Welcome to the website for Ritter Family Berkshires. My dad (Richard) and I have been raising purebred Berkshires in Illinois for over 20 years under the herd name of Revolution Farms. We focused on sow productivity, growth, carcass, and meat quality traits and were regular participants in the National Barrow Show (NBS) Progeny Tests. Though these tests, we earned three Super Sire Awards (2006, 2007, and 2008) and produced three boars that earned the #1 or #2 Berkshire meat quality rankings for their new owners in 2004, 2007, and 2011.

In 2006, I married Megan Wheaton. We now have two sons (Jackson and Cole) and a daughter (Brynn) and live near Fortville, IN. Jackson and Cole have already shown a liking for showing Berkshire hogs and Hampshire club lambs, making both of their grandpas very proud.

Today we show and market pigs under the herd name Ritter Family Berkshires. Our passion for Berkshire hogs now spans three generations. Our goal is to make competitive Berkshire show pigs for kids, but we do not want to lose sight of our passion for improving sow productivity, growth, carcass, and meat quality traits! We believe that the 2015 Berkshire Hog College Boar symbolizes what we are trying to do with our breeding program (see the For Sale page for more details).

Thank you for your interest in our breeding program. We look forward to visiting with you about your Berkshire needs.

Matt Ritter


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