Performance, Form, and Function
|Pen of mature breeding gilts.||Good supply in our nursery/grower.||Quality group of young breeding hogs to be exported to Phillipines.|
|December son of Big B, our 2014 Super Sire.||December Gunslinger boar.||Nice Legend line bred gilt.|
Five time Super Sire qualifier. Our pigs set a Berkshire record for loin eye size in 2014 and averaged
1.80 ADG for the last three years. Great carcass traits that pass on.
Tuthill Family Farms is a fourth generation diversified farm in the heart of Illinois. A major piece of our farm is Purebred, registered Berkshire swine. While this site focuses on the swine, our farm also produces crops and cattle.
Tuthill Family Farms is a 120 sow Berkshire farm located in Wyoming, Il. We are well respected within the industry and have competed and won at numerous national shows. Our main business, however, is the breeding and exporting of registered Berkshire breeding stock. Since 1999, we have exported boars and gilts to most pacific rim countries. We maintain several distinct sire lines that meet the needs of both commercial and purebred breeders worldwide. Our genetics have been used by respected universities and we maintain relationships with several academic professionals as consultants.
Our first goal for breeding quality Berkshire hogs is to incorporate high meat quality without sacrificing desirable carcass traits. Research and testing is the backbone of selecting for meat quality and cutabiIity. Tests sponsored by the American Berkshire Association, National Pork Producers Council, and Hormel Corporation are conducted every year to research meat quality traits and carcass yield in berkshire hogs. The data collected from these tests, along with selecting a function breeding animal, help us in striving to produce an ideal Berkshire breeding hog. We hope to meet your needs in selecting quality Berkshire hogs. Good selection is available year round. Call or email Randy Tuthill today.
Breeding quality Berkshire hogs since 1982
Four time Super Sire Award winner and again qualified in 2014 and 2015 with two home raised boars. We received the Berkshire Super Sire Award back to back in 2012 and 2013, and now again in 2014. Only 2 Berkshire farms in the country received this award for 2012 and only three farms awarded in 2013. Awarded by the National Association of Swine Records, it is research data collected from sire line progeny weighted 90% on lean growth measures and 10% on eating quality measures.