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Investing in Our Genetics

Thanks to all our customers who invested in our genetics. We have a line-up of 8 new Berk gilts, and we are excited about our litters for 2014! Please call or text us at 765-421-2386.

Thanks, Grant, Nelson & Kedron Knobloch

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OUR BERKS ARE EXCELLENT QUALITY!

Private Treaty – Call 765.421.2386

Here’s a unique opportunity to invest in a foundation female that is an attractive breeding gilt with a stacked meat quality pedigree. She is out of our last litter from our foundation female (Belle 3-2) we purchased from Iowa State University in 2010. She is available as an open gilt or as a bred gilt. Her mother was one of our most productive sows and our premium pork customers raved about the meat quality of her pigs.

Berkshire Gilt Belle HT 15-3 (Hostile Takeover x Fast Lane)

Berkshire Gilt Belle HT 15-3 (Hostile Takeover x Fast Lane)

Berkshire Gilt Belle HT 15-3 (Hostile Takeover x Fast Lane)

Berkshire Gilt Belle HT 15-3 (Hostile Takeover x Fast Lane)

 

Belle HT 15-3 Berkshire Female

Service Sire: Walter – Due: 8/7/14

Sire: Hostile Takeover

Dam’s Sire: Fast Lane

DOB: 8/21/13

Registration: 121130003

Bred by: Grant, Nelson & Kedron Knobloch

For Sale: Private Treaty off the farm – call Grant / Nelson at 765-421-2386

MEAT QUALITY * MATERNAL * SOUNDNESS

Unique Opportunity! Belle HT 15-3 is the breeding gilt out the last litter of our foundation female we purchased from Iowa State University (Belle 3-2). She is a bigger outlined gilt with an attractive profile, deep body and plenty of muscle. She has excellent feet and legs and she motors with flexibility and ease. She could be a dual-purpose Berkshire to produce meat quality pigs for the niche market as well as producing show pigs for county fairs.

YOUR CHOICE — OPEN or BRED : You can buy her open or bred to our herd boar Walter. Walter received 4th PORQUE Meat Quality Award in 2013 and he adds bone, elevation, and excellent flexibility to the hind legs. She could be bred in April for an August litter. This litter would have attractive phenotype with an outstanding meat quality pedigree. The Walter x Hostile Takeover x Fast Lane gilts out of this litter would be valuable for making breeding stock for the meat quality market.

Pictured at 160 lbs

Thanks to all our recent buyers!

Berkshire Gilt Cleo 37-1 (King Indy x Different Strokes)

Berkshire Gilt Cleo 37-1 (King Indy x Different Strokes)

Cleo 37-1 Berkshire Bred Sow

Bred by: Michel Show Pigs

Owned by: Knobloch Family Berks

Sire: King Indy

Dam’s Sire: Different Strokes x All You Want

DOB: 1/15/13

Registration: 116877001

Service Sire: Walter – Due: 6/30/14

Sold: Private treaty – Thanks!

TALL-FRONTED * HUGE RIB * CORRECT LEGS

They say, “what goes around, comes around,” and we are glad to bring a King Indy daughter back to her sire’s birthplace. Cleo 37-1 is one stout female that reads barrow-maker. We purchased her on Platt & Michel’s online bred gilt sale on 12/9/13. King Indy gave her excellent set of heavy-boned feet and legs. Her hind legs have correct angles, and designed just like we like them. She is tall-fronted, explodes out of her blade and has huge rib and top. She opens up with good width coming and is flexible on the move with a great amount of center capacity. She has a great maternal disposition, which is an added bonus. We are excited about the power she has in her pedigree–King Indy and Venom’s littermate sister.

Dam is littermate to Venom ($46,000 Mauck boar at LVS)

Bred to: Walter, Due 6/30/14

Berkshire Gilt Elmer 9-2 (Walter x Superman)

Berkshire Gilt Elmer 9-2 (Walter x Superman)

Berkshire Gilt Elmer 9-2 (Walter x Superman)

Berkshire Gilt Elmer 9-2 (Walter x Superman)

Berkshire Gilt Elmer 9-2 (Walter x Superman)

Berkshire Gilt Elmer 9-2 (Walter x Superman)

 

 

 

 

Berkshire Gilt Elmer 9-2

Sire: Walter

Dam’s Sire: Superman (Crusader’s littermate)

Date of Birth: Feburary 2, 2014

Bred by: Knobloch Family Berks

Registration: 123270002

Sold Online: $526 – Thanks!

Elmer 9-2 is a thick-made and powerful gilt. She is big bladed, big topped, and big hipped. We appreciate how square and correct she is on her feet and legs. She has a cool design with her sleek head and chiseled neck. We appreciate how much power, center body, and overall mass she has, yet feminine in her extension, flexibility and correctness of structure. There is no question this is one valuable Walter daughter. Her dam is Crusader’s littermate sister that we purchased as the “pick of the litter” out of Travis Perry’s best litter of Berks he has ever raised. This gal is keeper quality, but we don’t have pen space. Look in her for a powerful, well-designed female.

Berkshire Gilt Elmer 9-2 (Walter x Superman)

Berkshire Gilt Elmer 9-2 (Walter x Superman)

Berkshire Barrow 9-7 (Walter x Superman)

Berkshire Barrow 9-7 (Walter x Superman)

Berkshire Barrow 9-7 (Walter x Superman)

Berkshire Barrow 9-7 (Walter x Superman)

 

Berkshire Barrow Walter 9-7

Sire: Walter

Dam’s Sire: Superman (Crusader’s littermate)

Date of Birth: February 2, 2014

Bred by: Knobloch Family Berks

Registration: 123270007

Sold Online: $250 – Thanks!

Walter 9-7 is a stylish and balanced barrow. We appreciate his cool design with a clean head and neck and explosive blade as he comes at you. Opened-up and square on his four corners. He has plenty of bone to balance with his overall mass, and he has excellent feet and legs to motor all day. He has extra center body and rib shape with lots of muscle shape. He is impressive when you get on top of him and see how much product he puts together in a balanced way. He is moderate in length of body, but in no way does he compromise power and stoutness. He is a later developing barrow in comparison to his littermates, but he is definitely on track and gaining very well to make a stout and powerful state fair barrow. Speaking of which, there’s power in his pedigree. Walter sired King Indy and his mom is a littermate to Crusader (also at Shipleys). We predict this guy is going to be one tough barrow on show day.

Berkshire Gilt Elmer 9-1 (Walter x Superman)

Berkshire Gilt Elmer 9-1 (Walter x Superman)

 

Berkshire Gilt Elmer 9-1 (Walter x Superman)

Berkshire Gilt Elmer 9-1 (Walter x Superman)

 

Berkshire Gilt Elmer 9-1 (Walter x Superman)

Berkshire Gilt Elmer 9-1 (Walter x Superman)

 

Berkshire Gilt Elmer 9-1 (Walter x Superman)

Berkshire Gilt Elmer 9-1 (Walter x Superman)

 

 

Berkshire Gilt Elmer 9-1

Sire: Walter

Dam’s Sire: Superman (Crusader’s littermate)

Date of Birth: February 2, 2014

Bred by: Knobloch Family Berks

Registration: 123270001

Sold: Private treaty – Thanks!

Elmer 9-1 is one stout and powerful gilt. She is one of the best gilts we generated among our Spring, 2014 litters. This one is definitely keeper quality. She is clean headed with an extended neck. She explodes out of her blade with big forearms and a huge center top and body. She has a big powerful hip and she motors with ease. Heavy bone and excellent feet and legs. This is what you would expect when you put Walter on a Superman daughter. Speaking of which, the gilt’s dam is a littermate to Crusader at Shipleys. This gilt has a ton of genetic power in her pedigree. This gilt is way good!

Berkshire Barrow 9-6 (Walter x Superman)

Berkshire Barrow 9-6 (Walter x Superman)

Berkshire Barrow 9-6 (Walter x Superman)

Berkshire Barrow 9-6 (Walter x Superman)

 

 

 

Berkshire Barrow Walter 9-6

Sire: Walter

Dam’s Sire: Superman (Crusader’s littermate)

Date of Birth: February 2, 2014

Bred by: Knobloch Family Berks

Registration: 123270006

Sold: Private treaty – Thanks!

Walter 9-6 is one loaded barrow! We love how he is so massive from foot to loin, blade to belly, and rib to rump. He has tremendous thickness in all dimensions and screams, “I am a barrow!” He has excellent turn out of his blade and forearm true to the ground. He is square on all four and is opened-up from chest to flank. He is heavy boned and excellent on his feet and legs. He motors with ease. This guy has a cool killer barrow look. Watch out when he hits the chips. Think thunderstorm!

Berkshire Barrow 9-9 (Walter x Superman)

Berkshire Barrow 9-9 (Walter x Superman)

Berkshire Barrow 9-9 (Walter x Superman)

Berkshire Barrow 9-9 (Walter x Superman)

 

 

 

Berkshire Barrow Walter 9-9

Sire: Walter

Dam’s Sire: Superman (Crusader’s littermate)

Date of Birth: February 2, 2014

Bred by: Knobloch Family Berks

Registration: 123270009

Sold: Private treaty – Thanks!

