NPPC offers scholarships to future pork-industry leaders

WRITE YOURSELF TO A BRIGHTER FUTURE!


The National Pork Producers Council is pleased to announce the 2012 Lois Britt Memorial Pork Industry Scholarship Program administered by the National Pork Producers Council.


Introduced in 1990 to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Live Hog Futures, the Pork Industry Scholarship Program continues to recognize outstanding youth in the pork community. Four $2,500 scholarships will be awarded to students who intend to pursue a career in the pork industry-talented and thoughtful students who may emerge as industry leaders someday.


To be eligible applicants must:
1. Be an undergraduate student in a two-year swine program or four-year college of agriculture;
2. Write a brief letter indicating what role you see yourself playing in the pork industry after graduation;
3. Submit an essay of 750 words or less describing an issue you see confronting the pork industry today or in the future – and offer your solutions;
4. Obtain two letters of reference from current or former professors or industry professionals;
5. Prepare a cover sheet including:’
a. Name
b. Complete mailing address, telephone number, and email address
c. School name
d. Year in school
e. Permanent mailing address and telephone number
f. Social Security Number
6. Submit the above items in a single envelope to:
National Pork Producers Council
ATTN: Craig Boelling
PO Box 10383
Des Moines, Iowa 50306-9960


Or email to: boellingc@nppc.org


NOTE: All entries must be postmarked by January 20, 2012.


The National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) will administer the program, read the essays and select the winners. Essays will be judged on the basis of clarity or expression, persuasiveness, originality and relevance of topic. Winners will be announced at the Pork Industry Forum in Denver, CO, March 1-3, 2012. NPPC reserves the right to publish any or parts of the essays submitted.


For additional information, please contact Craig Boelling at 515.278.8012 or boellingc@nppc.org.

Grimm's boar, "Big Easy's" big debut

Jim Grimm’s proven herdsire is now a rising star. JGR9 Big Easy 12-5, made his television debut in a cameo performance on the popular show Extreme Home Makeover. 
ABC’s Extreme Home Makeover builds community while building new homes for deserving families. While on location filming a show in northwest Iowa, the crew of Extreme Home Makeover invited the Grimm’s to take part in the show – by bringing some “pig power” on site. Before the show’s host, Ty Pennington, could shout his famous saying, “Move that bus,” Big Easy took part in the opening of the show.
Pennington cozies up with his "co-star," Grimm's Yorkshire boar, Big Easy.
The large, Yorkshire boar that lives at Grimm Quality Purebreds in Maynard, Iowa, was featured as one way the community could demolish the existing home. Although the crowd opted for a large tractor to level the house, Big Easy spent plenty of time in the spotlight and was a hit with the show’s cast.
Pennington even made a personal visit to “meet” Big Easy in his stock trailer. The show’s star snapped pictures with the boar, while other cast members commented on how “cute” and calm he was, say Pat Grimm, Jim’s wife.
The Grimms grabbed the opportunity to educate people about the industry and answered any questions they had.
“It was nice to educate people,” Pat says. She adds with a laugh, when they first received the casting call the producer asked if they could train the boar to lay down on request.
More than 1,000 community volunteers showed up to help with the project, and when the first day of filming concluded the Grimms were asked onstage to receive a round of applause for bringing Big Easy from the cast, crew and community.
“It was quite the experience,” Pat says. “We’ll never get anything like that again.”
Cast, crew and volunteers all visited with the Grimms about their boar and the swine industry.
The episode featuring Big Easy should air sometime after the first of the year. More details about the exact schedule will be released in the future.

2011 NSR Fall Classic Crossbred Boar Sale

2011 NSR Fall Classic
Duncan, Okla.
Nov. 16-19


Crossbred Boar Sale
Auctioneer: Ron Kreis, Ohio
28 boars • Average $9,727 
Crossbred Sale Total = $272,350
For full sale results, visit http://www.nationalswine.com/.



