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April/May 2015

                                                        Vol. 22, No. 3

Features

                                                                                             Class 1 – Duroc Boars Scenario: Rank these boars as they would be selected for use in a purebred operation that capitalizes on the

                                                                                             demands of a strong, regional niche market, which generates premiums through a branded pork program.

                                                                                             -2.0 DAYS, -0.03 BF, +1.17 LBS, -0.01 IMF                  -3.2 DAYS, -0.02 BF, +1.21 LBS, +0.14 IMF  -3.6 DAYS, -0.01 BF, +1.19 LBS, +0.19 IMF  -1.8 DAYS, -0.01 BF, +1.09 LBS, +0.06 IMF

                                                                                             Official Placing: 3-2-4-1 • Cuts: 3-6-2 • Reasons: Wade Hendricks
                                                                                             After evaluating this class, we found it                   shape and expression to the top side of his him, he lacks the overall design and look.
                                                                                             to be a class of pairs where the top pair of skeleton. When compared to 3, he is shorter We would like to strengthen and give him
                                                                                             boars surfaced easily, in our minds. They                  fronted, quicker about his hip, and we would more stability to his pasterns, as well.
                                                                                             were the most correct in their build and                   like to see more comfort and set to his hock. In the bottom pair of Duroc boars, which
                                                                                             overall design. We elected to start with the 3 The middle pair was obvious where 2’s                               was the hardest decision for the commit-
                                                                                             boar. 3 was the logical, fault-free hog. Super muscularity, design and massive blade                               tee, 4’s added advantage of body and a
                                                                                             long-fronted, with a blade correctly laid                  placed him above 4. 4 is a masculine-                   more comfortable, relaxed skeleton put
                                                                                             in his skeleton, he was the strongest in his skulled, rugged-made individual with a big him over 1. 1 is a descript, heavy-muscled
                                                                                             topline, which tied into a long, square hip. tail root. He is the boldest about his fore-rib hog with a big hip and stifle. Unfortunately,
                                                                                             3’s overall balance, rib, internal dimension and has the deepest-sternum in class. With he is the straightest in his angles and is
                                                                                             and stoutness of feature sealed the deal. 2, this being said, he is the flattest and plainest the hardest, shallow-bodied boar. 1 also
                                                                                             however, is the stylish, good-looking boar of about his muscle mass and shape, and                                 lacks the overall performance, which
                                                                                             the pair that is bigger ended and has more when compared to the two boars ahead of is most detrimental to the scenario.

                                                                                             OFFICIAL: Wade Hendricks, Elwood, Ind.
                                                                                                                             Wade Hendricks grew up on a small-scale, purebred hog operation in Elwood, Indiana. He attended Iowa State
Making A Mark ...................... 22             Staying The Course ................. 26
                                                                                             2015 Picture JudgingUniversity and graduated with an animal science degree. He currently is a sales consultant for Top Cut Genetics Inc.,
by Katie Maupin                                     by Ann Fry                                                               located in Farmland, Indiana. Wade and his family own 15 purebred Duroc sows where they raise breeding stock and
                                                                                                                             youth projects.
Editorial                                           Shows                                                                                               OFFICIAL: Tim Arkfeld, Dunbar, Neb.
                                                                                             Contest                                    Results ....................... 68Tim Arkfeld owns Arkfeld Genetics with his wife, Luanne; children: Emily, Pat and Rachael Green;
Open Mike ............................. 10, 91                                                                                                  and son-in-law, Taylor Green. Together the family raises Hampshires, Durocs, Yorkshires and
                                                                                                                                                crossbreds in Dunbar, Nebraska. Arkfeld was a member of the University of Nebraska’s livestock
by Mike Paul                                                                                                                                    judging team during his college career, and currently, teaches ag at Syracuse High School in
                                                                                                                                                Nebraska.
Youth View....................................12
                                                                                             Class 2 – Hampshire Boars Scenario: Rank these boars as they would be selected for use as terminal sires on
by Kaley Bontrager
                                                                                             F1 Yorkshire x Landrace gilts.
Write On .......................................14
                                                    NJSA Western Regional...................................................................38
by Katie Maupin                                                                              -2.0 DAYS, -0.02 BF, -0.01 FE, 107 TSI                     -3.2 DAYS, -0.01 BF, -0.03 FE, 113 TSI     -1.1 DAYS, -0.03 BF, +0.01 FE, 104 TSI                                   -3.5 DAYS, 0.00 BF, -0.04 FE, 112 TSI

