The Sow Herd
Not only is she fundamental in producing a large number of quality pigs to weaning... the sow is responsible for something much greater.
Superior females are key to the progressive herd. A boar is known for his ability to replicate himself on a large scale, within an operation - even population. The sow however, has the power to influence in a different manner. In a way that will take the best boar, to a better boar. Continuing the cycle, the producer's limitless progress is unlocked when he finds the power of the sow.
To us, a true sow is one that can produce in a prepotent manner, she maintains the paradigm above, she produces ahead, and she keeps it progressive.
PSP has studied, and closely observed genetic groups, identifying key players within the breed. We are pleased to have acquired what we believe to be the best of these sows in not only the United States, but Canada as well. These sows take the Kunekune Hog to new heights in productive design, structural soundness, growth performance, carcass merit, and breed character.
USA Wilsons Gina 30 | Patty Cake
USA Patty Cake has proven herself as an MGI producer, naming progeny such as Supreme CH USA Galloway, USA Pate du Porc, USA Jambon, USA Freight Train, and more to come. She will put her name down in the books as one of the most elite females in the history of our breed. Carrying on her sire's legacy, Patty Cake has easily proven her capabilities as a broodsow.
Supreme National CH USA Jenny 190 | Tetley Tea
Bakers Man daughter number three, is Tetley Tea! Her dam Tea Cozy has produced some insanity, known for being fluid and powerful movers - driving them to big wins in the ring, like Tetley, Supreme National Champion! She obviously has the Bakers Man stamp, known for more of the same. Tetley is built to be a production sow!!
ILF Tapeka 56 | Thumbelina
Out of an unforgettable litter, BAIN Willa x ILF Landjager, Thumbelina is built to be a brood sow. Watch out for this one - she's got a lot in the pot, and she's coming in HOT! When it comes to productivity, Thumbelina possesses birth weight, weaning weight, yearling weight, carcass merit, length & depth of body, along with STYLE. This is one to keep your attention glued to.
ILF Tapeka 28 | Gold Rush
Gold Rush is truly a gold find! Linebred on maternal production genetics, The Monopoleigh Pig, and Wapeka at Ivanleigh Farms, with the infusion of eye appeal from both ILF Matrix (Bellatrix littermate), and USA Esmerelda. Gold is brewing as her first PSP litter is set for October 2022, serviced at Ivanleigh Farms....
ILF Awakino 1 | Boardwalk
Length of body, depth of side, large capacity for ease of carrying litters, along with an outstanding udder passing through from her famous sire, ILF Mahia Love 3 (The Monopoleigh Pig) - son to BAIN Tapeka 2 (Willa), and USA Mahia Love 103 (Remy)! Boardwalk passes these traits onto her progeny, producing the Grand Champion Sow of the 2022 Heartland Show. Thank you Tammy Keller of Ivanleigh Farms!!
PSP Rona | Baker's Delight
Baker's Delight is well, a delight. This is a female sporting superior performance met with undeniable breed character. She was easily marked as retained at a young age, and continued on to wean at 30.4 lbs by 8 weeks of age. Her pedigree features notables: CH USA Rona 9++ (Juno), G CH USA Mahia Love 150++ (Baker's Man), CH USA Mahia Love 67+ (Sweinhart), and many more. Delight is a word to see in the future.
CH USA Wilsons Gina 35 | Pate du Porc
BIG things ahead for this outstanding gilt! Granddaughter to Grand Champion USA Mahia Love 150++ (Baker's Man), with furious rate of growth. Pate's performance is the best we have seen to date in a gilt, achieving an empty weight of 245 lbs by 12 months and 14 days. Talk about high performing females!
ILF Rebecca Gina | Beauty Eh
THIS female is one of the most stylistic breeding pieces we have ever laid eyes on. Tammy really put together a storm with this one. Her pedigree explains the story. Farrowed by Baker's Special littermate, ILF Rebecca Gina (Corn Flour) bringing Bakers Man and Bushel in, THEN put with CH USA Mahia Love 67+ (Sweinhart). ILF Corn Palace is a true ULTRA quality female with tremendous eye appeal. We couldn't be more excited to get her in the barn and raising pigs!
ILF Tapeka 15 | Valentina
Valentina is granddaughter to the maternal motherload sow, BAIN Tapeka 2 - Willa, sired by NZ Import, Roa Ihu. She is a monster in the barn, and is sure to set her pigs up for success - resulting in monsters by weaning! Obviously extremely maternal in her design, this brood sow is a true force in the genetics game. THANK YOU Tammy Keller.
Champion USA Rona 15 | Vanity Fair
Rona sows deriving from The USA Herd are among our favorites to serve as eye appeal contributors. USA Vanity Fair takes on this position with grace, bearing an added infusion of productivity by her sire, Supreme Champion USA Mahia Love 33+ (Haggis). Vanity Fair has produced some of our favorite hogs to date, we can't wait to get this one back in the barn.
ILF Haunene 1 | Canadienne
Canadienne is built to be a brood sow - exemplifying tremendous maternal qualities coming down from her grand-dam, BAIN Tapeka 2 (Willa). Daughter of ILF Mahia Love 4 (Orion), and DWF Haunene 1 (Creamsicle). Canadienne was imported from Ivanleigh Farms Canada to the Historic USA Herd in 2018.