Newcastle Genetics, Okla., drove the top-selling crossbred boar at the NSR Fall Classic. The belted, Gotham son brought $150,000. He sold to WinTex Farms, Texas.


Forsyth Brothers' Reserve Champion Crossbred boar sold to Purple Power Boar Stud, Ind., for $30,000.

2011 NSR Fall Classic Yorkshire Boar & Gilt Sale

2011 NSR Fall Classic
Duncan, Okla.
Nov. 16-19


Yorkshire Boar & Gilt Sale
Auctioneer: Dan Baker, Ind.
19 boars • Average $1,750 • Total $33,250
45 gilts • Average $872 • Total $39,250
Yorkshire Sale Total = $72,500
For full sale results, visit http://www.nationalswine.com/.


Premier Sire
WGW9 THE GRIZZ 38-8
Owned by Shipley Swine Genetics, OH

Reserve Premier Sire
JRSP0 TCGO TCG COMMITTED 44-1
Owned by Top Cut Genetics & Jack Rodibaugh & Sons, IN



Shipley Swine Genetics, Ohio, had the winning Yorkshire gilt. The Grizz daughter sold to J.P. Parrish, Ind., for $5,000.

2011 NSR Fall Classic Duroc Boar & Gilt Sale

2011 NSR Fall Classic
Duncan, Okla.
Nov. 16-19


Duroc Boar & Gilt Sale
Auctioneer: Ron Kreis, Ohio
16 boars • Average $2,959 • Total $47,350
35 gilts • Average $814 • Total $28,475
Duroc Sale Total = $75,825
For full sale results, visit http://www.nationalswine.com/.


Premier Sire
DANM9 GRIZZLY BEAR SSP 22-1
Owned by Swine Genetics International, IA 

Reserve Premier Sire
TPSP9 EINSTEIN 18-2
Owned by Upperhand Genetics, IN



The Palmer Family, Okla., drives the Grand Champion Duroc boar. Weldon Walser, Texas, purchased his entry for $10,000.

2011 NSR Fall Classic Hampshire Boar & Gilt Sale

2011 NSR Fall Classic
Duncan, Okla.
Nov. 16-19


Hampshire Boar & Gilt Sale
Auctioneer: Kevin Wendt, Ohio
8 boar • Average $1,053 • Total $8,425
16 gilts • Average $918 • Total $13,625
Hampshire Sale Total = $22,050
For full sale results, visit http://www.nationalswine.com/.


Premier Sire
JSE0 MAKE MY DAY 28-2
Owned by Steve & Dereck Earnhart, IN 

Reserve Premier Sire
DMP0 Frozen In Time 31-2
Owned by Swine Genetics International, IA, & Wes Barone, CA



Shane Brinning of Brinning Genetics, Iowa, drives the Grand Champion Hampshire boar. Karan Janes, Texas, purchased his entry for $2,600.

2011 NSR Fall Classic Weanling Gilt Sale Results

2011 NSR Fall Classic Weanling Gilt Sale Results
Nov. 16-19
Duncan, Okla.


Auctioneer: Kevin Wendt, Ohio
312 gilts • Average $722 • Total $225,400



Champion Overall & Champion Berkshire Gilt
Lot 105, Russell Kneese, 12-7
Sold for $4,750

Top-Selling, Reserve Champion Overall & Champion Dark Cross Gilt
Lot 2608, Heimer Hampshires, 44-7
Sold for $12,500

