The qualities we demand in our hogs, is first and foremost, great mothering capabilities. A sow just cannot raise healthy, strong litters without that one component. Included in mothering is milk, and we expect them to raise the piglets for eight weeks on pasture or hay (in colder months). Following directly behind that is fertility. You might think that should be first, but our opinion is this, we have a little bit of control on fertility. That is keeping our breeding stock fit and in shape. Never heavy. We also give them a rest after each litter to bounce back into shape. In caring for them this way, we expect them to catch every time they are bred. Temperament is next, there are only two of us, they need to be docile and easy-going for us to work with them if need be. Especially at farrowing. We also have two boys that love to help with the small stuff, we don't want them to fear for their lives and we want them to enjoy working with the animals. Lastly, is large litters. This is last because if we don't have that first component or even the third trait, it doesn't matter if they have 12, what will they have at weaning time? Most likely it won't be 12. We have ALL of these qualities in our herd, even on the boar side. These are the qualities you will take home to your own farm. We do guarantee our breeding stock. To learn more about our guarantee, contact us. We also believe that is the wonderful thing about the Large Black Hog breed, these genetics and wonderful qualities haven't been bred out of them. We can't talk enough about these wonderful hogs. They are a joy to raise!
Nigel (Noble Sam)
Registered Cornish Noble Sam boar Nigel. Soon to be three-year-old boar sired first litter out of Wren. Nine piglets first litter! Chosen for mothering capabilities in daughters. So friendly, all you have to do is touch him and he is down on his side ready for a belly rub.
Registered Cornish Warbler. A proven sow. Wren is exactly what we are demanding of our sows on this farm. She embodies what LBH are known for. Great mothers, large litters, and docile temperament. For Spring 2015 Wren is bred to our Defender boar. Due mid-March. We are anxious to see the quality of piglets we get out of this pairing! Piglets will be registered with Large Black Hog Association.
Peekaboo is a wonderful veteran sow. She is unregistered, but purebred. Great mothering abilities, very fertile, and raises large litters. Next litter for Peekaboo will be August 2015.
Dexter is our registered Defender boar. He will sire his first two litters for Spring 2015. He will be paired with Wren and Gigi. We are excited to see the piglets produced out of these pairings!
Up and Comer! This is Gypsy's gilt. Her sire lineage is Super. She is a sweetheart and her docility and calm nature is exactly what we want in our herd. She comes from great mothering genetics. We can't wait to see her potential. Gigi is due mid-March 2015 and is bred to our Defender boar. Piglets will not be registered and will be feeders.
Sasha (LB/Tamworth X)
Up and Comer! This is Spirit's gilt. Spirit was a wonderful mother, who had very large litters, in fact Sasha was the best in her litter of 12! We will use her primarily for feeder pigs and finishers. We are confident she will take all of Spirit's great qualities to the next level! She also has a wonderful disposition! Sasha is due at the beginning of March 2015 and is bred to Nigel. Piglets will not be registered and will be feeders.