9TH ANNUAL BRAATEN SHOW PIG AUCTION

Sale Date: Thu, Mar. 19th 2020 8:00 am MDT
Hugh Braaten
Hugh Braaten: 406-439-8873

Lot #: 2
South Side Gilt

Sold for : $600

Reg #: 4-2

Our lead off gilt is a gilt out of a sow that we retained a boar prospect fro this spring! Super neat piece here! Lots of style and profile from all angles you look at her. She provides a superb skeletal built while maintaining enough muscle and shape to catch any ones eye. Not to mention she reaches and plants with a large foot! Look out for this one!
Remarks: 54 lbs
Remarks: 54 lbs
Hd Ct: 1
01/01/2020
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Lot #: 3
Ovation Gilt

Sold for : $925

Reg #: 6-1

Lot 3 comes from our 2018 WPX crossbred gilt entry named Minnie and lets just say this litter is DEEP. First up in the auction out of Minnie's litter is a solid black gilt that not only provides a trendy look with plenty of head and neck extention, but also provides one of the coolest muscle patterns in the sale. If that isnt enough for you, she is also super friendly, and would make a great project for any level of showman. Don't overlook this black POWERHOUSE!
Remarks: 64 lbs
Remarks: 64 lbs
Hd Ct: 1
01/01/2020
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Lot #: 4
Ovation Gilt

Sold for : $1150

Reg #: 8-1

The second and last gilt that Minnie provided us for the 2020 summer show season is something special. Not only is she one of the two gilts we have to offer out of Minnie but she is also the only blue pig in the entire auction! If the color wasn't enough to seperate her from her sister then her build and design is! Lot 4 is built a lot like her mom! She is as heavy skeletoned as you can make one, huge footed, square built, and bigged hocked! With all the bone, power and shape this gilt has to offer, she still stands square and moves freely off both ends of her skeleton. All we can say is we stand behind lot 4!!!
Remarks: 55 lbs
Remarks: 55 lbs
Hd Ct: 1
01/01/2020
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Lot #: 5
Ovation Barrow

Sold for : $675

Reg #: 1-1

The first barrow of the sale offers many cool oppurtunities for anyone. If you are looking for a short backed, bold rib, wide chested type of barrow, look no further! This skinny belted barrow has caught our eye since the day he was weaned with his excellent rib shape and dimension. Not only did he make the auction because of his amazing rib shape, but he also is top notch when he comes at you in terms of a stout chest floor. We like his kind A LOT!
Remarks: 62 lbs
Remarks: 62 lbs
Hd Ct: 1
01/01/2020
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Lot #: 6
Ovation Barrow

Sold for : $875

Reg #: 2-1

When we were picking pigs to be in the auction this wide belted barrow was almost instantly put in the chip barn. In fact, since the day he was born we knew he was gonna be something special. When you look at him from behind, he's big. When you look at him from the side, he's big. When you look at him from the front, you guessed it, he's big! Not only do we have faith that this 1-2 notched barrow is going to be a absolute monster by fair season, but we are excited to see his muscle shape grow and develop as the summer goes on.
Remarks: 64 lbs
Remarks: 64 lbs
Hd Ct: 1
01/01/2020
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Lot #: 7
South Side Barrow

Sold for : $450

Reg #: 1-2

If you want to get a litter 2 pig in your pen this summer then this is you last chance! This barrow is a littermate to our lead off gilt, and we believe that he is just as good! He might be the smallest pig in the pen, BUT DON'T OVER LOOK HIM!!! He's tiny but mighty! We see nothing but potential in this guy! Square hipped, wide based, and flexible from all angles, this guy is super intriguing. Just take the time to study him, we have faith in lot 7!
Remarks: 41 lbs
Remarks: 41 lbs
Hd Ct: 1
01/01/2020
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Lot #: 8
Happy Gilt

