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The Inside Scoop: Steve Cobb & Family

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

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Describe your operation in terms of scope, size, breeds, etc.

We have a show pig operation of 250 sows, consisting of mostly crossbreds. We also have a few purebred Yorkshires, and a handful of other breeds.


What, in your opinion, makes your operation unique? 

We are based in Northeast Arkansas, so I think our location makes us relatively unique.


What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? 

“Breeding livestock is a long process that takes much patience.”


Describe your ideal customer

Consistent & Realistic .


Share a story of one pig that stands out amongst the rest of the ones you have raised. 

Two record-breaking  Yorkshire boars, Cobbstone & Maximus


One thing you can’t live without as a breeder

High enough quality herd boars in house to be able to use on the majority of your sows due to the inconsistent conception rates from semen being shipped all over the country.


What is one chore that you hate to do but must be done?

It’s not really considered chores, but anything consisting of mechanical or electrical maintenance.


If you could raise pigs anywhere in the world BESIDES the state you are in, where would it be and why?

I have never really given that much thought, we are happy here.


A thing you can’t live without unrelated to pigs

My family.


A fun fact that many people may not know about you. 

I really enjoy hunting and watching sports.


This or that: 

Picturing or Videoing? 



Crossbreds or Purebreds?



Stay in a hotel or stay in a camper? 



Stay home or go to a show? 

Depends on the show


Frozen semen or fresh?

Fresh semen