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
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.
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 market bred gilts locally each month which gives us the ability to farrow year round and keep more numbers for selection. This allows us to keep sow production records on all our females to eliminate the guess work and create predictability. We have stayed focused on the future keeping sow longevity in mind and to select females accordingly.
Miss Turk 5-6 4th Parity Sow
Reg. # 558306006
Miss Turk 5-6 is 4th parity sow that is a daughter of the 18-8 sow pictured below. Like her mother she puts it all together and is living proof of what can be accomplished with a dedicated breeding program. She and 2 other littermates (5-7 and 5-5) are sows we continue to build around as they each rank within the top 25% of the Yorkshire breed on SPI and MLI numbers.
Miss Turk 18-8 M Unit One 12-5 X Mr. Obvious 29-1 Miss Turk 18-8 is an 8th parity sow that is the foundation of our Yorkshire program. Putting females together that look like her while also having the sow productivity numbers to justify and measure that value is truly priceless. She holds an (SPI) of 121.7 ranking her in the top 5% of the Yorkshire breed. 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 a 7th parity 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. She is another proven example of what our breeding program strives for.
Time Is Now 47-2 Razzle Dazzle 8-2 X Montecito 2-1 Registration # 589801002
Time Is Now 47-2 is the result of diligent and careful selection over the last few years. We have made it a priority to utilize our own boars we know have phenomenal mothers laid back in their pedigrees and work to build through these sows. I can use fancy words to describe him phenotypically but you can study his picture to see for yourself what he represents. However, his main value are the sows laid back in his pedigree. He has 2 shots of the old 18-8 sow, pictured above, who was around for 8 parities. His mother is a 5th parity sow who is a littermate to the 5-6 also pictured above, and his paternal grandma (6-14) is another sow that is due with her 6th litter. All of these females have contributed to our program and represent what we have worked to achieve. The Yorkshire breed is in need of some change with more focus and attention to the basics of raising pigs. Yorkshire sows are needed that are easy to farrow, milk and are sound. Time Is Now 47-2 is a huge step in that direction. Call for semen pricing and availability.
Oh So Good 29-1 HP Oh So Good 19-2 X NBD E 15 108-8 Registration # 374179001
Here is a boar we are keeping sired by Howard Parrish's Oh So Good 19-2 boar that was Premier Sire at 2015 NBS. He was just a boar until he turned 3 months old and then he exploded. He has near perfect toe spacing and foot size with muscle and a long extended neck. We had several visitors offer to buy this boar but felt he had way to much to offer to part with him as he combines some old school proven genetics not to mention his mother is a 7th parity sow and a littermate to 24-8 pictured above. Semen available.
Oh So Good 28-2 HP Oh So Good 19-2 X Lotta Body 27-1 Registration # 374178002
Son of Howard Parrish's Oh So Good 19-2 boar that was Premier Sire at 2015 NBS. Thanks to North Iowa Semen for your purchase
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 53-2 Kirby 32-6 X Unit One 12-5 Registration # 567734002
Kirby 53-2 and his littermate 53-3 (not shown as we couldn't get him pictured) are two sons of the 18-8 sow sired by a Kirby son we raised. They have 2 shots of Unit One in their pedigree so the growth and maternal genetics are deeply embedded in their pedigrees. Thanks to High Plains Pork for your purchase and repeat business.
HoLlister 28-2 Razzle Dazzle 2-1 X Unit One 12-5 Reg # 573063002
Son of 18-8 sired by the Razzle 2-1 Boar. Thanks to SGI for your purchase!
Kirby 32-6 Kirby 81-2 X M Unit One 169-1 Registration # 558136006
32-6 is a boar that we kept that 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. 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.