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Dennis Grove III - Grand Crossbred Barrow NJSA Western Regional
Bred By: Weisinger Farms, Sired By: Curtain Call

Ashton Keeter - Champion Div 2 -7th Overall Gilt OYE
Bred By: Trogdon Showpigs, Sired By: Undisputed

Grace Montgomery - $18,000 Champion Spot Gilt OYE
Bred By: Home RUn Genetics, Sired By: Fast N' Loud

Grove - Supreme Overall Gilt Western Bonanza
Bred By: Cobb, Sired By: Undisputed

Madison WIlkins - Champion Lightweight Dark Cross Barrow San Antonio
Bred By: Puntney Showpigs, Sired By: Bear 52

Lucy Abrieu - Reserve Overall Barrow Western Bonanza
Bred By: Steve Cobb & Family, Sired By: Bear 52

Cameron O'Dell - Reserve Div 2- 10th Overall Git OYE
Bred By: O'Dell, Sired By: Liquid Courage

Fallon Begley - Reserve Berkshire Barrow OYE
Bred By: Decker Showpigs, Sired By: Whatever It Takes

Jack Gustafson - Champion Chester White Barrow OYE
Bred By: Sites Livestock, Sired By: Whiplash

Paige Miller - 3rd Overall Barrow -Champion Div 1 WPX
Bred By: Weisinger, Sired By: Prototype

Cole Caldwell - Reserve Overall Breeds Gilt - Champ Spot WPX
Bred By: Livermore Swine Genetics, Sired By: Fast N' Loud

Krisitina Kuhlow - 3rd Overall Breeds Gilt (Reserve Duroc) WPX
Bred By: Kuhlow Girls Showpigs, Sired By: First Class

Taylor Schuerman - Reserve Overall Crossbred Gilt WPX
Bred By: Decker Showpigs, Sired By: Notorious

Grove Family - Supreme Overall Gilt California State Fair
Bred By: Steve Cobb & Family, Sired By: Undisputed

Carter Hoge - Reserve Grand Gilt Overall Team Purebred Jr National
Bred By: Weisinger, Sired By: Full Throttle

Huntsman - Champion Berkshire Gilt Ohio State Fair Jr Show
Bred By: Decker Showpigs, Sired By: Whatever It Takes

Haylee Wileman - Reserve Grand Gilt - Ch Berk Wisconsin State Fair
Bred By: Trout Showpigs, Sired By: Whatever It Takes

Gabby Line - Champion Spot Barrow Indiana State Fair
Bred By: Ryan Showpigs, Sired By: Full Throttle

Madison Huntsman - Champion Berkshire Gilt Ohio State Fair Jr Show
Bred By: Decker Showpigs, Sired By: Whatever It Takes

Watson Family - 5th Overall Gilt Wisconsin State Fair Open
Bred By: Weisinger Farms, Sired By: Silver Lining

Carter Hoge - Grand Overall Market Hog American Royal
Bred By: Weisinger Farms, Sired By: Exclusive

Tommy Pretz - Grand Overall Barrow Iowa State Fair FFA
Bred By: Grings Genetics, Sired By: Bells & Whistles

Brody Busby - Supreme Overall Gilt State Fair Of Texas
Bred By: Steven Hofer, Sired By: Chill Out

Kaden Mason - Grand Overall Barrow San Antonio Livestock Exposition
Bred By: New Castle Genetics, Sired By: Curtain Call

Dakota Martin - Reserve Grand Champion Barrow San Angelo Livestock Expostion
Bred By: Brinning Genetics, Sired By: Curtain Call

Sage Deeds - Grand Overall Gilt San Angelo Livestock Exposition
Bred By: Levi Canales, Sired By: Secret Society

Trey Canales - $21,000 Top-Selling Gilt San Antonio Livestock Exposition
Bred By: Michael Hines, Sired By: Secret Society

Mikala Grady - Reserve Champion Cross Barrow San Antonio Livestock Exposition
Bred By: Hilty Showpigs, Sired By: Curtain Call

Kade Pendley - Grand Overall Gilt OYE
Bred By: Mays-Jervis, Sired By: Momentum

Grace Lambert - Reserve Grand Overall Gilt OYE
Bred By: Lambert, Sired By: Whatever It Takes

Kaden Mason - Grand Overall Barrow San Antonio Livestock Show
Bred By: New Castle Genetics, Sired By: Curtain Call

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HARDWIRED Joins His Littermate Family Ties @ PBG

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  3. Dirty Secret x Bachelor Party (Dirty Secret's Sister)
  4. Bred by Lackey Livestock
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    Awesome Saturday @ the Iowa Jackpots

    Awesome day for exhibitors and breeders of PBG-sired offspring on the Iowa Jackpot circuit Saturday.

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    Jessica...