Reserve Berkshire Gilt
Lot 158, Nation Show Pigs, 6-7
Sold for $1,200

Champion Chester Gilt
Lot 37, Aimee & Lynsee Shaffer, 10-3
Sold for $1,500

Reserve Chester Gilt
Lot 492, S&D Showpigs, 12-1
Sold for $800

Champion Duroc Gilt
Lot 30, Tom Thompson, 87-6
Sold for $1,000

Reserve Duroc Gilt
Lot 217, Bryan Funk, 9-2
Sold for $1,600

Champion Hampshire Gilt
Lot 239, Mike Murphy Farms, 11-5
Sold for $500

Reserve Hampshire Gilt
Lot 82, Range & Theobald, 22-13
Sold for $700

Champion Landrace Gilt
Lot 478, Small Town Genetics, 44-7
Sold for $800

Reserve Landrace Gilt
Lot 479, Small Town Genetics, 35-9
Sold for $450

Champion Poland Gilt
Lot 125, Todd Boicken, 12-3
Sold for $700

Reserve Poland Gilt
Lot 179, Rourke Sisters, 5-9
Sold for $200

Champion Spot Gilt
Lot 112, Sam Scher, 36-9
Sold for $2,100

Reserve Spot Gilt
Lot 140, Mark Cox, 5-6
Sold for $1,200

Champion Yorkshire Gilt
Lot 219, Jerry Pippin, 1-2
Sold for $1,500

Reserve Yorkshire Gilt
Lot 319, Jervis Showpigs, 19-4
Sold for $950

Reserve Dark Cross Gilt
Lot 2514, A.J. Lewis, 41-5  
Sold for $2,000

Champion Light Cross Gilt
Lot 2050, Malcolm Farms, 19-12
Sold for $3,500

Reserve Light Cross
Lot 2420, Kuecker Seedstock, 109-7
Sold for $1,000

2011 NSR Fall Classic Weanling Male Sale Results

2011 NSR Fall Classic Weanling Male Sale Results
Nov. 16-19
Duncan, Okla.

Auctioneer: Ron Kreis, Ohio
237 male prospects • Average $866 • Total $205,275



Champion Overall & Champion Dark Cross Male
Lot 2437, Frontline Genetics, 13-1
Sold for $9,000

Reserve Champion Overall & Champion Spot Male
Lot 434, Brinning Genetics, 126-2
Sold for $3,750

Top-Selling Male
Lot 2546, Brinning Genetics, 59-6
Sold for $17,000

Champion Berkshire Male
Lot 375, Denise Moore, 9-8
Sold for $1,700

Reserve Berkshire Male
 Lot 157, Nation Show Pigs, 6-2
Sold for $700

Champion Chester Male
 Lot 296, Wintex Farms, 112-2
Sold for $1,100

Reserve Chester Male
 Lot 251, Mitch Reames, 1-5
Sold for $900

Champion Duroc Male
 Lot 449, Hirschfeld & Sons, 80-9
Sold for $2,300

Reserve Duroc Male
Lot 115, PHD Hog Farm (Alan Parnell), 4-5
Sold for $1,000

Champion Hampshire Male
Lot 79, Range & Theobald, 43-4
Sold for $400

Reserve Hampshire Male
Lot 81, Range & Theobald, 43-11
Sold for $300

Champion Landrace Male
Lot 54, Dalaney & Owen Vickrey, 12-4
Sold for $900

Reserve Landrace Male
Lot 480, Small Town Genetics, 44-3
Sold for $250

Champion Poland Male
Lot 372, Denise Moore, 10-7
Sold for $900

Reserve Poland Male
 Lot 374, Larry Moore, 10-9
Sold for $1,000

Reserve Spot Male
Lot 109, Sam Scher, 28-1
Sold for $900

Champion Yorkshire Male
 Lot 377, Larry Moore, 8-6
Sold for $2,800

Reserve Yorkshire Male
 Lot 378, Larry Moore, 8-7
Sold for $3,000

Reserve Dark Cross Male
 Lot 2662, Porter & O'Bannon, 8-1
Sold for $$6,500

Champion Light Cross Male
Lot 2545, Brinning Genetics, 119-2
Sold for $1,700

Reserve Light Cross Male
Lot 2543, Brinning Genetics, 127-8
Sold for $1,300

2011 NSR Fall Classic Crossbred Boar Results

2011 NSR Fall Classic Crossbred Boar Results
Nov. 16-19
Duncan, Okla.
Judge: Dave Kilmer, Ind.
             

Champion Crossbred Boar
Brinning Genetics, IA
BIG PAPI x RECOVERY


Reserve Champion Crossbred Boar
Forsyth Brothers, IA
SECOND CHANCE x ALIAS

2011 NSR Fall Classic Yorkshire Breeding Results

2011 NSR Fall Classic Yorkshire Breeding Results
Nov. 16-19
Duncan, Okla.
Judge: Brian Hines, Mich.
             

Champion Yorkshire Boar
Chuck & Ben Olsen, SD
CDO0 MIGHTY ONE 76-2 x JGR6 TANK 9-5


