Melba

Melba(Ice Age 8-7 x Mighty Mack 74-1 x Moonshine)
Yorkshire Female
Bred By: Harrell Family Farm

Stress: Negative
Registration Number:
Ear Notch: 19-4
Date Born: 8-15-13

Melba is a littermate to Thelma! Both Melba and Thelma are high quality Yorkshire females.  Melba is a notch bigger in her kind than Thelma but she is just as stout and sound as her littermate.

The dam of Melba is Rikki, a sow we bought from Kevin Ricker. Kevin told us when we bought her that she would be our best sow and generator for us. He was right! Rikki’s littermate sister was shown by the Taylor family in Indiana and the other two sisters was retained by Kevin Ricker. Rikki’s mother is a littermate to the mother of the Grand Champion Gilt at the 2012 Eastern Regional and was also the Champion Yorkshire Gilt. Rikki ‘s great grandmother RIY5 Lab Fancy 124-7 was the grandma of the 2010 World Pork Expo Junior National Champion Yorkshire Gilt. Rikki’s grandma RIY7 110-9 is a littermate to the mother RIY7 110-8 of the 2010 World Pork Expo Junior National Champion Yorkshire Gilt. RIY7 110-8 also produced White Mule a popular Ricker boar previously housed at Small Town Genetics. Both Mighty Mack 74-1 and Moonshine have sired multiple winners. Rikki’s pedigree traces back to the powerful One Ton and Spud sows.

I am very excited to build our Yorkshire herd around Rikki, Thelma and Melba. I have a plan in place for making incredible Yorkshires, which excites me the most! Superior quality is my goal with our Yorkshires, even if it may not be the most popular blood lines. You can count on the fact, they will be excellent pigs.


Ice Age 8-7IceAge

(ICE AGE X FULL MOON)

STRESS: NEGATIVE
Bred By: Larry Moore
Previously Housed At: Chuck Olsen

Ice Age 8-7 is a boar raised by Larry Moore. Chuck Olsen purchased this boar to make his sows smaller framed and give them a bigger top. Ice Age 8-7 is also bold sprung in his rib shape and is powerful in his design. Ice Age 8-7 came from a strong litter. Ice Age 8-7 was the Top Selling Reserve Champion Yorkshire Weanling Male at Duncan and his littermate brother was the Champion and later became the Western Regional Champion Yorkshire Barrow.

The sire of Ice Age 8-7 is Ice Age a boar previously housed at Moyers and now is housed at Ottenwalters. Ice Age’s pedigree was Mammoth x Full Dimension. Ice Age sired: the 2012 Reserve 4-H Market Hog at the California State Fair, the 2012 Supreme Grand Champion at the Redwood Acres Fair, CA, the 2012 Grand Champion – Porterville Fair, CA, the 2012 Grand Champion at the Chico Silver Dollar Fair, the 2012 Champion York & 3rd Overall at the Klebery-Kennedy County Junior Livestock Show, TX, the 2011 Supreme Champion Jackpot Pig at the California Pork Spectacular, the 2011 Reserve Champion at the Zapata County, TX, the 2011 Reserve Champion Gilt at the Montgomery County, IN, the 2011 2nd Place Heavy Barrow at the Houston Livestock Show, and the 2011 $7,900 Second High Selling Gilt at the Indiana State Fair Open Show.

Ice Age 8-7’s maternal sire is Full Moon, a boar from the 2009 Duncan show. Full Moon was previously housed at Shipley Swine Genetics. Full Moon has within his pedigree Stone Cold, Corner Stone, 4 Corners, Tug Boat, Tank, and Absolute Power.  Also on the maternal side of Ice Age 8-7 is Larry Moore’s Square Deal boar.  You can find Square Deal in other boars such as Purple Powers Boar Taloga.

Ice Age 8-7 sired a class winning York gilt for Olsen at the 2013 Fall Classic that sold for $2,750 to HF Genetics, TX and a 2nd place boar at the 2013 STC that sold to Rodibaugh and sons for $7,000.

 


Mighty Mack 74-1

(MIGHTY MACK 58-5 x ONE UP)

STRESS: NEGATIVE
Bred By: Olsen Yorkshire
Previously Housed At: Ricker Showpigs, Thompson Bothers and now at Genetic Edge

Mighty Mack 74-1 is the sire of Here I Am who was previously housed at Hi Point Genetics and the maternal sire of the 2013 Winter Type Conference $17,000 Champion Yorkshire Boar. He also sired the 4th Overall Division V Yorkshire Gilt at the 2012 NJSS, a Class Winner Yorkshire Gilt at the 2012 Summer Type Conference, the 4th Overall Division IV Champion at the 2012 World Pork Expo Jr. National, the Reserve Grand Gilt Overall at the 2012 Noble County Show, a Class Winning Yorkshire Gilt at the 2012 World Pork Expo, a Class Winning Yorkshire Gilt at the 2012 Southeast Regional, a popular Yorkshire Gilt at the 2012 Southeast Regional, the Grand Champion Overall Gilt at the 2012 Central Indiana Jackpot Show, the Champion Overall Gilt at the 2012 Purdue Block and Bridle Show, and the 5th Overall Gilt at the 2012 Allen County Open Show. The sire of Mighty Mack 74-1 is Mighty Mack 58-5 who sired the Champion Yorkshire Gilt at the 2011 Summer Type Conference, the Reserve Champion Yorkshire Boar at the 2010 Indiana State Fair, the Champion Yorkshire Boar at the 2010 Fall Classic, and on the dam side of the pedigree Reserve Grand Champion Overall at the 2010 American Royal.