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September 9 • Pig Sale
June & July Crossbred and Yorkshire barrows
June & July Crossbred gilts
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October 7 • Pig Sale

November 4 • Pig Sale

November 16 • Pig Sale



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Grand Champion FFA Market Hog
2015 Iowa State Fair

Shown by Ben Jacobsen
  EN: 30-6 XB
Breed/Sex: Crossbred Barrow
Sire: Slug
Dam's Ear Notch: 95-5
Sire of Dam: Honky Tonk
Weight in lbs (as of 04.17.15): 80
Description:: These 30's are absolute powerhouse barrow prospects!!! They are huge backed, huge ribbed, and mega heavy boned with the stoutness of feature of a champion!!! If you're more comfortable feeding barrows that have the natural shape, natural power, and natural dimension from the start them these are three barrows that should fit your eye!!! They are just so incredibly stout and powerful throughout!!! They are moderate barrows but they have the correct kind of length of bone work and extension in the right places to still balance up the way winning show hogs have to!!! 
 
Champion Crossbred Barrow
2015 NJSA Southwest Regional

Shown by Blake Holmes
  EN: 36-1 XB
Breed/Sex: Crossbred Barrow
Sire: Beyond
Dam's Ear Notch: 219-3
Sire of Dam: Creature 34-3
Weight in lbs (as of 04.17.15): 70
Description:: These 36's are just flat out MEGA IMPRESSIVE!!! They are as stout of featured as you will ever see!!! They combine the freakish kind of bone work they have with still great extension and design!!! They are square to the ground and big from the ground up!!! All three barrows are super impressive in terms of their upper rib shape and dimension!!! They are attractive barrows that have great head set and head carriage!!! We can see any one of these 36's feeding into something BIG TIME SPECIAL!!!
 
High Points Barrow
2015 Indiana Junior Swine Circuit

Shown by Cole Wilcox
  EN: 291-5 XB
Breed/Sex: Crossbred Barrow
Sire: Sky Wire
Dam's Ear Notch: 284-1
Sire of Dam: Bear
Weight in lbs (as of 03.23.15): 58
Description:: These 291 Sky Wire barrows are REAL FANCY!!! They are extra clean made about their lower third yet they have really good true rib shape and curvature!!! All three of these barrow will really impress you with the mass and shape they have and express down their top and they are very agile and athletic barrows! Heads in the air and they go with an attitude and cocky kind of look that seems to always work in the show ring!!! Take your pick!!! Certainly, have some variety on what color, but past that these three barrows are so much alike it's scary!!!
 
Champion Heavyweight Light Crossbred Barrow
2015 Ohio State Fair

Shown by Mike Sprang Family
  EN: 18-9 XB
Breed/Sex: Crossbred Barrow
Sire: Untouchable 106
Dam's Ear Notch: 280-3
Sire of Dam: Creature
Weight in lbs (as of 03.23.15): 47
Description:: This Yorkshire sired barrow looks just like his photo! He's very well represented in his picture for showing the stoutness and true dimension this barrow has throughout! This barrow's got big legs and a great big back and rib, while keeping it all square and balanced up in a complete package and really good show barrow design!
 
Champion Lightweight Light Cross Barrow
2015 Ohio State Fair

Shown by Kylie Fritz
  EN: 278-4 XB
Breed/Sex: Crossbred Barrow
Sire: Bone Show
Dam's Ear Notch: 98-5
Sire of Dam: Bear
Weight in lbs (as of 03.23.15): 60
Description:: We're thinking this blue dapple barrow has REAL POTENTIAL TO GO WIN BIG!!! He's square, he's stout, he's got great shape, he's balanced and correct, and he's DESIGNED UP LIKE A CHAMPION!!! This barrow's squareness combined with his look and his shape can propel him to be a big time show barrow that everyone loves to feed and show!!!
 
Class Winning Dark Cross Barrow
2015 Ohio State Fair

Exhibited by Meri Grace Carson
  EN: 298-2 XB
Breed/Sex: Crossbred Barrow
Sire: Beyond
Dam's Ear Notch: 15-10
Sire of Dam: Super Monster
Weight in lbs (as of 03.23.15): 65
Description:: This is a MEGA STOUT FEATURED barrow!!! He's so powerful in the center portion of his rib and he's just absolutely MASSIVE on the upper side of his skeleton!!! Then you start breaking this dude down from the ground up and he certainly doesn't disappoint even the slightest in that regard! This barrow has monster big bone and he's got a huge arm!!! Basically this one is just A BIG BOY STOUT MADE SHOW BARROW!!! 298-2 has the look and reads like he could be A MAN AMOUNG BOYS ON SHOW DAY THIS SUMMER!!!
 
