Here at Ottenwalter Show Pigs we have long prided ourselves in the quality of our sowherd. As most good hog breeders know, elite females are the key to any successful breeding program, and continually striving for genetic improvement is what drives success in this business. While a majority of our sowherd is derived as keeper gilts, we believe it is vitally important to lay in new genetics from time to time when we come across them. Below are photos of gilts we've either purchased or raised over the years that have become a part of our program. While our quest for constant improvement never ends, these girls and many, many more back in the sow barn are the reason why we've become known as "the nation's elite sowherd".