Hampshire records were shattered minutes ago at the Summer Type Conference Sale in Louisville, Ky.,
as the National Swine Registry sold an all-time record priced Hampshire boar, owned by Cailyn and Payton Hines of Quincy, Mich.
Sired by EBM8 Huggy Bear 9-7 on a EC5 The Beast 97-2 dam, the Grand Champion Hampshire boar and Class 3 winner soared to a final gavel call of $205,000. It was purchased by Lean Value Sires of New Carlisle, Ohio, and Sharrett Family Farms of Sabina, Ohio.
“Hampshires are back, and they are back big,” said auctioneer Kevin Wendt of Irwin, Ohio. The crowd backed his statement with their bids.
Three generations of the Hines family were present as sisters Cailyn and Payton, both active members of the National Junior Swine Association, took turns parading the boar through the ring.
Contending bidder was Top Cut Genetics of Farmland, Ind. The previous Hampshire sale record was $200,000, set approximately eight years ago.