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WPX Report: Pork Show Sales Net Over $400k

by 5m Editor
19 June 2008, at 10:53pm

IOWA, US - World Pork Expo 2008 held its usual show and post event auction along with its annual BarbeQlossal.

The Duroc, Hampshire, Landrace, Yorkshire and crossbred sales netted more than $400,000 in total, with the top pedigree price going to Grimm Purebreds' Grand Champion Yorkshire boar. The boar sold to Jim and Mike McCoy, Bloomingburg, Ohio, and Steve Cobb and Family, Lake City, Ark., for $41,000.

Below are the results of the various competitions.

Champions

Duroc

Dean Compart, Minn., judged the Duroc show.
  • The Grand Champion Duroc Boar, shown by Stewart's Duroc Farm, Iowa, sold to Tom Kurtenbach Family, Ill., for $10,000.
  • Jason Kimmel, Ind., exhibited the Reserve Grand Champion Duroc Boar. He sold to Prairie State Semen, Inc., Ill., for $12,000.
  • Shipley Swine Genetics, Ohio, exhibited the Grand Champion Duroc Gilt. She sold to the Engler Family, Iowa, or $1,850.
  • Vandi Vann, Texas, exhibited the Reserve Grand Champion Duroc Gilt. She sold to Larry Smart, Kan., for $650.

Hampshire

Dave Kilmer, Ind., evaluated the Hampshire show.
  • Earl Cain & Family, Iowa, exhibited the Grand Champion Hampshire Boar, sold to Shipley Swine Genetics, Ohio, for $10,000.
  • Reserve Grand Champion Hampshire Boar honors went to Pedigreed International, Iowa, and sold to Brinning/Sieren/Grimm, Iowa, for $11,000.
  • Aaron Cain, Iowa sold his Grand Champion Hampshire Gilt to Troy Walker, Ind., for $2,100.
  • Tom Moyer & Family, Ohio exhibited their Reserve Grand Champion Hampshire Gilt. She sold to Hirschfeld & Sons, Neb., for $3,300.

Landrace

Dean Compart, Minn., also evaluated the Landrace show.
  • The Grand Champion Landrace Boar, shown by Cedar Ridge Farms, Inc., Ill., sold to Lean Value Sires, Ohio, for $1,000.
  • Reserve Grand Champion Landrace Boar honors went to Behrmann Hog Farm, Ill. He sold to Grant Lazerus, Pa., for $600.
  • Ben Grohmann, Ill., received Grand Champion Landrace Gilt honors. She sold to Cory, Dwayne & Leon Nelson, Neb., for $1,100.
  • Maynard Hahn & Family, Ind., bought the Reserve Grand Champion Landrace Gilt, shown by Megan Grohmann, Ill., for $225.

Yorkshire

Dave Walter, Ind., judged the Yorkshire show.
  • Grimm Purebreds, Iowa, exhibited the Grand Champion Yorkshire Boar. The boar sold to Jim & Mike McCoy, Ohio, for $41,000.
  • Grimm Purebreds, Iowa, drove the Reserve Grand Champion Yorkshire Boar. The boar sold to Hoosier State Semen, Ind., for $5,500.
  • Grand Champion Yorkshire Gilt honors went to Grimm Purebreds, Iowa. The gilt sold to Winmor Farms, Iowa, for $5,000.
  • The Reserve Grand Champion Yorkshire Gilt, shown by Maynard Hahn & Family, Ind., sold to Kent Brattain & Family, Ind., for $700.

Crossbred

  • John Turek, Calif., exhibited the Grand Champion Crossbred Boar. The boar sold to Hi Point Genetics, Ill., for $41,000.
  • Robert Wehmer & Family, Ind., exhibited the Reserve Champion Crossbred Boar, sold to Shaffer's Gold Rush, Ind., for $2,300.
Complete results can be found at: www.nationalswine.com.

2008 BarbeQlossal Winners

Grand Champion

Mike and Beth Wozniak, Brimfield, Ill.

Reserve Grand Champion

Darren Warth & Shad Kirton, Iowa's Smokey D's BBQ, Des Moines, IA

Whole Hog

1st Place: Jason Hering, Feeding Frenzy, Perkins, OK
2nd Place: Neal Dunker, Dodge County Purple Porkers, Mission, KS
3rd Place: Fred Horstman, 4 Mile Smokin Crew, Altoona, IA
4th Place: Jeff Stehney, Slaughterhouse Five, DeSoto, KS
5th Place: Justin Duett, Jeannie's Got Wood, Sugarcreek, MO
6th Place: Jim Woodsmall, Sugargrovecars.com, Grimes, IA
7th Place: Mike Lake, Rock River Ribs, Shannon, IL
8th Place: Darren Warth & Shad Kirton, Iowa's Smokey D's BBQ, Des Moines, IA
9th Place: Mike Wozniak, Quau, Brimfield, IL
10th Place: Shirley Goerlitz, Harley's Fencing Crew, Giddings, TX

Ribs

1st Place: Doug Padgitt, Toad Hollar BBQ, Maryville, MO
2nd Place: Jason Hering, Feeding Frenzy, Perkins, OK
3rd Place: Kyle Brown, Iowa Outlaws BBQ, Altoona, IA
4th Place: Justin Duett, Jeannie's Got Wood, Sugar Creek, MO
5th Place: Mike Wozniak, Quau, Brimfield, IL
6th Place: Darren Warth & Shad Kirton, Iowa's Smokey D's BBQ, Des Moines, IA
7th Place: Stephanie Wilson, TheSlabs.com, Kansas City, MO
8th Place: Mike Tucker, Scottie Johnson & Steve Ferin, Hawgeyes Nation, Ankeny, IA
9th Place: Fred Horstman, 4 Mile Smokin Crew, Pleasant Hill, IA
10th Place: Jim Woodsmall, Sugargrovecars.com, Grimes, IA

Shoulder Category

1st Place: Russ Muehlberger, The Que Crew, Leawood, KS
2nd Place: Randy Hinck, Pork Pullin' Plowboys, Concordia, MO
3rd Place: Neal Dunker, Dodge County Purple Pokers, Mission, KS
4th Place: Mark Born, The Heat is On, Welch, MN
5th Place: Dan Mynatt, Bingo Pete's, Kansas City, MO
6th Place: Eddie Maurin & Ray Lampe, Sugar in the Raw, Kansas City, MO
7th Place: Stephanie Wilson, TheSlabs.com, Kansas City, MO
8th Place: Jeff Stehney, Slaughterhouse Five, DeSoto, KS
9th Place: Dennis Sauser, Daddy's Smokin' It, Fairfax, IA
10th Place: Donna McClure, P.D.T., Lenexa, KS

Loin Category

1st Place: Moe Cason, Ponderosa BBQ, Des Moines, IA
2nd Place: Mike Wozniak, Quau, Brimfield, IL
3rd Place: Donna McClure, P.D.T., Lenexa, KS
4th Place: Darren Warth & Shad Kirton, Iowa's Smokey D's BBQ, Des Moines, IA
5th Place: Mike Tucker, Scottie Johnson & Steve Ferin, Hawgeyes Nation, Ankeny, IA
6th Place: Joe Rosenberg, Farm Boy BBQ, St. Ansgar, Iowa
7th Place: Eddie Maurin & Ray Lampe, Sugar in the Raw, Kansas City, MO
8th Place: Fred Cochran, Classy Cooker, Lavonia, GA
9th Place: David Hintz, Pork County BBQ, Newton, IA
10th Place: Steve Bryant, Meadow Valley BBQ, Ames, IA