Walter 9-9 is a stout and powerful barrow. 9-9 commands your attention with the ease he motors on his running gear with this much overall mass and muscle. This guy is big bladed, big topped, and big hipped. He is square on his correctly designed feet and legs, and drives with a long stride length. No matter how you look at this guy, he’s going to be hard to miss on show day. A great combination of Walter (sire of King Indy) on littermate sow to Crusader (also at Shipleys). After picturing this guy, one thought stuck in our head, “Force!”

Berkshire Gilt Betty 4-3 (Cobra x Walter)

Berkshire Gilt Betty 4-3 (Cobra x Walter)

 

Berkshire Gilt Betty 4-3

Sire: Cobra

Dam’s Sire: Walter

Date of Birth: January 12, 2014

Bred by: Knobloch Family Berks

Registration: 123266003

Sold Online: $600 – Thanks!

Betty 4-3 profiles extremely well. This up-headed gilt is tall-fronted, level-topped with a high tail set. She is square on her correctly designed feet and legs with an ideal hock set and pasterns. We appreciate her heavy structure and she can motor around freely with lots of flexibility. Although she was not bloomy when we pictured her, she has a frame size that will carry plenty of product and be one eye-catching female. We read this deep bodied gilt to be an excellent breeding gilt prospect. Her mother has impeccable structure and is a valuable Walter sow. She was 2nd in class and the 2nd highest selling gilt at the 2013 Iowa State Fair. One of the greatest compliments we received was from Al Christiansen, “I really like your gilt” as he watched Betty 3-10 (the dam of 4-3) float across the ring. This girl has added value because she comes from an excellent maternal line and excellent MEAT QUALITY genetics in her pedigree. Hostile Takeover (Cobra’s sire) was 1st and Walter was 4th in the 2013 PORQUE Progeny Test for Meat Quality. Underline: Perfect 7-8!

Berkshire Barrow 4-5 (Cobra x Walter)

Berkshire Barrow 4-5 (Cobra x Walter)

 

Berkshire Barrow Cobra 4-5

Sire: Cobra

Dam’s Sire: Walter

Date of Birth: January 12, 2014

Bred by: Knobloch Family Berks

Registration: 123266005

Sold Online: $300 – Thanks!

Cobra 4-5 is a complete barrow who stands square on his four corners and is loaded up with bone on his heavy pipes. He is extremely correct on his feet and legs. Impressive feet with wide-spread toes and tremendous flexibility in his stride length. It’s hard to fault this barrow in any area. He’s has the frame size to carry a lot of product when he matures at 280 lbs. We appreciate how this guy comes at you with an extended chiseled neck with a wide chest floor and is square out of his bladed to the ground. We acknowledge that he is not bloomed up today, but we have confidence that he will feed really well and be one tough barrow when he in in the final stretch. Look in here, if you like to make big, heavy structured barrows that can walk all day.

Berkshire Barrow 7-3 (TNT x King Indy)

Berkshire Barrow 7-3 (TNT x King Indy)

 

Berkshire Barrow TNT 7-3

Sire: TNT

Dam’s Sire: King Indy

Date of Birth: January 25, 2014

Bred by: Knobloch Family Berks

Registration: 123269003

Sold Online: $300 – Thanks!

TNT 7-3 is another crowd favorite barrow. His is a larger framed barrow than the 7-4 littermate with extra goods. The 7-3 barrow is open-up from the ground up to the top of his massive top. He has a clean extended head and neck, and he blows apart with his wide-spread blades. He has a wide rib cage and huge center body. The amount of mass this barrow has when you get on top of him truly gets you excited about how powerful he will be when he hits the show ring. We appreciate his heavy structure, and how freely he moves on his correctly designed legs. Here’s our read on how this mating clicked…take correctness of frame and structure from TNT and combine it with the stoutness and power of King Indy. Put this guy in the right hands, and we think this guy will be hard to miss on show day.

Berkshire Barrow 7-4 (TNT x King Indy)

Berkshire Barrow 7-4 (TNT x King Indy)

Berkshire Barrow 7-4 (TNT x King Indy)

Berkshire Barrow 7-4 (TNT x King Indy)

 

 

Berkshire Barrow TNT 7-4

Sire: TNT

Dam’s Sire: King Indy

Date of Birth: January 25, 2014

Bred by: Knobloch Family Berks

Registration: 123269004

Sold Online: $325 – Thanks!

TNT 7-4 really hits you hard! He is complete and powerful barrow who balances up really well. This tall-fronted barrow is a tick later in his maturity, but he continues to impress us with style, shape, and structure. He has excellent feet and correct toes on pipes that fit his overall mass. He has an impressive look from all angles, and he continues to put together muscle shape and power. He comes out of one of our new exciting sows who is a line-bred King Indy on King Indy’s mom. If you are looking for a state fair barrow, you need to seriously consider 7-4.

Cross Barrow 8-3 (Twin Turbo 118-7 x Bang This)

Cross Barrow 8-3 (Twin Turbo 118-7 x Bang This)

 

Cross Barrow Twin Turbo 8-3

Sire: Twin Turbo 118-7

Dam’s Sire: Bang This

Date of Birth: January 29, 2014

Bred by: Jayme Sieren

Registration: N/A

Sold Online: $300 – Thanks!

8-3 was the stand-out pig at birth for his stoutness and power. He is a deep bodied, heavy muscled barrow with bone to burn. We love how freaky designed he is coming at you. We love how he is tall-fronted, level-topped and massive hipped. We love how heavy-boned and correct he is on his feet and legs. He drives with power and flexibility on all four. With this guy hits the chips, he commands your attention. He is going to be one fun barrow to feed for someone this summer. Perfect age for state fairs.

Cross Barrow 8-4 (Twin Turbo 118-7 x Bang This)

Cross Barrow 8-4 (Twin Turbo 118-7 x Bang This)

 

Cross Barrow Twin Turbo 8-4

Sire: Twin Turbo 118-7

Dam’s Sire: Bang This

Date of Birth: January 29, 2014

Bred by: Jayme Sieren

Registration: N/A

Sold Online: $300 – Thanks!

Just look at these pipes! 8-4 is a cool-designed crossbred barrow. He has an extremely correct and square hip. He has an attractive head and chiseled neck. He is big-bladed, tall-fronted with a wide level top and has a big square hip. We has impressively designed feet and legs, and he has tremendous flexibility and power in his drive. We acknowledge that we are not known for crossbreds, but we went with Jayme Sieren’s recommendation for a crossbred sow that would produce competitive show pigs. We didn’t question Jayme, but after seeing these pigs develop, they definitely have a killer look. Perfect age for stair fairs.

Cross Barrow 8-5 (Twin Turbo x Bang This)

Cross Barrow 8-5 (Twin Turbo x Bang This)

 

Cross Barrow Twin Turbo 8-5

Sire: Twin Turbo 118-7

Dam’s Sire: Bang This

Date of Birth: January 29, 2014

Bred by: Jayme Sieren

Registration: N/A

Sold: Private treaty – Thanks!

8-5 is a cool-designed crossbred barrow. He has an attractive head and chiseled neck. He is big-bladed, tall-fronted with a wide level top and has muscle to burn. We appreciate his structure and he has tremendous flexibility and power in his drive. We acknowledge that we are not known for crossbreds, but we went with Jayme Sieren’s recommendation for a crossbred sow that would produce competitive show pigs. We didn’t question Jayme, but after seeing these pigs develop, they definitely have a killer look.

Berkshire Gilt Miss Magic 5-4 (Wanted x Walter)

Berkshire Gilt Miss Magic 5-4 (Wanted x Walter)

Berkshire Gilt Miss Magic 5-4 (Wanted x Walter)

Berkshire Gilt Miss Magic 5-4 (Wanted x Walter)

 

Berkshire Gilt Miss Magic 5-4 (Wanted x Walter)

Berkshire Gilt Miss Magic 5-4 (Wanted x Walter)

 

Berkshire Gilt Miss Magic 5-4

Sire: Wanted

Dam’s Sire: Walter

Date of Birth: January 14, 2014

Bred by: Knobloch Family Berks

Registration: 123267004

Sold: Private treaty – Thanks!

Miss Magic 5-4 is a stout and powerful gilt. Grant calls her “a freak of nature.” She was born a bit smaller than her massive littermate sister that sold for $2,850. As such, we decided to wait a couple weeks to let her develop. She is one attractive and freaky designed females. We love how she is chisel neck with small head. She explodes out her blade and has a massive top and hip. She is wide based, heavy boned, and excellent on her feet and legs. She motors freely with flexibility. This gilt is a powerhouse with maternal productivity. Her dam is littermate to King Indy, and she has been an excellent mother for us. This girl is definitely keeper quality, and we are offering her for at a keeper price. She will be our STC entry, if she does not find a new home.

Berkshire Boar 7-2 (TNT x King Indy)

Berkshire Boar 7-2 (TNT x King Indy)

 

Berkshire Boar TNT 7-2

Sire: TNT

Dam’s Sire: King Indy

Date of Birth: January 25, 2014

Bred by: Knobloch Family Berks

Registration: 123269002

Sold: $1,200 – Thanks!

