Negative • $125/dose Pucker Up was the $6,000 top-selling boar from the 2014 Indiana State Fair. Appreciated for his extra mass and power, this guy has really impressed farm visitors this spring. Be watching for his first progeny at the Midwest state fairs this summer and at the National Barrow Show®.

Changin Lanes

Time Change x Off The Charts Stress Negative • $125/dose This boar has done more good for us over the last two years than we ever could have imagined. His track record in 2014 was extremely impressive. If you need extra bone with structural integrity, this guy needs to be used! His time is limited, so book semen now for your fall needs.

All three hung banners in 2014!

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Bob (217) 388-2419 - home; (217) 249-2419 - cell Kirk (217) 781-2419 - cell showpig78@hotmail.com • millerswinefarm.com BREEDERS DIGEST

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Southwest San Antonio Livestock Show Judge: John Staude, Okla.

Berkshire Gilts Class 1 1. Landry Rogers, Athens, TX 2. Sarah Jones, Conroe, TX 13-8 by JBFB2 Superfly 22-1 Class 2 1. Jami Mullis, Greenville, TX by NNMS3 Mr. Twister 31-2 2. Mallory Jones, Lavon, TX by NNMS3 Mr. Twister 31-2 Class 3 1. Tate Debord, Sunray, TX 74-7 by JBFB3 So Fly 6-3 2. Kamden Hutton, Weatherford, TX Class 4 1. Myrah Geter, Hico, TX 7-4 by KBFB2 Superfly 22-1 2. Callie Odom, Post, TX 7-7 by RWL3 GRUS Man of Steel 7-5 Class 5 Reserve Champion 1. Emily Barker, Whitesboro, TX 59-12 by TWL3 Shotgun Wedding 23-2 2. Shelby Henry, Crowell, TX 40-5 by TWL3 Shotgun Wedding 23-2 Class 6 Champion 1. Mason Delong, Fredericksburg, TX by TWL3 Shotgun Wedding 23-2 2. Tye Thompson, Farmersville, TX by TWL3 Shotgun Wedding 23-2

Chester White Gilts Class 1 Reserve Champion 1. Joshua William Longfellow by BLUB2 Dead End 12-2 2. Tori Ann Abner by TABB2 Bonecrusher 84-5 Class 2 1. Tye Noble Thompson by AG3 Lights Out 2-7 2. Ethan Floyd by AG2 Boomerang 90-1 Class 3 1. Cooper Ray Moore by MDK3 Smash Hit 9-1 2. Kelsi E. Kennon by TABB2 Bonecrusher 84-5 Class 4 Champion 1. Alexandra Lynn Ely by FWSP3 Trio 5-6 2. Tori Michelle Schwausch by TJY3 Big Wheel 27-3

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Poland China Gilts Class 1 Reserve Champion 1. Kross R. Kelso by TJP3 Big Hoss 15-6 2. Brianna G. Waterhouse by RSR3 Full Force 3-1 Class 2 Champion 1. Mackenzie Leigh Hardin by JRX2 PSSS Like No Other 3-4 2. Ethan Riley Geter by JRX2 PSSS Like No Other 3-4

Spotted Gilts Class 1 1. Cooper D. Jones by NBS2 Wide Stride 17-3 2. Clara Ann Steglich by CABI2 Why Not 22-1 Class 2 1. Jaxon Kade Blackerby by JMFS3 Sweet Feet 9-12 2. William Fredrick Golden by JMFS3 Sweet Feet 9-12 Class 3 Champion 1. Shelby Renae Henry by MTMM3 High Life 92-6 2. Morgan Elizabeth Sanders by LEVI3 Romantic Hispanic 2-4 Class 4 1. Makenleigh D. Jones by MTMM3 High Life 92-6 2. Addisen Nicole Rodriguez by JCOR2 Bullfrog 23-2 Class 5 1. Lindsey Celeste Pollok by MWH3 Megalodon 21-6 2. Rylie Cale Merritt by 1 Camo 25-2 Class 6 Reserve Champion 1. Jenson M. McTee by 3 Raise The Bar 3-9 2. Nathan Loyd Ham by JMO3 Roids 11-1

Houston Livestock Show Judge: Seth Swenson, Ill.

Berkshire Gilts Class 1 Reserve Champion 1. Sarah Jones, Conroe, TX 13-8 by JBFB2 Superfly 22-1 2. Karlee Brown, Nocona, TX 14-3 by NNMS3 Mr. Twister 31-2 BREEDERS DIGEST

Class 2 Champion 1. Kimberly Kinser, Deer Park, TX 7-6 by TWL3 Shotgun Wedding 23-2 2. Kamden Hutton, Weatherford, TX 2-4 by JBFB 2 Superfly 22-1 Class 3 1. Emily Barker, Whitesboro, TX 59-12 by TWL3 Shotgun Wedding 23-2 2. Sarah Jones, Conroe, TX 2-11 by JBFB2 Superfly 22-1

Chester White Gilts Reserve Champion Class 1 1. Micah Pyron by BLUB2 Dead End 12-2 2. Tristan Duck by BLUB2 Dead End 12-2 Class 2 Champion 1. Kelsie Kennon by TABB2 Bonecrusher 84-5 2. Nathaniel Acuff by DNN1 White Squall 2-3 Class 3 1. Charli Ann Olfers by W&LH3 On The Edge 28-10 2. Braden Tondre by 0 STand Back 31-7

Poland China Gilts Reserve Champion Class 1 1. Hallie-Jo Hohertz by TPH3 PBG Perfect Storm 2-5 2. Ethan Geter by JRX2 PSSS Like No Other 3-4 Class 2 Champion 1. Dakota Hankins by JRX2 PSSS Like No Other 3-4 2. Savannah Bautsch by RSR3 Full Force 3-1 Class 3 1. Alexandra Ely by FWSP3 Trio 5-6 2. Mason DuBois by VBE2 Centre 6-9

Spotted Gilts Class 1 1. Coral Estes by NFG3 Worth The Wait 10-6 2. Cale Merritt by 1 Camo 25-2 Class 2 1. Mayson Schulze by ARK2 Loud & Clear 15-3 2. Addisen Rodriquez by JCOR2 Bullfrog 23-2


Class 3 1. Charli Ann Olfers by W&LH3 On The Edge 28-10 2. Braden Tondre by 0 STand Back 31-7 Class 4 Reserve Champion 1. Haylee Howell by 3 Revolver 18-6 2. Clara Steglich by CAB12 Why Not 22-1 Class 5 Champion 1. Kenna Ferguson by MTMM2 Phone Home 61-5 2. Maison Bickerstaff by NBS2 Wide Stride 17-3

Oklahoma Youth Expo Purebred Judge: Mark Hoge

Berkshire Gilts Class 1 1. Colt Randall, Hollis, OK 10-9 by LEIF3 Gary Coleman 2-4 2. Saige Seibold, Cement, OK 10-7 by LEIF3 Gary Coleman 2-4 Class 2 Reserve Champion 1. Kloie Nation, Sapulpa, OK 5-6 by WTX3 Rocked Em All 50-2 2. Rozlynn Murrow, Alva, OK 2-4 by JBFB2 Superfly 22-1

Class 3 Champion 1. Taylor Wolff, Straud, OK 4-3 by JBFB2 Superfly 22-1 2. Carman Montgomery, Sapulpa, OK 2-6 by JBFB2 Superfly 22-1 Class 4 1. Logan Holt, Shattuck, OK 4-3 by THNM2 TCG Wanted 58-2 2. Austin Smith, Loco, OK 25-2 by MEL3 Flyby 1-2

Chester White Gilts Class 1 Reserve Champion 1. Hudson Long by TOF2 Dynamic Thor 5-3 2. Teigan Munson by BLUB2 Dead End 12-2 Class 2 Champion 1. McKenna Laminack by BLUB2 Dead End 12-2 2. Kayli Knickle by TABB2 Bonecrusher 84-5

Poland China Gilts Class 1 1. Michaela Passerella by RJM3 LVS Final Chapter 18-9 2. Gabby Manuel by JRX2 PSSS Like No Other 3-4

Class 2 Champion 1. Tony Hahn by JNH1 PSSS Nom Nom Nom 1-1 Reserve Champion 2. Maticen Kingfisher by TPH3 PBG Perfect Storm 2-5

Spotted Gilts Class 1 Reserve Champion 1. Kathryn Buckmaster by JMFS3 Tango 1-6 2. Hunter Hutchins by JMFS3 Tango 1-6 Class 2 1. Macee McMahan by JMFS3 Tango 1-6 2. Kaili Hudson by JMFS3 Tango 1-6 Class 3 Champion 1. Tyler Waitman by 3 Raise The Bar 3-9 2. Jarrod Halphen by NBS2 Changer 29-5 Class 4 1. Kyle Lane by MTMM0 Transformer 20-7 2. Mason Pritchard by MTMM2 Phone Home 61-5

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Spotted Auction Time in Iowa WE’RE BACK!

Back by popular demand at the 2015 Iowa State Fair The breed’s elite boars and gilts will be offered for sale in this year’s state fair auction. Thursday, August 20 – Show: 8 a.m. • Sale: 3 p.m. Selling with the Berkshire and Chester White sales.

$20,000 Triple Threat He was there in 2014!

Let years of history, genetic superiority and unbelievable fellowship welcome you to Des Moines, Iowa, for the 2015 Iowa State Fair Spotted Show & Sale — Just Like Old Times!

Show & Sale Contacts Iowa Spotted Association President • Dustin Feldman (319) 231-2438 CPS • Jeff Morris (608) 346-9561 Iowa Spotted Association Secretary • Rose Mary Olson Newhall, Iowa

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69th Edition

National Barrow Show®

September 12-16 Mower County Fairgrounds in Austin, Minn. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Saturday, Sept. 12 8 a.m. NBS® International Meats Judging Contest - AMSA Sanctioned and held at the Hormel R&D Facility 8 a.m. Earliest entries can arrive 3-5 p.m. Check-in/weigh-in of junior market hogs and check-in of junior breeding gilts 5 p.m. All junior market hogs and junior breeding gilts must be on the grounds, checked in and market hogs must be weighed 5:30 p.m. Junior exhibitor pizza party

Sunday, Sept. 13 8 a.m. NBS® Junior Showmanship Contest - followed immediately by Junior Classic market hogs, immediately followed by Junior Classic breeding gilts 9 a.m. Awards Ceremony for Meats Judging Contest in Crane Pavilion 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 at Holiday Inn Monday, Sept. 14 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) Noon 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 NBS® Show and Sale Phone: Saturday-Wednesday – (507) 434-2937 Judges: Berkshire - J.R. Reid, Mo. Chester White - Tom Farrer, Ind. Poland China - Matt Miller, Ill. Spotted - Mike McCoy, Ohio Open Market Hogs - Jon Althaus, Ill. Junior Classic - Al Schminke, Iowa

Tuesday, Sept. 15 8 a.m. Breeding Stock Shows begins North Ring: Berkshire, followed by Spotted, Poland China, Chester White, and Crossbred Gilts South Ring: Yorkshire, follwed by Landrace, Duroc, Hampshire, and Crossbred Boars 9 a.m. Presentation of special awards and judging contest results in Crane Pavilion Wednesday, Sept. 16

Breeding Sales begin 9 a.m. North Ring: Berkshire, followed by Spotted, Poland China, Chester White, and Crossbred Gilts 9:30 a.m. South Ring: Yorkshire, follwed by Landrace, Duroc, Hampshire, and Crossbred Boars

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Individual Open Market Hog Show 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, 2015, 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. • Market hogs do not need to be tested for pseudorabies or brucellosis. Must meet #1, #2C and #3 under Health Regulations.

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 280 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, 2015. • The entry fee is $30 per load. • Truckload entries do not need to be tested for pseudorabies or brucellosis. Must meet #1, #2C and #3 under Health Regulations. • Carcass requirements: 160 lbs. minimum weight; 220 lbs. maximum weight and a minimum quality score of 2. (Minolta and pH values will be used to verify visual quality scores).

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 (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.

2015 NBS® Judging Contest • The NBS® Judging Contest will be held Monday, Sept. 8. • 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, 2015. Each exhibitor of breeding stock at the NBS® will be assessed a Progeny Test support fee of $20, in addition to individual fees for each boar and gilt entered—if they did not have a sire group on test in 2015. Entry of one sire group of any breed qualifies an exhibitor to show any breed without paying the Progeny Test support fee. All Progeny Test funds will be distributed to those individuals who have placed hogs in the 2015 test. • All hogs entered in the NBS® are subject to selection for use in the NBS® Judging Contest on Monday, Sept. 14, at 8 a.m. in Crane Pavilion.