Champion Yorkshire Gilt
Shipley Swine Genetics, OH
WGW9 THE GRIZZ 38-8 x JGR6 TANK 9-5


Reserve Champion Yorkshire Boar
Grimm Purebreds, IA
TBRO9 RONDO 64-4 x JGR8 MACK ATTACK 81-5


Reserve Champion Yorkshire Gilt
Winmor Farms, IA
LFC0 GATEMASTER 64-3 x LFC7 NEXT LEVEL 94-6

2011 NSR Fall Classic Duroc Breeding Results

2011 NSR Fall Classic Duroc Breeding Results
Nov. 16-19
Duncan, Okla.
Judge: Randy Shipley, Ohio 
             

Champion Duroc Boar
Palmer Family, OK
MMDS0 TRIPLE ROCK 2-6 x JAKI8 UNFORGETTABLE 10-4


Champion Duroc Gilt
Travis Platt, IN
TPSP9 EINSTEIN 18-2 x OAB8 PSSS BUCK CHERRY 1-1


Reserve Champion Duroc Boar
Nelson Brothers, SD
NBD0 HENNESY 114-1 x NBD7 JEAGER 22-7


Reserve Champion Duroc Gilt
Range & Theobald, IL
TPSP9 EINSTEIN 18-2 x ESSP9 GODS GIFT 11-1

2011 NSR Fall Classic Hampshire Breeding Results

2011 NSR Fall Classic Hampshire Breeding Results
Nov. 16-19
Duncan, Okla.
Judge: Charles Hodde, Texas
             

Champion Hampshire Boar
Brinning Genetics, IA
MVLS0 LONG TIME COMING 12-1 x GRA8 PARTY DOWN 58-6


Champion Hampshire Gilt
Cedar Ridge Farms, Inc., IL
RSH9 OPTIMUS PRIME 5-2 x EC8 STAINLESS STEEL 54-11


Reserve Champion Hampshire Boar
Sam Scher, IN
EBM8 HUGGY BEAR 9-7 x ABRC8 UNREAL 2-1


Reserve Champion Hampshire Gilt
Peter Farms, IL
DMP0 FROZEN IN TIME 31-2 x IGJG5 SWEET TEA 15-7

2011 NSR Fall Classic Weanling Male Pig Sift

2011 NSR Fall Classic Weanling Male Pig Sift
Duncan, Okla. • Nov. 16-19
Purebred Judge: Robbie Phillips, Texas
Crossbred Judge: Micky "Toad" Bellamy, Okla.




Top Berkshire Males (15 sell)
Lot 157, Nation Show Pigs, 6-2
Lot 375, Denise Moore, 9-8

Top Chester White Males (9 sell)
Lot 251, Mitch Reames, 1-5
Lot 296, Wintex Farms, 112-2

Top Duroc Males (22 sell)
Lot 115, PHD Hog Farm (Alan Parnell), 4-5
Lot 449, Hirschfeld & Sons, 80-9

Top Hampshire Males (8 sell)
Lot 81, Range & Theobald, 43-11
Lot 79, Range & Theobald, 43-4

Top Landrace Males (3 sell)
Lot 54, Dalaney & Owen Vickrey, 12-4
Lot 480, Small Town Genetics, 44-3

Top Poland Males (8 sell)
Lot 372, Denise Moore, 10-7
Lot 374, Denise Moore, 10-9