Sold for : $875

Reg #: 70-4

This is the first of many Happy pigs we have to offer in the sale this year, and hopefully for years to come! To say we are happy with our Happy pigs would be an understatement! The dam of these litter 70 pigs is a first time sow that Spencer showed at the NILE in 2018. As we struggled to get her bred up we decided to give her one last chance and paired her with Happy in hopes of what we thought would be a crazy good matchup. 114 days later and she farrowed! This first gilt we have to offer out of that litter is definitly a once in a while gilt! Thick skulled, tall fronted, thick hipped and heavy topped, we have high thoughts and confidence in her! You also better study this one from the front, cause she also drives at you with a stout and sharp chest floor! We love her added base width and dimension from all angles! Don't sleep on this one!
Remarks: 77 lbs
Remarks: 77 lbs
Hd Ct: 1
12/17/2019
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Lot #: 9
Happy Barrow

Sold for : $1075

Reg #: 68-7

Are you a fan of complete made pigs with enough bells and whistles to turn the eyes of anyone, then you better look here! Up next we have a 100% black barrow that is a very neat piece! Its hard to poke a hole in this guy, super complete built from head to toe! Plenty of mass, width of skeleton, and enough neck and extension to satisfy a lot of people. Not to mention he's Trenton's favorite pig in the barn this spring. This one is a safe bet!
Remarks: 70 lbs
Remarks: 70 lbs
Hd Ct: 1
12/12/2019
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Lot #: 10
Happy Gilt

Sold for : $1450

Reg #: 68-4

It's not very often we get a lot of "cookies & cream" colored pigs as spencer likes to call them, but we were fortunate enough to get several this year! A littermate to the previous black barrow, we think this one is every bit as good! Her picture might not do her any justice, and we mean that, but we like this one a lot! Tall shouldered, heavy footed, and level hipped is just the top of the pros list when it comes to this girl! If her color doesn't set her apart from her pen mates then her cocky attitude in the way she struts around her pen does! This gilt knows she's good, and so do we!
Remarks: 78 lbs
Remarks: 78 lbs
Hd Ct: 1
12/12/2019
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Lot #: 11
Happy Barrow

Sold for : $775

Reg #: 70-3

Up next is a barrow that we feel is just as good as his lot 7 sister but in a slightly different package. We read this barrow as being a big forearmed, longed bodied, sexy strided, and square made. He is up on his pasterns and and is built for the long haul. Another barrow that we are proud to call ours and we would advise you to do the same!
Remarks: 76 lbs
Remarks: 76 lbs
Hd Ct: 1
12/17/2019
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Lot #: 12
Down N Dirty Gilt

Sold for : $825

Reg #: 72-1

Buckle up for this one cause we have very strong feelings about lot 12! This blue eyebrowed gilt is a gilt you can take and use for a lot of different things. She comes from one of our best sow lines in terms of hitting the crate and getting the job DONE!! If a kid is interested in starting a breeding project look no further!!! This is the whole package right here! Lot 12's grandma played an important role in starting Trenton's SAE project. SInce her arrival in 2015 we have added multiple daughters and even grandaughters to our herd! Lot 12's grandma is also the mother to the gilts that Kadyn and Trenton had a very succesful summer with in 2016. Feminine featured, flawless footed, and flat FANCY are just a few terms we would use to describe lot 12. If a breeding gilt is not the end goal for her then don't worry, we believe shes got all the pieces to make a competitive show gilt! Plenty of muscle and thickness to go with her sexy build! On top of all of that, she's super friendly and ready to go to work for anyone! We love this gilt, you could even say that she makes our booty tickle! Definitely a barn favorite!
Remarks: 75 lbs
Remarks: 75 lbs
Hd Ct: 1
12/18/2019
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Lot #: 13
Happy Barrow

