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Ashley Hagen - Grand Gilt West Coast National
Bred By: Steve Cobb and Family, Sired By: Checkmate

Drake Fletcher - Grand Overall Gilt American Royal
Bred By: Bobell Farms, Sired By: Never Before

Owen WIschmeier - Reserve Grand Champion Barrow Indiana State Fair
Bred By: Wintex Farms, Sired By: Box Office

Emily Muhlestein - Grand Overall Barrow San Antonio Stock Show
Bred By: Brockman Farms, Sired By: Believe In Me

Noah Schaefer - Grand Champion Gilt Minnesota Barrow Classic
Bred By: Steve Cobb & Family, Sired By: Checkmate

Noah Schaefer - Grand Champion Gilt Minnesota Youth Livestock Expo
Bred By: Steve Cobb & Family, Sired By: Checkmate

Bryn Meyer - Grand Champion Gilt Wisconsin Livestock Expo
Bred By: Tibbits Show Pigs, Sired By: Dirty Love'n

Kendall Shackelford - Res Grand Overall Barrow San Antonio Stock Show
Bred By: Brockman Farms, Sired By: Next Intention

Mylee Neuschafer - Champion Crossbred Barrow NJSA Western Regional
Bred By: Doughty , Sired By: Secret Society

James DeRouchey - Grand Champion Market Hog Kansas State Fair
Bred By: Fink Farm, Sired By: Anchorman

Maggie Staudacher - Grand Commercial Gilt 2020 Iowa State Fair 4h Show
Bred By: Eggers Showpigs, Sired By: Encore

Will Barton - Grand Overall Market Hog Arkansas Youth Expo
Bred By: Day Family Showpigs, Sired By: No Mas

Karlee Desjardine - Reserve Grand Overall Lousiana State Fair
Bred By: Theriot Showpigs, Sired By: Secret Society

Trey Englin - Reserve Grand Market Hog AK-SAR-BEN
Bred By: Jeff Stewart, Sired By: Family Ties

Jenna Montle - Champion Cross Barrow Team Purebred Eastern Regional
Bred By: Bobell Farms, Sired By: Family Ties

Colton Jasper - Res Berk 5th overall pure barrow West Coast Nationals
Bred By: Cy Hawkins Showpigs, Sired By: Outside The Lines

Sami Col - Reserve Grand Gilt West Coast National
Bred By: Borba, Sired By: Never Before

Delaney Hemming - Champion York Gilt San Angelo Stars gilt show
Bred By: Hemming Farms, Sired By: Hot Take

Lindsey Larose - Champion Hampshire Barrow 2021 San Angelo Stock Show
Bred By: Mares Showpigs, Sired By: Timber

Victoria Chaddrick - Grand Champion Market Hog LSU State Show
Bred By: Racca Livestock, Sired By: Believe In Me

Sophie Nelson - Res Grand Overall Barrow The Alternative
Bred By: Goss Livestock, Sired By: Family Ties

Anna Franke - Res Grand Overall Barrow Texas Nationals
Bred By: Wintex Farms, Sired By: People Helping People

Tracy Shackelford - Res Grand Overall Barrow San Angelo
Bred By: Reed Livestock, Sired By: Believe In Me

Jadyn Sanford - Res Grand Overall Barrow Dixie National
Bred By: Team Sloan, Sired By: Never Before

Brooke Fort - Grand Crossbred Gilt San Antonio Stock Show
Bred By: Young Livestock, Sired By: People Helping People

Brody Busby - Res Grand Cross Gilt San Antonio Stock Show
Bred By: GMB Farms, Sired By: Stay Classy

Troy Cole - Supreme Overall Gilt Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
Bred By: Kneese Showpigs, Sired By: Box Office

Kolby Danahoo - Grand Overall Gilt Dixie National
Bred By: Korb Farms, Sired By: Never Before

Kade Jackson - Grand Champion Gilt Stockman's Showcase
Bred By: Team Sloan, Sired By: Never Before