This boar is really good in many ways. He is wide-based, square, and heavy boned. He has correct feet and legs with excellent structure and he can walk all day. He is tall-fronted, level topped, bold, wide-spread blades, big rib and heavy muscled. He is a COMPLETE BOAR and one that will make attractive show-style pigs with meat quality genetics. He has the correct frame size to make some really valuable females. We are excited about this guy’s future. He was purchased by a Berkshire breeder who plans to put him in study. Stay tuned!

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Berk Gilt MIss Magic 5-1 (Wanted x Walter)

Berk Gilt MIss Magic 5-1 (Wanted x Walter)

 

Berk Gilt Miss Magic 5-1 (Wanted x Walter)

Berk Gilt Miss Magic 5-1 (Wanted x Walter)

 

Berkshire Gilt Miss Magic 5-1

Sire: Wanted

Dam’s Sire: Walter

Date of Birth: January 14, 2014

Bred by: Knobloch Family Berks

Registration: 123267001

Sold Online: $2,850 – Thank you!

HERE SHE IS!! Miss Magic 5-1 has been the most popular gilt of all our Berkshire litters. This all-time FAVORITE gilt immediately grabs your eye and won’t let you glance away with her power, stoutness, and freaky cool design. This is the most POWERFUL and THICKEST made gilt we have raised. Freaky chisel neck, blown apart chest floor, wide-spread blades, wide top and huge hams. She has bone, bone, bone with excellent feet and legs. Tremendous flexibility and motors extremely well on all four. Her dam is King Indy’s sister, who has been an excellent mother. This gilt reaches deep into our foundation genetics, and (although several customers asked us) we are offering her for those interested in having a lot of fun in the show ring and leveraging powerful genetics to launch the next generation of high quality show Berks. She was going to be our STC entry. We took her out of our keeper pen, put her up at a keeper price, and are more than happy to keep her here if she doesn’t find a new home. Underline: Perfect 7-7!

Berk Gilt Miss Magic 5-3 (Wanted x Walter)

Berk Gilt Miss Magic 5-3 (Wanted x Walter)

Berk Gilt Miss Magic 5-3 (Wanted x Walter)

Berk Gilt Miss Magic 5-3 (Wanted x Walter)

 

 

Berkshire Gilt Miss Magic 5-3

Sire: Wanted

Dam’s Sire: Walter

Date of Birth: January 14, 2014

Bred by: Knobloch Family Berks

Registration: 123267003

Sold Online: $800 – Thank you!

Miss Magic 5-3 is a COMPLETE and CORRECT gilt. It’s hard to fault this gilt in any area and she puts together all the pieces into one STYLISH and attractive package. She is a bit more extended in her profile beginning with her clean, feminine head and neck. She is extremely correct on her feet and legs. Her angles are correct and she motors freely with FLEXIBILITY in her stride. She has an eye-catching profile with a level top-line and plenty of center body to balance with her frame size. Miss Magic 5-3 is the breeding gilt of the litter. Fault-free and correct! She is a daughter of King Indy’s littermate, which goes back to our foundation sow and herd boar (Walter). The genetics have generated power and correctness, and have been proven productive sows. We expect Miss Magic 5-3 to be no different. This is a safe investment if you want to put a fine female in your herd. Underline: 7-8

Berk Gilt Miss Magic 6-2 (Walter x Gary Coleman)

Berk Gilt Miss Magic 6-2 (Walter x Gary Coleman)

Berk Gilt MIss Magic 6-2 (Walter x Gary Coleman)

Berk Gilt MIss Magic 6-2 (Walter x Gary Coleman)

 

 

Berkshire Gilt Miss Magic 6-2

Sire: Walter

Dam’s Sire: Gary Coleman

Date of Birth: January 17, 2014

Bred by: Knobloch Family Berks

Registration: 123268002

Sold Online: $525 – Thank you!

Miss Magic 6-2 is a gilt that reads BALANCE. She has an attractive and eye-catching PROFILE that begins with her ANVIL HEAD and extended neck. This gilt has a level top and deep center body. We appreciate her squareness and structure. She is heavy boned and balances up with her frame size, muscle pattern, and stoutness. Miss Magic 6-2 is a very close mating to King Indy. We took Walter to a Gary Coleman daughter (who raised the Class Winner at the 2013 STC and was purchased by Ryan Harrell for $1,150) of our foundation sow (King Indy’s dam) and Ding! Ding! Ding! This mating worked! To say this mating worked is an understatement. We are feeding three intact brothers. Why? In our opinion, these are the best boars we have raised and Miss Magic 6-2 could be quite valuable if her littermates get others as excited as we are. Underline: 7-6

Berk Gilt Betty 4-1 (Cobra x Walter)

Berk Gilt Betty 4-1 (Cobra x Walter)

Berk Gilt Betty 4-1 (Cobra x Walter)

Berk Gilt Betty 4-1 (Cobra x Walter)

 

 

Berkshire Gilt Betty 4-1

Sire: Cobra

Dam’s Sire: Walter

Date of Birth: January 12, 2014

Bred by: Knobloch Family Berks

Registration: 123266001

Sold Online: $675 – Thank you!

Betty 4-1 is the powerful STAND-OUT gilt in the litter. She hits you strong with her chisel neck and massive blades that are opened-up like a butterfly pork chop. She is wide and square on her base with all legs pointing forward and aligned within her skeleton. Her true CENTER BODY from all dimensions is thick, deep and wide. She is level-topped with big hams. This gilt has bone, big feet with perfect toes. Excellent on STRUCTURE and one COMPLETE gilt. Her mother was 2nd in class and the 2nd highest selling gilt at the 2013 Iowa State Fair. This girl has added value because she comes from an excellent maternal line and excellent MEAT QUALITY genetics in her pedigree. Hostile Takeover (Cobra’s sire) was 1st and Walter was 4th in the 2013 Progeny Test for Meat Quality. Underline: Perfect 7-7!

Berk Gilt MsPenny 1-4 (King Indy x Mount-N-Do)

Berk Gilt MsPenny 1-4 (King Indy x Mount-N-Do)

Berk Gilt MsPenny 1-4 (King Indy x Mount-N-Do)

Berk Gilt MsPenny 1-4 (King Indy x Mount-N-Do)

 

 

Berkshire Gilt Ms Penny 1-4

Sire: King Indy

Dam’s Sire: Mount-N-Do

Date of Birth: January 4, 2014

Bred by: Knobloch Family Berks

Registration: 123265004

Sold Online: $625 – Thank you!

Ms Penny 1-4 is a heavy boned, stout gilt with DIMENSION and power that reads as an excellent BREEDING FEMALE. She is a larger framed gilt with a tick more extension, and she carries it well with her power, STOUTNESS, and capacity. She plants and drives off all four wheels with authority. This girl continues to get better every day as she grows and packs on the muscle. She is missing half of her right ear. It was the 2014 winter storm to remember. She was born during the frigid polar vortex in early January, and she got kissed by the heat lamp and lost half of her right ear (which doesn’t affect her hearing). She is out of our new female line from the heart of Russell Kneese’s foundation line (Mount-N-Do x Who Knows What), who had 13 pigs in her first litter. We took her to King Indy to add bone, rib and structure, which worked very well. Underline: 6-7

Berk Barrow 5-5 (Wanted x Walter)

Berk Barrow 5-5 (Wanted x Walter)

Berk Barrow 5-5 (Wanted x Walter)

Berk Barrow 5-5 (Wanted x Walter)

 

 

 

Berkshire Barrow Wanted 5-5

Sire: Wanted

Dam’s Sire: Walter

Date of Birth: January 14, 2014

Bred by: Knobloch Family Berks

Registration: 123267005

Sold Online: $675 – Thank you!

Wanted 5-5 is the POWER barrow of the litter. He was a boar prospect, but the GNK team decided they would offer some powerful barrows that would be able to play. Barrow 5-5 is THAT barrow! He is one of the HEAVIEST BONED Berks we have raised. He explodes out of his blade with a MASSIVE top, center body and hip. He comes at you with a freaky anvil head and chiseled neck. He is WIDE BASED and drives off his legs with power and authority. He can WALK ALL DAY, and he puts together a stout and powerful barrow package that tells us, you are doing the right things. We put Wanted on King Indy’s littermate sister and here’s the result. This guy is cool, cool, cool! We are absolutely excited about the stage this guy can play on this summer.

Berk Barrow 5-6 (Wanted x Walter)

Berk Barrow 5-6 (Wanted x Walter)

Berk Barrow 5-6 (Wanted x Walter)

Berk Barrow 5-6 (Wanted x Walter)

 

 

Berkshire Barrow Wanted 5-6

Sire: Wanted

Dam’s Sire: Walter

Date of Birth: January 14, 2014

Bred by: Knobloch Family Berks

Registration: 123267006

Sold Online: $475 – Thank you!

Wanted 5-6 is a really COOL-DESIGNED barrow. He has the BIGGEST BLADE of the barrows we are offering this season. His contemporaries have big blades, but this guy has MASSIVE blades. Contrast his busted opened blades with his anvil head and chisel neck, and this guy grabs your attention coming at you. He LOVES TO DRIVE on his excellent feet and legs. He tracks extremely well and can walk all day. His stoutness and power commands your attention. His big hams and wide top in a moderate frame size says this guy is going to be a handful in the show ring. The Wanted x Walter (King Indy’s littermate) mating worked extremely well, and we are excited about the family who gets to feed and show this barrow. We started this auction with our best gilt, and we finish the auction with a really, really good barrow or should we say brothers.