Sold for : $825

Reg #: 67-6

If you follow our boars at all then you probably are familiar the cheetah colored boar that was the Otis families 2019 WPX boar entry, Happy. When we had the oppurtunity to buy Happy and bring him back to Montana we had high expectations for him. To say he has blown us away with his first crop of pigs would be an understatement! This first barrow is no exception! He resembles his father is a lot of ways. This calico colored barrow in darn neat, and we are happy to offer him to you! This barrow's mom is a direct Dirty Secret calico daughter that we purchased from Bryce Conover last fall. Dirty Secret is one of the most influential boars in the industry, and when the offer arose to purchase this daughter, we jumped right on it. She raised a gilt that Kadyn showed last summer who had multiple class wins all summer long including her light wieght class win at the state fair. So, when we were making breeding decisions last fall, we took a small risk in pairing one of our best sows to Happy and we couldn't be happier with the results. This barrow is one of the best pigs out of that super deep litter. We like to say he is stout skeletoned and carries a massive top. So if you are looking for a barrow that offers some shape and depth to his rib, this calico barrow would be a good place to start!
Remarks: 76 lbs
Remarks: 76 lbs
Hd Ct: 1
12/13/2019
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Lot #: 15
Down N Dirty Barrow

Sold for : $825

Reg #: 72-7

Lot 15 is a littermate brother to the lot 12 gilt that we have talked so high of. Unlike his sisters, who tend to be super feminine, he's definitely the market animal deluxe! One thing we like and even love about this guy is his second-to-none top. He offers a shorter yet shapely top that blends nicely with plenty of rib and curvature to his side! Not to mention his thick skull and load of base width off either end of his skeleton! Interesting piece here!
Remarks: 70 lbs
Remarks: 70 lbs
Hd Ct: 1
12/18/2019
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Lot #: 16
South Side Gilt

Sold for : $650

Reg #: 9-10

Lot 16 is out of one of our favorite sows on the farm. Litter 10's mom is a Wild Will x Cash In sow that we bought as a bred gilt last fall from the famous Genetic Egde Moyer herd out of Ohio. We were rather dissapointed when she didn't have the best first farrowing. She definetly redeemded herself though by having an awesome summer litter and an even better January litter! We are more then happy to offer several of her South Side babies in sale this year! The first is a gilt who didn't want to give us a real good picture, but she is a combination gilt. Lot 16 reminds us a lot of her mom, pretty sided, long bodied, while still possesing enough mass to produce competitive show barrows and gilts. These are pigs that can do a lot of geat things!
Remarks: 50 lbs
Remarks: 50 lbs
Hd Ct: 1
01/06/2020
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Lot #: 17
South Side Barrow

Sold for : $575

Reg #: 5-10

This barrow that is paired behind his sister in the auction order is one of our favorites in the sale. He is built like a barrow, big everywhere! With this much mass and power packed so densely on a freely moving skeleton, it is no wonder why he is one of our barn favorites! Another feature that makes lot 17 so exciting is his well designed hip. His hip ties in super smooth with a square and stout top, making lot 17 extra special!
Remarks: 42 lbs
Remarks: 42 lbs
Hd Ct: 1
01/06/2020
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Lot #: 18
Secret Society Gilt

Sold for : $600

Reg #: 5-11

If you read lot 12's description, it mentions her grandma a lot. Lot 12's grandma is the mother to this years litter 11s. Litter 11 gave us 17 pigs this year. Making it one of our biggest litters of all time, and falling one pig short of this sows personal record of 18. This first litter 11 gilt is an all white gilt who reminds us a lot of her mother. Elevated fronted, sexy sided, big hipped, and maternal! This gilt has a super eye appealing look about her, while still maintaining an adequate amount of muscle shape through her forearm. Show gilt or breeding piece, this gilt has it all!
Remarks: 50 lbs
Remarks: 50 lbs
Hd Ct: 1
01/08/2020
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Lot #: 19
Secret Society Gilt

Sold for : $475

Reg #: 15-11

Another plus to litter 11s mother is her depth in her litters. This gilt in lot 19 closly resembles the gilt tagged before her. This blue eye-browed gilt was actually raised by another sow, due to the number of pigs in litter 11. Lot 19 is another neat piece that resembles her mom in a lot of ways. She's strong in her pastern and hock, and well balanced from all angles you look at her. One could argue that lot 19 is a nickle greener then her lot 18 sister, but we still see loads of potential.
Remarks: 48 lbs
Remarks: 48 lbs
Hd Ct: 1
01/08/2020
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Lot #: 20
Sancho Gilt

