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"Polar Vortex"

In March of 2021 Brent loaded up the trailer and headed south to Belton, Texas to compete at the Southwest Type Conference. It was the first winter show we have ever participated in and it was a difficult task getting these hogs raised up and conditioned to our standards.

Living in Wisconsin, our animals endure all of the extreme weather our four seasons give. Winter here can be especially brutal... with a low of -32, this past season was no exception!

Scraping frozen poo, burst waterlines, plowing a walking path to train, hours of walking pigs in negative temps, and the 5+ hours of shaving their winter parkas off once Brent got to a warmer climate... all culminated to him returning home with the Reserve Grand Champion Boar, Premier Sire & Premier Exhibitor awards!!!

All of the above has also led us to the perfect name for this newest Boar Stud we are adding to our line up... "Polar Vortex".

Pedigree: LOOF PSSS REIN NO DOUBT X STRONGHOLD

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"Blanche"

The 2019 Hereford Nationals Open Class Grand Champion Gilt...

 

Each year we make sure to diversify our genetics and bring in new blood. One of our favorite places to do this is at the Hereford National Show, where all of the top Hereford breeders in the country come to celebrate the breed with a show, dinner, sale, & the annual Hereford Hog Association meeting.

 

At the show this past August, Cindy immediately scouted out this little gal, who ended up winning Open Class Grand Champion Gilt!  In fact, Blanche is actually a full sibling duplicate of the 2017 Hereford Nationals Open Class Grand Champion Gilt, who were both bred by DKJG Genetics... how cool is that?!?!​

Pedigree: DKJG 30 RACK X TCG GBSP GOLDEN GATE

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"Maple"

​Each year we make sure to diversify our genetics and bring in new blood. One of our favorite places to do this is at the Hereford National Show, where all of the top Hereford breeders in the country come to celebrate the breed with a show, dinner, sale, & the annual Hereford Hog Association meeting. Brent took notice of this gilt during the sale... with a diverse genetic lineage, she had a unique build to her with some good size. We were excited to buy her and upon talking to the seller, learn she took Grand Champion Gilt at her local county fair as well! We call her Maple and she has been an amazing producer for our farm in the short year she has been here.

In spring of 2019 our Maple X Bullsteam litter produce multiple titles including Hereford Nationals Grand Champion Boar, Hereford Nationals Best Marked, Wisconsin State Fair 4th Overall Supreme Champion Boar, & Wisconsin State Fair Grand Champion Hereford Boar!!!​

Pedigree: DKJG 30 RACK X LNHM TOO SHORT

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"Moana"

Moana is one of our up and coming gilts who was born in late spring of 2018.

 

She was our 2-year old daughter, Cassidy's first show pig! She earned a 4th in class at the Wisconsin State Fair and finished 1st in her class at Hereford Nationals.

 

She adds a unique genetic background to our herd and we look forward to what she will produce in the future!​

Pedigree: LOOF PSSS NO DOUBT X TOO PREDICTABLE 

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"Cheesehead"

"Cheesehead" is our favorite 2020 boar prospect and what we truly believe is the best pig we have ever produced! A product of breeding our 2019 Hereford Nationals Grand Champion Boar, "He-Man" to the litter-mate sister of the 2019 Hereford Nationals Grand Champion Junior Gilt... we had to give this one a name that left no questions as to where he was bred!!!

In fact, there is honestly NOT ONE THING we would change on this hog. He is the most unique Hereford male out there... HUGE bone, perfectly square, smooth mover with swag to boot! With his massive wide shoulders, impeccable top-line, and outstanding markings... Cheesehead turns heads wherever he goes! 

We are so excited to use this one to enhanced the structure and soundness of our off-spring... as we believe he is truly the direction Herefords need to go, in order to compete for over-all titles against all breeds! We strongly encourage others who are serious in the future of our breed, to consider using this one.

Pedigree: REIN HE-MAN X STRONG-HOLD

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"Rose"

Each year we make sure to diversify our genetics and bring in new blood. One of our favorite places to do this is at the Hereford National Show, where all of the top Hereford breeders in the country come to celebrate the breed with a show, dinner, sale, & the annual Hereford Hog Association meeting.

We always seem to find an "underdog" at Nationals that people over look. Last year it was our "Maple", who is the Dam to the now 2019 National Grand Champion Boar... This year Brent selected this beauty out of Clint High Farms. She has BONE... plain and simple. We plan to utilize this and can't wait to see what she throws! 

Pedigree: BRKH RAW EMOTION X LNHM SHOCK COLLAR

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"Elena"

The 2019 Wisconsin State Fair Grand Champion Gilt...

This one is a record breaker... she won the 2019 Wisconsin State Fair Open Gilt as a MARCH by the youngest exhibitor EVER, our 3 year-old Cassidy!!! Elena is stout, big boned, and a smooth mover. We look forward to what she can offer our breeding program.

Pedigree: LOOF PSSS REIN NO DOUBT X LOOF TOO PREDICTIBLE

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"American Girl"

The 2018 Wisconsin State Fair Reserve Grand Champion...

American Girl is a 2018 February gilt, daughter of "Sunshine & Tank".

 

Part of an AMAZING litter, her sister is the 2018 Wisconsin State Fair Grand Champion Gilt and her brother took Reserve Grand Champion Boar! Other litter mates won banners around the country as well!!!

As of recent, American Girl produced the 2020 Hereford Nationals Grand Champion Boar and has consistently thrown 14+ size litters every breeding! She is a huge asset to our program!!!

Pedigree: REIN TANK X LOOF PSSS NO DOUBT

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"He-Man"

The 2019 National Hereford Show Grand Champion Boar...

He-Man is the definition of what a Hereford should look like. In fact, he was third over-all Best Marked Hereford at the 2019 National Show, at which his litter-mate sister took Grand Champion Best Marked!

 

Square bodied, heavy boned, tall fronted, perfectly set ears, with excellent feet... this boar is all around "The Whole Package".

Pedigree: REIN BULLSTEAM X DKJ 30 RACK

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"Dorothy"

Each year we make sure to diversify our genetics and bring in new blood. One of our favorite places to do this is at the Hereford National Show, where all of the top Hereford breeders in the country come to celebrate the breed with a show, dinner, sale, & the annual Hereford Hog Association meeting.

Litter-mate to the 2019 Hereford Nationals Junior Class Grand Champion Gilt & Reserve Champion of the Open Class... this one has a look all her own! Muscle, bone, and power... she is a big shouldered gal with a smooth and even stride. Staying with our 2019 "Golden Girls" theme, her name fits this one perfectly, lol!


Pedigree: STRONGHOLD X COF TONKA

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"Amber"

A litter-mate to both the 2019 Hereford Nationals Grand Champion Boar & the 2019 Hereford Nationals Best Marked (Gilt)... we retained this one and her sister Charlotte as breeding stock for the future of our program. Both have excellent body structure and movement. Thrilled to be expecting Amber's first litter to Goshen in late March of 2020!

Pedigree: REIN BULLSTEAM X DKJG 30 RACK