Top Spot Males (21 sell)
Lot 109, Sam Scher, 28-1
Lot 434, Brinning Genetics, 126-2

Top Yorkshire Males (15 sell)
Lot 378, Larry Moore, 8-7
Lot 377, Larry Moore, 8-6


Top Dark Cross Males (92 sell)
Lot 2662, Porter & O'Bannon, 8-1
Lot 2437, Frontline Genetics, 13-1

Top Light Cross Males (84 sell)
Lot 2543, Brinning Genetics, 127-8
Lot 2545, Brinning Genetics, 119-2


A total of 277 prospect will sell at 6:45 p.m. in Ring B following the selection of the champions on Friday, Nov. 18 at 5:30 p.m.


For more pictures from the Fall Classic visit the NSR Facebook page. Sale results will be available on NSR's website, www.nationalswine.com

2011 NSR Fall Classic Weanling Gilt Sift

2011 NSR Fall Classic Weanling Gilt Sift
Duncan, Okla. • Nov. 16-19
Purebred Judge: Robbie Phillips, Texas
Crossbred Judge: Micky "Toad" Bellamy, Okla.




Top Berkshire Gilts (17 sell)
Lot 105, Russell Kneese, 12-7
Lot 158, Nation Show Pigs, 6-7

Top Chester White Gilts (13 sell)
Lot 492, S&D Showpigs, 12-1
Lot 37, Aimee & Lynsee Shaffer, 10-3

Top Duroc Gilts (28 sell)
Lot 217, Bryan Funk, 9-2
Lot 30, Tom Thompson, 87-6

Top Hampshire Gilts (17 sell)
Lot 239, Mike Murphy Farms, 11-5
Lot 82, Range & Theobald, 22-13

Top Landrace Gilts (5 sell)
Lot 478, Small Town Genetics, 44-7
Lot 479, Small Town Genetics, 35-9

Top Poland Gilts (10 sell)
Lot 125, Gerald Boicken, 12-3
Lot 179, Rourke Sisters, 5-9

Top Spot Gilts (23 sell)
Lot 112, Sam Scher, 36-9
Lot 150, Mark Cox, 5-6

Top Yorkshire Gilts (25 sell)
Lot 219, Jerry Pippin, 1-2
Lot 319, Jervis Showpigs, 19-4

Top Dark Cross Gilts (116 sell)
Lot 2608, Heimer Hampshires, 44-7
Lot 2514, A.J. Lewis, 41-5

Top Light Cross Gilts (92 sell)
Lot 2420, Kuecker Seedstock, 109-7
Lot 2050, Malcolm Farms, 19-12


A total of 346 prospect gilts will sell in Ring A following the selection of the champions on Friday, Nov. 18 at 5:30 p.m.


For more pictures from the Fall Classic visit the NSR Facebook page. Sale results will be available on NSR's website, www.nationalswine.com

Fall Classic exhibitor list now available

Interested to see who is showing at the 2011 NSR Fall Classic in Duncan, Okla.? Visit the NSR website here to see a full list of exhibitors, number of pigs, and breeds they will be exhibiting!

2011 NAILE Market Hog Show results



2011 NAILE Market Hog Show
Louisville, Ky. • Nov. 6-7
Judge: Brian Arnold, Ill.


Landrace Breed Champion
Zoey Craw, IN
Landrace Reserve Breed Champion
Kaden Frey, OH


Landrace
1. Zoey Craw, IN
2. Kaden Frey, OH
3. Ashton Frey, OH
4. Karissa Rulon, IN
5. Kathleen Rulon, IN
6. Mitchell Concannon, IN
7. Bradey Newhouse, IN
8. Madison Frey, OH


Yorkshire Breed Champion
Elise Miller, IN
Yorkshire Reserve Breed Champion
Tana Simmons, IN