Quality Assurance Training 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 each exhibitor’s Quality Training (as listed above) must be attached to the Swine Affidavit and submitted to Hormel Foods at the time of or prior to shipment of animals. BREEDERS DIGEST

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2015 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 10, 2015

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

) ______________________ E-mail _____________________________________________

Breeding Stock: Born January 15, 2015 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

Progeny Test Support Fee:

$20 = ________

(Must be paid if no pigs were on test in 2015)

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

Progeny Test Support Fee:

$20 = ________

(Must be paid if no pigs were on test in 2015)

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

Progeny Test Support Fee:

$20 = ________

(Must be paid if no pigs were on test in 2015)

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 10.

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

Progeny Test Support Fee:

$20 = ________

(Must be paid if no pigs were on test in 2015)

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

Progeny Test Support Fee:

$20 = ________

(Must be paid if no pigs were on test in 2015)

Truckloads

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

Open Market Hogs

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

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!

DO NOT m ix Berkshire a Entries MUST be nd C P S postmarked by b re e ds Chester, Poland, Spot & Crossbred Gilt entries -- make check payable to CPS o n one entry August 10, Mail entire form to: CPS - Box 9758 - Peoria, Illinois 61612 form. Mail 2015, and entries to th e Berkshire entries -- make check payable to ABA appropriate appropriate Mail entire form to: ABA - 2637 Yeager Rd. - West Lafayette, Indiana 47906 breed offi fees must ce. accompany I would like to donate 1% of my Berkshire sale total to the Berkshire foundation ($10 for every $1,000 in sales).

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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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Champion Purebred Market Hogs & Gilts: $1,000 & 1 yr. Cimarron Trailer Lease* *Lease with the option to buy

Res. Champion Purebred Market Hogs & Gilts: $500 Champion Crossbred Market Hogs & Gilts: $500 Res. Champion Crossbred Market Hogs & Gilts: $250

NBSSept.12-16, Junior 2015 Classic ®

Mower County Fairgrounds • Austin, Minnesota

OWNERSHIP & ENTRY DEADLINE: Aug. 14, 2015 Breeding Animal Farrowing Dates: Jan. 15 and after Market Animal Farrowing Dates: Feb. 1 and after

NEW THIS YEAR!

• Market hog show will include barrows and market gilts » » » » » »

Purebred & crossbred barrows and gilts are eligible Farrowing date: Feb. 1, 2015 and 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 Locally Owned Division for junior exhibitors from Minnesota and surrounding states (Wis., Iowa, S.D., N.D.) • $500 to Champion and $250 to Reserve Champion » This is a terminal show

• Junior Gilt Show

» Farrowing date: Jan. 1, 2015 and after » Same premiums as market hogs

For more information, call 765.463.3594 or visit

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All exhibitors are encouraged to compete in the open barrow show on Monday of the National Barrow Show® All exhibitors are invited to a pizza party on Saturday night There must be at least 10 head per breed for full premiums to be paid (class premiums and Champion/Reserve)

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ARKANSAS Davis’ See N Spots Swine Farm (WPS) 13711 Jack McClure Rd. Farmington, AR 72730 (479) 236-7153 - day (479) 236-3055 - night p

HD Show Pigs (HDSP) Jeremy, Morgan, Hunter, Greg, Alta Davis 13711 Jack McClure Rd. Farmington, AR 72730 (479) 236-3055 (479) 236-7153 s

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

Schulz Farms 22012 W. Hilton Ave. Buckeye, AZ 85326 (623) 764-1160 s

CALIFORNIA Bankston, Dan (BSBD) Bullseye Farm 12933 S. Cornelia Caruthers, CA 93609 (559) 999-4387 c

Barone, Wes (BOF) 6093 W Mt. View Ave. Caruthers, CA 93609 (408) 981-4881 c

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 (714) 310-3781 - Laura Barnes c

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Justus, Dayna (DLHJ) 3784 Golden Gate Ave. Santa Rosa, CA 95407 (707) 542-2527 c

W-D Swine Farm (WDSF) Ryan and Ken Watje 3931 Simmons Rd. Turlock, CA 95380 (209) 604-2082 c

Weaver Farms (WF) 5801 Lambert Rd. Elk Grove, CA 95757 (916) 690-2601 - cell (916) 684-2143 c

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CONNECTICUT Corey, John ( JCY) 99 Miller Rd. Canterbury, CT 06331 (806) 456-1997 p

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Bangert, Jerry 14256 WC Rd. 18 Ft. Lupton, CO 80621 (970) 412-8518

McClements, David, Laura & Justin 472 Blackiston Rd. Clayton, DE 19938 (302) 653-6360 (302) 632-2236 - cell

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Collins, Gerald & J.R. Reid (R&C) 18284 E. Mansfield Ave. Aurora, CO 80013 (303) 699-7462 (303) 349-2151 - cell (660) 460-0208 - J.R. cell p

Dever, Ben & Melissa 832 Hamilton St. Sterling, CO 80751 (970) 324-5122 s

Diamond Livestock (DLC) Rodney, Tammy, Amber, Austin, and Abigail 22577 WCR 55 Kersey, CO 80644 (970) 396-1765 c

Savage, Jaden 25520 CR 40 Kersey, CO 80644 (970) 506-9123 s

Vermillion, Jason (VERM) 10681 SR 94 Rush, CO 80833 (712) 510-5178 c

Wild, Jim & Brenda 13676 Co. Rd. 3 Longmont, CO 80504 (303) 709-5930 www.rockymountainshowpigs.com s

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GEORGIA Bennett, Ramsey & Charlene (RCBF) 4168 Alvin Walker Rd. Blackshear, GA 31516 (912) 449-8589 (912) 281-4046 - cell c

Pittman, Patrick M. 558 Rentz-Dexter Rd. Dexter, GA 31019 (478) 484-2389 s

Howard Hog Farm, Larry P.O. Box 271 Shellman, GA 39886 (229) 679-5037 (229) 679-5005 s

Morris, Dean (DDM) 1211 Eleven Bridges Rd. Cuthbert, GA 39840 229) 679-5321 - day (229) 732-6677 - night (229) 317-3374 - cell p

ILLINOIS A&W Genetics (ANWG) Ande DeSollar & Ty Olson 1117 Lafayette St. Beardstown, IL 62618 (217) 248-2767 s

Boicken & Family, Todd (ALF) 9207 E 400 N Rd. Momence, IL 60954 (815) 592-9291 c

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

Alliance Genetics Randy & Jan Allen Bob & Becky Gilbert 735 CR 2800 E Homer, IL 61849 (217) 896-2059 p

Armstrong Genetics (AG) Rt. 1, Box 57 Huntsville, IL 62344 (217) 667-2762 c

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

Behrmann, Tyler (TCB) 303 E. St. Rt. 161, P.O. Box 187 Albers, IL 62215 (618) 616-4253 - day (618) 616-2004 - night s

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

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

Boicken, Gerald (GMB) 10275 N 10000 E Rd. Grant Park, IL 60940 (815) 465-6608 (815) 258-1343 - Gerald cell (815) 592-9291 - Todd cell p

Borrell, Larry (LABS) 1808 Herman Rd. Franklin Grove, IL 61031 (815) 440-1660 p

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Arrow-D-Pork Farm (ADZ) Adam Denzer c/o Marie Denzer 17253 N 700 E Rd. Danvers, IL 61732 (309) 275-8531

Brockman Farms (1BRO) 4825 S. Gonnam Rd. Verona, IL 60479 (815) 252-4665 c

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

CJR Pork Farm (CJR) Connie & Jeff Robb 10620 Friends Creek Rd. Farmer City, IL 61842 (309) 838-9840 - day (309) 928-3728 - night c

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

Charlesworth, Sharon M. (CMS) 9210 Woodstock Road Garden Prairie, IL 61038 (815) 494-1119 - day (815) 547-9691 - night s

Crone, Dick 700 N Hart Blvd. Harvard, IL 60033 (815) 943-6456 (815) 218-0514 - cell c

Crump Farms (RCFS) 10396 E 2100 N Rd. Carlock, IL 61725 (309) 376-5281 (309) 825-6743 - Bryan cell s

DeOrnellas, Arthur (ARTD) 1992 Hughes Rd. Murrayville, IL 62668 (217) 882-3061 (217) 883-0284 s

Dirks Farms (BLD) Brian & Linda Dirks 27639 E 1300 N Rd. Ellsworth, IL 61737 (309) 824-0779 - cell c

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Down, Brian 3848 N 1600 E Rd. Cabery, IL 60919 (217) 823-3943

Knight, Ryan (RPK) 24484 N 500 E Rd. Armstrong, IL 61812 (217) 841-9206

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

Kurtenbach, Andrew (ATK) 10708 N 3200 E Rd. Chatsworth, IL 60921 (217) 257-0685 - Andy’s cell (815) 674-2406 - Tom’s cell

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Flynn, Ray (RLF) 880 Lynnville Woodson Rd. Jacksonville, IL 62650 (217) 473-7473 s

Goodin & Hobrock (DON) 7056 Upper Meredosia Rd. Beardstown, IL 62618 (217) 652-2034 p

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Leigh Farms Jason Leigh 228 E. Main St. Hoopeston, IL 60942 (217) 304-9336 s

Lessen Family 25900 Armington Rd. Delavan, IL 61734 (309) 264-0592 c

Look , Don (DALF) 8000 W. Thorngate Rd. Mapleton, IL 61547 (309) 635-9002 - cell

Hardin, Justin 10908 95th St. Coal Valley, IL 61240 (309) 945-6804

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

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Hufendick Farms 3415 N Rt. 71 Marseilles, IL 61341 (815) 355-1844 s

Hultman Bros. (HULT) 205 N Washington St. Atkinson, IL 61235 (309) 936-7518 c

Hybbert, Levi 5869 N Hamilton Lane Belle Rive, IL 62810 (618) 925-3890 (618) 736-2606 - night s

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

JB Farms ( JBBF) Jim & Barb Blankenbeker 17487 E 550th Rd. West Union, IL 62477 (618) 562-8138 s

Lovgren & Frueh 30531 2200 N Ave. La Moille, IL 61330 (815) 830-0288 Malone Show Pigs (MMS) Roger & Miranda Malone 2076 Knox Rd. 2250 N Victoria, IL 61485 (309) 361-1119 - day (309) 879-2550 - night c

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Marten Genetics ( JKMG) Josh & Kevin Marten 20325 N. 1150th St. Effingham, IL 62401 (217) 821-6137 - Kevin (217) 663-6078 - Josh (217) 868-5396 - night p

McKeon Family 26584 E 1300 N Rd. Ellsworth, IL 61737 (309) 724-8356 s

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

Meuer, Levi Crestview Showpigs 1591 Meridia Rd. Ashton, IL 61006 (815) 718-2037 s

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

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

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Mills Brothers (MBP) 8283 Jenkins Switch Rd. Clinton, IL 61727 (217) 935-4803 p

Moore, Derek 4 Co. Rd. 450 N Ellery, IL 62833 (618) 599-2885 s

Murphy Farms, Mike (MMF1) 20228 US Hwy. 6 Atkinson, IL 61235 (309) 936-7712 (309) 945-3293 - cell s

Norman, Grant (GN) 7242 E 2700th St. Sidell, IL 61876 (217) 887-2506 c

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

Richardson, Bob ( JBR) 1848 110th St. Monmouth, IL 61462 (309) 299-8955 s

Rincker, Lyndal & Richey, Erin (RRG) 421 CR 1300 E Windsor, IL 61957 (217) 246-6501 - Lyndal (314) 605-3775 - Dale (217) 459-2890 - night p

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

Peters/Olson (BBLT) 4267 Manchester Rd. Poplar Grove, IL 61065 (608) 289-4923 - day (815) 292-3325 - night

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Peters, Jeff & Brendan (BBPF) 113 Summitt St. Poplar Grove, IL 61065 (815) 742-2710 - day (815) 765-2232 - night Pittman, Bruce and Emily Rt. 2, Box 115 Clay City, IL 62824 (618) 599-1411 s

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

Ropp, Ron & Marty (MDR) 2245 Ropp Rd. Normal, IL 61761 (309) 452-8534

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Ummel Farms (UMM) 30465 E 1800 N Rd. Cooksville, IL 61730 (309) 275-4080 c

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Voigts, Alan (ALV) 13046 E 1875 N Rd. Pontiac, IL 61764 (815) 848-9848 - cell c

Sandell, Codi 15050 North St. Kent, IL 61044 (815) 275-5722

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

Schluter, Brandon P.O. Box 521 Fisher, IL 61843 (217) 841-2968

Walker, Clint 1216 Merritt Blacktop Rd. Winchester, IL 62694 (217) 742-5563

Schnitz, Casey Lee (KCS) 2016 N 46th Rd. Leland, IL 60531 (815) 495-9225 (815) 252-9224 - night

