Update: Last outdoor market November 13th. Turkey day November 22nd. Resuming winter meat drops in Madison, December 4th.
Good bye to the biggest boar I’ve ever raised. A gentle giant, End Zone weighed 965 lbs at the sale barn in Iowa. He was also an excellent breeder until the end, when he just got too big.
His genetics aren’t lost. I’ve kept a couple boars and a couple gilts as breeders.
If I kept better records, I could trace this boar’s ancestors back about 40 generations on our farm. I wonder what my ancestors were like, 40 generations ago.
My sister enjoys researching our family’s history. That pursuit is all about seeing how far back you can go. Very interesting.
But really, if you want clues to your own genetics, look at your closest family. Their virtues and faults, which you probably know all too well, are susceptible in you.
And when examining faults, I’ve always found its more productive to look in the mirror!