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.
Thank you to all of our customers who bought our two spring litters. These two litters were all spoken for with deposits, one to two months before they even hit the ground. This is why we don’t have individual pictures of the piglets.
If the same holds true for our fall litters they will go fast, so get your orders in now. We are expecting our first fall litter around October 10. This is CoCo bred with Okie. Our second litter around November 16. This is Duchess bred with Okie.
We have two new gilts. A pair of sisters, Daisy and Penny. Their sire is Fresh Look. He is the Grand Champion Hereford Boar at the 2016 Indiana State Fair. They will be bred this fall for piglets in the spring of 2019, hopefully farrowing starting in February.