Guy McReynoldsGuy McReynolds

Born in Princeton, Illinois, Guy came to Clay County Nebraska with his family when he was a young boy. As a youth he was quite active in 4-H work, where he quite successfully participated in judging contests and 4-H swine shows which gave him a running start on his future occupation.

While attending the University of Nebraska he was a participant on the inter-collegiate judging team. Upon graduation in 1931 with a degree in Animal Husbandry, he went back to Illinois and worked 2 years as herdsman on the Bonnie Brace Hampshire farm, a prominent purebred swine farm.

Bringing with him a top purebred female foundation, he returned to Nebraska where he started farming on a quarter section northwest of Ashland in 1933.

Mr. Reynolds has been a member of the Hampshire Swine Registry and was instrumental in establishing the first National Hampshire type conference. He served on the championship committee for the first National Barrow Show in Austin, Minnesota and judged this World Series of all swine shows for the next 8 consecutive years, and highlighted his judging career by judging at the International Livestock Exposition for 14 consecutive years. His activities have led to sales of breeding stock to many states and several foreign countries.

In 1937 Guy was successful in qualifying the first production Registered Sow and Litter of any breed. In 1959 he had another significant first when he was the first breeder to establish a purebred SPF Association and the National SPF Association, received the Nebraska SPF Producers Award, 1972, served as a 4-H leader for over 10 years, member of the Nebraska Pork Producers Council and the Saunders County Farm Bureau, and member of the local school board.

His national recognition as a prominent livestock breeder was highlighted when in 1947 he was awarded the Who's Who of Hog people by the National Hog Breeding Magazine.