Our History

Our 104th Year In Pursuit of Show Swine Excellence

Our family began raising purebred showpigs in 1916 when my grandfather Chester Meal purchased his first purebred Poland Chinas under the Home Place Farm banner. Home Place Farm had a great run in the 1930s thru the 1940's including showing 5 purebred Poland China barrows to Grand Champion 4-H honors @ the Indiana State Fair in '33, '40, '47, '48 & '49. We believe that is the most Grand Overall barrows any single family has shown @ the Indiana State Fair. Chester judged most every major show of the day and worked as a fieldman for the Poland China association.

The baton was passed on to my father Bill Laird as he purchased his first Polands - a boar named Kinsman & a gilt named Faith B. - from Chester. He then later married Chester's youngest daughter Faith. Bill Laird & Family showed several grand boars & gilts at the Indiana State Fair and national type conferences and placed three Poland barrows in the InSF 4-H Spotlight sale. They also dabbled in the Spot breed and were co-owners of "Scope" who was a very successful sire in the Spot breed and won Grand Overall Boar at the Indiana State Fair as an older Sr Yearling boar.

I was very fortunate to be able to show Roger Hale's best in the late 70's. At that time there were very few breeders as hot as Roger and that resulted in having the honor of showing several Grand Overall Litters and 2 Champion Crossbred Gilts at the InSF. Unfortunately there was no Grand Overall gilt at that time.

Ted Laird Hampshires began in 1982 when I used my portion of the proceeds from one of our InSF Spotlight Sale Poland barrows to purchase the Reserve Champion Hampshire gilt from Larry & Joe Rule @ the Indiana State Sale. Long-time family friend John L. Fox offered to breed this gilt to the Indiana State Fair Champion Boar that year from Ken Dorrell and we showed gilts out of this sow to 1st & 3rd in her first litter @ Indiana State Fair Open Show. A couple of years later I purchased a bred gilt from Stanley Martins that was bred to Kaw-Li-Ga. That gilt raised the top selling gilt @ the InSF and was purchased by the Rodibaugh Family. Stanley Martins & Kaw-Li-Ga dominated that era like very few breeders & boars have and his on–farm sales were one of the premier events of the year and many times his sales totaled more than Summer Type Conferences. One of my strongest memories from that period was being able to see Mr. Martin's R & D group of gilts housed at “Vern's Place”. That set of gilts rolling out of the barn was one of the more impressive sites I have seen and taught me that laying in great females in large quantity was an absolute key to breeding elite breeding stock. I have been hooked on Hampshire females ever since and breeding better Hampshire females remains my primary addiction. We are proud that we have had the opportunity to raise several class-winning Hampshire gilts @ NJSS events & Indiana State Fair Jr & Open shows. We are also very proud to have produced the Champion Hampshire Gilt @ the 2012 OYE (shown by Cody Day) and her littermate who is one of the few Hampshire gilts to win Grand Overall @ an NJSA event with Lexi Hernandez's win @ the NJSA Western in 2011.

We got lucky with a once-in-a-lifetime purchase of the 2008 Team Purebred from the Eric Schaffer family that we named Miss Hathaway. Miss H jump-started us in the Berkshire breed at a time when they are as hot as any breed on the planet. She is a true foundation that has produced Grand Boar & Gilt @ InSF, Hog College Boar & Gilt, $3600 Top-Selling gilt @ InSF amongst many, many other great offspring.

Premium Blend Genetics began in the Spring of 2012 with the intention to house a few boars to increase conception of our sows, reduce semen cost, and sell a few doses along the way. That plan changed in an instant when Chris Jones placed Superman with us and at that point we decided to take a shot at a different level in the stud business and went all in to add Fare Warning & Bone Collector. Things blossomed faster than what we would have ever dreamed in our 1st year as the plan for 3 to 5 boars literally changed to 35 boars in 9 months.

In July of 2012 we purchased the farm approximately 200 yards due west of our current home and that Is where our oldest son Jacob's home is located and is the original location of the boar stud and remains the showpig sale facility are location. Interestingly, this farm was the home place for Emily (Rigsbee) Rodibaugh - matriarch of the legendary Rodibaugh family.

In September 2012 we incorporated as Laird Premium Blend Genetics Inc. and in the Spring of 2018 we moved into our new boar facility. Boar health, boar comfort and staff efficiency were the driving design factors of the new barn and we could not be more pleased with how it has turned out.

We are very grateful to our boar partners who trusted us to promote and get great females settled to their boars and we are extremely grateful for every showpig, semen, & seedstock purchase. We understand that when you purchase from us you are not just committing financially but even more importantly committing your time and the opportunity to create memories for your families and / or your customers and their families.

We knew the key to getting the start we needed was to make sure we settled females and we have been thrilled with conception rates. Settling your females to the most elite genetics we can make available is our primary objective every day.

We look forward to continuing our family's' 104 year tradition of breeding winning showpigs and doing so with integrity.