At the heart of every champion, every boar, and every great breeding program is a foundation female. The following sows are not just noteworthy individuals, but their genetics are woven into nearly every pig on the farm, and their influence has and will be felt for generations!"
8 Ball" (8 Ball X Born Ready X Super 8)
The solid black sow we refer to by her sire's name, "8 Ball" is in our opinion the best definition of foundation female, and no matter how many high selling boars, champion barrows and gilts we will ever sell, she may forever be our favorite individual ever raised here. The Born Ready sow you see in her pedigree was purchased from RW Genetics in the spring of 2009 as a bred gilt, and after weaning her first litter we decided to breed her to 8 Ball (the littermate to Super Special and full sib to Super 8 and Black Attack). The rest is history. "8 Ball" produced Mama's Calling at Hi Point Genetics, as well as a boar we called The Dark Side. Her biggest influence now lives on in her daughters who are the best we have on the farm!
Little Neon" (Neon Lights X Batman)
Purchased privately as a weanling gilt from Keith Kuecker. This sow is mostly notably known by our local customers here in Utah for the list of county fair champions as well as the Champion over all barrow at the 2016 Utah State Junior Livestock Show. However, her biggest accomplishment in our opinion is the set of daughters now producing winners all across the country!
Red Dirt X Epic X Wingman's littermate
Call it divine intervention or luck, sometimes things are just meant to be. This sow was a no-sell on an online auction held by RW Genetics! We called to inquire about delivery options for a different female we purchased in the auction and Rick told us that we really needed to look in at this one... There is not a sow on our farms with more daughters and granddaughters currently in production and the list of champions that trace back to this sow grows longer and longer every year! Her most notable feat was the class winning crossbred boar she raised at the 2017 Southwest Type Conference in Belton Texas (she produced that boar on her 9th parody!)
Hillbilly Cadillac 59-86
(Hillbilly Cadillac X 8 Ball X Batman)
The high selling and very accomplished sow purchased from RW Genetics. In her first 3 litters while still in Texas she raised RW Thug at Chuck and Ben Olsen's, Texas Thug at Triple B Sires, and Power Wagon at RWG. Her first litter here at Galt Farms then produced the $30,000 I Believe at Hi Point Genetics, and his littermate Power Ball whose influence in our herd has and will continue to be enormous. She then produced Chasin' Dreams, and then our very popular 2017 Duncan Fall Classic entry sold to Kelso and Sons. Not to mention, she is also the mother of "Nikki", who is quickly making a name for herself, most notably by raising the $10,500 Fire Away at Duelms Prevailing Genetics.
Nikki" (Franchise X Hillbilly Cadillac 59-86)
The most impressive female on the farm! It hasn't taken this one long to solidify herself as "big time" "a boar maker" "building block" what ever you call the most elite you've got; that's Nikki! She is just getting started, and so far Nikki's biggest accomplishment was the very popular and second high selling $10,500 Fire Away sold to Duelms Prevailing Genetics at the 2018 Southwest Type Conference in Belton Texas.