Ottenwalter Show Pigs is sad to report the loss of Scared Straight in early July of 2015 at just one year and 11 months of age. One day in early June, we noticed a small lump below his left eye. It seemed to grow larger on a daily basis, doubling in size after the first week, and it had no response to any antibiotic treatment we tried. After about ten days, Scared Straight's attitude began to decline. His appetite was o, and he had no desire to collect. He also got very hot really easily, and it became a challenge to keep him cool enough throughout the hot summer days. We consulted the advice of our good friend Dr. Tripp in Oklahoma, who was extremely helpful and guided us through the whole treatment process. He gave us a treatment regimen, which we followed for about a week and still saw no improvement. At that point and with Dr. Tripp's guidance, we decided to take him to UC Davis for some X-Rays. There we met Dr. Joe Smith, who also became a great asset and really impressed us with his attention to detail and general concern about Scared Straight's well-being. He insisted that we get a CT Scan done, and after carefully measuring their CT machine and coercing the sta to let him use it, Dr. Smith was able to get it done. Below are the images the CT Scan revealed.
Sunshine & Whiskey Fame monster x no fare x perfect remedy x black attack
Semen Sales Pending
Dam is a full sister to No Mercy.
Sunshine has been our absolute favorite boar prospect ever farrowed in Colusa. We used Fame Monster hard for spring 2014 litters to make some replacement females with the right build and a superior pedigree, though we never anticipated we would make a boar this incredible. Sunshine and Whiskey is the product of line breeding our very best young sow. His pedigree contains no Big Shot or Hillbilly Bone and very little Warfare. There are several direct shots of Super 7 and Super Monster up close in his pedigree. We have retained over a dozen daughters of his maternal grandmother, Perfect Remedy 4-8, and she continues to build our herd with every litter. Phenotypically, Sunshine is the most agile and impeccably structured boar we have seen in recent years. He handles his hip and rear leg as perfect as anything you will find. His bones are enormous, his joints are flat and clean, and he is strong pasterned. Yet, he is a muscle hog. He's extra stout through his forearm, shoulder blade, and upper rib and he has tremendous dimension and shape to his back. He does all of this and still maintains a KILLER look with the most cocky, upheaded attitude of any boar we have raised. He will breed lots and lots of sows here in Colusa!
4-8 Perfect Remedy
10-11, Sunshine & Whiskey's Dam
She was the winningest jackpot pig on the California Ciruit
Peter Dragon Fame Monster x Shooter x Perfect Remedy x Black Attack
Semen Sales Pending
Peter Dragon is a boar that has gone largely under the radar here in our program. He was a part of our Indiana State Fair 2014 set, until a swollen lymph gland took him out of the running as a potential entry for us. However, he was bar none our absolute favorite of the set. He has been in our boar barn since August eating 5 lbs of sow feed a day with no TLC whatsoever. His gland has totally disappeared, and we have bred him to several key females because we know what he can do! He has an impeccable skeleton and his feet and toes are perfect. The way he handles his hip and his rear leg is absolutely ideal, and that ever so important trait comes with two big bonuses: 1) He is big and square through his chest floor and 2) He is heavy muscled, big topped, and shapely. As an added bonus, he is a linebred Super 7 with no Big Shot or Warfare anywhere in his pedigree. His maternal grandma is our great 4-8 (Perfect Remedy x Black Attack) sow -- the dam of No Mercy, and she has over a dozen daughters working within our herd.
no fare x perfect remedy 4-8
Owned with : Mike Fischer & SGI
To Purchase Semen contact SGI (800) 247-3958.
Over the past three years, we have produced multiple champion and high-selling pigs sired by Ice Age. When Ben Moyer called and asked us if we had interest in purchasing Ice Age, it was a no-brainer! Everybody that sees him in person at the farm agrees he is the heaviest boned animal they have ever seen! On top of this, he sires great designed, level made, extra good structured pigs that feed and grow really well! He is being used heavily on our belted cross sows to make killer blues and replacement females.
Smoke on the Water
Renig x Smack That x Super 7
Owned with : Real McCoy Genetics
To Purchase Semen Contact: Real McCoy Genetics (740) 437-7478
Our $10,000 class winning boar entry at the 2014 Fall Classic. Dam is one of our best generating sows that was Grand Overall at San Angelo as a show gilt from Jason Foote. Outstanding option to add that flashy blue color with a little dierent pedigree.
one of a kind
point maker 72-7 x (Super Monster x Linebred Spud (Dam of Colt 45))
Owned with : Hi Point Genetics & Heimer Hampshires
To Purchase Semen Contact: Hi Point Genetics
When a picture of 19-1 was texted to a friend recently, the response back said "Hampshire sired ehh?" and my response was this "How else can one avoid Warfare, No Fare, Hillbilly Bone, Monumental, Bone Thug, Swagger and any other prominent Crossbred sire of the past few years?" Lots of folks are looking for something dierent and we are pretty sure 19-1 can fill the void! There is no question, the blue sow aectionately known as 'Colt's Mom' around here is the kind to build around. Her progeny - not just Colt but also her daughters - are making a bigger impact with each passing season and when she was bred to PM 72-7 we had one ultimate goal... make a boar. We wanted to make a son that could be the outcross sire that we - and so many others - need for our crossbred program. The litter was deep (mate gilts pictured) but the standout was 19-1 and he is EVERYTHING we hoped for. Colt 45 was really heavy structured - especially for a Swagger - and yet this guy takes structure to a whole new level. He is huge footed, big legged and stout at every indicator. For a power hog he's flexible, athletic and still great looking on the move. We plan to use this boar and even more, we truly believe the industry needs this boar. The door is open and the opportunity is here for a breeder, or group of breeders or a stud to partner with HH on one we think is incredible.
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