Chris McCulloh 2266 180th Street • Delmar, IA 52037
Cell: (563) 249-1108
Murl McCulloh 3479 275th Street • Camanche, IA 52730
Cell: (563) 593-5067
Our family run operation located in eastern Iowa
consists of a Yorkshire and Duroc sow herd utilized
to raise replacement gilts, boars and youth fair
pigs. Our breeding program is focused on raising
structurally sound hogs that are maintenance free
with continued emphasis on growth and efficiency.
We value and understand the time it takes and the
patience required when putting together a pre-
dictable sow herd where we can offer our genetics
with utmost confidence to other breeders looking
for consistent dependable results. We will continue
to work hard to build our breeding program with
these long-term goals in mind, not simply chasing
Thanks for taking time to review our program and
we look forward to visiting.
Need a source of genetics that can contribute something new to your program?
Producers today keep fewer sows around so “getting results” and making each breeding decision count, has never been more important. In today’s competitive show pig industry, show ring success drives many breeding decisions and therefore many look to utilize the latest most popular boars that fit today but may have limited value for that next generation of females to build upon. We have stayed focused on the future keeping sow longevity in mind and to select females accordingly.
Marketing bred gilts locally each month gives us the ability to farrow year round and keep more numbers for selection. This helps us immensely in our evaluation process as it allows us to select phenotypically while still keeping sow production records on all our females to eliminate the guess work and create predictability. Utilizing these tools for selection are key to providing proven genetics and gives us confidence our hogs will not only “look good” but will get it done in the farrowing house for our customers.
Silent Auction Sale
Grand Champion Barrow Clinton County* Sold in last years sale, Sired by Specimen
Doors open @ 5
Sale from 6-7pm
2266 180th St.
Please call to RSVP in advance.
Litters Sired by Specimen, Black Onyx 17-9 & 4-8 and Rest Assured all housed at John Huinkers 40 + head of our top Durocs, Yorks and Crossbreds.
This sow is the foundation of our Yorkshire program as she possesses all the fundamentals in terms of phenotype and sow productivity that we strive to build upon when making Yorkshire females. Putting females together that look like her while also having the sow productivity numbers to justify and measure that value is truly priceless. Consistently weaning an average of 11 pigs with an adjusted 165lb weaning weight each litter gives her an Sow Productivity Index (SPI) of 121.7 ranking her in the top 5% of the Yorkshire breed. She is pictured here in her “working clothes” ten days before her 7th litter was farrowed. Her structure and design are impeccable and she proves her true value with a solid production track record putting this all together in a remarkable package. We continue to keep her daughters and granddaughters and hope she stays with us for a few more litters.
Her sire M Unit One 12-5 is a boar that we sold in 2009 to a commercial operation where he stood for 5+ years generating over 1,000 daughters boasting an SPI that ranked him at one time in the top 5% of the Yorkshire breed. Furthermore, he ranked in the top 1% of the Yorkshire breed in litter weight EPD. Bottom line, his daughters have big strong healthy pigs and milk extremely well! Not only is this a huge benefit in the commercial industry, but also in today’s show pig operations where it’s extremely important to get pigs off to a solid start to get them ready for sale day. His daughters have and continue to do a phenomenal job in the farrowing house. He was a boar that not only phenotypically looked good, but made females that performed. M Unit One 12-5 was a boar that truly proved himself.
MS ROG 24-8 NBD8 E 108-8 X STN7 Pillar 46-4 Registration # 348076008
Structural flexibility along with milking ability are two huge contributions this sow brings to the Duroc breed. She is pictured here fresh out of the farrowing house where she weaned 11pigs with a litter weaning weight of 150lbs. She is still in exceptional condition ready to breed back immediately. We have two littermates to her that are also built correctly and have the genetics in their pedigree to be around for a while. Her pedigree includes some of the “old school” genetics with two shots of the legendary Big Louie boar and a Fuel Filter grandson bred by Nelson Brothers that stood at North Iowa Boar Semen for over six years. Duroc sows built like her in a breed that is not known for its females have enormous value today.
Miss Turk 28-7 Ace of Spades X Beefcake (7th Parity) Registration # 526235007
Miss Turk 28-7 is another example of a solid Yorkshire sow that is long bodied, extended and flexible. If you want to add dimension and appetite which will translated into increased milk production, her offspring will do it.
Razzle Dazzle 2-1 Razzle 62-10 X Spud Bar 9-1 Registration # 558007001
This boar is exactly what we have been looking for to continue making Yorkshire females! Razzle Dazzle is a boar we purchased from Adam Conover at the WPX in June 2014. His littermate sold to SGI for $20,000. His pedigree includes the popular Rondo boar on the top side of his pedigree with two shots of the old Kodiak boar on the dam side. He is structurally sound, big footed with square toes, tall from the point his shoulder and dead level down his top. His mother brings a solid pedigree and production track record to the table as she farrowed 18 pigs in her first litter. He will be used a lot this fall on daughters and granddaughters of the 12-5 boar. We are excited to utilize this boar to continue creating Yorkshire females!
Kirby 32-6 Kirby 81-2 X M Unit One 169-1 Registration # 558136006
32-6 is a boar that we kept and combines proven genetics from the Hilman Schroeder, Compart and Waldo firms. Kirby 81-2 on the top side goes back to KDU and King David while his mother is a Unit One granddaughter. If you can look past the poor photography skills, you will see a solid boar that has muscle and yet extremely flexible and sound. Since we we no longer have him, I hesitated to even share this picture but after continuing to see his offspring, I figured he needed to be referenced. He has done an excellent job of continuing to pass along genetics that perform.
Select Yorkshire Boars and Gilts for sale, call for more information.
Need a new or different source of genetics for you program? If you want to maintain structural soundness and flexibility while adding dimension, body capacity and appetite which will translate into increased milk production in your farrowing house, our genetics will do it. Call for more details and availability.