Tom Farrer

Livestock Breeder

Royal Center, IN

Tom Farrer has been involved with livestock for all his life, starting with when he showed beef and swine in 4-H. After graduating high school and his 4-H career, he attended Purdue University. Tom earned his BS degree in Animal Sciences during the 70's, he was also a member of Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity.

After college, Tom returned to Farrer Stock Farms which Tom's parents established in 1947. He married Lisa in 1979, they have Payton and Taylor along with their wives that are involved in the operation. Farrer Stock Farm sells seedstock, semen and show animals throughout the United States. They are a leader in genetics in both swine and cattle, especially concerning Spotted hogs and Shorthorn cattle.

Farrer Stock Farms has had a boar and gilt from both the Spotted and Yorkshire Breed selected to be on Hog College Row at the National Barrow Show. They have led the nation in registrations of Spotted hogs from 1991-1995 and transfers of Spotted and Hampshire hogs in 1998.

Tom has judged in 26 states and Canada. He has judged the National Show for the Chianina and Herefords and the Junior Nationals for the Shorthorn and Maine Anjou breeds. Tom has judged the market steers at the North American International Livestock Exhibition, San Antonio, Hoosier Beef Congress, and Royal Winter Show in Canada.

Judging breeding stock at the World Pork Expo, National Barrow Show, Fall Classic and Junior National Gilt Show for both NSR and CPS Associations. Market hog shows at Houston, San Antonio, Denver, Phoenix, Pa. Farm Show, Royal Winer Show in Canada, Oklahoma OYE, plus many state and county fairs.

Farrer Stock Farms will have its 43rd Club Calf Sale in October 22nd Dynamic Dams Sale in November, and 43rd Show Pig Sale in April. Previously had 45 seedstock hog sales from 1962 to 2007.

Service contributions Tom has been apart of to better his community are Jefferson Township 4-H Leader, Cass County Beef Producers, Cass County Beef Committee, Cass County Pork Producers, Indiana Yorkshire Association, member of NSR, member of CPS, member of American Shorthorn Association, Member of American Angus Association, Member of American Simmental Association, Member of North American Limousin Association, Member of American Chianiana Association, Member of American International Charolais Association.

Congratulations and thank you Tom Farrer for all your hard work and dedication to improve the genetics in both the swine and cattle industries.

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