Next up on the SGIBoars “HOW TO” series is STRAIGHT SOUTH.
We are banking on this guy being a monster generator! STRAIGHT SOUTH is a line-bred outlier that is dense, broad, comfortable in his build and show barrow oriented in his proportions. STRAIGHT SOUTH is a boar that was bred by Heimer Hampshires and purchased by the Grady family in Texas as a young pig last Fall. SGI partnered with Lettow Showpigs to acquire STRAIGHT SOUTH for $80,000 in a bid-off in February. STRAIGHT SOUTH was used nearly exclusively in the Spring ’19 breeding season by Lettow Showpigs and Ottenwalter Showpigs. With the significant amount of success that we’ve observed feeders have with the DIRTY SOUTH sired pigs, we felt like acquisition of this young stud was a no brainer. Those who have seen him in person marvel at his stout frame, dense muscle pattern, strong feet and athleticism.
The playbook: For those that read the playbook on DIRTY SOUTH, you may be caught off guard when you read our thoughts on STRAIGHT SOUTH. In fact, based on phenotype, the two boars offer a great complement to one another. We believe strongly that STRAIGHT SOUTH needs to see your elegant built sows that need to be stouter all over. At 300 pounds, STRAIGHT SOUTH was an absolute man child, and remains an impressive beast to study on hoof today!
Side note: STRAIGHT SOUTH gives us all an opportunity to leverage the sow power of the elite Swagger x Black Attack female that is lined up in his pedigree. She is now a cornerstone at Final Drive Genetics and originated at Heimer Hampshires. His first babies are short backed, round ribbed and big legged. Conception rate and litter size have been outstanding on this boar.