We're in the Hereford buisness! Pics

Discussion in 'Pigs' started by Up North, Oct 18, 2006.

  1. Up North

    Up North KS dairy farmers

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    We had one of those rare opportunities present itself recently. The people we bought our Hereford gilts from earlier this summer decided to get out of the hog buisness. They liked us and our farm and decided to give us the first chance to buy their breeding stock. We got two breeding pairs. One is registered and one pair is not. Then we also got two registered gilts.
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    These are the two registered gilts. I love how they are so brillantly red.
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    This is the young non-registered boar.
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    This is the young non-registered sow. Both the non-registered ones are purebreds.

    We still are waiting for delivery of the older registered pair. Not everybody would fit in the stock trailer.
     
  2. tyusclan

    tyusclan Well-Known Member

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    Great-looking hogs. Congratulations! :rock:
     

  3. james dilley

    james dilley Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Hereford Hogs are just A Very worthwhile breed to keep. I used to own A hereford boar years ago. Talk about A great animal..
     
  4. HilltopDaisy

    HilltopDaisy Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Wow, they are beautiful animals!
     
  5. Kazahleenah

    Kazahleenah Disgruntled citizen

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    Very nice looking hogs!!! I had two Herfords this year (non registered) and I plan to stick with them... easy keepers, fairly friendly (for hogs) and fast weight gain...

    Kaza
     
  6. Ronney

    Ronney Well-Known Member

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    :Bawling: :Bawling: :Bawling: as she goes green with envy. Beautiful pigs and they should do you very well.

    Cheers,
    Ronnie
     
  7. phantompark

    phantompark Well-Known Member

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    So neat looking. Just like hereford cows. I'd sure like some also.
    I just love happy smiling pigs!!
    Congrats
     
  8. Up North

    Up North KS dairy farmers

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    The people we got them from are great people. They truely believe in preserving the breed. My first litter, from the sow in the picture, should be coming sometime in December.

    Heather
     
  9. Kazahleenah

    Kazahleenah Disgruntled citizen

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    UpNorth... we want piccies!!!!! :D
    What do your reg piglets go for?

    Kaza
     
  10. Rockin'B

    Rockin'B Well-Known Member

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    I'm no expert, but those look like great hogs to me. Herefords are very cool!!!

    Congrats!
     
  11. Up North

    Up North KS dairy farmers

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    Kaza - Our Herford Cross and "other" breed regular feeder pigs sell for $50 apiece. The Boars are castrated and they are usually 45-60 pounds at sale time. We have yet to sit down and establish pricing on purebred or purebred registered breeding stock. The registered require more time and paperwork investment on our part. I really would rather not do earnotching, but unfortunately it will be necessarry on the registered ones - which we will learn to do in order to preserve a record of bloodlines. We do this less for financial gain, moreso to insure the continuance of the Herford as a distinct, undiluted breed....More to learn as we go on that :) ...Mark
     
  12. Redpigrunning

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    nice looking pigs, good luck on breeding them
     
  13. John Schneider

    John Schneider Well-Known Member

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    Gotta like those heritage breeds!!! Congrats!
     
  14. savinggrace

    savinggrace COO of manure management

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    They are marvelous and I might like a weaner or two next year! :dance:

    I love the floppy ears and it's neat how they look just like squat hereford cows!
     
  15. tbishop

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    Do you have a good standard on the breed to read? I'd like to see their maximum potential and breed distinctions.

    Tim B.
     
  16. Up North

    Up North KS dairy farmers

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    Them big Floppy Ears got Ya Swoonin' Eh John? LOL,LOL :)
     
  17. savinggrace

    savinggrace COO of manure management

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    Would the registered stock be suitable as 4-H project pigs?
     
  18. Up North

    Up North KS dairy farmers

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    I would think so --IF the farrowing dates work out to have
    piglets born at the right time. 4-H fairgoers help me out here, but I don't believe registered stock are required to show or compete with Hogs?
     
  19. cowgirlone

    cowgirlone Well-Known Member

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    Those are nice!! :) Thanks for the pictures!
     
  20. savinggrace

    savinggrace COO of manure management

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    For our club they need to be born in January and purchased by May 18th, and brought in for weight and inspection in June.

    :)