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Berkshire Boar Butch Cassidy 2-1
Dam’s Sire: Gary Coleman
Date of Birth: January 15, 2014
Bred by: Armstrong Kids
Co-owned: Fly’n K Berks & Knobloch Family Berks
Semen Available: $100 per dose (half price off-season: Dec-Feb & June-Aug), Call Grant Knobloch at (765) 421-2386
Butch Cassidy 2-1 is one exciting new Berkshire boar. We purchased him online as a young pig. He impressed us when he was young, but he has blown us away as a mature boar. This guy is tall-fronted, level-topped, heavily muscled with tremendous feet and legs. He motors with ease and a long stride. A visitor shared, “He is one of the best Berkshire boars I have seen all summer. He probably stands next to Power to Inspire at SGI.” Wow! What a huge compliment. We have confidence that Butch Cassidy will correct a couple needs in the Berkshire breed: (1) level-top line, and (2) long and correct hip and hing legs.
Dam was littermate to the Grand Champion Barrow at the 2012 Houston Stock Show
Walter 14-6 Berkshire Boar
Semen: $100 per dose (half price off-season: Dec-Feb & June-Aug), Call Grant at 765-421-2386
Bred by: Grant, Nelson & Kedron Knobloch
Owned by: Grant, Nelson & Kedron Knobloch
Sire: Time Bandit 4-4
Dam’s Sire: Making History
This boy is extremely good. He puts together a balanced package that can be challenging to find in Berks. Adam Conover said, “I would definitely use that boar.” Neil Mauck described him as “one of the heaviest boned Berks he has seen. He’s not just level, he runs uphill.” Walter is extremely correct, big bone, tall fronted, moderate frame, square, wide, super flexible, big wide-spread blades, long rump, and attractive muscle shape. According to his namesake, “…and that’s the way it is” (Walter Cronkite). Randy Shipley described King Indy as “the most unique Berkshire boar he has seen. Big feet, spread toes, big bone, square, sound, flexible, tremendous reach and drive, wide spread shoulder blades, big top, massive center body. This guy is like a crossbred.” Why talk about King Indy? Because these features describe his dad–Walter.
Top pictures – 16 months
Bottom picture – 6 months
Sired the Grand Champion Berkshire Boar at the 2012 Indiana State Fair
Sired Reserve Champion Berk Barrow at 2013 White County Fair (IN)
Sired Reserve Champion Berk Barrow at 2013 Morgan County Fair (IN)
Sired Class Winner Berk Barrow at 2013 Illinois State Fair
Sired Class Winner Berk Gilt at the 2013 Iowa State Fair
Sired the popular 2nd high selling and 2nd in Class Berkshire Gilt at the 2013 Iowa State Fair
Sired the 2nd high selling and 2nd in Class Berkshire Boar at the 2014 Iowa State Fair
Berkshire Boar Neon Cowboy 45-1
Sire: Super Bright
Dam’s Sire: Different Strokes
Date of Birth: December 4, 2014
Bred by: Nikayla Boose (Norman Bros.)
Owned by: Lean Value Sires, Fly’n K Berks & Knobloch Family Berks
Semen Available: Call Lean Value Sires at (800) 972-8766
There were a lot of boars at the summer type conference that offered a lot of different things, but there was no boar that offered as much width, depth and mass as the Neon Cowboy! This guy offers power from end to end, in a sound, stout made package. His massive top, and deep, thick hams balance out his wide open rib cage and deep, center body. Looking to make those Berkshire barrows, gilts and boars that light up the show ring? Neon Cowboy!.
2nd in Class at 2014 STC
Dam was littermate to Dam that generated high-selling Grand and Reserve Champion Berkshire Gilts at the 2014 STC
Neon Cowboy’s grand dam (TYK9 Cleo 3-2) is a littermate to Walter’s grand dam (TYK9 Cleo 3-1)
Berkshire Boar Wheels Up 1-9
Sire: King Indy
Dam’s Sire: Mount-N-Do
Date of Birth: January 4, 2014
Bred by: Knobloch Family Berks
Co-owned: Fly’n K Berks & Knobloch Family Berks
Semen Available: Call Sioux Center Swine AI Boar Stud at (712) 441-4408
Wheels Up 1-9 is a new genetic cross for the Berkshire breed. We appreciate the power and stoutness he delivers in a STYLISH and SLEEK DESIGNED profile. This guy is tall-fronted, bold-bladed and high in his head carriage coming at you. He is square on his big boned feet and legs. He is so good in his bone work and has tremendous stride length. We love the look of this guy going away from you. This guy has us excited as he is the first litter out of a Mount-N-Do x Who Knows What sow from Russell Kneese. She had 13 live pigs in her first litter. Combine her with King Indy and this guy could generate some stylish females with excellent feet and legs.
2nd in Class 1 & 2nd highest selling Berkshire boar at the 2014 World Pork Expo
Collection Days: Typically, Mondays and Thursdays, but we may be able to collect when needed (please call). Cancellations must be placed by 9:00 a.m. on days that semen is reserved for collection.
Contract Pricing: We offer volume discounts: 4 – 7 doses = 25% off; 8 or more doses = 50% off. Please call for commercial contract pricing.
Shipping: Semen will be shipped UPS Next Day Air, unless otherwise stated. Semen can be shipped Monday through Thursdays.
Payment: PayPal is preferred.
Guarantee Settle: We offer guarantee settle for all semen purchased at in-season list price. Buyer pays shipping on replacement semen.
Breeding Certificates: $25 per breeding certificate; will be processed upon receipt of payment.
Quality & Viability: All boars have been tested for quality and viability.
Herd Health Status: Vaccination program and biosecurity are followed. We are a validated herd–herd health status is checked quarterly by Dr. Amy Woods (970-347-3323). Negative status for PRRS, Pseudorabies, Brucellosis.
Exclusion of Warranty: Knobloch Family Berks makes no warranties or representations beyond those made expressly in this statement. Knobloch Family Berks warrants the semen sold is of exceptional quality and viability before it is shipped or picked up. Knobloch Family Berks makes no other guarantees, warranties or representations, either written or verbal, expressed or implied. Knobloch Family Berks makes no guarantee concerning conception rate or liability of semen or health of product. In the unfortunate event that the semen is damaged in shipment or proves to be defective, damages resulting from use shall be limited to the value of the semen as purchased. In no event shall Knobloch Family Berks be liable for consequential or incidental damages.