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.