Sold for : $600

Reg #: 7-12

Lot 20 is our first Sancho pig to be offered up in our sale this year. Sancho is another one of our boars that we have on stud here at the farm. We actually bought him in the summer of 2017 as a NILE pig prospect from Sandall Showpigs in Nebraska, but then decided that his best days would be as a boar so we didn't get him cut. Sancho provides mass and bone to pigs as well as holds a good reputation for producting deep uniform litters. These litter 12 pigs are just that. The first one, lot 20, is a cool chromed up gilt that offers us a softer muscle pattern on a longer spine. She is a well balanced gilt that is up headed and level designed off both ends of her skeleton.
Remarks: 49 lbs
Remarks: 49 lbs
Hd Ct: 1
01/08/2020
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Lot #: 21
Dirty Punch Gilt

Sold for : $650

Reg #: 15-7

Lot 21 belongs to another past showpig of Kadyn's named Fergie. Fergie was shown around the state in the summer of 2017 and then retired into a sow pen where she still exsists. Fergie had multiple jackpot class wins as well as Reserve Champion Market Hog at the 2017 Beaverhead Bonanza jackpot show in Dillon, MT. She also won a competitive heavy weight class in the open show at the 2017 Montana Fair in Billings, MT. Fergie got paired to Dirty Punch this fall with the hopes of adding a little more bone underneath her and they did just that! This gilt in lot 21 resembles her mother tremendously in terms of a stout rib cage and monster chest floor. She has a super good look about her head and neck and even has more bone then her mom!
Remarks: 47 lbs
Remarks: 47 lbs
Hd Ct: 1
01/12/2020
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Lot #: 22
Dirty Punch Gilt

Sold for : $625

Reg #: 15-1

Lot 22 also belongs to Kadyn's past show gilt Fergie. Fergie was shown around the state in the summer of 2017 and then retired into a sow pen where she still exsists. Fergie had multiple jackpot class wins as well as Reserve Champion Market Hog at the 2017 Beaverhead Bonanza jackpot show in Dillon, MT. She also won a competitive heavy wieght class in the open show at the 2017 Montana Fair in Billings, MT. Fergie got paired to Dirty Punch this fall with the hopes of adding a little more bone underneath her and they did just that! Lot 22 is extremly similar to her sister that is placed before her in the sale. Big chested and showy enough to run in multiple rings this summer! Again very similar in terms of muscle pattern and skeletal build to the previous gilt! We'd rather show these gilts then against them!
Remarks: 44 lbs
Remarks: 44 lbs
Hd Ct: 1
01/12/2020
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Lot #: 23
Up Down Barrow

Sold for : $525

Reg #: 5-8

Litter Description- Litter 8 belongs to a very influential sow that we added to our herd in the summer of 2018. We bought litter 8's mom out of Ottenwalters Ladies of our Legacy bred female sale. She gave us one of our best and most memorable litters ever. We kept 4 gilts and 2 barrows out of that litter of 13 and we could've kept more if we wanted too! Of those 4 gilts was Kadyn's gilt Bertha who won her gilt class at the Spokane Jr Livestock Show and won Reserve Champion Market Hog at the Golden Triangle Jackpot show in Great falls. This sow has since had multiple great litters including this one! These 4 pigs might be just a touch green but we believe they are every bit as good as their past siblings! Individual Description- The lighter headed barrow in lot 23 has all the extras! He stands square and true to the ground while maintaining enough bone and foot size to turn heads all summer long. On top of that his skeleton allows him to run up hill in a trendy fashion that carries a lot of muscle shape and expression a lot of different places!
Remarks: 43 lbs
Remarks: 43 lbs
Hd Ct: 1
01/04/2020
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Lot #: 24
Up Down Barrow

