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I am looking for Hereford Hogs! I am located in southeast Iowa and have been unable to find any within a reasonable driving distance.(NW Mo, Centra IL, Iowa) I have 2 sons 4&9 who are really wanting to raise and show these beautiful swine as 4-H exhibits. If anyone out there has or knows anyone that raises these hogs please let me know!
Thank you, Dennis Thomes firstname.lastname@example.org
-- Dennis Thomes (email@example.com), April 04, 2001
Here is a little history and where you should be able to find the needed information.
The first hogs known as Herefords originated on the farm of R.U. Webber of La Plata, Missouri. Mr. Webber was said to have made his first crosses in about 1902, and these ultimately involved several breeds. He is quoted in an article in the Journal of Heredity by Anderson and Bonsma as having said his hogs were "a cross of white and red-blooded stock Duroc, Chesters and OIC's (Ohio Improved Chesters) and a peculiar blood strain on graft." It is reported by the secretary of the National Hereford Hog Record Association that Mr. Webber did not cooperate with breeders that obtained his original development, and none of the present-day Hereford Hogs trace to the Webber blood lines.
National Hereford Hog Record Association, Rt. 1, Box 37, Flandreau, SD 57028, Phone: 605-997-2116
-- Notforprint (Not@thekeyboard.com), April 04, 2001.
Are there any pig auctions around you? Here there are several places that have large auctions of show hogs for 4-H. The last one had a few herefords in the sale. If you have a hard time finding them, you may want to consider farrowing your own for next year. You only need to buy the gilt and raise her. AI is a great way to breed when there is nothing close to you. Also try www.showpigs.com or another semen seller and see if they have Hereford boars. They may be able to connect you with a breeder. Good luck, Joanie
-- Joanie (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 11, 2001.
Dennis, My name is Dennis Croy and I am the FFA advisor of the Gallatin FFA chapter. I have 2 students that are raising Hereford hogs and that would be happy to sell some to you. If you are interested call (660) 663-2463. Thanks, Dennis
-- Dennis Croy (email@example.com), February 11, 2002.