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How They Work :: Hi Point Genetics

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Breeder Central

Learn How They Work at Hi Point Genetics.

What is your goal at Hi Point Genetics, when raising showpigs?

Hi Point Genetics of Chrisman, Illinois, work each day to make showpigs better, but this doesn’t stop at the backdrop.

“Not only better in terms of making it to the backdrop, but also better in the sense of being a successful project for the buyer. We feel that if we can make the customers life better, then we have had a successful exchange,” Mike Miller says.

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How They Work :: Decker Family Showpigs

Friday, March 30, 2018

Breeder Central

Chad Decker tells us how they work at Decker Family Showpigs.

Describe your operation. (size, scope, breeds)
We’re a small, 25-sow operation, raising crossbreds, Berkshires and Durocs.

What is your goal at Decker Family Showpigs when raising showpigs?
We try to make highly competitive showpigs, at the state and national level.

What makes your operation unique?
The amount of winners we have been able to produce with such few sows.

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How They Work :: Wendt Livestock

Friday, January 26, 2018

Breeder Central

We have a small family farm. Normally, we have 8-10 Hampshires, a Duroc, and three Crossbred sows in production. Typically, we buy interest in a top Hampshire boar, each year, and use AI from the best boars available. We also have used some frozen semen and old-line genetics to experiment and try to increase genetic diversity in today’s Hampshire lines and use proven sires we like or admire for productivity. We have 30 acres of cropland that is farmed by our neighbor using organic production practices and a few cows we own in partnership to raise show calves.

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How They Work :: Coulson Showpigs

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Breeder Central

My name is Evan Green. I co-own and operate Coulson Showpigs with my uncle Monty and Grandpa Fred. We currently run about 40 sows, farrowing about four times a year.

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How They Work :: Carl Kent & Sons

Friday, January 5, 2018

Breeder Central

Carl Kent & Sons Showpigs began in 1974 in Pottsboro, Texas. The family consists of Carl and Joyce Kent, Blair and Jessica Kent, Brandon and Mondi Kent, and Brian and Tammy Kent. There are six grandchildren (Morgan, Henlie, Kyler, Hayden, Barrett and Ryder)! The farm consists of 40 showpig producing females and 6-8 boars on stud!

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How They Work :: Fischbacher Show Pigs

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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My name is Chris Fischbacher, and I’m 32 years old. Ilive in Wildorado, Texas. I have been married for 7 years to my wife, Steelee, and we have two kids, Mattlee and Case. I started raising pigs when I was a kid in 4-H, and I have been doing it full-time since 2011. We currently have about 50 sows and a dozen boars. We primarily raise crosses and Yorks, but we also have a few Spots, Durocs and Berks.

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Lessons Learned :: Kirk Swanson

Monday, September 25, 2017

Breeder Central

Kirk Swanson is known for having a gift when it comes to breeding a selecting livestock. His talents created the legendary sire Hillbilly Bone. If you ask Kirk about his industry success, he will be quick to tell you it’s due to many lessons he learned from mentors along the way. Kirk shared one such lesson with the Showpig.com team.

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How They Work :: Wintex

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

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I’m Will Winter and a third generation WTX. I live on the farm with my wife, Marisa, son Monster (Colter) and 2-1 (Sutton). We operate Wintex with Dad. We run 4.5 acres of showpig and purebred sows and roughly 30 boars. We row crop farm and are starting to attempt to raise club calves (because we had free time).

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How They Work :: Team Sloan

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Breeder Central

I grew up on a diversified livestock operation and was very involved with showing livestock through 4-H, FFA and other junior programs such as the NJSA. I attended Fort Scott Community College as well as Iowa State University (ISU) where I was a member of the Livestock Judging Team. After graduation at ISU, I was fortunate to have the opportunity to return back to Missouri and oversee the showpig portion of Team Sloan Livestock. I am also part owner of Apex Sires that’s located in Indiana, as well as an advocate for Linder United.

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How They Work :: Korb Farms

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Breeder Central

The Showpig.com team caught up with David Korb of Korb Farms, Ohio, amid all the excitement following their record-busting Yorkshire boar sale at the Summer Type Conference, and this is “How They Work.”

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Lessons Learned :: Dan Baker

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Breeder Central Education

The Showpig.com team asked legendary swine auctioneer Col. Dan Baker to recall some of the greatest lessons he has learned along the way. He wrote this account of some words of advice that have followed him through the decades.

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