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D49—Lancaster Farming, Saturday, August 15,1981
Want to take some of the guesswork out of buying boars?
Successful hog producers agree that selecting the right boar is a matter of
having the right information about the hogs they’re picking from.
But genetic potential Isn’t something that can be seen. So, hog producers
have relied on whatever performance data was available to help them make
the right selection.
Unfortunately, performance data including only days to 220 lbs. and feed
efficiency can be influenced by weather, facilities, and other environmental
factors. A boar that performs well under ideal conditions may acutally
possess only mediocre genetic potential and not perform up to expectations
in a different environment.
As a result, hog producers have had to trust their instincts and leave the
rest to chance.
Only 1 out of 3 boars qualifies to become a
Under other testing programs, environmental factors such as weather could let undeserving
boars pass acceptable performance standards That won’t happen under the GPR system
because Kleen Leen boars are rated against each other
Regardless of environmental conditions at the breeding farm, only about the top 33% become
Checker Boars That's how Kleen Leen protects you against getting a fair weather boar.
When boars reach about three months of age at the Kleen Leen breeding farm, they are
evaluated for quality, soundness and growth rate Never more than the top 50 out of every 100
boars evaluated are approved for GPR testing
The approved boars are taken off test when reaching around 220 lbs Their GPR performance
scores are computed at that time Any boar with a GPR score below 80 is automatically dis
qualified This usually eliminates about 10 more boars.
Finally, the remaining boars are checked for quality and soundness a second time and
another 7 are disqualified
Out of the original 100 boars, only about 33 measure up to become Checker Boars Their
GPR scores range from 80 to 140 9
I Would Like More Info On: J
Fattening Program ' □ Farrow to 50 Program 1 .
□ KLEENLEEN Breeding Stock
Mail to: PURINA
■ Box 366 S
Lititz, PA 17543
*GPR'“ from Kleen Leon.
FEED PURINA - For Better Profits And Better Pigs
PARADISE. PA 17562
PHONE 717 354-0301
GORDONVILLE PA 17529
K & K FEED, INC.
PHONE 717 166 2324 PHONE 717-465 21*6
23 N PARK ST RICHLAND PA 170*7 2 NEW CHARLOTTE ST MANHEIM PA 17545
tells you exactly
what you're getting
before you buy
Kleen Leen has recognized the need to improve the way boars are rated
and sold and now responds with Genetic Potential Rating (GPR™). it’s an all
new testing procedure that tells you the true genetic potential of Checker™
Boars before you buy.
Under the GPR system, all Checker Boars are now rated in GPR points.
GPR scores are determined by important performance traits that directly
affect your hog income.
Because the GPR system eliminates the influence of weather and other
environmental factors on the breeding farm, measurement of days to 220
lbs., feed efficiency and backfat become reliable indicators-of real genetic
potential for the first time.
In addition to GPR measurements of these performance traits, all Checker
Boars must meet rigid Kleen Leen standards regarding conformation, prolific
breeding ability and soundness.
The accuracy of the GPR system lets you calculate a close estimate of the
return you can expect from investing in a Checker Boar. This allows you to
make more intelligent management decisions.
Pick the perfect Checker TM Boar for your herd
Your Purina dealer now offers 7 different breeds and 7 different GPR performance levels
within each breed That's a total of 49 different Checker Boars to choose from Pick the breed
and performance level for your herd.
Kleen Leen breeds include Blacklme (Duroc X-Hamp) Whitelme (Duroc X York) M-Lme (York
X Landrace), Hampshire, Duroc, Yorkshire, and Landrace
The Graduating Class of CheckerrM Boars
How many Checker Boars earn how many GPR points 7 GPR performance standings resemble
class standings Here are the approximate percentages within each GPR category.
• 140 GPR - points and above —in the top • 100 GPR-points and above —in the top
2% of their class 21% of their class
'• J3° G p R - points and above -in the top •9Q GPR-points and above -in the top
5% of their class 28% of their class
• H°£ PR P o,nts and above ~ ,n the top *BO GPR-points and above -in the top
9% of their class 33% of their class
• 110 GPR -points and above in the top
15% of their class
PHONE 717-867 5161
FONTANA PA 17042
PHONE 717-354-4616 717 73* 108*
RD3 EPHRATA PA 17522
FEED MILL. INC.
WEST WILLOW SOUTHERN DIVISION
FARMERS ASSN., INC. West Willow Farmers Assoc.. Inc
PHONE 717-464 3316 PHONE 717 529-2113
WEST WILLOW PA17533 "Jf AT UNION^A
RDI, OXFORD. PA X 9353
PHONE 717 665 3248
BOX 276, RD3
MANHEIM. PA 17545
M. G. HENNINGER & SON, INC.
PHONE 717 362 3333
BERRYSBURG PA 17005
'rfwtAomji ifeed *jUUI
STRAUSSTOWN. PA 19559
FAWN GROVE, PA 17321
HANOVER, PA 17331