Yantis, Tracie (TJY) Rt. 1, Box 181 Findlay, IL 62534 (217) 521-1062

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Seidentop, David (SIED) 2695 E Grinter Rd. Gardner, IL 60424 (815) 343-4467 s

Shaffner, Stanley (OSS) 14101 E Angling Rd. West Union, IL 62477 (217) 279-3519

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Yates, Dan (DJLY) 1064 750 North Rd. Cissna Park, IL 60924 (815) 228-3505 s

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

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Smith, Kerry (BRSF) 829 Frye Lake Dr. Sherrard, IL 61281 (309) 644-1752 c

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Tabbert, Josh, Matt, Brittani, Mackenzi (TABB) 2372 E 675 N Rd. Strasburg, IL 62465 (217) 343-2704

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

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

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Orris, Marc 2066 Woodson-Franklin Rd. Jacksonville, IL 62650 (217) 370-7224

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

Theobald Spots (DET) Daniel Theobald 617 Glendell Lane Waterloo, IL 62298-1878 (618) 406-8228

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Rincker, Matt & Jenny and Sarah Bruns (SKB) 1851 E 1600 N Taylorville, IL 62568 (217) 825-3636

Norman Bros. & Sons (NBS) 7242 E 2700th Rd. Sidell, IL 61876 (217) 887-2506 s

Smitty’s Chesters (SCD1) Jeff Smith 11602 W. Legion Hall Rd. Princeville, IL 61559 (309) 385-2553 (309) 678-7678 - cell

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

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Bauman Family, John 3800 S 1050 W Kewanna, IN 46939 (574) 835-1479 s

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

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Beck Family Show Pigs (DBB) 1180 N 700 W Rochester, IN 46975 (574) 250-7661

Burke, Kevin & Family 5409 S. 625 W. Pendleton, IN 46064 (765) 621-4017 - day (765) 610-1464 - night

Dill & Family, Charles (DFS) 13730 SR 25 S New Richmond, IN 47967 (765) 275-2682

C & M Spot Farm (CMO) Richard Oakley & Cyndy Keeling 18500 Shively Rd. Bremen, IN 46506 (574) 784-8887 - Richard (574) 250-8364 - night

Dobson & Family, Earl (DFF) 8771 W Bunkum Rd. Rensselaer, IN 47978 (219) 866-7480

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Earnhart, Mike & Myan (MEFY) 2199 S 100 E Albion, IN 46701 (260) 385-1682

Gossett, Jake ( JJRG) 14783 N 500 E Summitville, IN 46070 (765) 536-2701

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Cloutier Farms 9191 N Co. Rd. 200 E Farmersburg, IN 47850 (812) 240-5759 s

Collis, Levi & Mike Ebert Family 371 E 1000 N Alexandria, IN 46001 (765) 623-6223 c

Cook & Family, Jeff 7342 E 450 S Glenwood, IN 46133 (765) 932-4267

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

Emenhiser, Nicole & Dane (DNE) 21915 Ward Rd. Woodburn, IN 46797 (812) 371-6649 (260) 515-9118 - night

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Berling & Family, Dwayne 7103 Berean Rd. Martinsville, IN 46151 (317) 557-1401 (765) 528-2686 - night

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

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Biddle Family Polands 1343 W 291st Sheridan, IN 46069 (317) 918-8619

Corya & Family, David 725 E. Co. Rd. 700S. Commiskey, IN 47227 (812) 525-4412 - day (812) 873-8583 - night

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Birchmeier, Ernie 5200 N Durand Corunna, IN 48817 (810) 638-7582

Criswell, Evan & Rose 8339 N CR 350 W Royal Center, IN 46978 (574) 270-8375

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Blish, David (DABC) 1892 E St. Rd. 250 Brownstown, IN 47220 (812) 216-1271

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

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

Bradshaw & Family, Brad (KLMS) 53147 Rosewood Rd. New Carlisle, IN 46552 (574) 220-6508 c

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

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Brazel Show Stock (CAB1) 3484 N 450 W Ligonier, IN 46767 (260) 761-2019

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

D&H Show Stock Robert Daily & Andy Howe 4516 W 950 S Star City, IN 46985 (574) 581-1105 c

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Bob Day-Neil Planalp Families (BDF) 1427W 400S Tipton, IN 46072 (765) 860-3695 s

Eve, Jacob & Megan 3861 E Lover’s Lane Scottsburg, IN 47170 (502) 550-4405 Farrer, Drew & Stacy (DWF1) 6190 W 500 N Royal Center, IN 46978 (574) 702-1310 c

Farrer Stock Farm (FSF) 6891 W. 325 N. Royal Center, IN 46978 (574) 727-0680 - Tom’s cell (574) 643-9965 - night s

Festus Hog Farms (YF) 3660 S 25 W Trafalgar, IN 46181 (317) 966-0658 p

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

Fry, Daniel T. & Family (DFRY) 2275 E Co. Rd. 1000 N Roachdale, IN 46172 (765) 721-7363 - day (765) 522-1813 - night c

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Funk Family Farm Funk Family Farms 6493 CR 17 Garrett, IN 46738 (260) 403-7217 (260) 357-4695 - night c

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Glunt, Jared ( JDCG) 27085 N County Line Rd. Sheridan, IN 46069 (317) 797-7277 c

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Grandstaff, Mark & Heather (GRND) 5642 S CR 200 E Logansport, IN 46947 (765) 438-7277 p

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

Guingrich Family Durocs 881 N 300 E Portland, IN 47371 (260) 251-1869 p

H4 Farms/ Brandon Haselby (H4F) 3094 N 750 E Monticello, IN 47960 (574) 225-0163 c

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Hacker, John 1111 W 200 S Huntingon, IN 46750 (260) 433-8171 s

Hedrick, Rick 15111 County Line Rd. Rushville, IN 46173 (765) 561-9421 c

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

Hendricks, Wade & Whitney (WLLH) 8315 N 900 W Elwood, IN 46036 (765) 425-0632 c

Hoffman Bros., Alan & Jacob 362 W 300 S Tipton, IN 46072 (765) 860-1998 c

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Hosier, Whitney (WMKH) 12344 N 300 W Alexandria, IN 46001 (765) 623-9979 s

Huseman Swine Farm (HMF) 5558 W. State Rd. 18 Brookston, IN 47923 (765) 563-6307 - Dean (765) 427-6786 - cell c

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

K&C Spots (KS2) Kevin Smith 3575 E Park Ave. N. Terre Haute, IN 47805 (812) 243-8936 s

Kercheval & Family, Kyle 8998 N 900 E Sheridan, IN 46069 (317) 372-6744 p

Halsema Purebreds (USSS) 5428 S 525 W Williamsport, IN 47993 (765) 893-8503

Kilmer Swine Farm (DPKC) 1622 N. 900 E. Monticello, IN 47960 (574) 943-3239

Hannon & Family, Curt 5223 W 875 S Rennselaer, IN 47978 (219) 866-0869

Kimmel Showpigs ( JAKI) 3250 E Baseline Rd. Albion, IN 46701 (260) 414-6407

Hazelett & Rinker 3600 N 950 W Yorktown, IN 47396 (765) 759-8911

Kindig & Family, Ryan (RLKF) P.O. Box 289. Brook, IN 47922 (219) 313-0347

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King & Family, Steve (AK) 684 W 1000 S Twelve Mile, IN 46988 (574) 857-4721 c

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M.R. Showpigs (MRSP) 22996 Mulebarn Rd. Sheridan, IN 46069 (317) 758-5755

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

McDonald, Robert L. & Patrick (R&PM) 2256 N 725 E Darlington, IN 47940 (765) 885-8258

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

McDonnell, Luke & Seth Smoot & Family 1350 W US Hwy. 36 Newcastle, IN 47362 (765) 524-9478

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Oakley, Robert 475 Elm Rd. Bremen, IN 46506 (574) 248-2181

Pohlman & Family, Joe (POH) 6898 W 500 N Kokomo, IN 46901 (765) 860-0491

McNeill, Tim & Austin 95 E 1050 S Kouts, IN 46347 (219) 263-8937

Park Place Genetics 4822 S 300 E Warren, IN 46792 (260) 375-6472

Premium Blend Genetics 909 N 900 W Arlington, IN 46104 (317) 502-7058

Meier, David 653 E Porter Ridge Rd. Spencer, IN 47460 (812) 935-7628

Parkison & Rodibaugh (P&R) 3053 W. 725 S. Rensselaer, IN 47978 (219) 863-8647 - day (219) 866-3325

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

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

Rush, Stan & George Bailey 703 S 600 E Greentown, IN 46936 (765) 628-3470

Next Generation Farm (NGF) 1012 S 600 W Huntington, IN 46750 (260) 468-2500

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

S&L Show Stock (SLSS) Lindsey & Stephen Linnebur 674 S 600 E Flora, IN 46929 (303) 549-6557

Lane, Mike & John 661 E St. Rd. 8 Kouts, IN 46347 (219) 405-2288

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Lawyer, Gary & Family (LAWY) 11934 E 1000 N Shirley, IN 47384 (765) 620-7032

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

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

Michel Showpigs (MIC) Greg Michel 8668 N 800 E N. Manchester, IN 46962 (260) 578-1066

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Lovett Family Alan, Rachel & Elizabeth 12220 E. County Rd., 50S. Parker City, IN 47368 (765) 468-3868 c

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

Loy & Family, Jason (LOY) 1972 W 800 S Portland, IN 47371 (765) 857-1717 s

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

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Parrish Family, Steve 4353 N 600 E Monticello, IN 47960 (574) 278-7852 Paschen, Jim & Marilyn ( JEMP) 690 N St. Rd. 39 Monticello, IN 47960 (574) 583-3463 Pass, Terry 4668 S 500 W Morocco, IN 47963 (219) 406-4540 Payne, Jon ( JONP) 11637 E US Hwy. 36 Rockville, IN 47872 (317) 491-4156 s

Morgan & Family, Bill 1514 W SR 18 Brookston, IN 47923 (219) 279-3558 - day (765) 563-6726 - night

Pearson, John W. & Tucker J. (TJP) 2052 E 400 N Portland, IN 47371 (260) 729-2037 (260) 726-3825

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

Perkins & Family, Gary L. (GLPS) 9078 W. Division Rd. Fowler, IN 47944 (765) 884-1137

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

Perlich, Cody (COP) 1663 W 600 N Albion, IN 46701 (260) 564-0656

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

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Rain Crow Farm (RCF) 3798 S 1100 W Kempton, IN 46049 (765) 461-9972 - day (765) 947-0020 - night

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Ramsey & Family, Christen 108 W 3rd St. Reynolds, IN 47980 (219) 220-1019 c

Ramsey, Jeff 4120 W CR 600 S Frankfort, IN 46041 (765) 714-6138 c

Reichart, Cody 4451 S 900 E Lafayette, IN 47905 (765) 543-8507 c

Rhoads & Family, Keith (KLRF) 6737 S 950 E New Ross, IN 47968 (765) 376-3774 p

Rinker & Family, John (RFYF) 10428 N. 400 E. Alexandria, IN 46001 (765) 620-5974 - cell (765) 724-2323 - home p

Robin Ridge Farms (RRFF) 1830 W St. Rd. 246 Clay City, IN 47841 (812) 249-2851 (812) 939-2534 c

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Schimmel & Family, John 2208 S Co. Rd. 400 E Frankfort, IN 46041 (765) 242-6692 s

Schipper Purebreds 4636 West Henry Rd. South Whitley, IN 46787 (260) 610-3700 p

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Shaffer, Aimee & Lynsee 12417 W 875 N Albany, IN 47320 (765) 789-8349 - day (765) 730-1666 - Aimee (765) 717-9924 - Lynsee c

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

Smith, Cody & Rex (CS) 7520 Traders Lane Indianapolis, IN 46278 (317) 557-4628 (317) 856-7070 s

Smith & Family, Larry (LSF) 3277 S 500 W Newcastle, IN 47362 (765) 208-0399 p

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Top Cut Genetics, Inc. (TCG) 906 S 1000 W Farmland, IN 47340 (765) 468-3000 (765) 730-3960 c

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

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Stearns & Family, Randy & April Babcock, Drake & Shelby 7060 W 400 N Wolcott, IN 47995 (219) 279-2210 s

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

Stuckwisch, Ed (FS) 1467N - 180E Brownstown, IN 47220 (812) 525-8761 - day (812) 497-2515 - night s