Class 07 - Yorkshire I
1. Isabella Witte, IN
2. Auburn Harvey, IN
3. Hunter McGraw, IN
4. Matthew Wildt, MI
5. Cody Steele, IN
6. Karlie Kennedy, OH
7. Justin Goldsmith, OH
8. Ashton Frey, OH
9. Jesse Van Ness, IN
10. Jessica Rodenbeck, IN


Class 08 - Yorkshire II
1. Skylar Knapp, IN
2. Becca Oliver, IN
3. Tyler Wilson, IN
4. Dalton Kennedy, OH
5. Reed Martin, LA
6. Christian Stoner, IN
7. Cora Rodibaugh, IN
8. Carter Pruet, IN
9. Lauryn Willison, IN
10. Kendall Leonhard, IN


Class 09 - Yorkshire III
1. Tana Simmons, IN
2. Auburn Harvey, IN
3. Jaxon Parmley, IN
4. Morgan Cox, IN
5. Corey Jodrey, OH
6. Amy Newnum, IN
7. Kaden Frey, OH
8. Lauren Rodibaugh, IN
9. Sara Hupp, OH
10. Frank Riethman, OH


Class 10 - Yorkshire IV
1. Elise Miller, IN
2. Annalee Witte, IN
3. Kaley Sue Bontrager, IN
4. Matthew Rodibaugh, IN
5. Cody Jodrey, OH
6. Bradey Newhouse, IN
7. Kolby Butcher, IN
8. Landon Hall, IN
9. Blake Danner, IN
10. Hadley Hendrickson, IN


Class 11 - Yorkshire V
1. Evan Witte, IN
2. Shelby Roberts, IN
3. Lauren Wildt, MI
4. Kayla Hieston, IN
5. Matt Gaughan, IN
6. Aaron Muegge, IN
7. Sarah Caldwell, AR
8. Daniel Ammann, IL
9. Cameron Day, IN
10. Ethan Hurtt, OH


Duroc Breed Champion
Chloe O'Neal, IN
Duroc Reserve Breed Champion
Mitchell Concannon, IN


Class 12 - Duroc I
1. Morgan Cox, IN
2. Jacob Thurston, IN
3. Kayla Hieston, IN
4. Shelby Springer, IN
5. Austin Herr, IN
6. Shelby Springer, IN
7. April Zeller, IN
8. Morgan Wildt, MI
9. Justin Berry, IN
10. Gracelyn Isler, OH


Class 13 - Duroc II
1. Devin Ammann, IL
2. Elise Miller, IN
3. Bryce Bassage, MI
4. Cooper Bertolino, IL
5. Haley Hinshaw, IN
6. Bretta Jean, IN
7. Macy Scott, KS
8. Lauren. Bush, IN
9. Cameron Bennington, IN
10. Austin Carpenter, OH


Class 14 - Duroc III
1. Chloe O’Neal, IN
2. Mitchell Concannon, IN
3. Blake Bennington, IN
4. Kayla Bennington, IN
5. Kaley Sue Bontrager, IN
6. Samantha Thurston, IN
7. Kyle Wheatley, OK
8. Jarvis Simmons, IN
9. Kaley Sue Bontrager, IN
10. Holly Hopkins, IN


Hampshire Breed Champion
Bryce Bennington, IN
Hampshire Reserve Breed Champion
Aaron Muegge, IN


Class 15 - Hampshire I
1. Aaron Muegge, IN
2. Makenzie O'Neal, IN
3. Cameron Vaughan, OH
4. Evan Witte, IN
5. Brittany Stephenson, IN
6. Cameron Day, IN
7. Kayla Bennington, IN
8. Daniel Ammann, IL
9. Ashtyn Harvey, IN
10. Zachery Brazel, IN


Class 16 - Hampshire II
1. Bryce Bennington, IN
2. Reed Martin, LA
3. Ty Miller, IN
4. Blake Danner, IN
5. Lauryn Truesdale, IN
6. Austin Pueschel, MI
7. Austin Robison, IN
8. Katie Muegge, IN
9. Nalaney Guyer, IL
10. Kalin Greiner, IN