Our Staff - In order of joining PBG

Jacob Laird 1-855-724-7447 - EXT 2 , 317-502-7058- jake@premiumblendgenetics.com

Our oldest son Jake graduated from IU in December 2012 with his Speech & Hearing degree.Jake was a 4-year starter for Rushville's basketball team and also was All-State in Track & Cross Country.He continued his running @ IU and was a member of a distance squad that helped IU win the NCAA Indoor National Championship and had a best mile time in the low 4:07s.

Jake has been obsessed with pigs and spent countless hours in his stroller looking at them while I was building the barns and lots.He STUDIED every magazine he could get his hands on for as long as I can remember and still does today.Jake and I initially planned to run the stud on the side but it quickly became apparent that wasn't going to work as the plan for 3 to 5 boars became 35 boars in less than 9 months.

Jake married Elizabeth Billman in May of 2018 in a “Surprise Wedding”. I was very honored to officiate their wedding.

Garrett Cole1-855-724-7447 - EXT 1 , 765-524-9754- garrett@premiumblendgenetics.com

Garrett came aboard in September of 2012 as things kept rolling.We had known Garrett for several years as he grew up in an adjoining county and we had observed that he has an incredible eye as he has proven by “getting lucky” and buying a young pig that many passed over and having major success.Garrett recently raised an incredible litter of Yorks that dominated the 2013 NSR WTC @ Perry GA that included the $17,000 Grand Boar - Cole Mine @ Crossroads Genetics.Most importantly Garrett also brings a reputation for giving an honest opinion on what he sees in a hog and he knows he is to keep on doing that.

Garrett's best day around PBG is when he "gets" to cut & weld and he and Nolan handle most maintenance / construction activities.

Nolan Laird 1-855-724-7447 - EXT 3 , 317-517-0604 - nolan@premiumblendgenetics.com

Our middle son Nolan joined on in January 2013.Nolan is responsible for re-lighting our Poland China passion and is lead on breeding of the Polands. Nolan has always enjoyed the farrowing house and is the primary on all farrowing / nursery duties along with teaming up with Garrett on construction / repairs. Nolan has a talent for collecting and is typically the person that gets the young boars started.

Nolan was a starter on Rushville's 2011 19-2 basketball team that finished the season ranked #2 in the state behind only Cody Zeller's 3-Time State Champion Washington Hatchets.

Nolan married Kari Carter in April 2019 and now reside in Morristown.

Mitchell Laird

Our youngest son Mitchell is a Senior @ IUPUI. Mitch works full time in the summer and part time during the school year and is the clean-up and organizer of the clan. Mitch always enjoyed showing Red gilts and had the pleasure of showing "Molly" our $11,000 STC Champion Duroc Gilt from Malcolm's. Mitch is the utility man of Premium Blend and performs a little bit of all duties but is the expert at pouring/bottling semen.

Ted Laird - 317-402-3742, Ext 4 - ted@premiumblendgenetics.com

I was a mechanical engineer and worked at Rolls-Royce and its predecessors for 32 great years.I “retired” from Rolls-Royce in the summer of 2014. Rolls-Royce manufactures turbine engines (not cars - as they sold that division to BMW many years ago). At Rolls-Royce I was in charge of the Turbine Engine Development Team which was comprised of very talented engineers, technicians and mechanics that truly defined the word TEAM.

Contrary to what many have understood, I am not a full-time pastor, but I do take that as a compliment and very much enjoy teaching the K-5th graders at Shelbyville Community Church which we have attended since 2001.

I have shown pigs all my life and perform the business-related activities, advertising, social media and pitch in where needed / allowed.

Non-staff (Family)

Morgan Laird Jarman

Our daughter Morgan graduated from IU with her Psychology degree with a minor in Marketing and thus helps me with our advertising. Morgan is a Stylist at Nicole Bryan Salon in Carmel, Indiana. Morgan helps out with filling in at the office when we are all out of office looking at boars or at shows. Morgan takes the pigs much less seriously than the boys but loves being around her brothers and will give a big hug or joke when those rare "times of stress" might occur.

Morgan married Adam Jarman in December 2017 and they reside in Rushville, Indiana.

Regina Laird

My wife Regina is a Dental Hygienist and works 3 days per week as a hygienist and is truly the backbone of our family and keeps all the day-to-day stuff rolling along. Regina went thru many years of being a “boar-stud” widow and I am very grateful for her hard work, tenacity, and patience.

God is good and he has blessed our family and our staff beyond measure and I praise him for that.

Thank you,

Ted Laird