Sutherlin & Family, David 2835 S CR 275 E Greencastle, IN 46135 (765) 653-1288 c

Sutherlin & Family, Shane (SNES) 2750 E Co. Rd. 1200 S Cloverdale, IN 46120 (765) 721-4210 s

Taulman, Duane 6436 W 1600 S Remington, IN 47977 (765) 412-2318 c

Teuscher Family Farm (VCT) 3229 S 100 E Tipton, IN 46072 (765) 292-2159 s

Thompson, James & Amanda Crawford (TLV) 1634 S US Hwy. 421 Frankfort, IN 46041 (765) 776-2558 (765) 277-9146 c

Thompson & Family, Kevin (KJT) 4630 W St. Rd. 44 Morgantown, IN 46160 (317) 716-7124 - day (317) 422-8954 - night s

Todd, David (AJTF) 4134 E 1000 N Ossian, IN 46777 (260) 760-1439

Turner, Rocky & Gabel (RGT) 2116 S Co. Rd. 800 E Plainfield, IN 46168 (317) 839-3885 (317) 440-3430 - cell s

Warren & Family, Scott 1150 E Woodview Dr. Nappanee, IN 46550 (574) 849-7535 s

Weaver & Family, Jeff ( JEFF) 6234 N CR Rd. 800 W Royal Center, IN 46978 (574) 643-5775 s

Wehmer, Chris 5001 Hwy. 165 Poseyville, IN 47633 (812) 746-9360 s

Wehmer & Family, Robert 4925 Hwy. 165 Poseyville, IN 47633 (812) 459-6869 - day (812) 673-4687 - night c

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Wel-Come-In Farm (WEL) 11430 18th Rd. Argos, IN 46501 (574) 892-5807 c

Western & Family, John ( JWF) 3625 N. 250 W. Columbia City, IN 46725 (260) 244-6896 p

Willey, Robbie 6043 E 250 N Franklin, IN 46131 (312) 331-5743 s

Williams, Gary ( JW2) 6310 W 325 S Reynolds, IN 47980 (219) 279-2815 c

Zell Spot Farm (ZSF) 6177 W. Base Rd. Winchester, IN 47394 (765) 744-7840 - day s

IOWA Albertson, Franklin & Daweyn (IXL) 2689 II Avenue Toledo, IA 52342-9547 (641) 484-5415 (641) 751-8315 - cell p

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

Flatland Chesters (FLC) 1383 248th Trail Modale, IA 51556 (712) 253-9284 - day (712) 645-2219 - night

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

Goettsch, Glen (GGSF) 1706 W 69th St. Davenport, IA 52806 (563) 391-5405 (563) 209-3848 - cell

Bakker Bros. Genetics 17729 X Ave. Dike, IA 50624 (319) 264-8014

Grant, Gene (4G) 45307 17th St. Preston, IA 52069 (563) 212-0562 - day (563) 689-4947 - night

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

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Brown, Justin (WADZ) 520 N Sherman Stuart, IA 50250 (515) 249-1957 s

Caltrider, Roger & Brad Olson 3206 Oleander Trail Casey, IA 50048 (515) 490-7120 s

Chapman Family Spots Bubb, Lynn, Mitchell & Erica 1374 Old Muscatine Rd. Tipton, IA 52772 (319) 329-5904 s

Conover, Brice (BC) 10668 W 64th St. N Baxter, IA 50028 (515) 979-3890 c

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

Ehlers, Michael R. 1332 3rd Ave. N Dension, IA 51442 (712) 269-0660 p

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

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Griebel & Son, Lawrence (LGB) 31323 395th Ave. Bellevue, IA 52031-9490 (563) 872-4303 p

Hall, Bradly (BLH) 16435 175th St. Alden, IA 50006 (515) 855-4159 - day (515) 571-8113 - night c

Haupts, William D. 1095 Ridge Lane Harlan, IA 51537 (712) 579-9964 s

Hauser, Ronald D. (RDH) 2004 West St. Grinnell, IA 50112 (641) 236-3868 (641) 990-0271 - night p

Hillcrest Farms (HILL) 2730 Oak Ave. Guthrie Center, IA 50115 (641) 524-5384 c

Hilltop Acres Dave Malek & Mitch & Katie Langreck 2593 Madison Rd. Decorah, IA 52101 (563) 382-5204 c

Hogan, Robyn 1124 Knott St. Muscatine, IA 52761 (563) 260-2132 p

Hurd, Mark W. (MWH) 5165 H Ave. Cleghorn, IA 51014 (712) 229-1002 - cell (712) 436-2696 - night s

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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Kramer, Philip D. (PDK) 1808 100th Ave. Algona, IA 50511 (515) 290-8636 c

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

Lister’s Spot Farm (LSF1) Terry, Clint & Clay Lister 27274 310th St. Bloomfield, IA 52537 (641) 675-3472 s

McLaughlin, John ( JMC) 1737 Eagle Ave. Fonda, IA 50540 (515) 974-9151 c

Niehaus & Feldman Genetics (NFG) 23865 160th St. Greene, IA 50636 (319) 231-2438 - day (319) 404-0446 - night s

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

Olson Family (BRO) Brad Olson 3053 74th St. Atkins, IA 52206 (319) 558-9038 p

Olson Spot Farm (OSF) 7218 27th Ave. Newhall, IA 52315 (319) 223-5329 - Craig (319) 640-7276 - Craig’s cell (319) 446-7146 - Mark (319) 461-4485 - Tom s

Oulman, Mike (BMO) 2890 Quail Ave. Garner, IA 50438 (641) 923-3156 c

Pink Genetic Spots (PGS) Mike Goehring & Brian Caves 15722 Hwy. 16 Douds, IA 52551 (641) 936-7126 - day (641) 919-4890 - night s

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

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


Wehner, Joe 2944 94th Rossville, KS 66533 (785) 224-6881 - day (785) 771-2579 - night

Ernst Farm Polands (ERN) 13646 Broadfording Rd. Clear Spring, MD 21722 (301) 842-3926 (301) 491-1336

Conine Livestock 320 E Rd. 140 Scott City, KS 67871 (620) 872-7325

Wehner Farms (WSF1) 2944 NW 94th Rossville, KS 66533 (785) 220-6473 - day (785) 771-2579 - night

KC Farm (KWB) 6925 John Pickett Rd. Woodbine, MD 21797 (301) 748-7748

Drescher Family Show Pigs (DFSP) 20535 680th Ave. Alden, MN 56009 (507) 383-9376

Openshaw, Jamie Nicole 18243 Marshall Mill Rd. Hampstead, MD 21074 (410) 374-4495

Hubly Farms 7168 240th St. E Faribault, MN 55021 (507) 402-0803

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Kritzeck Polands (KP1) 10470 110 St. S.W. Howard Lake, MN 55349 (320) 543-2880 - Roger

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

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Toenjes, Ryan (TOEN) P.O. Box 116 Center Junction, IA 52212 (319) 465-5027 - day (319) 480-0395 - night

Cranor, Steven (SCP) 4098 Scott Rd. Chetopa, KS 67336 (620) 423-1066

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Tucker’s Polands (DWT) Bill Tucker 19536 180th St. New London, IA 52645 (319) 209-0305 - day (319) 367-5228 - night p

Vroegh Bros. Showpigs (VBG) 3133 Rutledge Ave. Cedar, IA 52543 (641) 670-0106 c

Walker, Kyle D. 1402 230 St. Algona, IA 50511 (515) 295-9212 s

Waller, Roger & Mistie (RJW) 1446 Union Ave. Bennett, IA 52721 (563) 210-6632 - Roger cell (563) 886-7548 - Mistie cell p

Weisinger, Nathan 1654 320th St. Fort Madison, IA 52627 (319) 470-1071 s

Whitman & Family, Michael W. (MIWH) 2330 190th Ave. Calamus, IA 52729 (563) 579-1141 c

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KANSAS Allen County Community College 1801 N Cottonwood Iola, KS 66749 (620) 365-5116, ext. 279 s

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Flory, Mark (FLOR) 787 E 500 Rd. Overbrook, KS 66524 (785) 766-4912 c

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

Haller Family Show Pigs 130 Knoxberry Dr. Manhattan, KS 66502 (785) 410-1633 s

Hellebust, Jeb & Gary (GAH) 13925 Galilee Rd. Olsburg, KS 66520 (785) 468-3360 - day (785) 565-1115 - night c

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Western Plains Genetics 523 US Hwy. 160 Satanta, KS 67870 (620) 353-0218 - day (620) 649-2726 - night c

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KENTUCKY Ballman Sisters Hope, Ashley & Samantha 449 Ballman Lane Leitchfield, KY 42754 (502) 415-4910 s

Ellis, Brandon (BVBF) 3166 Webster Rd. Danville, KY 40422 (859) 583-5742 - day (859) 332-7913 - night s

Stout, Kennetha & Sarah 2255 Burtonville Rd. Tollesboro, KY 41189 (606) 798-6511 - day (606) 798-2098 - night s

Triple S Farm (KSS) 2255 Burtonville Rd. Tollesboro, KY 41189 (606) 798-2098 (606) 798-6511 c

Kerr, Dr. Brock L. 11643 107 Rd. Dodge City, KS 67801 (620) 227-8651 (620) 338-7564 - night

Twin Plum Farm (TWIN) Dwayne Montgomery 4801 Plum Ridge Rd. Taylorsville, KY 40071 (502) 477-8734

Menefee, John 12241 W 343rd St. Paola, KS 66071 (913) 285-2370

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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) 943-5441 s

Scheller, Larry E. (LES1) 17476 Donahoo Rd. Tonganoxie, KS 66086 (913) 416-3831

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Diamond G Farm 6112 Partridge Rd. Erath, LA 70533 (512) 818-3123 s

MARYLAND Benner, Heidi Renee (HRB) 1720 Gillis Rd. Woodbine, MD 21797 (717) 752-6015 p

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Albright Swine Farms 965 Flint Rd. Coldwater, MI 49036 (517) 238-5817 c

Birchmeier, Ernie 5200 N Durand Corunna, MI 48817 (810) 638-7582 (810) 614-8502 - cell s

Ellison Spots (RES) Ron Ellison 6250 Cross Rd. Concord, MI 49237 (517) 524-6768 (517) 937-5469 - day s

Flewelling, Reginald 1307 East Fountain Rd. Free Soil, MI 49411 (231) 462-3643 p

Trattles, Tim & Nichol (TNT) 60975 North Burr Oak Rd. Burr Oak, MI 49030 (269) 432-3649 s

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

Carlson Brothers (CAR) 28083 160th Ave. Way Welch, MN 55089 (651) 258-4401 (651) 258-4645 - night s

Country Girls Show Pigs (CGSP) 49646 Hwy. 56 Blvd. Kenyon, MN 55946 (507) 789-4616 s

Crompton & Family, Shawn & Michelle (SMC) 1289 310th St. Borup, MN 56519 (218) 784-8184 c

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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

Schley’s Polands (RSSS) 20018 650th St. Dodge Center, MN 55927 (507) 951-6581 p

Schwecke Genetics (ZACH) 66298 230th St. Gibbon, MN 55335 (507) 380-1369 - cell s

Skalbeck Family, Rodney (RSF) 80903 160th St. Sacred Heart, MN 56285 (320) 765-2542 s

MISSISSIPPI BAMS Farm (BAMS) Bryan Smith & Family 35 Round Lake Lane Indianola, MS 38751 (662) 207-0558 - day (662) 207-0862 - night c

Hill Country Farm Phillip & Jana Vandevere 2748 Beale Rd. Yazoo City, MS 39194 (662) 716-9167 (662) 571-9929 - cell c

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Shaw, Wayne (WS) 390 Allen Rd. Lamar, MS 38642 (662) 544-1891 - day (662) 252-1186 - night s

T&T Farms Jimmy Thomas 7540 Ebenezer Coxburg Rd. Lexington, MS 39095 (662) 834-2958 s

Tate, George 26603 Hwy. 12 Lexington, MS 39095 (601) 672-7609 c

MISSOURI Akey Farms (AKEY) 9998 W St. Rt. HH Cameron, MO 64429 (816) 632-8188 c

Baxter’s Spotted Polands 26880 E 162nd St. Blythedale, MO 64426 (660) 867-5771 s

Briscoe Farms (ADB) 2966 Co. Rd. 1520 Cairo, MO 65239 (660) 651-8915 (660) 651-8914 c

Brotherton, Chad & Abby Burns 14701 LIV 259 Chillicothe, MO 64601 (660) 646-7931 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 c

Creason Genetics (CG) 24166 Slade Ave. Gallatin, MO 64640 (573) 823-5635 p

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Croy Poland Chinas (CPC) Dennis, Sheri, Erin & Kyle 24166 Slade Ave. Gallatin, MO 64640 (660) 663-2172 - day (660) 663-2463 - night p