Berkshire Barrow 2-6 (King Indy x Venom)

Berkshire Barrow 2-6 (King Indy x Venom)

 

Berkshire Barrow Cobra 4-4

Sire: Cobra

Dam’s Sire: Walter

Date of Birth: January 12, 2014

Bred by: Knobloch Family Berks

Registration: 123266004

Sold: Private treaty – Thanks!

 

Berkshire Gilt Ms Penny 1-2 (King Indy x Mount-N-Do)

Berkshire Gilt Ms Penny 1-2 (King Indy x Mount-N-Do)

Berkshire Gilt Ms Penny 1-2 (King Indy x Mount-N-Do)

Berkshire Gilt Ms Penny 1-2 (King Indy x Mount-N-Do)

 

 

Berkshire Gilt Ms Penny 1-2

Sire: King Indy

Dam’s Sire: Mount-N-Do

Date of Birth: January 4, 2014

Bred by: Knobloch Family Berks

Registration: 123265002

Sold Online: $600 – Thanks!

Ms Penny 1-2 is an extremely STYLISH and BALANCED gilt. This girl immediately catches your eye by how freely she motors with her SLEEK DESIGN of power and stoutness. She is wide based and stands square on her corners. She has big feet, IMPECCABLE LEGS, and correct angles in her hock and hind leg set. She has an ATTRACTIVE clean head and neck with a high head carriage. She is tall-fronted, jet level, and has wide rib and center body. She’s a young gilt, but her development pattern reads muscle, balance, and structure in a COMPLETE PACKAGE. She has a 6-6 underline. Russell Kneese doesn’t sell many gilts, but we are extremely happy with the dam of 1-2. We felt like we reached right into the heart of Russell’s foundation line and picked a true breeding female (she had 13 pigs in her 1st litter). We chuckle when we read descriptions that predict every pig is going to be a BIG TIME WINNER. We choose these statements carefully so they mean something when we say – This One is Truly Special! PAY. ATTENTION. HERE.

Pictured at 42 lbs on 2/24/14 (7 weeks)

Berkshire Gilt Ms Penny 1-3 (King Indy x Mount-N-Do)

Berkshire Gilt Ms Penny 1-3 (King Indy x Mount-N-Do)

Berkshire Gilt Ms Penny 1-3 (King Indy x Mount-N-Do)

Berkshire Gilt Ms Penny 1-3 (King Indy x Mount-N-Do)

 

 

Berkshire Gilt Ms Penny 1-3

Sire: King Indy

Dam’s Sire: Mount-N-Do

Date of Birth: January 4, 2014

Bred by: Knobloch Family Berks

Registration: 123265003

Sold Online: $676 – Thanks!

Ms Penny 1-3 is the POWER gilt of the litter. She is a larger package than her sister 1-2 with a tick more muscle, bone, thickness, and length of body. Plus, she has many of the same attractive features as her sister–clean neck, tall-fronted, level-top, heavy bone, and huge hams. She is a large capacity gilt that will dominate the ring with WIDTH, THICKNESS and STOUTNESS. Her mother comes from a deep winning genetic line from Russell Kneese. We used King Indy to add rib, center body, and bone. We are extremely happy with this mating. This gilt has a 6-6 underline (with an additional pin on left side). Like a good billboard, this girl gets your attention.

Pictured at 44 lbs on 2/24/14 (7 weeks)

Berkshire Barrow 1-6 (King Indy x Mount-N-Do)

Berkshire Barrow 1-6 (King Indy x Mount-N-Do)

Berkshire Barrow 1-6 (King Indy x Mount-N-Do)

Berkshire Barrow 1-6 (King Indy x Mount-N-Do)

 

 

Berkshire Barrow King Indy 1-6

Sire: King Indy

Dam’s Sire: Mount-N-Do

Date of Birth: January 4, 2014

Bred by: Knobloch Family Berks

Registration: 123265006

Sold Online: $300 – Thanks!

This 1-6 barrow is designed correctly to be a competitive show barrow with a combination of STYLE and POWER. He has a big center capacity from his wide-spread BLADES to his wide top and BIG BELLY to his square hip. Like a Tennessee Walking horse, we appreciate how this barrow is up on his STYLE–a chisel shaped head and neck with a high head carriage, tall-fronted, and high tail set. He is stout boned and has good structure and base width. This barrow is designed a lot like his sister 1-2 with the center mass of his sister 1-3. It will be fun to see him shown this summer.

Pictured at 43 lbs on 2/24/14 (7 weeks)

Berkshire Boar 1-7 (King Indy x Mount-N-Do)

Berkshire Boar 1-7 (King Indy x Mount-N-Do)

 

Berkshire Boar King Indy 1-7

Sire: King Indy

Dam’s Sire: Mount-N-Do

Date of Birth: January 4, 2014

Bred by: Knobloch Family Berks

Registration: 123265007

Sold Online: $300 – Thanks!

We love the look of King Indy 1-7. He is a clean-fronted, wide-base, level topped boar (currently intact, but would be glad to cut him if requested). He has COOL-DESIGNED muscle shape with is wide crisp loin edge, square rump, and high tail set. His blades are OPENED-UP and his forearms are set wide and true to the ground. He has a BIG CENTER body, good structure, and moves freely with lots of FLEXIBILITY on his feet and legs. This King Indy x Mount-N-Do mating represents a new look of two successful sire lines–Time Bandit and Who Knows What.

Pictured at 43 lbs on 2/24/14 (7 weeks)

Berkshire Barrow 2-6 (King Indy x Venom)

Berkshire Barrow 2-6 (King Indy x Venom)

Berkshire Barrow 2-6 (King Indy x Venom)

Berkshire Barrow 2-6 (King Indy x Venom)

 

 

Berkshire Barrow King Indy 2-6

Sire: King Indy

Dam’s Sire: Venom

Date of Birth: January 5, 2014

Bred by: Knobloch Family Berks

Registration: pending

Sold Online: $500 – Thanks!

We’ve heard 2-6 described as a TRUCK or a TANK. No matter what you call him, he’s one STOUT and POWERFUL barrow!! This is one of the widest based (yet within his skeleton), heaviest bone, thickest made barrows we have generated. Can he keep it all together? We think he will because he is extremely correct on his feet and legs, and motors with lots of flexibility. He is loose-spined, tall-fronted, and level-topped. He reads as BIG, BOLD, and BOSSY, and is going be be one competitive barrow as we read his maturity and growth pattern. He is impressively packing muscle onto a heavy structured frame. WATCH. OUT. FOR. THIS. ONE.

Pictured at 41 lbs on 2/24/14 (7 weeks)

Berkshire Barrow 2-9 (King Indy x Venom)

Berkshire Barrow 2-9 (King Indy x Venom)

Berkshire Barrow 2-9 (King Indy x Mount-N-Do)

Berkshire Barrow 2-9 (King Indy x Venom)

 

 

 

 

Berkshire Barrow King Indy 2-9

Sire: King Indy

Dam’s Sire: Venom

Date of Birth: January 5, 2014

Bred by: Knobloch Family Berks

Registration: pending

Sold Online: $300 – Thanks!

This 2-9 barrow is extremely agile and motors around the pen with FLEXIBILITY and ease. He plants his feet on the chips and drives of his hind wheels with POWER and AUTHORITY. He is stout boned, level-topped, and thick from his open-blades to his blooming butt. This guy is young, and he’s about a week behind after getting off to a challenging start due to a difficult farrowing. The King Indy and Venom (plus Torge and Sugar Daddy) blood in his veins should make him one powerful and mobile barrows when he hits 280 lbs. Look no further if you like stout, powerful barrows that can WALK ALL DAY.

Pictured at 33 lbs on 2/24/14 (7 weeks)

Berkshire Barrow 19-7 (Cobra x Walk The Dog)

Berkshire Barrow 19-7 (Cobra x Walk The Dog)

Berkshire Barrow 19-7 (Cobra x Walk The Dog)

Berkshire Barrow 19-7 (Cobra x Walk The Dog)

 

 

Berkshire Barrow Cobra 19-7

Sire: Cobra (Hostile Takeover x Gary Coleman)

Dam’s Sire: Walk The Dog (King Indy’s Dam)

Date of Birth: December 19, 2013

Bred by: Knobloch Family Berks

Registration: 123264007

Sold: Private treaty, Thanks!

This is a COOL-DESIGNED barrow is the widest chested pig we have raised. His FREAKY FRONT-END immediately catches your eye as his forearms turn out of his blade and are true to the ground. He is really opened up underneath and motors extremely well on his EXCELLENT FEET & LEGS. This barrow has really impressed us in the last couple weeks, and he is going to be one powerful and BALANCED barrow…just put feed and time on your side.