Sold for : $475

Reg #: 4-8

Litter Description- Litter 8 belongs to a very influential sow that we added to our herd in the summer of 2018. We bought litter 8's mom out of Ottenwalters Ladies of our Legacy bred female sale. She gave us one of our best and most memorable litters ever. We kept 4 gilts and 2 barrows out of that litter of 13 and we could've kept more if we wanted too! Of those 4 gilts was Kadyn's gilt Bertha who won her gilt class at the Spokane Jr Livestock Show and won Reserve Champion Market Hog at the Golden Triangle Jackpot show in Great falls. This sow has since had multiple great litters including this one! These 4 pigs might be just a touch green but we believe they are every bit as good as their past siblings! Individual Description- Looking at the picture you might argue that lot 24 diifers from his lot 23 brother in many places! However, when you study these two side by side in person, lot 24 follows the stye of his brother. Good feet and legs, shapley top, and enough curviture to hs rib cage to be competitive! This big eared barrow is sound and ready to roll! Safe bet here!
Remarks: 44 lbs
Remarks: 44 lbs
Hd Ct: 1
01/04/2020
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Lot #: 25
Up Down Barrow

Sold for : $600

Reg #: 7-8

Litter Description- Litter 8 belongs to a very influential sow that we added to our herd in the summer of 2018. We bought litter 8's mom out of Ottenwalters Ladies of our Legacy bred female sale. She gave us one of our best and most memorable litters ever. We kept 4 gilts and 2 barrows out of that litter of 13 and we could've kept more if we wanted too! Of those 4 gilts was Kadyn's gilt Bertha who won her gilt class at the Spokane Jr Livestock Show and won Reserve Champion Market Hog at the Golden Triangle Jackpot show in Great falls. This sow has since had multiple great litters including this one! These 4 pigs might be just a touch green but we believe they are every bit as good as their past siblings! Individual description- BIG TIME SHOW BARROW HERE!! With a little time on feed we believe that this guy could be extra special! Lot 25 is as sound as a cat. He's up headed, long strided, square made, and intriguing!! He has a desirable set to his hock and is very athletic in terms of his build! We love his muscle pattern and strong top! Pretty cool oppurtunity here!
Remarks: 48 lbs
Remarks: 48 lbs
Hd Ct: 1
01/04/2020
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Lot #: 26
Up Down Gilt

Sold for : $650

Reg #: 1-8

Litter Description- Litter 8 belongs to a very influential sow that we added to our herd in the summer of 2018. We bought litter 8's mom out of Ottenwalters Ladies of our Legacy bred female sale. She gave us one of our best and most memorable litters ever. We kept 4 gilts and 2 barrows out of that litter of 13 and we could've kept more if we wanted too! Of those 4 gilts was Kadyn's gilt Bertha who won her gilt class at the Spokane Jr Livestock Show and won Reserve Champion Market Hog at the Golden Triangle Jackpot show in Great falls. This sow has since had multiple great litters including this one! These 4 pigs might be just a touch green but we believe they are every bit as good as their past siblings! Individual Description- The last litter 8 gilt in the sale and definetly the greenest! Lot 26 is built like her mama! Big framed, stout ribbed, and strong footed! This is a functional gilt that offers plenty of look and stability from the side. Shes long necked and fancy fronted. Nice gilt!
Remarks: 47 lbs
Remarks: 47 lbs
Hd Ct: 1
01/04/2020
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Lot #: 27
Secret Society Gilt

Sold for : $675

Reg #: 19-2

Many know who follow our sow herd know that we have developed a small group of purebred berkshires over the years. One of these berks includes Trentons 2018 WPX Berkshire gilt entry. She came into heat unexpectedly this fall and we didn't wanna waste the pig opportunity so we bred her to our extra Secret Society semen and got a healthy and heavy litter of pigs in January. While the situation was not ideal, breeding a purbred berkshire to one of the best and most popular used boars in the country right now, the results were quite pleasing. We decided to offer two in the sale this year as we didn't have any purebred berks to offer this spring. This first one is a chromed up gilt. Shes extremly stout skulled and has a neat and up headed look about her. She offers plenty of muscle shape on a well balanced skeleton. We have faith that this one will be super easy feeding and extremely productive.
Remarks: 43 lbs
Remarks: 43 lbs
Hd Ct: 1
01/14/2020
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