Derr, Randy (DFD) 26258 Holt 180 Mound City, MO 64470 (816) 262-5104 - cell s

Diamond J Livestock ( JAM) 9083 LIV 529 Chillcothe, MO 64601 (660) 247-1647 s

Dotson’s Chesters (ED) 9339 NW Oregon Dr. Cameron, MO 64429 (515) 321-3264 c

East Buchanon FFA (EBFA) 100 Smith St. Gower, MO 64454 (816) 424-6466 s

Frerking Family Spots 10739 120th Rd. Concordia, MO 64020 (660) 463-2332 s

Hinnah, Eugene & Family (EH) 30348 Queens Trail Gilliam, MO 65330 (660) 631-5454 - cell (660) 784-2454 - night s

Howell/Akey Showpigs Ed Howell 4767 SW Mirabile Dr. Polo, MO 64671 (816) 586-4202 c

Humphreys, Josh 2973 Cresco Drive Nw Bloomfield, MO 65063 (573) 489-4937 s

Jett’s Spot Farm (WJS) Drew & Melissa Jett 1614 N. State Hwy. F Ash Grove, MO 65604 (417) 207-5036 (417) 207-5033 s

Noble’s Family Spots (GEN) 3001 SE Frog Pond Rd. Cowgill, MO 64637 (660) 359-7435 - day (660) 255-4576 - night

Oaks Livestock Enterprises (OAKS) Justin & Kabel Oaks 17987 Ash Dr. Harris, MO 64645 (660) 359-7973 justoaks@grm.net s

Oram Family Spots (OFS) 36968 E. 146 St. Hwy. Gilman City, MO 64642 (660) 425-0784 (660) 373-0096 - night s

Overton Farms Paul J. & Victoria L. Overton 555 SW Hwy. W Trenton, MO 64683 (660) 654-2057 c

Porter Hog Farm (LP) 62636 Hwy C. California, MO 65018 (660) 489-2353 s

Primmer, Thomas (KPK) 16519 Hazel Green Way Brashear, MO 63533 (660) 342-4327 - cell (660) 323-5548 p

Raasch Farms (RF) 26419 M Hwy. Bogard, MO 64622 (660) 622-4639 s

Reid’s Polands & J.R. Reid ( JRX) 310 N. Locust St., P.O. Box 104 Sweet Springs, MO 65351 (660) 335-4256 - day (660) 460-0208 - cell (660) 335-4653 - night p

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Switlik Family Farm ( JDW) 9827 NW Old Hwy. 36 Cameron, MO 64429 (816) 284-0599 p

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Wells Kids Polands 48 Meadow Lane Troy, MO 63379 (636) 262-6893 p

Whitehead Spots (RWF) Rick, Angela, Carissa & Brenda 24625 Lawrence 2030 Ash Grove, MO 65604 (417) 491-4364 s

MONTANA Long’s Livestock 1205 Horseshoe Bend Lewistown, MT 59457 (406) 380-0878 s

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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Bauer Brothers (BBP) 71330 559th Ave. Fairbury, NE 68352 (402) 729-5683 p

Bose Show Pigs (HTF) 43709 Hwy. 89 Oxford, NE 68967 (308) 920-2647 Circle F Farm (CIRF) 2859 Co. Rd. Q Prague, NE 68050 (402) 663-4385 s

Dux, Thomas (TDUX) 155 East 8th St., Apt. 4 Wahoo, NE 68066 (402) 624-3435 - day (402) 587-0739 - night s

Hirschfeld Livestock (HSS) Jason Hirschfeld 1110 A Rd. 21 Benedict, NE 68316 (402) 732-6777 - day (402) 366-5231 - night s

Johnson Spot Farm ( JF) Tom Johnson 1491 Co. Rd. F Scribner, NE 68057 (402) 664-3207

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Joy Genetics ( JOY) Kirby, Ruth, Sarah & Laura Joy 5130 F Road Dunbar, NE 68346 (402) 873-6648 - office 402) 873-4406 - night (402) 209-1207 - cell s

TW Swine 3696 Rd. 43 E Kimball, NE 69145 (308) 235-0011 s

Wetovick Swine Farm (WET) 47761 State Hwy. 14 Fullerton, NE 68638 (308) 536-2731 - home (308) 550-0965 - cell c

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Zimmerman, Austin 22398 SW 75th Rd. Beatrice, NE 68310 (402) 520-2725 s

NEW MEXICO Crazy Town Swine Genetics (CTSG) 6276 Old Clovis Hwy. Roswell, NM 88201 (575) 635-6338 c

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Wooley Family Show Pigs 497 State Rd. 523 Clovis, NM 88101 (575) 769-4380 s

NEW YORK Hollier, Kerry 11205 W. Shelby Rd. Medina, NY 14103 (315) 383-0432 - day (585) 318-4132 - night c

Luckman Family Farms CMBLS (LUCK) 8474 Seaman Rd. Gasport, NY 14067 (716) 930-9605 s

Posecznick, Timothy A. (TAP) 4427 Hoyt Rd. Skaneateles, NY 13152 (315) 673-4589 c

Schwab, Jennifer 1461 Perry Rd. North Java, NY 14113 (585) 356-9055 c

Schwab, Kevin 1461 Perry Rd. North Java, NY 14113 (585) 356-7624 s


NORTH CAROLINA Simmons, Jr., Ronald Wayne Master Blend Family Farms 234 Paul Ed Dail Rd. Kenansville, NC 28349 (910) 372-3372 c

NORTH DAKOTA Bartholomaus, William (BAR) 3815 147th Ave. SE Wheatland, ND 58079 (701) 633-5564 c

OHIO Banister Family, Lester (LBS) 1308 N Shoop Ave. Wauseon, OH 43567 (419) 337-5591 (419) 583-7324 - cell c

Beck, Josh ( JBW) 3900 Co. Rd. 29 Mt. Gilead, OH 43338 (419) 946-7306 c

Berry, Thomas 857 S Mutual Union Rd. Cable, OH 43009 (937) 653-6836 p

Brown, William L. The Brown Family 8801 Lock Two Road Botkins, OH 45306 (937) 693-2391 (419) 325-7611 - cell c

Brown & Family, Adrian (ALBN) 8801 Lock Two Rd. Botkins, OH 45306 (937) 658-0755 s

Coe Farms (COE) 2421 St. Rt. 734 Jeffersonville, OH 43128 (740) 505-3068 c

Combs, Cathy 928 Dove Rd. Eaton, OH 45320 (937) 456-1086 s

Creager, Todd D. (TDC) 12630 D Wauseon, OH 43567 (419) 270-0648 (419) 337-1662 - night c

Howell Stock Farm (DHFS) 14666 Circle Drive Sidney, OH 45365 (937) 381-7176

Da-Ja View Farm (DJVF) 4578 Co. Rd. 1 Bellefontaine, OH 43311 (937) 599-6149

Isla Grande Farms (IGF) 2730 Harding Hwy. W Marion, OH 43302 (740) 225-2541

Darby Valley Genetics 10968 Thraikill Rd. Orient, OH 43146 (740) 207-1814

KC Farm & Garlough’s Rocky Acres 4139 Scarff Rd. New Carlisle, OH 45344 (937) 371-5309

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Finney & Family, Clint (TPF) Sprvbghfn ing Valley Farm 1197 Co. Hwy. 1 Rayland, OH 43943 (740) 359-3737

Kenney Sisters/Clint High Farm (KNY) 592 Cox Rd. Sabina, OH 45169 (937) 302-0785

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Kline Family Livestock 8596 Stonebridge Ave. NW N. Canton, OH 44720 (330) 704-7662

Giesige, Jonathan (NAG) 12-293 Road Y New Bavaria, OH 43548 (419) 980-0473

McCoy, Jim & Family Rt. 1, 1887 SR 734 N.E. Bloomingburg, OH 43106 (740) 572-0271

Grove Swine Farm (GRO) 4405 Preston Rd. Shelby, OH 44875 (567) 303-5197

McCullough, Ken & Family (KMF) 18435 Co. Rd. 209 Mt. Victory, OH 43340 (937) 354-5212

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Howell & Family, Norman (NHF) 17238 Townline Kossuth Rd. St. Marys, OH 45885 (419) 394-4059 s

Howell Bros. (NRH) 10590 Thompson-Schiff Rd. Sidney, OH 45365 (937) 538-0346 p

McWhinney Show Pigs (DMCW) 8958 St. Rt. 122 W Eaton, OH 45320 (937) 545-8440 - cell s

Motter & Family, Keith (KMF1) 9366 W Mason Rd. Sidney, OH 45365 (937) 658-0879 - cell c

Mikesell, Derrick (RAY) 1717 Rush Rd. New Madison, OH 45346 (937) 459-7544 - day p

Neanen-Meyers Show Pigs (NMSP) 256 Braffetsville N. Rd. New Paris, OH 45347 (937) 260-2212 - day (937) 437-6571 - night s

Neanen Show Barrows (S&KN) 1932 New MadisonColetown Rd. New Madison, OH 45346 (937) 423-9294 (937) 996-1623 - night

Westcamp, Lance & Mitchell (WCMP) 165 Center St. Groveport, OH 43125 (614) 374-8615

Northwest Ohio Genetics (NWOG) Bret Scott 333 N Co. Rd. 15 Ada, OH 45810 (419) 233-5100

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Wippel Purebred Farms 15085 London Rd. Orient, OH 43146 (740) 404-1148 - cell

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OKLAHOMA AOB Showpigs (ABC) Don Alsup & Ross Burchfield 14809 Northwood Circle Choctaw, OK 73020 (405) 642-9304 - Don

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Spitler & Family, Bob (SP3) 4899 St. Rt. 722 West Manchester, OH 45382 (937) 286-2257 - cell s

Swinehart, Michael 9442 St. Rt. 13 NW Thornville, OH 43076 (740) 743-1769

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Underwood Family Farms (UCW) Robert & Larry Underwood 4133 Co. Rd. 80 Alger, OH 45812 (419) 634-9644

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Brand, Brian (WBB) 2971 S 2940 Alex, OK 73002 (405) 785-2660 - day (405) 694-9995 - cell

Trowbridge, Jim (TF2) 25988 Co. Rd. H-J Archbold, OH 43502 (419) 445-0318

WC Swine Genetics 711 Swans Rd. Newark, OH 43055 (740) 334-9713

Benton Farms Show Pigs (BFSP) Eddie Benton P.O. Box 248 Marlow, OK 73055-5105 (580) 641-2061

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Watson, James 5359 Co. Rd. 9 Edison, OH 43320 (419) 560-5432

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CR Show Pigs (CRJ) Rick Johnston 2445 Co. Rd. 1322 Blanchard, OK 73010 (405) 831-9773 s

CKL Spots Bob, Collin, & Laylin Lister 6400 W. OKC Reno St. El Reno, OK 73036 (405) 519-5209 s

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Clark Show Pigs (CLAR) Corbin, Zane & Jace Clark 15348 Banyan Rd. Okmulgee, OK 74447 (918) 758-8041 s

Coffman, Sammy & Linda (SLC) 290 Sharp Rd. Garvin, OK 74736 (580) 746-2407 c

Cole, Kail & Kort ( JKKC) 3001 E. Wilshire El Reno, OK 73036 (405) 323-9463 c

Coulson, Monty & McKoy Coulson’s Showpigs P.O. Box 327 Wellston, OK 74881 (405) 258-2882 (405) 258-8772 c

Croskey Farms (CFSP) 1565 Hwy. 62 Chickasha, OK 73018 (405) 320-4165 c

Dean Farms (BDSP) 374015 Highway Okemah, OK 74859 (918) 623-8310 - day (918) 623-1602 - night s

Dee, Grady (GZD) P.O. Box 267 Hominy, OK 74035 (918) 857-3178 s

Diamond G Farms (3GG) Scott, Cheryl, Neecie, Aggie, Kynzie Gillin Rt. 2, Box 424A Henryetta, OK 74437 (918) 230-8084 s

Dixon, Chris P.O. Box 631 Wynnewood, OK 73098 (405) 640-6663 p

Eller, Stanley (SE) P.O. Box 503 Welch, OK 74369 (918) 232-6507 c

Ferrari, Daniel (DANF) P.O. Box 96 Foss, OK 73647 (580) 243-8597 p

Hartman, Greg & Joni (GLH) 18332 Hwy. 152 Sayre, OK 73662 (580) 729-0971 s

Hays Family Spots, Harold (HHF) 27488 Indian Meridian Rd. Wynnewood, OK 73098 (405) 207-0117 s