Pictured at 33 lbs on 2/11/14

Berkshire Barrow 2-7 (King Indy x Venom)

Berkshire Barrow 2-7 (King Indy x Venom)

 

Berkshire Barrow King Indy 2-7

Sire: King Indy

Dam’s Sire: Venom

Date of Birth: January 5, 2014

Bred by: Knobloch Family Berks

Registration: pending

Sold: Private treaty, Thanks!

Pictured on 2/24/14

Berkshire Gilt Miss Magic 19-2 (Cobra x Walk The Dog)

Berkshire Gilt Miss Magic 19-2 (Cobra x Walk The Dog)

Berkshire Gilt Miss Magic 19-2 (Cobra x Walk The Dog)

Berkshire Gilt Miss Magic 19-2 (Cobra x Walk The Dog)

 

 

Berkshire Gilt Miss Magic 19-2

Sire: Cobra (Hostile Takeover x Gary Coleman)

Dam’s Sire: Walk The Dog (King Indy’s Dam)

Date of Birth: December 19, 2013

Bred by: Knobloch Family Berks

Registration: 123264002

Sold Online: $525 – Thanks!

Miss Magic 19-2 is the power gilt of the litter. We love how she grabs your attention with her WIDTH and STOUTNESS. Excellent base width and big bone. Stout forearms turn out of her big blades and are true to the ground. Like her daddy, she is cobra-fronted with freaky chisel neck and high head carriage. This POWERFUL gilt has above moderate frame size that will be hard to beat at 300 lbs. She is a daughter of King Indy’s dam–our foundation female that has been an excellent mother. We believe this girl will be a lot of fun to show as a jackpot gilt and at the WPX. However, her greatest value will be generating the next generation of show berks. Underline is 6-7 (with additional pin on right side)

Pictured at 43 lbs on 2/11/14

Berkshire Gilt Miss Magic 19-3 (Cobra x Walk The Dog)

Berkshire Gilt Miss Magic 19-3 (Cobra x Walk The Dog)

Berkshire Gilt Miss Magic 19-3 (Cobra x Walk The Dog)

Berkshire Gilt Miss Magic 19-3 (Cobra x Walk The Dog)

 

 

Berkshire Gilt Miss Magic 19-3

Sire: Cobra (Hostile Takeover x Gary Coleman)

Dam’s Sire: Walk The Dog (King Indy’s Dam)

Date of Birth: December 19, 2013

Bred by: Knobloch Family Berks

Registration: 123264003

Sold Online: $500 – Thanks!

Miss Magic 19-3 is the STYLISH and BALANCED gilt of the litter. She hits you hard with her sleek design as she floats around the pen. She is TALL-FRONTED and JET LEVEL. We appreciate her deep body capacity yet truly FEMININE in her design and makeup. This girl has excellent feet and legs. She moves freely and has an impressive STRIDE length. This gilt will definitely be fun to show, but her greatest value is the genetic power from our foundation female (King Indy’s dam). Underline is 7-7 (with additional pin on the left side).

Pictured at 39 lbs on 2/10/14

Berkshire Barrow 19-6 (Cobra x Walk The Dog)

Berkshire Barrow 19-6 (Cobra x Walk The Dog)

 

Berkshire Barrow 19-6 (Cobra x Walk The Dog)

Berkshire Barrow 19-6 (Cobra x Walk The Dog)

 

Berkshire Barrow Cobra 19-6

Sire: Cobra (Hostile Takeover x Gary Coleman)

Dam’s Sire: Walk The Dog (King Indy’s Dam)

Date of Birth: December 19, 2013

Bred by: Knobloch Family Berks

Registration: 123264006

Sold Online: $300 – Thanks!

This POWERFUL barrow is one of the heaviest boned pigs we have raised. This guy looks great from all angles. Tall-fronted. crisp top, jacked-up tail set on a big hip. A cocky heads-up attitude with a KILLER look coming at you. He powers off all four leaving you with “I can’t believe they cut him.” You won’t need to feed much Paylean here…put him on feed and have FUN!

Pictured at 46 lbs on 2/11/14

Berk Barrow 19-4 (Cobra x Walk The Dog)

Berk Barrow 19-4 (Cobra x Walk The Dog)

 

Berkshire Barrow Cobra 19-4

Sire: Cobra (Hostile Takeover x Gary Coleman)

Dam’s Sire: Walk The Dog (King Indy’s Dam)

Date of Birth: December 19, 2013

Bred by: Knobloch Family Berks

Registration: 123264004

Sold: Private treaty – Thanks!

Cobra 19-4 is the bigger framed barrow in the litter. He is tall fronted, level-topped, and deep bodied. He has excellent build from the ground up. His feet and legs are all aligned and pointing forward. He stands square on all four with good base width. He has excellent feet and legs and lots of flexibility. Good bone and plenty of power. This barrow is going to be one tough and powerful barrow to beat in June.

Littermate 19-6 is pictured

Berkshire Gilt Ms Young 58-7 (Black Ice x Honky Tonk)

Berkshire Gilt Ms Young 58-7 (Black Ice x Honky Tonk)

 

Berkshire Gilt Ms Young 58-7 (Black Ice x Honky Tonk)

Berkshire Gilt Ms Young 58-7 (Black Ice x Honky Tonk)

 

Ms Young 58-7 Berkshire Female

Due Date: 2/23/14

Service Sire: Walter

DOB: Black Ice (Cool Cool Daddy)

Sire: Honky Tonk

Dam’s Sire: 12/8/12

Registration: 118320007

Bred by: Albright Swine Farm

Owned by: Grant, Nelson & Kedron Knobloch

For Sale: Sold Private Treaty – Thanks!

BASE WIDTH * WIDE TOP * STOUT

4th in Class 13 at 2013 STC

STYLE : We purchased Ms Young 58-7 in an online auction from Doug Albright. We’re a bit skeptical buying online as we aren’t sure how the actual pig will compare to the pictures. When she finally arrived, my oh my! The GNK team got excited! She is one of the widest made females we own. She is blown apart underneath, square on her corners, has a massive shoulder, wide rib, crisp top line, and big hip. She is square on her corners.

This girl has a genetic combination that is an outcross for most Berkshire breeders as she has no Superman, Gary Coleman, Different Strokes or Walk The Dog in her pedigree. She is barrow-oriented with a bit more length of body. We also have confidence in her being a dual-purpose Berkshire for meat quality as well as producing show pigs.

SERVICE SIRE : We chose Walter (our herd boar and sire of King Indy) for Ms Young to add bone, elevation, and more flexibility to her hind legs. She is due on 2/23/14. This should be an exciting litter for show and meat quality.

Berkshire Gilt Cleo 6-10 (Dirty Dog x Time Bandit)

Berkshire Gilt Cleo 6-10 (Dirty Dog x Time Bandit)

Berkshire Gilt Cleo 17-4 (Walter x Dirty Dog)

Berkshire Gilt Cleo 17-4 (Walter x Dirty Dog)

Berkshire Gilt Cleo 17-1 (Walter x Dirty Dog)

Berkshire Gilt Cleo 17-1 (Walter x Dirty Dog)

 

 

Cleo 6-10 Berkshire Female

Due Date: 2/28/14

Service Sire: Walter

Sire: Dirty Dog

Dam’s Sire: Time Bandit

Grand Dam’s Sire: Daddy Sang Bass

Date of Birth: 9/10/12

Bred by: RTS Genetics

Registration: 115239010

For Sale: Sold Private Treaty – Thanks!

STYLE : My oh my! We think RTS outdid themselves when they bred this one. An attractive profile gilt with feminine head and neck. Her front-end is one of the best in our herd. She is wide-chested and stands square. She has adequate bone and power to complement her extended, level top, and attractive profile. Excellent structure with reach and flexibility.

PROVEN : Cleo 6-10 is a proven sow. In her first litter, she had 11 pigs (10 BA). She weaned 8 pigs. Pictured below is are 2 gilts from her 1st litter out of Walter. Cleo 6-10 is bred to Walter (King Indy’s sire) for her 2nd litter.

SERVICE SIRE : Walter works on this type of sows. He sires moderate framed pigs that are boxy, heavy boned, and excellent in their muscle shape. Walter pigs have excellent feet, legs and structure. His pigs are flexible with long stride length on their back wheels. This was a repeat mating after we saw the powerful pigs she generated in her first litter.

Dam is a littermate to our first boar–Time Bandit 4-4, who sired Walter

Dam of the popular 17-4 gilt in Duncan, OK

Picture of Cleo 6-10 at 140 lbs

Berk Gilt Cleo 6-10

Berk Gilt Cleo 6-10

Bred Berkshire Sow Merril 13-1 (All You Want x Oak)

Bred Berkshire Sow Merril 13-1 (All You Want x Stimulator)
Bred Berkshire Sow Merril 13-1 (All You Want x Oak)

Bred Berkshire Sow Merril 13-1 (All You Want x Stimulator)

 

Berkshire Gilt Merril 13-1 (All You Want x Oak)

Berkshire Gilt Merril 13-1 (All You Want x Stimulator)

 

Merril 13-1 Berkshire Female

Due Date: 2/5/14

Service Sire: Heat Stroke (Premium Blend)

Sire: All You Want

Dam’s Sire: Stimulator

Grand Dam’s Sire: Cool Cool Daddy

DOB: 12/9/11

Registration: 113327001

Bred by: Ted Laird

Owned by: Grant, Nelson & Kedron Knobloch

Sold: Private Treaty – Thanks!

