Bidding on the gilt began this morning on the Buyer’s Choice Auction online. The online auction will close Friday evening at 7 p.m. CDT. The highest bid will serve as the starting bid when Suzanne is auctioned live Saturday during the World Pork Expo in Des Moines, Iowa, before the crossbred gilts are sold.
Suzanne is a Toxic 23-5 and her dam is sired by Moore Body. Toxic 23-5 is a full sibling to Toxic 9-8 and 9-9. Midwest Genetics has previously raised 4G, a class-winning gilt at the Iowa State Fair Crossbred Classic, now owned by Small Town Genetics of Denair, Calif. In only two litters, 4G has produced Paparazzi at Lean Value Sires and Cadet 14-5 at Small Town Genetics. Along with 4G, Midwest Genetics has produced Shasta, the champion junior gilt at the Iowa State Fair Crossbred Classic. Shasta is now owned by Forsyth Brothers and in only four litters has produced more than $100,000 worth of pigs. Out of these four litters, Classic Steal at Duelm's Prevailing Genetics, The Closer at Southern Advantage, Foresight at Cobb/McLemore's, and Heavy Duty and Super Duty at SGI have all been produced.
The NJSA would like to thank Steve Sell and family for such a generous donation. We greatly appreciate it, and honor the memory of former NJSA member, Sara Sell.