FYI...........................................16    NSR Southwest Type Conference.....................................................42Official Placing: 2-4-1-3 • Cuts: 2-4-6 • Reasons: Tim Arkfeld
                                                                                             I like the Hampshire boars 2-4-1-3. In                     in his flank, is bigger scaled and strikes me            match the growth of my initial decision.
Columns                                                                                      a top pair of higher-indexing sires that                   with a productive, easy-feeding look. But                  But with that said, I still label him as a
                                                                                             should best complement the maternal F1                     unfortunately, the boar that’s pushing the
Raised in a Barn ......................13                                                    cross of this operation, it’s the wide-belted most fat to his last rib, is the frailest-fea-                       functional kind and use him over 3 in the
Vet Check................................15                                                                                                                                                                     bottom. He just reads with more genuine
                                                                                             2’s unique combination of stoutness and                    tured and is also the plainest in his shape. dimension and is more productive in his
by Dr. Patrick Webb                                                                                                                                                                                             center body, when directly compared
                                                                                                                                                                                                                to 3. I’ll admit, 3 still brings value to this
AgCareers.com Advice .........109                                                                                                                                                                               operation. His progeny should hold the
Best I Ever Saw .....................111            Fort Worth Stock Show....................................................................64astrikinglookthatgiveshimthenod.To
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    me, his advantages start at the ground. He
Reference                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           is the big-footed, heavy-boned boar that
                                                                                                                                                           Still, he is the faster-growing, practical-
NSR Annual Meeting ..............30                                                                                                                     made herdsire in the middle decision.
Seedstock EDGE                                                                                                                                          This, combined with his data, leads me
Subscription Form...................74                                                       reads the boldest in his rib cage. This sets to believe that his terminal offspring                                advantage in percent lean and shape. But
Seedstock Source ...................87                                                       the foundation for him to read with the                    should spend the least time on the feed                 it’s my commitment to sound, functional
Datebook .............................110                                                    most power and shape down his top and                      floor, and ultimately, generate the most                 hogs that sorts the white-footed, small-
Index to Advertisers .............112               Houston Stock Show ........................................................................65outofhiship.Finally,fromtheprofile,heis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    the tall-bladed, good-fronted option that
April/May 2015	                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     not only can produce terminal progeny, but
                                                                                                                                                        profit. Sure, 1 is heavier boned, bigger                 testicled boar fourth. The small-scaled,
                                                                                                                                                        footed and actually reads leaner with                   slow-growing boar is just too short and
                                                                                                                                                        more shape down his top. But in the                     tight in his hip; consequently, he plants
                                                                                             could also have a powerful impact on pure- big picture, he is more upright in the                                  too straight in his hock making me ques-
                                                                                             bred sows. Now there’s no question, the                    angle of his blade and gets too short and               tion his longevity, so I like him fourth.
                                                                                                                                                        round in his hip. Simply put, he just can’t
                                                    Star of Texas Fair & Rodeo ..............................................................65faster-growing4progressesbackdeeper

                                                    San Angelo Stock Show ...................................................................66

                                                    San Antonio Stock Show..................................................................67

                                                    Schedules

                                                    NSR National Weanling Pig Extravaganza .......................................76
                                                    WPX Open & Junior Shows..............................................................77
                                                    NSR Summer Type Conference & Nat’l. Jr. Summer Spectacular .....78

                                                    Rules/Entry Forms

                                                    NSR Summer Type Conference ........................................................79

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