The highest selling purebred hog on the first day of sales at the 2000 National Barrow Show, in Austin, MN, was a Duroc boar that sold for $9,500.

The hog was sold to Howell Durocs, Maroa, IL, and Perry Purebreds, Bethel, MO, at the 54th annual show. The entry, which had been named the Hog College Duroc boar, was exhibited by Mappes Durocs, Moore, OK.

The hog was one of 170 boars and gilts, from four purebred breeds, which were Berkshire, Chester White, Duroc and Landrace, exhibited and sold the first day of the two-day event.

Sales of all four breeds of hogs the first day totaled $153,875, up more than $26,600 from the 1999 show. Last year, 135 pigs in these same purebred breeds, sold for a total of $127,240.

The Berkshire breed also had the highest selling gilt. Shown by Adam Conover, Baxter, IA, this gilt sold for $2,950 to LM&S Berks, Stewartville, MN .

The highest sales average for the four purebred breeds was recorded by the Duroc breed, which sold 71 pigs for an average of $1,130. Total sales for the Duroc breed were $80,200.

Twenty-one Berkshire boars sold for an average $1,083 totaling $22,750.

Adam Conover, Baxter, IA, entered the champion Berkshire gilt sold to Al Schminke, Van Horne, IA, for $2,000. Brad Davis, Mediapolis, IA, had the reserve champion Berkshire gilt that went for $975 to Bryce and Valerie Martin, Lexington, NE.

Thirty-one Berkshire gilts sold for an average $634, with a total sale of $19,650. All 52 Berkshire boars and gilts went for an average of $815 for a total amount of $42,400.

The nine Chester White boars sold for an average of $1,056 totaling $9,500.

The most paid for a Chester White gilt was $950 for the champion. Rudasill Farms, Mexico, MO, entered this hog purchased by Michael and Norman Gilster, Bangor, WI.

The 21 Chester White gilts sold for an average of $462 for a total sale of $9,700. The 30 boars and gilts in this breed sold for an average of $640 with a total sale of $19,200.

The champion Duroc boar was shown by Chuck Olsen, Irene, SD. This entry was acquired by Cedar Ridge Farms, Red Bud, IL, for $3,900.

The reserve champion boar in this breed, shown by Sand Prairie Livestock, Akron, CO, sold for $2,400 to Triple B Sires, Eufaula, OK.

The 33 Duroc boars sold for an average of $1,736 for a total sale of $57,300.

The highest selling Duroc gilt was shown by Greg Ruppert, Mallard, IA. This pig sold for $2,500 to Lomill Farms & Stade Family, Stewartville, MN.

The 38 Duroc gilts sold for an average of $603 for a total of $22,900.

Six Landrace boars sold for an average of $1,233 totaling $7,400.

Eleven Landrace gilts sold for an average of $425 for a total sale of $4,675. The 17 boars and gilts went for an average of $710 totaling $12,075.

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