And you thought goat people were crazy. You need to check out the online auctions of bred sows/gilts–Fischer’s on drive, Brinning, Platt, etc on showpig.com and Cobb on showpig.com. These guys are going to cash some checks. You can watch the tv and read your biased newspapers all you want about how bad the economy is, but it isn’t all true. People are spending money, they are just spending it where and when they want to. And if two people want the same thing, the prices get high. Of course, after paying for hog feed the last couple of months, those sows need to bring some jack just to break even.