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. "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!
"Ruby" (No Rules X He's the One 59-10)
Ruby, or better known as "Skull Candy's mother", was bred by Beyers and out of Brett's best female, the mother of Master Plan at Lairds, Draft Pick at Shipleys, and Bomb Shell at SGI. The 59-10 sow is also a littermate to Lane Rinderer's 2017 WPX Reserve Overall and Crosby Jackman's 3rd overall barrow! Ruby started her time off with a bang - her first litter generated the Grand overall at the Utah State Fair - that female and her sister are now hard at work carrying on the legacy of their mother. Her second litter produced the $17,000 Skull Candy, and her third and final litter produced Mama Tried. Three litters is all we got unfortunately, but it was more than enough to solidify herself as one of the greats!
"94" (Josey Wales X Sweet Emotion)
94 is the best female we've ever been privileged to work with. In spring 2019 we toured RW Genetics along with a few other prominent breeders. While we were there, we were introduced to the 94 litter. Standing in the keeper pens out of that litter was a herd boar called Unforgiven, a female that Rick said was the most impressive he had EVER raised (her bone and center body dimension was out of this world), and a gilt that we felt combined look, balance, hind leg, and toe quality to the absolute highest degree! We talked him out of his second favorite of the pair of gilts and the day Rick loaded her on our trailer he said, "That is the best individual you guys have ever gotten from RW." Pretty big words! To date she is the mother of Checklist, Quiet Place, and Money Heist (at Triple B Sires). Her crop of daughters is phenomenal too! We have farrowed 5 daughters thus far with no issues, big litters weaned - plus, hands down the best pigs in each age group are always the 94 descendants. An added bonus to the 94 lineage: birth weights! Her pigs at birth have always been well below average regardless of sire, and her sons have proven to be our go to gilt-litter sires too for that same reason!
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. She also produced the $15,000 off the farm purchase by Crossroads Genetics: No Discussion. In addition 59-86 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."
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.
"Shameless Nikki" (Shameless X Nikki
(Franchise X Hillbilly Cadillac 59-86))
This Shameless female was the most impressive 50 lb pig we had ever raised and we had serious talks about feeding her for World Pork Expo; lucky for us though we decided she needed to stay home and be bred. Her first litter out of Exchange Rate produced the most impressive keeper gilt we retained out of our 2019 pig crop. Her next litter produced Salt Lake, the boar we sold in the NSR Draft to Shipley Swine Genetics as well as Bear Lake we retained here at Galt Farms. With her 3rd litter now on feed plus four daughters who have now farrowed that are going to be key contributors too, there is no doubt Shameless Nikki is destined for a long run of great things.