“Lizzy”

RN:  140012006

EEP6 Cathy 5-6

Lizzy:  I am so excited to have this gilt.  For those of you who love to check and double check genetics, please open this gilt’s genetic link.  Just look at her picture.  She is moderate in her kind. She naturally has a tall shoulder point with an impressive extension up front that ties into her shoulder set just right. She has an awesome top that extends all the way back to her ham loin junction and down her rib to chest floor.  What is interesting about this girl:  her momma was a 2011 sow which brings her back to some pretty impressive genetics.  Then her sire Monopoly has proven himself with  a very impressive track record the past couple of years.  Monopoly is sired by NonTypical who is one of those boars that produces incredible litters when bred back to past genetics. He is extremely heavy boned, sound and, flexible.  AND Monopoly brings in the Bar None sow that has had a breed champion in all 7 litters she has farrowed.  His littermate sister was the 2016 San Antonio Champion Berkshire and Reserve Grand Champion Gilt Overall Breed.  Buckshot: Son of Shotgun that matched up with our genetics perfectly last year. He is a nickel better in his legs in feet than Shotgun which makes him even more impressive. Real strong in his back with superb transition points to his shoulders and hips.  Then this guy also brings to the table the best Willis sow the Real Hog Farms had who produced many great daughters. A real impressive package here that is sure to impress the southwest judges.

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Bred to Buckshot

Farrow Date:  4 August

Genetics

“Diana”

RN:  140022004

EEP6 C2D2 4-4

Diana:  Had my eyes on this girl from day 1 in the crate.  So neatly put together and so functional.  Squared up in hips and knees to the ground just like her sire and brings in the power and bone that King Indy possesses.  Her dam has had 2 champion and 1 reserve champion in her 2 litters that have hit the ground.  Great color, great disposition.  I am trying to think what to say about this gilt, but all I can think is that she is one of my favorite gilts I have ever retained.  She just has great shape, power, very flexible, and reliable genetics all in one package. Creature: This boar has definitely helped to keep Conover Show Pigs on the radar.  He fits well onto almost any berk sow and has backed this up with multiple champions on all levels.  So powerful and yet has all the flexibility, expression, and fit that is sought after to finish a very competitive show pig project.  Combine this set of genetics with Diana’s and it is almost scary.

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Bred to Creature

Farrow Date:   15 August

Genetics

“CC”

RN:  133415008

EEP5 C2D2 5-8

CC:  This is one powerful girl.  She catches your eye when you see her.  She is thick skulled, thick on her top, big hipped, and deep.  Real nice bone and her feet are huge with a wide spread to her toes.  She walks all day long.  She placed 6th at S.A.L.E. 2015 because she just kept eating and I had her a bit over conditioned so that booboo is on me. Her littermate got penned at Houston in the heavyweight dark cross division. In her 2 litters she has farrowed 2 county champions, 1 reserve champion, and 2 gilts that have placed at state livestock shows (San Angelo gilt show, Jr gilt show, S.A.L.E., and 2nd in her class at Belton behind the champion berk gilt). Speak Loud:  I am so excited about this boar.  His maternal line is off the charts. State level champion/reserve champion barrow berks; reserve champion WPX/3rd overall CPS gilt; and his littermate was the 2018 reserve champion berk gilt at OYE.  Love his jaw line and how strong his front end ties into his shoulders with a nice expression down his back, through his hips and to his feet as they hit the ground.  This has got to be an amazing litter.

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Bred to Speak Loud

Farrow Date:  16 August

Genetics

“Esther”

RN:  146979007

EEP7 Esther 2-7

Esther: I knew this litter wow’d me from the time they hit the floor, but this gilt stood a notch above a very consistent, competitive litter and she finished a notch above her competition consistently throughout the entire show season.  Power, expression, extension, feet and bone right where they needed to be and walked with her head up from day one. The entire litter she came from took me to the bank in creep feed and she did not slow down a notch.  Just an amazing gilt with an amazing set of genetics behind her.  Creature: Tightening up the genetic influence of Cadillac with this breeding.  He is a Lift Off x Cadillac. Creature has a long line of champions. I was reviewing my Berk line with a well-respected swine vet in Iowa and just wanted to be sure I did the best for this outstanding gilt and he told me “if it is a berk and it’s in heat….Creature…period.”  Then you double dip into the influence of Cadillac.  This has got to be a win win combination.

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Bred to Creature

Farrow Date:  3 Sep

Genetics

“Ana”

RN:  126577011

EEP4 C2D2 5-11

Ana:   Predictable genetics and outcomes with this Superfly X  Mount N Do line.  Ana is half sib to gilt penned at 2014 SALE who also farrowed a gilt that placed 2015 WPX.  Ana was penned at S.A.L.E 2015 show.  This girl is fancy, cocky, yet bold in her rib, big ended, deep in her chest. Nice set of rear legs.  Breeding her back to the SuperFly/ Superman line of genetics (Godzilla) had very good results 2016 (Snow White) so I was on a mission to find a competitive Superman boar to lock down “the look” in this litter. Buckshot:   Well….there it was.  Shotgun did well on my Cadillac x TooFly litter 2017.  Buckshot is a son of Shotgun with piglets already on the ground that look to have feet and bone a nickel better than Shotgun.  He is a notch more upheaded and strong and square to the ground front to back.  This is setting up to be a strong, expressive litter with big appetites.

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Bred to Buckshot

Farrow Date:  8 Sep

Genetics

“Snow White”

RN: 141036008

EEP6 Snow White 8-8

Snow White: Missed on this gilt her first year out, but got her this year.  She was the youngest gilt in her class at SALE and still placed up against August gilts in the open show.  I had some national Berk breeders take a look and critique her and the first words out of their mouth was “wow.”  She is cocky, expressive, upheaded, square to the ground, strong in her shoulders and reaches all the way back to her hip/ham/hock transition points and is just perfect.  Radical: Premium Blend has had some point on descriptions of their boars in the past when I have used their stock of berk boars.  Mauck Show Hogs state that Radical is one of the best hogs they have ever produced of any color. That sounds impressive.  However when I saw his picture he looked like Snow White Jr. in relation to his front end to rear, shoulders and hips to the ground, and top expression with a big upheaded, front end extension.  This look has got to come through with this litter.  It is like mirror mirror on the wall:  Boar to Gilt.  The “look” should be locked in real tight and is sure to be extremely competitive in the SouthWest shows. By the way:  Radical’s mother produced the Champion Berkshire and Grand Overall at OYE 2017!!!

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Bred to Radical

Farrow Date:   12 Sep

Genetics