Chris McCulloh
3479 275th Street
Camanche, IA 52730
 563-249-1108
 
Murl McCulloh
3479 275th Street
Camanche, IA 52730
 563-593-5067

Boars

United 50-2

Reg#: 632161002
THE UNIT 27-3 X MISS TURK 40-14

UNIFY 50-2 is a boar that we raised and held onto for a year before we started to realize his true worth. Quite often breeders aren’t patient enough to understand the actual value of an individual until they are gone. We simply kept him around because of the females in his pedigree. His mother is carrying her 7th litter while his grandmother was 11th parity sow and her two littermate sisters were 8th parity sows. We now have farrowed five of his sisters and to say each has passed the test would be an understatement. As gilts they have averaged 11.3 weaned pigs per litter with an average weaning weight of 16.5lb pig.
Our breeding program has maintained our focus on longevity and production and UNIFY represents ALL of that. His true value you cannot view with the naked eye. Generations of patience and dedication for what the Yorkshire breed was built upon. Limited semen available.

United 46-2

Reg#: 632158002
THE UNIT 27-3 X MISS TURK 8-11

UNITED 46-2 is a boar we raised and utilized as we continue to make Yorkshire females. Our breeding philosophy has focused on keeping boars from our elite sows that have proven themselves. UNITED’s mother is an eleventh parity sow that is exactly that. Her pedigree has several of our best sows lined up and goes back to boar name UNIT ONE 12-5 whom we sold to a commercial operation. He ranked in the top 1% of the Yorkshire breed for Maternal Line and Sow Productivity Index.

UNITED not only has a proven pedigree, but excels phenotypically. He is level, square, athletic and knows he’s a boar! Use him with confidence, limited semen available.

Teach Me 65-3

Reg#: 625821003
Moontime X Razzle Dazzle

Teach Me 65-3 is no accidental mating. By design, he has several great sows behind him. His mother, Miss Turk 47-10 pictured below and on our website, is a 6th parity sow still in production. His grandmother was a 7th parity sow. His great-great grandmother, Miss Turk 18-8, also pictured on our website, was an 8th parity sow and is in his pedigree twice. See the trend? I can rant and rave describing him in every detail and feature using fancy word but view the hog for what he is. Know that there is SO much more behind him than what you simply see in this picture.

His sire, Moontime 25-3, also by design has several great sows behind him and comes from a breeder, Jerry Huffington, whom I have the utmost respect for not only as a hog breeder but as a person. His integrity, patience and dedication to his livelihood is second to none.

The first time I visited Quality Swine Farm, Jerry showed me a pen of boars and talked at quite length about a specific boar he was extremely high on and recently sold. He went on to describe him and the only reason he sold him was because the boar had a shorter inside rear toe. I asked him where the boar was now curious to know more about this hog he had elaborated about.

His reply, “I sold him.”

As we moved on to the next pen, I quickly asked him again for clarification to as where he sold the boar? His reply, “I sold him last week.”

I asked again, “I know but where did he go, who bought him.”

He responded again more sternly this time, “I shipped him!”

Wow, I was shocked. Here was a hog I could tell he thought a lot of but couldn’t come to terms with selling him to another breeder when he simply couldn’t endorse the hog himself. That conversation has stuck with me since that day. We need more breeders like Jerry.

We all want good looking livestock, but at what sacrifice? We should never be satisfied with mediocrity but also patient enough to evaluate and yet honest with ourselves.

This is what Teach Me 65-3 represents. Patience with the process in what we are doing and honesty with ourselves. He isn’t perfect but he is really good because of what he represents- a long term vision/plan without having to sacrifice anything the Yorkshire breed should exemplify.

Easy to say, hard to do.

Enough preaching.

Gigawatt

Reg#: 396029005
Glen Rock X Megawatt

Gigawatt was the Drake entry and our pick of the Duroc boars at the 2018 National Barrow Show. His littermate, Grand Slam was purchased via their online sale this summer and is housed at Shipleys. Needless to say we were glad Darrell and Wade brought him to Austin, Minnesota. He is balanced, has muscle, yet is sound as a cat and looks better today than when we first bought him. Look for several of his sons this fall at the 2019 NBS!
Goliath

Reg#: 619632001
Moontime 25-3 X Monticeto 2-1

Goliath is massive, raw and rugged Yorkshire boar. He is extremely sound, athletic and has a tremendous appetite. His sire, Moontime 25-3, is yet another herdsire Jerry Huffington has put together. Jerry has “stayed the course” with his breeding program and in a few short years put together some of best boars and females in the country and we continue to capitalize on his knowledge and skill using several of his boars the last few years. Goliath is not for everyone. If you want “moderate” cute fancy show pigs, look elsewhere. If you want to make females that have appetite, milk, farrow unassisted and are built correctly then use him with confidence. Goliath is a boar for those of you with a long term vision for the Yorkshire breed.
Time Is Now 47-2

Reg#: 589801002
Razzle Dazzle 8-2 X Montecito 2-1

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

Reg#: 374179001
HP Oh So Good 19-2 X NBD E 15 108-8

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.
Razzle Dazzle 2-1

Reg#: 558007001
Razzle 62-10 X Spud Bar 9-1

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

Reg#: 567734002
Kirby 32-6 X Unit One 12-5

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.
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