Champion Heavyweight Barrow
2015 Minnesota State Fair

Shown by the Schmitz Family
  EN: 4-3 XB
Breed/Sex: Crossbred Barrow
Sire: Visionary
Dam's Ear Notch: 245-2
Sire of Dam: Bear
Weight in lbs (as of 03.23.15): 53
Description:: We are extremely high on this black Visionary barrow!!! Study this one close! He's got a chance to get as good as anything!!! We know that some will shy away from him because he's not painted up and neatly colored and he's just solid black... BUT THAT DOESN'T CHANGE HOW GOOD A HOG ONE IS!!! And this one is a good pig! He's so square and extremely athletic on the go, yet still will impress you big time as you get over his top and study the shape and dimension!!!
 
5th Overall Purebred Barrow & Res. Champion Yorkshire
2015 World Pork Expo

Shown by Lucia Abreu
  EN: 332-5 YB
Breed/Sex: Yorkshire Barrow
Sire: Untouchable
Dam's Ear Notch: 107-4
Sire of Dam: OnSlaught
Weight in lbs (as of 02.16.15): 67
Description:: This pair of 332 litter Untouchable barrows have a stout featured, huge ribbed, easy feeding look to them!!! They are heavy structured from the ground up with big feet and heavy bones!!! Honestly, it's really hard to get past these Untouchable sired barrows!!! They just keep continuing to work year after year and are as hard to get around as anything out there!!! Really good pair of powerfully stout purebred Yorkshire barrows!!!
 
Champion Crossbred Barrow
2015 World Pork Expo

Shown by Hunter McKinnon
  EN: 224-5 XB
#: PEN16
Breed/Sex: Crossbred Barrow
Sire: Beyond
Dam's Ear Notch: 278-3
Sire of Dam: Bear
Weight in lbs (as of 02.16.15): 68
Description:: Three more tremendous 224 litter barrows to study!!! Again, we sold littermates in the January Sale that were just a notch more ready than these were at that point, but holy smokes have these guys ever done all the right things in their development towards the future!!! They are tremendously shapely, very stout featured, yet still offer plenty of extension up front and throughout to make winning barrows in 2015!!! We're really excited about the possibilities these 244's bring to the table!!! They all three can go win shows!!!
 
Reserve Division I & 5th Overall Crossbred Barrow
2015 World Pork Expo

Shown by DWE Livestock
  EN: 287-7 XB
#: PEN13
Breed/Sex: Crossbred Barrow
Sire: Monster Square
Dam's Ear Notch: 321-3
Sire of Dam: Untouchable
Weight in lbs (as of 03.23.15): 70
Description:: This is one of the truly deep litters of great feeding barrows you will see!!! Every barrow in this 287 litter can win a show somewhere!!! That's how impressive and how deep they are!!! They are so massive and powerful, yet without sacrificing the design and balance that you know we think is A MUST!!! You love these barrows when you get up over them and study the top shape and inner dimension they all five represent!!! But, these barrows will not disappoint you when you get off to the side of them and study their profile and look!!! These are just really good barrows from every angle!
 
Reserve Division & 5th Overall Yorkshire Barrow
2015 World Pork Expo

Shown by Gary Nelson-Barger
  EN: 349-3 YB
Breed/Sex: Yorkshire Barrow
Sire: God Father
Dam's Ear Notch: 1-11
Sire of Dam: Checkmate
Weight in lbs (as of 03.23.15): 75
Description:: Man these God Father barrows are flat out impressive! They are extended and tall shouldered and still really expressive and in the upper rib shape and back shape! They are square hipped and good in their rump design! We love how these barrows pretty much run uphill and how high headed and cocky fronted they are! These barrows read like really easy feeding barrows that shouldn't take a great deal of expertise to get them 12:00!!! They are just designed up so right with so much show appeal!!! These barrows should be about ideal for have 12:00 come July!!!
 