Heard, Dale (DALE) 200 E. Midway Rd. Paden, OK 74860 (405) 227-5512 - day (405) 932-5593 - night s

Herrin Farms (TAH) Todd & Crickett Herrin 508 S. East Dr. Fletcher, OK 73541 (580) 515-4611 p

Humphrey, Rodney (RHCW) 30018 Co. Rd. 1150 Minco, OK 73059 (405) 313-6638 - day (405) 352-0226 - night c

Isam, Josh ( JDIG) 2112 W. 40th St. Tulsa, OK 74107 (918) 227-1111 - day (918) 855-8455 - night s

JDI Genetics 8989 W 81st St. Tulsa, OK 74131 (918) 227-1111-day (918) 955-5216 - night s

Jarboe, Brylee & Caylyn (BCJ) Jarboe Show Pigs 906 Country Rd. 1530 Rush Springs, OK 73082 (580) 641-0591 p

Jarboe Show Pigs 906 CR 1530 Rush Springs, OK 73082 (580) 641-0591 - day (580) 476-2138 - night c

Double E Swine Elizabeth & Emily Taylor P.O. Box 284 Okemah, OK 74859 (918) 650-8114 p

Jennings, Brady, Brett & Laraby (BAJ) 16874 CR 3540 Ada, OK 74820 (580) 272-8952 - day (580) 436-1047 - night

Jervis, Drew & Chrystal ( JERV) 213 S. Tyler Blanchard, OK 73010 (405) 401-0501 - day (405) 401-9531 - night s

Jester, Bill (BJ) 22112 E. 32nd Yale, OK 74085 (405) 714-8125 - cell (918) 387-2996 - home s

Johnson, Michael & Vanessa 11899 NCR 1710 Sweetwater, OK 73666 (580) 821-4078 s

Jones Family Polands ( JFP) Brady Jones Rt. 3, Box 438A Lindsay, OK 73052 (405) 756-7524 p

Kobyluk, Jerry & Andrew 8501 East Wilshire Blvd. Jones, OK 73049 (405) 443-1988 c

Koscelny Genetics (KG) P.O. Box 132 S. Coffeyville, OK 74072 (918) 520-6297 johnkoscelny@aol.com c

Lackey & Peck (LAPE) 9418 N. Hwy. 34 Hammon, OK 73650 (580) 821-0718 c

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Laminack, McKenna & Katelyn Rt. 1, Box 23A Devol, OK 73531 (580) 299-3276 c

Lamie, Tom Rt. 2, Box 114C Beaver, OK 73932 (580) 307-2424 s

Lang Show Pigs (H&CL) Heath, Tucker, Cheyanne and Tatum 2002 West Main Cushing, OK 74023 (918) 306-1550 p

Leiphardt, Barton (BTL) Tyler & Conner Leiphardt Rt. 1, Box 41 Mountain View, OK 73062 (580) 347-2114 (580) 821-6025 - cell p

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Light, Lakin Lights Out Showpigs 2718 Breckenridge Rd. Enid, OK 73701 (580) 747-8587 s

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Mayberry, Dewayne (MWSP) P.O. Box 1126 Rush Springs, OK 73082 (580) 476-3979 - day (580) 641-6335 - night s

Mays Family Showpigs ( JMFS) P.O. Box 665 Cyril, OK 73029 (405) 388-3520 s

McCage Farms Jim & Charles McCage 22277 Jimbo Rd. Thackerville, OK 73459 (580) 276-2918 p

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Moore Poland Farm (MPF) Dustin Moore Rt. 2, Box 48A Taloga, OK 73667 (580) 328-5341 p

Moore Poland Farm (LMO) Larry & Denise Moore Rt. 2, Box 48A Taloga, OK 73667 (580) 445-8022 p

Mosier Show Pigs 2160 S McCloud Rd. McLoud, OK 74851 (405) 833-0723 c

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Moss, Buddy (MOS) 29018 N Co. Rd. 3172 Elmore City, OK 73433 (580) 504-0837 - day (580) 788-2322 - night p

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Nation, Randy (RNN) 45524 Jackson Rd. Alva, OK 73717 (580) 430-6164 s

Ott Family, Rick (DNA) 15381 S 4230 Rd. Claremore, OK 74017 (918) 342-4077 - day (918) 857-0949 - night s

Perry, Ronnie (RPS) 1330 W. Royal Oaks Rd. Pauls Valley, OK 73075 (405) 238-4382 - cell (405) 238-3041 - home c

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Loveless Family Farm (LFFS) 21500 E Charter Oak Rd. Luther, OK 73054 (405) 317-7375 - day (405) 249-7544 - night

Pfeiffer, Andy ( JAPP) 5103 W. Hwy. 51 Mulhall, OK 73063 (405) 649-2425 (405) 880-1993 - cell p

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Pinnick Farms (KJP) Robert Pinnick P.O. Box 26 Bradley, OK 73011 (405) 756-7865 - day c

Potts, Frona 432253 E 320 Rd. Big Cabin, OK 74332 (918) 323-1388 c

Pullan, Randy L. (RLP) Rt. 1, Box 94A, Aline, OK 73716 (580) 603-0801 s

Rice, Raymond & Sheryl (RSR) P.O. Box 591 Velma, OK 73491 (580) 255-5542 (580) 467-4163 - day p

Sharber Family (WVS) Greg, Shelli, Wyatt, Hannah 23715 Indian Meridian Pauls Valley, OK 73075 (405) 207-8884 - cell s

Shenold, Lance (LSP) 38123 County Street 2650 Anadarko, OK 73005 (405) 247-3311- day (405) 247-6912 - night p

Shook Farms 635 Co. Rd. 1480 Ninnekah, OK 73067 (405) 222-8413 p

Sites Chester Whites (RDS1) Rt. 2, Box 33 Mountain View, OK 73062 (580) 550-1927 - day (580) 347-2136 - night c

Thomas, Brady Rt. 3, Box 19 Aline, OK 73768 (580) 542-6030 c

Thompson, Ashton (BLUB) 781 Blue Branch Rd. Bennington, OK 74723 (580) 775-4096 c

Todd, Gary 22102 S 445 E Ave. Porter, OK 74454 (918) 361-9905 s


Waits, Jim ( JWP) Tahlequah, OK (563) 210-7045 p

Webster Swine Farm (1WSF) P.O. Box 282 Maysville, OK 73057 (405) 596-8600 p

Whitaker Showpigs (WHIT) 410 N Pirtle Rd. Durant, OK 74701 (580) 513-8264 s

Whittington, Kendall (KDW) 36848 New Hope Rd. Tecumseh, OK 74873 (580) 512-1224 s

Wingo, Jeff & Margaret (TPH) 25590 Turkey Pen Hollow Rd. Henryetta, OK 74437 (918) 521-4251 - day (918) 652-2027 c

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Yount, Terry (TYNT) 7250 Krebs Lake Rd. McAlester, OK 74501 (918) 429-9610 p

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Paradise Hog Farm 553 Hideaway Rd., P.O. Box 4 Brockport, PA 15823 (814) 265-2677

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Parlett & Son, James T. (TM) 88 Parlett Rd. Airville, PA 17302 (717) 862-3610

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Benner Homestead Farm (BHF) Susan & Leonard Benner 230 Benner Rd. Gettysburg, PA 17325 (717) 334-1769 p

Bronson, John W. ( JWB1) 146 Bronson Farm Lane Latrobe, PA 15650 (724) 989-6355 -cell c

Rathjen, George & Rhonda Sandy River Show Swine P.O. Box 756 Sandy, OR 97055 (503) 341-9932 s

Robinson & Family, Larry (LRS) 1323 Lay Rd. Delta, PA 17314 (717) 456-5445 s

Ebersole, John Owen ( JOE) 10 Ebersole Dr. Duncannon, PA 17020 (717) 834-3983 Fesser’s Hog Farm (LBF1) 557 Poplar Rd. New Oxford, PA 17350 (717) 476-9016

Strawbridge, John C. ( JCS) 4290 Bridge St. Whitehall, PA 18052 (610) 799-5593

Hancock, Douglas (HSH) 269 Hancock Lane Honey Grove, PA 17035 (717) 734-3619

Swamp Grass Acres (SGA) Dennis, Janet, Meghan & Alex Farmery 2642 Johnsonburg Rd. Rossiter, PA 15772 (724) 464-8573 - day (814) 427-2688 - night

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Smith, Brian Hilltop Sunrise Farm 3030 Brown Hill Rd. Youngsville, PA 16371 (814) 563-4905

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Gonzales, Greg & Susan (GSGZ) 6270 Downing Rd. Central Point, OR 97502 (541) 261-7082 M&J Livestock 3911 Clark Blvd. Ontario, OR 97914 (208) 741-0132

Pfautz Show Pigs (PPSP) Kevin & Megan Pfautz 341 Duke St. Ephrata, PA 17522 (717) 945-2730

Rusty Acres (RA) Russell & Ginger Kegg 2309 Briar Valley Rd. Bedford, PA 15522 (814) 623-8981

Howling Valley Farm Dale, Sharon & Zach Edwards 797 Olson Rd. Marion Center, PA 15759 (724) 397-8760

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Carkin & Son, Ron (CPR) 499 Patton Rd. Sandy Lake, PA 16145 (724) 376-3842

Burke, Walt & Gayle & Sons (WGB) 34231 SE Homan Rd. Gresham, OR 97080 (503) 663-6758 c

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Palmer, Mary 10530 Concord Rd. Union City, PA 16438 (814) 438-2875 s

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SOUTH CAROLINA Round About Livestock 108 Mt. Pleasant Rd. Westminister, SC 29693 (864) 804-7310 s

SOUTH DAKOTA Johnke, Corey 24116 454 Ave. Madison, SD 57042 (605) 270-2362 s

Lechner Brothers Chesters (LEC) 23953 451st Ave. Madison, SD 57042 (605) 270-1951 - day (605) 256-9004 - night c

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Belew, Denny P.O. Box 487 Tahoka, TX 79373 (806) 998-4046

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Reichert, Carl & Justin ( JCRT) 40893 275th St. Parkston, SD 57366 (605) 661-6973 - day (605) 928-7390 - night

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Wirt Farms ( WIRT) Randy Wirt 27811 455 Ave. Parker, SD 57053 (605) 366-2864 p

Benefield, John ( JBF) 2001 Stafford Rd. Weatherford, TX 76088 (940) 682-4830 s

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TENNESSEE Ligon’s Polands (LPF) 13895 U.S. 70, Lebanon Rd. Old Hickory, TN 37138 (615) 758-0806 p

Maness, Jon D. ( JDM) 2755 McCall Rd. Lexington, TN 38351 (731) 614-8515 - cell (731) 967-9317

A&L Livestock Andy & Lishelle Hefley P.O. Box 132 Shamrock, TX 79079 (806) 681-7217

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Acuff, Nathan (DNN) 15956 CR 616 Farmersville, TX 75442 (214) 725-2116

Byrd & Family, Bert 6936 CR F Happy, TX 79042 (806) 292-3373

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Ancira, Michael L. Awesome Ancira Show Pigs P.O. Box 277 Burkburnett, TX 76354 (940) 228-9938 Anderson, Nicole & John Tischler (NJHF) 11934 Messa Ave. Corpus Christi, TX 78410 (361) 813-5135 s

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Berckenhoff Showpigs P.O. Box 324 663 CR 233 Hallettsville, TX 77964 (979) 561-6281

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Blazin 7’s Farm 2120 Rock Creek Rd. Mineral Wells, TX 76067 (940) 654-0014

Stanford Farms (MCS) 146 Pleasant Hill Cemetery Rd. Cedar Grove, TN 38321 (731) 225-4501 -day

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Rasmussen Swine Farms (COR1) 28652 457th Ave. Hurley, SD 57036 (605) 326-5373 (605) 366-9470 - cell c

B&B Livestock ( JRBB) Jerry & Ross Baird 110 16th St. Hereford, TX 79045 (806) 364-5216

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Caraway, Bo (BOC) 2918 Highway 2563 Eastland, TX 76448 (254) 639-2545 - day (254) 315-0064 - night p

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Cogburn, Jim ( JCOG) C-4 Show Pigs 1230 South Hwy. 208 Colorado City, TX 79512 (325) 242-5503 s

Cardonya Farm 1350 Hwy. 1689 Comanche, TX 76442 (325) 330-1798 s

Couts, Joe 2125 N Christy Pampa, TX 79065 (806) 663-1630 s

Culp, Randy (TKC) 1704 Co. Rd. 14 Lamesa, TX 79331 (806) 497-6731 c

Cunningham Ranch Robert & Tammra Cunningham 1403 1-20 West Cisco, TX 76437 (325) 665-9150 s

