#SGIBoars World Pork Expo Contest

Where has summer gone?  It’s already time for the 2016 World Pork Expo and we couldn’t be more excited!

This year, you can find us in our hospitality tent, located north of the hog barns.  And don’t forget to enter our #SGIBoars Selfie Contest!

The rules for entry are listed below:

1.   Locate SGI boar flyers posted throughout the pig barn at World Pork Expo.

2.  Participants must upload a selfie with 1 crossbred boar and 1 purebred boar flier to be entered into the daily drawing.

3.  Photos can be uploaded to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, and must use #SGIBoars to be entered.

4.  Drawings will take place during the 2016 World Pork Expo on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 5 pm.

5. Participants are only eligible for prizes on the day of their posted selfies.

6. The more social media channels you post to…the more chances you have to win!

 

.                                                                                                         Winners choose between $100 in SGI semen credit or SGI branded apparel!!!

 

Love Snapchat?  Us, too!  Add us at SGIBoars, and be sure to use our Snapchat filter throughout World Pork Expo!

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Boar Feature- MAN ON FIRE

We found MAN ON FIRE as a 14 month old mature boar at David Martin’s late last Summer when we were searching the countryside for boar prospects.  Phenotypically, this guy is a beast regardless of the breed that we might want to make comparisons to.  MAN ON FIRE is tall fronted, very clean through his jaw and throat, and has that extra presence that it takes to win hog shows.   This guy has all of the masculine traits that great breeding hogs possess – he’s got big square toes, a stout forearm, he’s super shapely up high, and he’s as stout from behind and as square to the ground as any red boar out there.  When this guy is put into motion his limbs work north and south, and you won’t observe any incorrect east and west wasted motion.  MAN ON FIRE is a stout muscled, good looking athlete!  What’s most promising about MAN ON FIRE to this point?  His powerful phenotype is resonating in his offspring.  MAN ON FIRE’S first show hogs are just now hitting the ring and they bring a significant amount of his look, build and athleticism to the table.

 

Pictured above is one of the promising MAN ON FIRE  barrow prospects we’ve seen this spring, raised by Worden Showpigs!

We’re excited to see what kind of contribution MAN ON FIRE can make to the Duroc breed as he continues to see more and more elite red sows all over the country!

-Nick

 

 

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