We do not always get the opportunity to see every boar we place into stud at an early age and at different points along the way as they mature but when we keep prospects at our farm, we get that luxury obviously. From a very young age, we knew the 53 litter was going to be special. The depth and consistency there was impressive and we knew we had to keep the males here. Never have they disappointed at any stage of maturity and we feel they offer a ton of value to our Berkshire program. Sired by the late Smokin’ Gun, that boar left his mark in a short time. The Kentucky Lovin’ mother is a full sib to Kissin’ Cousins and along with her sister are becoming building blocks for the Berkshire program here. The mother of these boars is becoming a key contributor quickly as we have kept 7 daughters and last summer her litter went on a tear producing the Reserve Berk Gilt at Indy in the Jr. Show and all were Champion at their county with one being named Reserve Overall. The other sister is the dam of the many time Champion Berk Barrow on the ICPA in 2015, the Reserve Sr. Division Gilt @ Indy Open Show, and a Class Winning Gilt @ Houston this spring. A littermate sister to the boar was the 5th Overall Berk Gilt @ OYE this spring and was also Reserve Champion Berkshire @ the Team Purebred Mid-South Regional. Smoke Signal is one that you fall in love with when trying to find a boar to make big time show barrows. He is massive in all aspects being big backed and shapely with a big hip. Huge rib cage and great depth of body. Stout and big in his bones with a ton of power at his base. Big chested and wide going away. Smoke Signal still reads with that tall shouldered kind of look in a moderate frame package. We feel the kind of Berkshire show hogs this one will make will be easy to find. Just to make sure no one gets lost along the way, make sure you send of a Smoke Signal to find the banners!!!
Smokin' Gun X Kentucky Lovin'
Ear Notch: 53-3
Bred By: Adam Beck & Family Showpigs