STYLE : We purchased Merril 13-1 from Ted Laird at the 2012 Indiana State Fair after she placed 1st in Class. She was a powerful gilt that has a deep body, bold shoulder, massive top, huge hip, good structure, and is flexible on her feet. This girl is productive! She has excellent maternal traits and milking capacity.

PROVEN : Merril 13-1 is a proven sow. She has never recycled. In her 1st litter, she had 7 pigs (one barrow was Grand Champion at a county fair). In her 2nd litter, she had 10 pigs sired by Walter. In her 3rd litter, she had 9 pigs sired by King Indy. 13-1 is bred to Heat Stroke for her 4th litter.

SERVICE SIRE : When we went to Premium Blend’s Open House, we knew Heat Stroke was an excellent sire for Merril 13-1. He is a tall-fronted, moderate framed boar and is bold from his blade through his top. He stood square on heavy-boned pipes. This is Nelson’s favorite mating for 2014, and he will not be disappointed if she stays on our farm. After receiving several phone calls, we decided to offer one of our excellent proven sows as a starter project for someone. She has been profitable, and would be glad to help someone else get a quick return on investment.

1st in Class at 2012 Indiana State Fair

Littermate to Fecke’s 3rd Overall Berkshire Barrow at 2012 Team Purebred STC

Dam of 3rd Overall Berk Barrow on 2013 ICPA Jackpot Circuit

Dam of Grand Champion Berk Barrow at 2013 Warren County Fair, IN

Littermate to 13-5 Bred Gilt – Lot #2 that sold for $1,600 on Laird’s ShowPig.com Online Auction on 12/5/13

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Berkshire Sow Ms Nebraska 15-6 (Superman x Double Stuff)

Berkshire Gilt Ms Nebraska 15-6 (Superman x Double Stuff)

 

Berkshire Sow Ms Nebraska 15-6 (Superman x Double Stuff)

1st Parity Berkshire Sow Ms Nebraska 15-6 (Superman x Double Stuff)

Berkshire Gilt Ms Nebraska 10-2 (King Indy x Superman)

Berkshire Gilt Ms Nebraska 10-2 (King Indy x Superman)

 

Berkshire Bred Female Ms Nebraska 15-6

Due Date: 1/12/14

Service Sire: Walter

Sire: Superman

Dam’s Sire: Double Stuff

Grand Dam’s Sire: Making History

Date of Birth: 8/19/12

Bred by: Brown Family

Registration: 120576002

Sold: $1,600 – Thanks to Kirk & Bob Miller

STYLE : Ms Nebraska 15-6 profiles extremely well. She is a bigger outlined gilt with true extension out of her blade. She is tall-fronted with a long level top that is complemented with a huge hip. She stands square with all feet and legs pointing forward. We appreciate the amount of mass this girl has, yet still looks feminine with an excellent underline.

PROVEN : Ms Nebraska 15-6 is a proven sow. In her first litter, she had 10 pigs (7 BA). She weaned 8 pigs (added foster pigs from another litter). Pictured below is a gilt from her 1st litter out of King Indy that sold online for $525. 15-6 is bred to Walter (King Indy’s sire) for her 2nd litter.

SERVICE SIRE : Walter works on this type of sows. He sires moderate framed pigs that are boxy, heavy boned, and excellent in their muscle shape. Walter pigs have excellent feet, legs and structure. His pigs are flexible with long stride length on their back wheels. This was a planned mating after we saw the King Indy litter. This next litter has us excited!

Dam is littermate to 2011 Ohio State Fair Reserve Berk Barrow

Half sib to 2010 Ohio State Fair Champion Berk Barrow

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Here’s a picture of 15-6 when she was 10 weeks old…

Berkshire Gilt Ms Nebraska 15-6 (9 weeks old)

Berkshire Gilt Ms Nebraska 15-6 (10 weeks old)

 

Berkshire Ms Nebraska 2-13 (Head of the Class x Junior)

Berkshire Ms Nebraska 2-13 (Head of the Class x Junior)

 

Berkshire Bred Female Ms Nebraska 2-13

Due Date: 1/25/14 – bred to Walter

Service Sire: Walter

Sire: Head of the Class

Dam’s Sire: Junior

Grand Dam’s Sire: Break Out

Date of Birth: 1/5/10

Bred by: Brice Conover

Registration: 102769013

Sold: Private Treaty – Thanks!

Good bone, big body, shoulder; top, excellent structure and extremely mobile and flexible. A tremendous mother & heavy milker. MQ

1st in Class at 2010 Iowa State Fair Dam of the Reserve Berkshire Boar at the 2011 Iowa State Fair

Dam of the Reserve Berkshire Barrow at the 2011 White County Fair, IN

Dam of the 2nd Class 5 Berkshire Boar at the 2012 Summer Type Conference

Berkshire Gilt Belle W 7-2 (Walter x Fast Lane)

Berkshire Gilt Belle W 7-2 (Walter x Fast Lane)

Berkshire Gilt Belle W 7-2 (Walter x Fast Lane)

Berkshire Gilt Belle W 7-2 (Walter x Fast Lane)

 

 

 

Berkshire Gilt Belle 7-2

Sire: Walter

Dam’s Sire: Fast Lane

Date of Birth: April 1, 2013

Bred by: Knobloch Family Berks

Registration: 120576002

Sold: $300 – Thanks to Josh, Kristy & Raekyn Rochell, OK

This gilt is one stout, ultra cool designed female. She is heavy boned, heavy muscled, and athletic. She has true center body mass, stands square and wide, and is extremely flexible. A great combination for making show pigs with meat quality–Walter was #4 in the 2013 PORQUE ranking and Fast Lane was #4 in the 2010 PORQUE ranking. Look in here…she is good!

Pictured at 300 lbs

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Berkshire Gilt Belle W 7-2 (Walter x Fast Lane)

Berkshire Gilt Belle W 7-2 (Walter x Fast Lane)

 

Berkshire Gilt Cleo 17-4 (Walter x Dirty Dog)

Berkshire Gilt Cleo 17-4 (Walter x Dirty Dog)

 

Berkshire Gilt Cleo 17-4

Sire: Walter

Dam’s Sire: Dirty Dog

Date of Birth: August 28, 2013

Bred by: Knobloch Family Berks

Registration: 121133004

Sold: Private treaty – thanks!

This Walter gilt is stout, heavy boned, wide based, and thick made. She has excellent feet and legs, and is extremely flexible with a long stride. This gilt has “look at me” show ring presence. If you like really stout and flexible females, this one is for you.

 

Berkshire Gilt Merril 18-1 (King Indy x All You Want)

Berkshire Gilt Merril 18-1 (King Indy x All You Want)

 

Berkshire Gilt Merril 18-1

Sire: King Indy

Dam’s Sire: All You Want x Oak

Date of Birth: September 19, 2013

Bred by: Knobloch Family Berks

Registration: 121134001

Sold: Private treaty – thanks!

This gilt is one unique female. Although she appears to have some extension in her picture, she is so wide that she balances up extremely well. She is heavy bone, loose spined, and powerful in her muscle. We have high hopes for this gilt. Grant said, “she might be the best gilt in our fall litters.”

Berkshire Gilt Cleo 17-1 (Walter x Dirty Dog)

Berkshire Gilt Cleo 17-1 (Walter x Dirty Dog)

 

Berkshire Gilt Cleo 17-1

Sire: Walter

Dam’s Sire: Dirty Dog

Date of Birth: August 28, 2013

Bred by: Knobloch Family Berks

Registration: 121133001

Sold Online: $400 – thanks!

Show gilt supreme! This splashed up Berk gilt is good enough to compete as a crossbred. She has a moderate frame with a freaky extended head and neck. She is uniquely designed with her clean feminine profile and cool expressive muscle pattern. She has impeccable structure with tremendous reach and flexibility. Here’s your chance to grab onto a unique pedigree—grand sire and grand dam were littermates. Set yourself apart from the crowd with one of the few Walter gilts that are out there.

 

 

Berkshire Gilt Miss Magic 16-1 (Walter x Arnold)

Berkshire Gilt Miss Magic 16-1 (Walter x Arnold)

 

Berkshire Gilt Miss Magic 16-1

Sire: Walter

Dam’s Sire: Arnold

Date of Birth: August 19, 2013

Bred by: Knobloch Family Berks

Registration: 121132001

Sold: Private treaty – thank you!

Stylish breeding gilt! She sets herself apart with her big bone, big feet, and big expressive hams. Clean level top with a high tail set. Deep bodied, big belly, and is opened up in her blade and rib. She is a bit longer bodied, which we believe will be to her advantage on show day at 300+ pounds. We strive to advance the Berkshire breed with different pedigrees. 16-1 is the result of a line-bred mating. We bred Walter (King Indy’s sire) to a daughter of King Indy’s dam. Excellent breed character!

 

Berkshire Gilt Miss Magic 14-3 (Hostile Takeover x Walter)

Berkshire Gilt Miss Magic 14-3 (Hostile Takeover x Walter)

 

Berkshire Gilt Miss Magic 14-3

Sire: Hostile Takeover

Dam’s Sire: Walter (King Indy’s littermate)

Date of Birth: August 19, 2013

Bred by: Knobloch Family Berks

Registration: 121128003

Sold: Private treaty – thank you!