Vann Johnston - Res Grand Gilt Stockman's Showcase
Bred By: Wintex Farms, Sired By: People Helping People

Kotton West - Res Supreme Champion Gilt Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
Bred By: Kneese Showpigs, Sired By: Box Office

Sadie Varner - Reserve Grand Commercial Gilt OYE
Bred By: Decker Showpigs, Sired By: Stay Classy

Steve Sanders - Grand Champion Barrow OYE
Bred By: Nate Warner Livesock, Sired By: Believe In Me

Hayden Green - Grand Champion Gilt OYE
Bred By: Cantrell Showpigs, Sired By: Next Intention

Bray Wright - Reserve Supreme - $60K Record OYE
Bred By: Richey Livestock, Sired By: Black Mamba

Laney Cook - Grand Champion Barrow Houston
Bred By: IDK Genetics, Sired By: Next Intention

Blaze Cozart - Grand Champion Barrow Rodeo Austin
Bred By: Lindner Showpigs, Sired By: Never Before

Emily Muehsltein - Reserve Grand Barrow Houston
Bred By: Brockman Farms, Sired By: Next Intention

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BUILDING THE SUMMER 2021 CLASS

BUILDING THE SUMMER 2021 CLASS

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SEMEN NOW AVAILABLE ON SEVERAL RECENT ADDITIONS!

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It has been an incredible start to building the Summer ‘21 class of boar additions....

APRIL 20TH ON-LINE SALE

PREMIUM BLEND GENETICS’ APRIL 20th ONLINE SALE. Pictures and info now posted @ htps://auctions.thewendtgroup.com/auction/11095

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Crossbred, Berkshire, Chester, and Hampshires that...

OYE GILTS

OYE GILTS - GRAND & RESERVE COMMERCIAL & RESERVE SUPREME PUREBRED

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6 0F 10 BREED CHAMPIONS - 3 RESERVES

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34 Of 127 SALE GILTS BY 16 SIRES

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GRAND...

Stay Tuned

STAY TUNED

Stay Classy x Baditude

Bred By: Steve Cobb & Family

Stress Negative

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Littermate to GODFATHER!

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On the trip to purchase GODFATHER, we saw...

Austin Grand Champion Barrow

RODEO AUSTIN GRAND CHAMPION BARROW

BLAZE COZART

BRED BY LINDNER SHOWPIGS

SIRED BY NEVER BEFORE.


We will post full results from an awesome week @ Austin as we...

THROWIN SETS

THROWIN’ SETS

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***LITTERMATE TO HOUSTON CHAMPION BARROW***

Shown by Ashlyn Summers & Placed by Reeves Livestock

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Video of THROWIN' SETS...

OYE WALTON WEBCAST

Premium Blend is proud to be a sponsor of the OYE Walton Webcast. Tune into the barrow shows today through Thursday!!

4 Tremendous CPS Sire Additions

4 INCREDIBLE CPS SIRE ADDITIONS - SEMEN AVAILABLE TODAY!!!

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The best week we have ever had adding elite CPS Sires!!!

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Individual descriptions, pictures & videos will be...

WOODSTOCK

WOODSTOCK - SEMEN NOW AVAILABLE!!!

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Bred by Dustin Shuffler

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Belton - $6000 Top-Selling Champion Poland

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****Video Of WOODSTOCK Selling @ Belton In...

FUSION

FUSION- SEMEN NOW AVAILABLE!

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SWTC $7,5000 Top-Selling Judges Consignment

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Bred by Zimmerman Hog Farms

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March 10th On-Line Sale

March 10th On-Line Sale.

Photos and information will be loaded tonight. We absolutely love this group - as stacked as any sale we have put on this season!

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One thing we can say...

March 10th On-Line Sale

MARCH 10TH ON-LINE SALE

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CROSSBREDS, BERKSHIRES, DUROCS, HAMPSHIRES & POLANDS

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7-3 CROSSBRED GILT

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Dam is the...

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.