Welcome to the 2020 edition of “The Ones That Built the Brand!” This is the fourth time we’ve assembled our best and most proven sows to offer them at auction and we can say with confidence, they’re as good as they’ve ever been! I am excited about this offering, but I am THRILLED to welcome […]
Opportunity doesn’t knock twice
There are plenty of phrases, quotes and sayings about opportunity. Chances are, you’ve read one recently when scrolling through your feed on Instagram or Facebook. I’ve read several that are really good, but for me, this one is always rings true: Opportunity doesn’t knock twice. It was February when we were approached by another firm […]
Tag… You’re It!
To be quite frank, I’ve always hated tags! It didn’t matter if I was tagging a showpig at a pig sale, show barrow at the county fair or even sows at the farm in the distant past…I hated tags! Some were too big, some were too small and some were even noisy and annoying but […]
The Road to Recovery
I’ll never forget the day my son was born. As someone who’s witnessed thousands of births at the pig farm, the actual birth – while fascinating – was not the moment that captivated me. It was instead the arrival of the anesthesiologist and his preparation that followed. Maybe it was because it was my first […]
PED is for Real
For the last couple of months I lived in fear. The threat of PEDv loomed around every corner and every expert I consulted repeatedly said “it’s only a matter of time.” At the farm we used caution at every turn and followed the advice of our vet every chance we had. We disinfected the propane […]
Chosen for a Reason
The past couple of years have been an absolute whirlwind and there are many folks who deserve thanks and credit for where we’ve been and where we’re going. As this business continues to evolve, so does our approach. The decision to sell boars online earlier this year as “The Chosen Few” was met with more […]
The reason(s) why…
Over the last couple of weeks we’ve had the honor of hosting several collegiate & 4-H judging teams for workouts. The opportunity to evaluate our stock with top talent from all across the country is one I look forward to each and every year. Yet oddly enough, there have been several who’ve recently asked, “Why […]
Can she be the foundation?
If you’re raising showpigs, the foundation for success begins and ends with the females you have in your herd. Regardless of the size of your operation, the emphasis placed on the female side will always dictate your direction. For the past seven days we’ve shared our thoughts and opinions of what we consider when selecting […]
The weatherman is always asked about the weather, an accountant always answers questions about taxes and if you want to know the best thing on a menu, always ask the chef. In this business, I get asked a few questions from time to time about pigs, feed and my family, but lately, the only question […]