DCB Showpigs (DCB) 3288 FM 101 Ranger, TX 76470 (254) 433-2677 c

Daniel Pig Farm Ronnie and Joshua Daniel 304 S. 8th Santa Anna, TX 76878 (325) 348-7058 - day (325) 348-9222 - night p

David Show Pigs Douglas David P.O. Box 47 Bartlett, TX 76511 (512) 971-5990 p

Davis, Reggie (RD) 118 W. Commerce Fairfield, TX 75840 (903) 388-1942 s

Derrick, Gary & Lorrida (GLD) 10025 CR 379 Hawley, TX 79525 (325) 665-7305

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Duelm, Rory D. (RDD) 192 Altwein Lane New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 606-7547 c

Elm Farms Matthew & Charles Lager & Fred Goudge 15760 Hwy. 317 Moody, TX 76557 (254) 624-1152 - day (660) 541-4100 - night s

Elrod, Nathan (EEP) 217 CR 2141 Iredell, TX 76649 (210) 382-5112 s

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Hill, Chad 4050 CR 7 Hereford, TX 79045 (806) 433-7787 s

Hill, Luther (BILH) 2641 CR 247 Littlefield, TX 79339 (806) 729-6781 s

Holt, Alan & Joe Johnson P.O. Box 1538 Johnson City, TX 78636 (512) 468-6557 s

Holt, Jr., James A. ( JAH) P.O. Box 189 Kyle, TX 78640 (512) 398-5948

Five Gables Farm (FGF) 4300 West State Hwy. 29 Georgetown, TX 78628 (512) 570-1282 (512) 203-3694 - night

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Hopkins Farms (HOP1) James Hopkins 2777 Co. Rd. 215 Crowell, TX 79227 (915) 261-9488

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Houy, Curtis (CWH) 643 Houy Rd. Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 997-8457

Harman, Levon (DHH) P.O. Box 145 Happy, TX 79042 (806) 558-4081

Howe, Mike (HST) 2566 CR 147 Gainesville, TX 76240 (940) 668-4088

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Langbein Family, Larry (LJL) #50 Langbein Rd. Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 324-6742 - day (830) 285-1949 - night c

Langemeier, Jeff 550 Wild Coyote Trail Marion, TX 78124 (830) 708-5930 - day (830) 708-8686 - night

Huseman, Randy & Scott (DJH) P.O. Box 264 Nazareth, TX 79063 (806) 346-4852

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Knaup, Kerby (KK1) 767 Knaupp Mohr Rd. Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 685-3355 c

Kneese, Russell (RKK) 211 W. Mulberry Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 456-3298 c

Knight, Cameron & Jeffrey Drymalla P.O. Box 428 Shallowater, TX 79363 (806) 832-1896 c

Koetter, Greg W. (GRDE) 4180 St. Hwy. 148 South Henrietta, TX 76365 (940) 882-9556 (940) 538-6308 - night s

Koltermann, Ryan (ARK) 113 Oak Hollow Dr. LaVernia, TX 78121 (210) 844-7484 c

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Manhart, Mel 8091 FM 749 Pampa, TX 79065 (806) 595-0942 s

McCawley Livestock (ML) 11618 Hatcherville Rd. Baytown, TX 77521 (936) 346-2045 c

McQuagge, Mike (MGM) 9508 FM Rd. 3326 South Hawley, TX 79525 (325) 370-9994 - day (325) 537-2832 s

Michou, Ray & Ronnie Perry (RMRP) 4682 Dennis Rd. Weatherford, TX 76087 (817) 304-2335 c

Mikeska, Mike 18656 FM 940 #551 Rogers, TX 76569 (254) 624-2283 s

Mills, Gary Mills Family Show Pigs P.O. Box 432 Fort Stockton, TX 79735 (432) 923-3082 s

Mote Farms (MOTE) Benny, Darryl & Ronnie Mote 7325 Co. Rd. F Tulia, TX 79088 (806) 764-3513 c

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Outlaw Genetics 901 Poplar St. Sonora, TX 76950 (325) 206-3615 c

Owen, Jerry P.O. Box 532 Farwell, TX 79325 (806) 481-3436 s

Padgett, Samuel 8513 FM 39 North Normangee, TX 77871 (713) 882-6015 s

Parsons, Mike EZ Farms P.O. Box 2242 Albany, TX 76430 (325) 762-4018 p

Pyron, Carl & Raye 690 CR 131 Tuscola, TX 79562 (325) 370-2845 c

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Rounsaville, Craig (CRC) P.O. Box 489 Princeton, TX 75407 (214) 207-9370 c

S&W Swine Productions (SWP) Scot Sullivan P.O. Box 1252 Robstown, TX 78380 (361) 960-6725 - day (361) 387-9686 - night c

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Senter, John R. Taj MaHog Show Pigs P.O. Box 506 Colorado City, TX 79512 (325) 728-6600 c

Sheppard, Jerry ( JDS) 801 FM 1849 North Brownwood, TX 76801 (325) 998-1295 s

Shuffler, Dustin 435 Co. Rd. 3364 Kempner, TX 76539 (254) 394-4475 c

Simpson, Ollie & Cherry O. C. Show Pigs 2228 CR 900 Princeton, TX 75407 (214) 288-1745 s

Steele Farm Dan & Don 4896 Creek Rd. Temple, TX 76501 (254) 624-9708 c

Stephens Farms (SSS1) Kyle Stephens 4601 Diaz Ranch Rd. Amarillo, TX 79108 (806) 381-4582 - day (806) 654-5667 - night c

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Street, Kaleb 5750 West Rd. R Dumas, TX 79029 (806) 674-9283

Wilkins, Jerry (4JF) 9915 Woodrow Rd. Ropesville, TX 79358 (806) 548-0577

Strube, Jimmy 870 CR Loop Garden City, TX 79739 (432) 397-2381

Williams Showpigs (SWSW) Savanna Williams 307 Arkansas Street Nocona, TX 76255 (940) 872-7645 - day (940) 736-5720 - night

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Twister Show Pigs Dub Stepp & Cheyenne Fenn 2229 E FM 916 Cleburne, TX 76031 (812) 373-2687 s

Vann, Leslie 311 Skyline Drive Lamesa, TX 79331 (806) 470-1160 s

Vincent, Josh 1495 Taylor Rd. Howe, TX 75459 (903) 821-8638 c

W-W Hog Farm (W-W) 473 Kramer Rd. Graham, TX 76450 (940) 362-4421 c

Walker, Keith 867 CR 113 Sweetwater, TX 79556 (325) 721-1434 s

West Texas Genetics (HMAN) Clint Halfmann 11682 Robbie Jones Rd. San Angelo, TX 76904 (402) 429-4946 c

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Wiggs, Billy (WIG) P.O. Box 1093 Clarendon, TX 79226 (806) 874-5101 c

Wilde, Dale E. P.O. Box 292 Wall, TX 76957 (325) 450-3401 c

Brewer & Family, Todd N6801 County X Albany, WI 53502 (608) 862-3165 - day (608) 214-1760 - night

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Zook Polands William Zook 14250 Shirley Rd. Unionville, VA 22567 (540) 656-3520

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Tom Toth’s Pig Farm (TTPF) 9574 Marchs Pt. Rd. Anacortes, WA 98221 (360) 770-7761 - day (360) 770-7792 - night s

WEST VIRGINIA Holliday, Jed P.O. Box 374 Ronceverte, WV 24970 (304) 667-3414 s

WISCONSIN Baur, Laura (LLC) 1752 St. Hwy. 107 Mosinee, WI 54455 (715) 443-3425 c

Benhart, Eric & Cindy (ECB) W3975 Willow Bend Rd. Lake Geneva, WI 53147 (262) 903-6202

Holst, George (GH2) 26929 116 St. Trevor, WI 53179 (262) 862-2746 c

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J&M Genetics, LLC ( JD) John & Mark Dahl 4110 Britton Rd. Union Grove, WI 53182 (262) 206-4908 s

K&L Livestock (KJL) Scott, Karlene, McKinley, & Brooklyn Krueger N1925 Drumlin Dr. Campbellsport, WI 53010 (920) 517-0782 s

Kuhlow Girls Showpigs (LPI) 407 Allen St. Clinton, WI 53525 (608) 436-0217 s

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Certified Pedigreed Swine Breeder Directory continued from previous page Nagel Spot Farm (NPSF) Johnathan, Becky, Justin, Tyler and Brooklynn 101 South Pier St. Eastman, WI 54626 (608) 874-4080 s

Nelson, John N18503 Gilmeister Rd. Galesville, WI 54630 (608) 582-2243 c

Nevel Show Pigs Dan, Cathy, Collin & Colby Nevel W 1096 Hwy. 92 Brooklyn, WI 53521 (608) 576-3765 s

Rake, Tom (TRF) 6840 Schumacher Rd. Waunakee, WI 53597 (608) 219-7467 - day (608) 849-7458 - night dianerake@aol.com c

Rolling Knoll Farm & Austin Knoll (RKF) 7212 N Co. Rd. KK Milton, WI 53563 (608) 436-3284 c

Roth, Jacob ( JPP) N8360 Bluebird Rd. Eland, WI 54927 (715) 881-0301

Walstra Family, Robert W 8578 Lake Emily Rd. Waupun, WI 53963 (920) 763-3131

Breeders listed in this directory have remained active association members by paying and/or by being charged for their yearly service fees ($75).

Watson, Curt (WATS) 2198 Stebbinville Rd. Edgerton, WI 53534 (608) 201-1859

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Smith, Kelly, Cody & Raychel N7639 French Rd. Johnson Creek, WI 53038 (920) 988-4984 p

Steel Polands (DTS) Dave & Tristan Steel 1699 150th St. New Richmond, WI 54017 (715) 760-0347 p

Triple L Showpigs (LYND) 5027 S. Reid Rd. Janesville, WI 53546 (608) 436-0816

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1. Burns Farms Clarke Burns 20546 Hwy. M Brookfield, MO 64628 (660) 258-7389 2. Creason Genetics Ed & Erin Creason 24166 Slade Ave. Gallatin, MO 64640 (573) 823-5635 3. Fitzwater Berkshire Phillip & Rodger Fitzwater 49791 E. 136th St. Norborne, MO 64668 (660) 484-3500 (660) 707-2917 4. Gerlt Livestock Jerry, Carla, Daniel, Lucas & Bethany 16624 Hwy. C Versailles, MO 65084 (573) 378-4218

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5. Jesse Heimer 555 Birch Lane Taylor, MO 63471 (217) 257-0138 6. Eugene Hinnah & Family Rt. 1, Box 99A-1 Gilliam, MO 65330 (660) 631-5454 (660) 784-2454 7. Howard Berkshire Tommy & Greg Howard 301 S Dude St. Hamilton, MO 64644 (816) 284-2792 8. LNK Genetics Ted Neuner 837 Co. Rd. 624 Linn, MO 65051 (573) 897-4591 9. Montgomery Livestock Luke & Bill Montgomery 10734 Hwy. YY Sumner, MO 64681 (660) 963-2456 (660) 856-3618

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10. Oram Berkshires Ross & Ed Oram 369968 E Hwy. 146 Gilman City, MO 64642 (660) 373-0096 - Ross (660) 425-0784 - Ed 11. Overton Farms Paul & Victoria Overton 555 St. Hwy. W Trenton, MO 64683 (660) 654-2057 12. RKJ Booth Farms Randall & Josh Booth 16101 Cable Place Cainsville, MO 64632 (660) 893-5535 - home (660) 373-0025 - cell 13. Harlan Reid 106 Walnut Ter. Sweet Springs, MO 65351 (660) 335-4855

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14. Routh Berkshires 8946-1 NE Railroad Pond Rd. Hamilton, MO 64644 (816) 583-4302 15. D&B Berkshire Dan & Bob Street P.O. Box 36 Whiteside, MO 63387 (573) 485-7311 (573) 485-6212 16. Brian Strickland Strickland Pork Farms 245 Ceder Creek Lane Jackson, MO 63755 (573) 979-5433 17. Gene Waters 26730 New Lawrence Dr. Leavenworth, KS 66048 (913) 250-0660 - home (913) 683-3318 - cell 18. Rusty Williams 70378 Hwy. 50 Tipton, MO 65081 (660) 433-2137 JUNE-JULY 2015  

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Poland China Breed Record-Selling Boar

Congratulations to the Rains family on this $45,000 boar who sold at the 2015 Southwest Type Conference.

BERKSHIRE CHESTER WHITE POLAND CHINA SPOTTED

Berkshire Breed Record-Selling Open Gilt & 2015 Oklahoma Youth Expo Supreme Champion Gilt

Congratulations to Taylor Wolff and the Jason Keim family on putting together this $33,000 record breaker.