Foundation breeding gilt! This gilt is a daughter of King Indy’s littermate and is from the heart of our breeding program. She balances extremely well with an attractive feminine profile—up-headed with a cool clean neck. She has good feet and legs with tremendous flexibility. We appreciate her deep body, level top with plenty of muscle. She has superior underline quality and excellent breed character. 14-3 is another example of a show quality gilt with excellent meat quality traits (Hostile Takeover was #1 and Walter was #4 in the 2013 PORQUE ranking). Here’s your chance to invest in good genetics.

 

 

Berkshire Gilt Belle HT 15-2 (Hostlile Takeover x Fast Lane)

Berkshire Gilt Belle HT 15-2 (Hostlile Takeover x Fast Lane)

 

Berkshire Gilt Belle HT 15-2

Sire: Walter

Dam’s Sire: Dirty Dog

Date of Birth: August 21, 2013

Bred by: Knobloch Family Berks

Registration: 121130002

Sold Online: $300 – thank you!

Killer combination gilt! This gilt is really opened up underneath her carriage. She is deep bodied with a clean level top. She sets herself apart with a clean feminine profile that screams “bonita,” and she has big expressive hams that scream “look at me.” Excellent flexibility and athleticism. Good extension and frame size for a breeding gilt. Can meat quality Berks be competitive in the show ring? Look in here! Hostile Takeover was #1 in the 2013 PORQUE ranking and Fast Lane was #4 in the 2010 PORQUE ranking. A win-win combination gilt!

 

 

Berkshire Barrow 16-2 (Walter x Arnold)

Berkshire Barrow 16-2 (Walter x Arnold)

 

Berkshire Barrow Walter 16-2

Sire: Walter

Dam’s Sire: Arnold

Date of Birth: August 19, 2013

Bred by: Knobloch Family Berks

Registration: 121132002

Sold Online: $275 – thank you!

A killer barrow! This barrow is STOUT, STOUT, STOUT. Wow! He has a massive top, big center body, and expressive hams. He is explosive out of his blade and is thick, massive and powerful from every dimension when you study his moderate frame. He has the biggest bone of any barrow we have raised. Walter generates powerful barrows! This barrow is going to be a handful to show, but put him in the right hands and HAVE FUN!

 

 

Berkshire Barrow 14-9 (Hostile Takeover x Walter)

Berkshire Barrow 14-9 (Hostile Takeover x Walter)

 

Berkshire Barrow Hostile Takeover 14-9

Sire: Hostile Takeover

Dam’s Sire: Walter (King Indy’s littermate)

Date of Birth: August 19, 2013

Bred by: Knobloch Family Berks

Registration: 121128009

Sold: Private treaty – thank you!

Agility & Stoutness! This barrow grabs your attention with his base width and big blade and forearm. A great look with his up-headed attitude, clean extended neck and a wide open chest floor. One of his coolest features is an excellent hock set with tremendous reach and flexibility with his hind legs. He has a wide top, thick center body and expressive hams. This barrow should be an easy feeder with his growth and appetite. Not to sound too corny, but this barrow was born in a cornfield. You never know, LUCK just maybe on your side!

 

Berkshire Boar 24-3 (Double Stuff 1-3 x Time Bandit 8-3)

Berkshire Boar 24-3 (Double Stuff 1-3 x Time Bandit 8-3)

 

Berkshire Boar Bon Jovi 24-3

Bred by: Travis Perry

Owned by: Knobloch Family Berks

Sire: Double Stuff 1-3

Dam’s Sire: Time Bandit 8-3

Registration: 117930003

Sold: Private Treaty, Thanks!

Bon Jovi 24-3 was bred and raised by Travis Perry. He was going to the 2012 Fall Classic, but Travis decided to keep him home to use and sell semen until he needed more room because of farrowing season. This guy has a big expressive level top with massive rib and center body. His structure is excellent! He is square on his feet that track true within his skeleton. He has excellent angles and tremendous flexibility on his hind legs. Clean head and extended neck with above average frame size. Travis reads him as “barrow-maker,” but we see him making big-center body gilts with excellent structure. It’s your choice!

A rock star pedigree :: Double Stuff 1-3 sired the Grand Champion Berkshire Boar and Gilt at the 2011 STC. He has sired numerous champions and this is one of a few sons available to use.

The dam of Bon Jovi was one of the last litters out of the potent Berk sire — Time Bandit 8-3. The dam of Bon Jovi is a full sib to Dead or Alive and Out of Time at Top Cut. The grand dam of Bon Jovi is a littermate to Gary Coleman at Top Cut. A littermate sister to Bon Jovi’s mom sold as a bred sow for $7,901.

Pictured – 9 months

Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi

Berkshire Gilt Ms Nebraska 10-2 (King Indy x Superman)

Berkshire Gilt Ms Nebraska 10-2 (King Indy x Superman)

 

Berkshire Gilt Ms Nebraska 10-2

Sire: King Indy

Dam’s Sire: Superman

Date of Birth: August 1, 2013

Bred by: Knobloch Family Berks

Registration: 120578002

Sold: $525 on ShowPig.com Online Auction

This stylish gilt is attractive from all angles. She is tall-fronted with a clean jet-level top. She has true center body with excellent muscle shape from blade to loin with expressive hams. Excellent feet, legs, and heavy structure. She comes out of a winning pedigree. Her dam is a stylish Superman daughter from the Brown Family and her grand dam was a littermate to the Reserve Berk at the 2011 Ohio State Fair.

 

Berkshire Gilt Miss Magic 12-2 (Venom x Gary Coleman)

Berkshire Gilt Miss Magic 12-2 (Venom x Gary Coleman)

 

Berkshire Gilt Miss Magic 12-2

Sire: Venom

Dam’s Sire: Gary Coleman

Date of Birth: August 2, 2013

Bred by: Knobloch Family Berks

Registration: 120580002

Sold: $500 on ShowPig.com Online Auction

This gilt is special! She is a powerful, stout, well-designed female. Big blade, wide top and expressive hams. She comes out of powerful pedigree. We know how Venom stamps out well-designed females. This girl has excellent structure, and she has the power to generate barrows after she plays in the show ring. Her mother generates, including the Class winning gilt at the 2013 STC in Springfield. This gilt comes from the heart of our breeding program and we have confidence she will play and generate.

Berkshire Gilt Ms Nebraska 11-1 (Walter x Head of the Class)

Berkshire Gilt Ms Nebraska 11-1 (Walter x Head of the Class)

 

Berkshire Gilt Ms Nebraska 11-1

Sire: Walter

Dam’s Sire: Head of the Class

Date of Birth: August 2, 2013

Bred by: Knobloch Family Berks

Registration: 120579001

Sold: $325 on ShowPig.com Online Auction

This gilt brings power and frame together in one bold package. She is wide-based and really opened up underneath. She has a level top with expressive muscling across her loins and hams. She is a deep bodied female with some extension. She comes from an excellent mother who generated a Reserve Champion Berkshire Boar at the 2011 Iowa State Fair. Walter sired King Indy and was meat quality (PORQUE) sire at the 2013 NBS.

 

Berkshire Gilt Miss Magic 9-1 (Bon Jovi x Walk The Dog)

Berkshire Gilt Miss Magic 9-1 (Bon Jovi x Walk The Dog)

 

 

Berkshire Gilt Miss Magic 9-1

Sire: Bon Jovi (Double Stuff x Time Bandit)

Dam’s Sire: Walk The Dog (King Indy’s Dam)

Date of Birth: July 2, 2013

Bred by: Knobloch Family Berks

Registration: 120577001

SOLD: Private Treaty, Thanks!

Here is the massive power gilt in the litter. She has a big top and hip. She is a bigger outlined female with a clean extended neck that gives her a stylish feminine look. Excellent structure with long extended stride and flexibility. Huge appetite — she’s going to be one powerhouse in the ring. She is a daughter of King Indy’s dam and Bon Jovi’s dam is a littermate to Dead or Alive. There’s power in the pedigree and 9-1 would be an excellent breeding female. Her pedigree is packed full of potent female producing sires (Double Stuff x Time Bandit x Walk The Dog x History Maker). Has a 8-8 underline.

Pictured at 75 lbs on 9/17/13

Berkshire Gilt MIss Magic 9-2 (Bon Jovi x Walk The Dog)

Berkshire Gilt MIss Magic 9-2 (Bon Jovi x Walk The Dog)

 

Berkshire Gilt Miss Magic 9-2

Sire: Bon Jovi (Double Stuff x Time Bandit)

Dam’s Sire: Walk The Dog (King Indy’s Dam)

Date of Birth: July 2, 2013

Bred by: Knobloch Family Berks

Registration: 120577002

SOLD: Private Treaty, Thanks!

Here is the keeper gilt in the litter. She has an attractive profile and balances up extremely well. Excellent structure with long extended stride and flexibility. Excellent underline and an attractive feminine profile. She is a daughter of King Indy’s dam and Bon Jovi’s dam is a littermate to Dead or Alive. There’s power in the pedigree and 9-2 would be an excellent breeding female. Her pedigree is packed full of potent female producing sires (Double Stuff x Time Bandit x Walk The Dog x History Maker).

