Next up on the SGIBoars “HOW TO” series is BEARLY LEGAL.
BEARLY LEGAL is likely the one boar on tours that catches visitors off guard, in a positive manner. He may hold the title of being bolder in his build, stouter muscled and bigger hind legged than any other boar in our stud. BEARLY LEGAL’s origin has a cool story. His mother was an absolute monster that beat us at the Iowa State Fair Commercial Gilt Show a couple of years ago. We inquired about opportunities to purchase her, but it quickly became clear that she wasn’t going to be for sale. So, we made sure to let our friends Matt & Sheryl Downing know that if they ever raised a unique boar out of her to keep us in mind. Fast forward a bit, and Matt Downing called to say he had a boar!
This guys pedigree offers a good outcross to a lot of what we’ve built around the past several years. The Bear 52 hogs were known to be elite feeding pigs, that possessed show barrow muscle, stoutness and proportions. The Visionary line of hogs have always been known to be stout featured and athletic. BEARLY LEGAL offers a unique blend of sire and dam.
The playbook: BEARLY LEGAL offers a great outcross for our customers and we believe he possesses tremendous breeding versatility. For those that have seen him on hoof, it’s hard to imagine that he won’t generate power! Take him to middle of the road sows that need more extras.