Next up on the “HOW TO” series is CHEETAH.
CHEETAH – Wedding Night x 161-3 Scared Straight
CHEETAH is another boar that possesses all of the intangibles necessary for generating elite show barrows. A common question with those interested in implementing CHEETAH into their breeding plan is…What can I expect for color? Our early experience is that on many sows, he will emulate the color of the female. We’ve generated lots of hamp marked crossbreds on belted sows, and several York marked crosses on all white cross and purebred females. When CHEETAH generates extra color, his pigs have typically been loud-marked and very appealing to pig buyers. CHEETAH is owned jointly with McCormick Livestock and originated at Ottenwalter Showpigs. He comes from the same sow that generated the Reserve Grand Barrow at the 2019 National Western Stock Show, and CHEETAH’s littermate sister was 3rd Overall Cross Gilt at the Tulsa State Fair in 2019. CHEETAH’s mother (161-3) has been a prolific generator at Ottenwalter Showpigs and is a Scared Straight x Clone 70-3 (dam was a clone of Warfare’s sister). As a show gilt, 161-3 was Champion Division 3 Crossbred Gilt at the 2015 World Pork Expo.
The playbook: CHEETAH is stout in his muscle pattern, barrow oriented in his build and will bring extra width, bone and muscle shape. Ideally, take CHEETAH to the elegant built, attractive females that need more stuff. He is consistently delivery extra power without compromising skeletal build and range of motion. Early indications lead us to believe that CHEETAH will make a substantial impact in the Crossbred breed!