Sire: The Journey
Dam: Stand Out
Bred by: Gary, Vickie & Chad Funkhouser
Off-Season Semen Price: $50/Dose
After seeing the tremendously deep set of pigs sired by Proven Journey, we knew we needed to bring this guy to Hi Point Genetics. Proven Journey’s phenotype is tremendous. He is tall-shouldered, sharp-headed, and a rib shorter than his sire, Journey. He has massive legs and is extra-long in his rump. This allows him to travel with a free and long stride. Proven Journey is an open-chested boar that has tremendous shape to his center rib, is wide backed, and super wide from stifle to stifle.
The dam of Proven Journey (raised by the Funkhouser family) is a pure gilt that won her class in the 2013 Crossbred show at Indiana. This foundation female also produced the Reserve Champion Yorkshire gilt at the 2016 NJSA Southeast Regional in Georgia. This sow is moderate in her frame, stout in her skeleton, and extra square and true in her build. These are the qualities that Proven Journey stamps in his offspring.
Proven Journey is a can’t-miss boar that is from a proven sow from crate to show ring. Proven Journey has already sired numerous Grands, including the Champion Yorkshire Gilt at the 2016 Indiana State Fair. In addition, Proven Journey’s first pig was the Grand Champion Breeding Gilt at the 2015 WYCE and was the Grand Champion Market Gilt on Day 2 at WYCE. Proven Journey has a proven track record that you can count on. If you’re looking for the path to make the next Champion, this is the Journey you need to take – Proven Journey.