Berkshire Gilt Miss Magic 9-3 (Bon Jovi x Walk The Dog)

Berkshire Gilt Miss Magic 9-3 (Bon Jovi x Walk The Dog)

 

Berkshire Gilt Miss Magic 9-3

Sire: Bon Jovi (Double Stuff x Time Bandit)

Dam’s Sire: Walk The Dog (King Indy’s Dam)

Date of Birth: July 2, 2013

Bred by: Knobloch Family Berks

Registration: 120577003

SOLD: Private Treaty, Thanks!

Here is the combination gilt–power, structure, and an attractive profile. She is has a similar frame size to 9-1 with a level top and big center body. Excellent feet with wide-spread toes. Square base width and correct angles on all four legs. She is a daughter of King Indy’s dam and Bon Jovi’s dam is a littermate to Dead or Alive. There’s power in the pedigree and 9-3 would be an excellent breeding female (has a 7-6 underline).

Pictured at 75 lbs on 9/17/13

Berk Gilt Miss Magic 9-4 (Bon Jovi x Walk The Dog)

Berk Gilt Miss Magic 9-4 (Bon Jovi x Walk The Dog)

Berk Gilt Miss Magic 9-4 (Bon Jovi x Walk The Dog)

Berk Gilt Miss Magic 9-4 (Bon Jovi x Walk The Dog)

 

 

Berkshire Gilt Miss Magic 9-4

Sire: Bon Jovi (Double Stuff x Time Bandit)

Dam’s Sire: Walk The Dog (King Indy’s Dam)

Date of Birth: July 2, 2013

Bred by: Knobloch Family Berks

Registration: 120577004

Sold Private Treaty: Thanks!

A stylish well-designed gilt with a powerful hip and big center body. She is heavy structured and wide based with a bit more extension. Excellent feet and toes. A clean head and neck with an attractive feminine profile. Her pedigree is packed full of potent female producing sires (Double Stuff x Time Bandit x Walk The Dog x History Maker). A daughter of King Indy’s dam.

Pictured at 50 lbs

Berkshire Gilt Miss Magic 4-6 (Hostile Takeover x Gary Coleman)

Berkshire Gilt Miss Magic 4-6 (Hostile Takeover x Gary Coleman)

Berkshire Gilt Miss Magic 4-6

Sire: Hostile Takeover

Dam’s Sire: Gary Coleman

Date of Birth: 1/26/2013

Bred by: Knobloch Family Berks

Registration: 117254006

Sold: $250, Thanks!

5th in Class 3, 2013 Indiana State Fair

Littermate to 1st in Class 1 at 2013 Summer Type Conference

4-6 has a huge square top with massive center body. She has base width, bone, is square on her corners, and has good structure with flexibility. She is more barrow-oriented than her class-winning sister at the 2013 STC. Look in here!

Berkshire Gilt Ms Nebraska 5-1 (King Indy x Head of the Class)

Berkshire Gilt Ms Nebraska 5-1 (King Indy x Head of the Class)

Berkshire Gilt Ms Nebraska 5-1

Sire: King Indy

Dam’s Sire: Head of the Class

Date of Birth: 2/2/2013

Bred by: Knobloch Family Berks

Registration: 117254001

Sold: $450, Thanks!

4th in Class 2, Indiana State Fair

5-1 is a bigger outlined breeding gilt. She has a wide chest, big rib, deep center body, level top with plenty of ham and bone. She has good structure with a flexible stride. This gilt comes from an excellent maternal line and genetics that grow. This King Indy gilt is an excellent breeding piece that reaches back into some older genetic lines (Head of the Class / K-cop & Junior / Timber). A safe investment here.

Berkshire Gilt Miss Magic 4-4 (Hostile Takeover x Gary Coleman)

Berkshire Gilt Miss Magic 4-4 (Hostile Takeover x Gary Coleman)

Berkshire Gilt Miss Magic 4-4

Sire: Hostile Takeover

Dam’s Sire: Gary Coleman

Date of Birth: 1/26/2013

Bred by: Knobloch Family Berks

Registration: 117254004

Sold: $1150 – Thanks to Ryan Harrell, IN

1st in Class 1 at 2013 Summer Type Conference

Thanks for the compliment from Ryan Harrell, “In my opinion, [4-4, now named...] Schnucki was one of only a few gilts in the show that was structurally correct and nearly fault free on her structure.  I admire her moderate frame and mass.”

 

Berkshire Gilt Betty 3-7 (Walter x Torge x Sugar Daddy)

Berkshire Gilt Betty 3-7 (Walter x Torge x Sugar Daddy)

Berkshire Gilt Betty 3-7

Sire: Walter

Dam’s Sire: Torge x Sugar Daddy

Date of Birth: 1/19/2013

Bred by: Knobloch Family Berks

Registration: 117596007

Sold: Thanks to Banister Family Farm, OH

5th in Class 2 at 2013 Summer Type Conference

3-7 combines structure with big blade, level top, and muscle. Excellent maternal lines in one great package!

Berkshire Gilt Nicky 34-3 (Superman x Time Bandit)

Berkshire Gilt Nicky 34-3 (Superman x Time Bandit)

Berkshire Gilt Nicky 34-3

Sire: Superman

Dam’s Sire: Time Bandit

Date of Birth: 12/18/2013

Bred by: Ted Laird

Registration: 118683003

Sold: $250 – Thanks to Brice Conover

34-3 is a heavy muscled and structured gilt. She combines two proven sires–Superman and Time Bandit!

Berk Sow Betty 18-1 (Bred to Bon Jovi, Due: 8/20/13)

Berk Sow Betty 18-1 (Bred to Bon Jovi, Due: 8/20/13)

Berk Sow Betty 18-1 (Bred to Bon Jovi, Due 8/20/13)

Berk Sow Betty 18-1 (Bred to Bon Jovi, Due 8/20/13)

 

 

 

Berkshire Bred Sow Betty 18-1

Sire: Torge

Dam’s Sire: Sugar Daddy (littermate to Raven)

Service Sire: Bon Jovi

Due Date: 8/20/2013

Bred by: CC Berks

Registration: 115019001

Sold: $625 on ShowPig.com Online Auction

Do you want to grow your herd or get started with a proven sow who can lay down, have pigs, and milk them to a great start? We’ve decided to turn-over a few of our good mommas to let others benefit. This girl is too good to send to market.

Betty 18-1 (Torge x Sugar Daddy) is bred for her 3rd litter. She was a keeper gilt out of a bred sow we bought from CC Berks. Her mother was a littermate to Raven (2009 SWTC Champion Berk Boar). She is a Torge daughter, and we all know Torge is having an impact on the Berkshire breed.

Betty 18-1 is tall-fronted with a level top and a clean feminine neck. She is a deep bodied female with above average frame size. She is extremely flexible and floats like a cat. This is the kind of breeding females we like to make. She had 10 BA and weaned all 10 pigs in January. Impressive gilts and barrows! We are feeding 2 gilts to show this summer.

She was bred to our new boar—Bon Jovi on April 28th for an August 20th litter. This is an excellent mating and we would expect high value gilts in this litter. Here’s your chance to reach back into Brad Davis’ Sugar Daddy line. We guarantee her as a bred sow. Call for delivery options.

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Berkshire Gilt Merril 12-2 (Torge x All You Want)

Berkshire Gilt Merril 12-2 (Torge x All You Want)

 

Berkshire Gilt Merril 12-2 (Torge x All You Want)

Berkshire Gilt Merril 12-2 (Torge x All You Want)

Berkshire Gilt Merril 12-2

Sire: Torge

Dam’s Sire: All You Want x Stimulator

Date of Birth: 12/20/12

Bred by: Knobloch Family Berks

Registration: 117251002

SOLD: Thanks to Drew & Lauren Tucker, KS

This gilt is one of the most flexible pigs we have bred and raised. Her structure is flawless and she balances up extremely well. She just floats when she walks. She has a clean neck and shoulder that gives her a feminine look. She tall in her shoulder with a level top and a dulcet hip. Her mother is a heavy milker that we purchased from Lairds. Look in her for a tremendous female.

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Berkshire Gilt Flashy Lady 3-6 (Black Thunder x Legend)

Berkshire Gilt Flashy Lady 3-6 (Black Thunder x Legend)

Berkshire Gilt Flashy Lady 3-6 (Black Thunder x Legend)

Berkshire Gilt Flashy Lady 3-6 (Black Thunder x Legend)

 

Berkshire Gilt Flashy Lady 3-6

Sire: Black Thunder

Dam’s Sire: Legend

Date of Birth: 12/17/12

Bred by: Katey Bobell

Registration: 118457006

SOLD: Thanks to the Laird Family /  Premium Blend Sires.

We invested in this gilt because she has a unique pedigree. When she arrived at our place, we were immediately impressed with her base width and bone. She has big, square toes that all point forward. She has massive blade and the most uniquely designed hip. She tracks and motors well on all four, and has tremendous reach as she plants and drives off her rear wheels. We read her as a barrow-maker.

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