Grand Champion Overall
2015 National Western Stock Show

Shown by Garrison Straka
 

EN: 79-3 XB
Breed/Sex: Crossbred Barrow
Date Born: 7/8/14
Sire: Bear 84
Dam's Ear Notch: 222-6
Sire of Dam: Bear
Weight in lbs (as of 09.08.14): 58
Description:: ANOTHER DOUBLE BRED BEAR!!! AND GUYS THESE DOUBLE BRED BEAR BARROWS ARE FOR REAL!!! This is one good rascal! He's shapely! He's square as they come! This one is perfect frame size and just ideally balanced to feed EXTREMELY WELL!!! It's extremely tough to make them this square, this heavy structured, this correct and level hipped, and this attractive and comfortable on the go!!! WE ARE WAY WAY HIGH ON THIS PROSPECT!!!

     
     
Reserve Grand Champion
2015 LSU Stock Show

Placed by: Ernest Donohoe Showpigs
 

EN: 248-7 XB
Breed/Sex: Crossbred Barrow
Date Born: 8/4/14
Sire: Bear 84
Dam's Ear Notch: 285-2
Sire of Dam: Bear
Weight in lbs (as of 10.01.14): 42
Description:: Bear 84 X Mother of Champion Heavy Weight at NAILE last Fall!!! This sow CAN GENERATE!!! This is one incredibly deep litter of barrow prospects! *248-7 is one stout made individual! When you get this kind of stoutness and this kind of balance and look all coming together in the same package... THEY GET REALL HARD TO BEAT!!!

 
 
Champion Crossbred Barrow
2015 NJSA Southeast Regional

Shown by Savannah Page
 

#: 183
EN: 87-9 XB
Breed/Sex: Crossbred Barrow
Date Born: 7/14/14
Sire: Bear 84
Dam's Ear Notch: 225-2
Sire of Dam: Creature
Weight in lbs (as of 09.08.14): 52
Description:: WE THINK THIS IS A SPECIAL LITTER OF HOGS!!! WE WILL WATCH A PROSPECT OR TWO IN THIS LITTER AS A BOAR!!! This is Bear 84 on a Creature daughter that is out of the mother of the Grand Barrow at San Antonio we raised! These barrows combine stoutness of feature and heaviness of structure with a very youthful appearance and absolutely great maturity pattern! We think this is next level material here with these 87 litter barrows!!! You better study each and everyone of these youngbarrows as they all have GREAT POTENTIAL!!!

     
Champion Hampshire Barrow
2015 Houston Stock Show

Shown by Brian Brugman
 

EN: 284-6 XB
Breed/Sex: Crossbred Barrow
Date Born: 8/16/14
Sire: Bear 84
Dam's Ear Notch: 268-5
Sire of Dam: Bear
Weight in lbs (as of 11.02.14): 60
Description:: THESE 284 MAY NOT BE EVERYONE'S FAVORITES... BUT THEY SET US ON FIRE!!! This is just so much of what we try to make them look like! Not super extreme, or way out there and way overdone, but just killer square andamazingly balanced and correct! We DO NOT question the muscle or power here AT ALL!!! We know there will be some that might. But, over time these are the ones that go out and feed and get better and win shows for our guys!!! DOUBLE-BRED BEAR!!! Trust us and do not worry about the power here! All the true indicators of power are here, these barrows simply have IDEAL MATURITY and it will all come in time!!! BIG TIME PROSPECTS IN OUR MIND!!!

     
Champion Middleweight Hampshire Barrow
2015 Houston Livestock Show

Shown by Ridge Reynolds
 

EN: 227-2 XB
Breed/Sex: Crossbred Barrow
Date Born: 7/31/14
Sire: Bear 84
Dam's Ear Notch: 90-1
Sire of Dam: Bear
Weight in lbs (as of 10.01.14): 41
Description:: This little stud might not be ready to go win a show today, but guys he's got the traits it's going to taketowin down the road once he maturessome! We'd feed barrows like this all day! He's got great show appeal, he's super square, and he's perfect on his feet and legs!

     
4th Place Heavyweight Crossbred
2015 Fort Worth Stock Show

Shown by Nik Hodges
 

EN: 228-1 XB
Breed/Sex: Crossbred Barrow
Date Born: 7/31/14
Sire: Monster Square
Dam's Ear Notch: 209-2
Sire of Dam: Creature
Weight in lbs (as of 10.01.14): 42
Description:: These 228's are some massively stout little rigs! They both have big forearms and a really bold chest in them! They are wide skeletoned barrows that seem to stay within themselves very well at the same time! Study these two and use your imagination as to exactly just HOW STOUT they are going to be down the road on show day!!!

     
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