Once again we would like to thank all the people who have bought our pigs from us. Good luck to all the kids at your County, District and State Fairs. We look forward to adding more pictures to our Winners page. This spring we had two litters. One from Penny and one from Daisy. All piglets have been sold and picked up. As of this writing we still have a boar that was born November 17, 2018. His dam and sire are Duchess and Okie. We may be using him this spring for fall piglets. Still to be determined. We had a storm a few weeks ago that dropped 20 trees on our property. Our house, shop, extra building, all hog huts and all pigs made it unscathed. We do have to replace 4 fencing panels at the pig pens. We are currently in the process of breeding our 3 females. Our plan is to have two different bloodlines for this fall, so customers interested in a breeding pair can be accommodated. We are working on Artificial Inseminating CoCo. Daisy and Penny are full blooded sisters. They will either be bred with our boar Okie and or his offspring born November 17, 2018. We have had a lot of interest in our fall litters, so send in your deposits early to hold a piglet in your name.
Thank you to all the visitors to our webpage and to those who have inquired about them. Penny had her first litter on February 6, 2019. She had a total of 12 with 9 still alive. Of those 9, 6 are females and 3 males. As of this writing, none of the females have been spoken for. All males have been spoken for with deposits. It is sometimes difficult to tell when a pig is pregnant. Daisy did not take, her first two breedings. Currently, if she has taken, she will farrow the first week of April. Coco did not take with the Artificial Insemination. We bred her with Okie. She had some complications as well. If she took, she will farrow around the second week of April. Sadie, unfortunately, developed health issues and had to be retired. We were hoping for some really good piglets from her. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Fall is a busy time of year with litters being born, breeding for spring litters and getting ready for winter with extra hay or shavings in huts for warmth and heat lamps for little ones as well as a whole host of other chores. Yes our pigs are spoiled and pampered to the core! We wouldn’t have it any other way and that is why they are HAPPY HEREFORD HOGS.
Our first fall litter was on October 11, 2018 with the parents being CoCo and Okie. She had a total of 8 piglets, 5 males and 3 females. All have been spoken for except for one female as of this date.
Our second litter was on November 17, 2018 with parents being Duchess and Okie. She had a total of 4 piglets, 3 males and 1 female. None have been spoken for as of this date. We will leave the largest one or two males intact as boars to be sold as breeders.
One of the gilts we sold in the spring went on to the State Fair in Little Rock, Arkansas and won Grand Champion in the Market Division Hereford Class and Grand Champion Purebred Division Hereford Class. Her name is Sadie. We bought her back and she is currently bred with Okie and will have early March piglets from her. Another gilt was sold to a 10 year old girl in Louisiana. She won Grand Champion at a county fair and was used by her owner to win 2nd place in Showmanship with only a 10th grader beating her. CONGRATULATIONS TO THESE WINNERS. Pictures will be coming soon on the WINNERS page.
Penny and Daisy are both bred with Okie and expecting piglets from them early February and mid March.
We Artificially Inseminated CoCo with Taco Truck semen from Shaffer’s Gold Rush in Indiana. We are expecting piglets from her in mid March.