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always down eared pigs, mostlly pure bred ,spot,duroc, chester, but that will change a bit going to do some crossing with our chester gilts maybe duroc? or poland? ..gotta have floppy ears lol
 

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Two friendly mutts that walked onto a friend's pig farm a few months ago. It was a sow and her ?4? month old piglet. I'm leaning towards starting an all GOS operation late next year and these two are here mostly just to teach me not to do anything stupid.
 

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This is my sons gilt who won 1st at his county fair. His fair does not get enough breeding gilt's to have a championship show. The judge thought she will produce a nice litter. Her mother is a Duroc and is a Buck Cherry X Chuck Berry lineage and she is ***STRESS NEGATIVE***
The boar we used was Heavy Hitter from Crane show pigs.
Heavyweight x Steel Wheels x Power Look
***STRESS NEGATIVE***
My son is currently trying to find the right boar to put with her.

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This is my sons gilt who won 1st at his county fair. His fair does not get enough breeding gilt's to have a championship show. The judge thought she will produce a nice litter. Her mother is a Duroc and is a Buck Cherry X Chuck Berry lineage and she is ***STRESS NEGATIVE***
The boar we used was Heavy Hitter from Crane show pigs.
Heavyweight x Steel Wheels x Power Look
***STRESS NEGATIVE***
My son is currently trying to find the right boar to put with her.

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Can you re-post your image?
 

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Have 4 400-500# Blue Butt sows with two of them having a 6week old litter now about to be weaned and sold. One 500-600# Yorkshire boar whom gives off very good litters per sow. And one show Duroc sow with her first litter on the ground now which we will keep 2 barrows and 1 gilt to show this year.
 

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We raise our own cross of Yorkshire x Berkshire x Large Black plus some other that we have been selectively breeding for over a decade to produce a hog that thrives on pasture in our cold climate with mothering skills, even temperament, marbling and excellent flavor.

We also have lines of purebred Tamworth, Large Black and Berkshire.

We select for no-taint so we don't have to do castration and fast growing animals. I strongly favor upright thicker ears because of our cold climate (droop ears frost bite more easily) and longer thicker legs for our rough mountain terrain. I also select for larger animals who do better out on pasture and in our cold winters. I like longer animals but actually got to the point where they were too long and have cut back on that a little. You can never have enough bacon or loin but there comes a point where the engineering of the suspension is not working...

You can see photos of our pigs on our blog at:

http://images.google.com/search?q=site:sugarmtnfarm.com+pigs&tbm=isch

Cheers,

-Walter Jeffries
Sugar Mountain Farm
Pastured Pigs, Sheep & Kids
in the mountains of Vermont
http://SugarMtnFarm.com/
 
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