Poland China Breed Record-Selling Open Gilt at Public Auction

2015 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Reserve Supreme Champion Gilt

Congratulations to Shelby Henry and BSR Hog Farm on this tremendous accomplishment.

2014 Arizona National Champion Chester White and Reserve Supreme Champion Gilt

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Congratulations to Keri Landry and Range Hog Farm on achieving this success.

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IOWA COMMERCIAL COMMERCIAL AJCAssociation Berkshires...................................... 88 ADM AllianceAmerican Nutrition.......................... 7 IOWA Berkshire Berkshires...................................... 8853 ADM Nutrition.......................... 785 AJC Albertson, Neil & Sons ......................... Baker,Alliance Dan............................................. Neil & Sons .........................44-45 Baker, Dan............................................. 8585 Albertson, 53 Conover, Al............................................ Davis, Brad....................................... Certified Pedigreed Swine Conover, Al............................................ 8585 Davis, Brad....................................... 44-45 5 Fisher, Jon.............................................. Goodwin Family Farms........................... Fisher, Jon.............................................. Family Farms........................... Team85Purebred Kent Show Feeds..................................... 9 Goodwin Iowa Berkshire Association...................557 Kent Show Feeds..................................... 5757 Naughton, Dan....................................... 985 Iowa IowaBerkshire Chester Association................... White Association ........... Naughton, Dan....................................... 8585 Iowa Chester White Association ........... 5718 Wendt, Kevin......................................... Iowa Spotted Association ...................... NATIONAL SHOWS Wendt, Kevin......................................... Spotted ...................... 1817 Williams Olson Spot Association Farm.................................... Land & Cattle Auction Co. ...8585 Iowa Williams Land & Cattle Auction Co. ... 85 Olson Spot Farm.................................... 1769 Phenotypic Acres................................... Phenotypic Acres................................... 6979 Schmidt, Randy and Becky ................... ARKANSAS June 23-26 Schmidt, Randy and Becky ................... 7984 ARKANSAS Masters, Jerry ........................................ 26 Schminke’s Chesters.............................. Team Purebred26 National JuniorChesters.............................. Show Masters, Jerry ........................................ Schminke’s 84 2 Tucker’s Polands ..................................... Springfield, Ill. Tucker’s Polands ..................................... 2 COLORADO COLORADO Collins, Gerald & Fonda ...................... 86 MINNESOTA June Collins, Gerald & Fonda ...................... 86 24-27 MINNESOTA Resler, Steven ........................................ 27 Summer Type Conference Resler, Steven ........................................ 27 ILLINOIS ILLINOIS Springfield, Ill. Armstrong Genetics................................. 3 MISSOURI Armstrong Genetics................................. Beaver, Paul & Sons & Families........... 347 MISSOURI Brown Farms ......................................... 54 Beaver, Paul & Sons & Families........... 47 Brown ......................................... 54 September 4-6Farms Center Prairie Genetics.......................... 25 Missouri Berkshire Association............. 73 Center Prairie Genetics.......................... 25 Missouri Berkshire Association............. 73 Team Purebred55Eastern Regional Dirks Farms ........................................... Missouri Spot Breeders Association...... 12 Dirks Farms ........................................... 55 Missouri Spot Breeders Association...... 12 Timonium, Md. Polands ....................................... 86 Hi Point Genetics................................... 83 Reid’s Hi Point Genetics................................... 83 Reid’s Polands ....................................... 86 Hyland Farm, Wilma Mende ................. 32 Hyland Farm, Wilma Mende ................. 32 September 12-16 Illinois Berkshire Association ............... 78 NEBRASKA NEBRASKA Illinois Berkshire Association ............... ® 78 National Barrow Show & Team Purebred Junior Classic A Cut Above ............................................ Illinois Chester White Association ........ 48 Above ............................................ Illinois Chester White Association ........ 48 A Cut 8 8 Illinois Poland China Association ......... 32 Austin, Illinois Poland China Association ......... 32 Minn. IllinoisSpotted SpottedAssociation................... Association...................1818 OHIO OHIO Illinois LookFamily FamilyPolands Polands............................ ............................ October 24-26 Breeder’s Choice ................................... Look 3434 Breeder’s Choice ................................... 5656 MR Hogs ............................................... 69 Ohio Berkshire Association................... Team Purebred at American Royal MR Hogs ............................................... 69 Ohio Berkshire Association................... 2424 MillsBros. Bros.Polands Polands............................... ............................... Ohio Chester White Association ........... Mills Ohio Chester White Association ........... 2424 3030City, Kansas Mo. Ohio Poland China Association............. RBC Chesters ........................................ 53 RBC Chesters ........................................ 53 Ohio Poland China Association............. 2424 OhioSpotted Spotted Association ...................... Shaffner,Ken Ken&&Wabash WabashValley ValleyBerks.. Berks..6969 Ohio November 19-21 Association ...................... 2424 Shaffner, Pierce Swine Farm................................. Twin Oaks Farm .................................... 46 Pierce Swine Farm................................. 1818 Twin Oaks Farm .................................... 46Classic Fall Waits,Jim Jim.............................................. ..............................................5555 Waits, Duncan, Okla. OKLAHOMA OKLAHOMA Bellettini, Johnnie.................................. INDIANA 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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e the Bes k a M t BE T R To TE JMO3 Roids 11-1 This unique breeding piece was found at the 2013 National Barrow Show® from Joel Olson, Iowa. It doesn’t matter what they cost or where they place, a boar’s breeding value will be determined when his litters hit the ground. This Fireball x Changer x Ram It x Premium Blend son maximizes the good and practical hogs of the breed, yet offers extremes to our breeding program. We have not utilized a more muscular, skeletally correct, stress negative boar than Roids. He consistently sires stoutness, width, muscle mass and correctness. He will continue to breed several of our best sows and if you really want to make the best, you need to give us a call for semen availability—we will share our excitement with you.

NBS3 Right Round 45-4 Perhaps no boar sold in the last 18 months has been more popular the second and third breeding seasons— than the first—as this guy. This Time Change x S&L x SOS x B&B son offers a lot of things to the breed that are desperately needed in today’s Spotted hogs. Feet and leg correctness are Right Round’s first real strengths and he sires these traits nearly every time. Muscle and bone are duplicated in his offspring and the maturity is nearly ideal. Frame size is ideal for breeding hogs, as well as show hogs. Balance and structure are keys to today’s winning and competitive hogs and Right Round wins this argument also. Simply put . . . this one will make your best one just a little bit better every time. Semen available by calling Purple Power Boar Stud at (219) 984-5140 or (765) 414-1161.

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Remember the name End Zone. This Dead End x Just N Case son is as photogenic as any you would want but we haven’t had the time to get the picture taken. Massive in his body, bone and width with an incredible square and full hip and feet and legs like we talk about, but rarely see, End Zone has already put a stamp of approval on our 2015 spring Chester White litters. They will be a winning combination in show rings in 2015 and beyond. Call us on End Zone—he is really good!

BREEDERS DIGEST


Index to Advertisers COMMERCIAL

Iowa Spotted Association . . . . . . . . . . . . 93

ABA Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

Phenotypic Acres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Arizona National . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

Schminke’s Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Conover, Al . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115

2015

ADM Alliance Nutrition . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Schmidt, Randy & Becky . . . . . . . . . . . . 90

Baker, Dan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115

Swine Genetics International, Ltd . . . . . . 34

Tucker’s Polands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Day, Chad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115

BUILDING

MINNESOTA

GENERATION SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS

Kent Show Feeds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85

Mullins, David . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115

Naughton, Dan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115

State Fair of Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Wendt, Kevin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115

Kurobuta Berkshire, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

North Star Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Resler Spots & Durocs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

MISSOURI

Williams Land & Cattle Auction Co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115

Brown Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

COLORADO

Missouri Spot Breeders Association . . . . 11

Collins, Gerald & Fonda . . . . . . . . . 60-61

ILLINOIS ASI Showpigs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

Missouri Berkshire Association . . . . . . 111

Reid Berks, Harlan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60-61

Reid’s Polands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60-61

NEBRASKA

Alliance Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Team Loos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Center Prairie Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

OHIO

Armstrong Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118

Crump Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Hi Point Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87

Hyland Farm, Wilma Mende . . . . . . . . . 69

Illinois Berkshire Association . . . . . . . . . 25

Illinois Chester, Poland & Spot Associations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Miller Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91

Norman Bros . & Sons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116

Smitty’s Chesters/Smith Farms . . . . . . . 19

Twin Oaks Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

INDIANA Arnholt & Family, Nathan . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Indiana Berkshire Association . . . . . . . . . 86

Indiana Poland Association . . . . . . . . . . 36

Wetovick Swine Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Black Hill Hereford Show Pigs . . . . . . . . 62

Breeders Choice Boar Stud . . . . . . . . . . 48

Lean Value Sires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-31

McWhinney Show Pigs . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Ohio Breeders – All Breeds . . . . . . . . 88-89

Shipley Swine Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

OKLAHOMA CKL Spots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120

Mays Showpigs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Miller, Wade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83

Rice Polands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

TENNESSEE JDM Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Smith, Merrill & Linda . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79

TEXAS

Top Cut Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114

Foote Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

IOWA

2015 August-September Youth Issue

A3 Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

AJC Berkshires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Albertson & Sons, Neil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Bonnie Acres Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Conover, Brice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Fly’n K Berkshires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110

Iowa Berkshire, Chester & Spotted Associations . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Illinois State Fairgrounds Springfield, Ill. Junior Show Contact: Hope Coffey (502) 528-7478

Team Purebred Summer Foundation Female sells on Friday evening, June 26.

Darby Valley Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112

L&C Polands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Shaffer’s Goldrush . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119

June 23-27

Advertising Deadline June 29 BREEDERS DIGEST

Open Show Contacts: Berkshire Amy Smith (765) 426-9102 Merrill Smith (812) 525-1769 www.americanberkshire.com Chester, Hereford, Poland, Spotted, Tamworth Jack Wall (309) 945-3312 Jeff Morris (608) 346-9561 www.cpsswine.com Follow the Chester, Hereford, Poland, Spotted & Tamworth open show results on Facebook on Friday, June 26.

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If you put studs in the starting gate . . . you will have winners at the finish line! Uno

Out Cold x Power Fluid One of the greatest to ever work here. SEMEN AVAILABLE

Wish List

Smash Hit x Ante Up The popular Indiana State Fair boar. SEMEN AVAILABLE

Raise The Bar

X-Tra Stout x SOS An awesome sire of great feet and legs with muscle. SEMEN AVAILABLE STRESS NEGATIVE

Hot Rod

Dynamic Thor x Flex One stout dude. SEMEN AVAILABLE

Hill Jack

Bonecrusher x Grand Slam Mass and power here. First litters are great. SEMEN AVAILABLE

Ooh-La-La

Raise The Bar x Double Reserve It only takes one look here and it’s game on. SEMEN AVAILABLE STRESS NEGATIVE

Sweet Sight

Sweet Feet x In Focus 2015 SWTC Reserve Champion Boar — you will want to see this one! STRESS NEGATIVE

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QUOTE:

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Chester White – The top ranking sire on the current 2015 National Sire of the Year rankings is Dead End. His dam is sired by AG9 Big R 41-1. AG3 Uno 1-10 is currently standing in third place. Tied for fifth place are three boars with two bred here and the other sired by Uno. Spotted – The top-ranking Spotted sire on the 2015 National Sire of the Year listing is our herd sire 3 Raise The Bar 3-9.

Bob & Rhonda (217) 667-2762 Kristy, Kendall, Clayton & Logan J.R., Ali, Taylor, Mitch & Levi (217) 667-2117 BREEDERS DIGEST


Tidal Wave

2013 Summer Type Conference Reserve Champion Boar

A PROVEN & CONSISTENT HERD SIRE

ET x Maximus • Stress Negative Bred by Hannah, Holden & Hayden Miller Albany, IN

1-888-690-2022

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Your Herdmark for Generating Sires:

CKL TCG Rumor 4-11

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Splash x CKL Fossil — Smokey is a littermate to CKL Listen Up at All A-Marek-N Sires When Rumor left for Farmland, Indiana, Smokey moved right on up to his pen for our go-to herd boar. As our new senior herd sire, Smokey is generating more bone and stoutness in our herd with every litter he sires.

CKL Smokey 5-2

CKL S P O T S

Gossip x Young Sumach Herd sires are generally used for one of three things: boar makers, production females or show pigs. CKL TCG Rumor 4-11 has done all three and at the highest levels. Contact Top Cut Genetics (888) 486-7288 to secure semen on this Spotted icon!

Packin’ a 1 – 2 PUNCH!

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