Mark That Card: Hampshire Barrows

Thank you Lake Land College Livestock Judging Team for providing placings and officials for this class. Placing: 4-2-1-3Cuts: 2-5-2 I sorted the Hampshire Barrows 4213. I think both barrows up top capture the basic market hog fundamentals, but I’m personally drawn to 4’s elite build quality. His relaxed blade angle and correct hip and hind leg allow […]

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Mark That Card: Duroc Gilts

Thank you Luke Ziegler with National Swine Registry for providing placings and officials for this class. Placing: 4-2-3-1 Cuts: 3-6-2 I like the Duroc gilts 4231. I’m high on the breeding value of both gilts up top. I like to build them from the ground up, so 4’s more durable bone and foot give her the nod. […]

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Mark That Card: Crossbred Gilts

I like the Crossbred Gilts 2413 with cuts at 4-2-2. I’m quick to tie into 2’s elite combination of stoutness of feature and look of maternal function. Here’s the stout skulled, opened up female who reads the densest in her body design, and it is truly impressive she highlights her added power by still being […]

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Mark That Card: Breeding Gilts

Thank you Blake Goss of Goss Livestock in Leedey, OK for providing placings and officials for this class. Placing: 4213 Cuts: 3-2-4 It’s 4’s look of maternal function and build that I’m drawn to. Here’s a stout skulled, bold bladed female that is great in her body shape and ultra-wide pinned. Yet what really makes […]

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Mark That Card: Bred Sows

Thank you Goss Livestock in Leedey, OK, for providing the placings and officials and Kyndal Reitzenstein for the photos. Placing 1-3-4-2 Cuts: 2-2-4 I like the crossbred gilts 1342. If 1’s flawless skeleton and build doesn’t get you fired up, then I’m sure her extra power and dimension most certainly will. You study that one coming […]

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Mark That Card: Bred Gilt Results

Thank you to Conner Newsom, South Plains College Livestock Judging Team Coach, for providing the officials. Placing: 1-3-2-4 Cuts: 5-3-3 I sorted the crossbred gilts 1324. Best built 1’s awesome looking and outlier for power. I’ve got her over 3 to start. Turned profile, my heads up winner’s elevation and length of hip create a more […]

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