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Designer hog sees, hears better

Couple propagates, trademarks breed over 8 years

Posted: July 6, 2014 at 2:27 a.m.

Several piglets respond to calls from Rose Konold, co-owner of Mason Creek Farm near Fayetteville. Konold helped found the Boston Mountain Breeders Association, which recently filed for a trademark with the U.S. Department of Agriculture for a breed of pigs she helped develop.

When Rose Konold, co-owner of Mason Creek Farm in Fayetteville, roams the farm's pastures in the early afternoon to check on her hogs, she knows her star sow will recognize her instantly.

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