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A thank you note to our show family

This November, Showpig.com would like to recognize, show gratitude, and thank all segments of our great industry. We hope that others will also take the time to thank the ones who paved the way in the industry for them. Follow our social channels this month to read our thank you notes to the people who deserve it most!

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Lessons Learned :: Kirk Swanson

Kirk Swanson is known for having a gift when it comes to breeding a selecting livestock. His talents created the legendary sire Hillbilly Bone. If you ask Kirk about his industry success, he will be quick to tell you it’s due to many lessons he learned from mentors along the way. Kirk shared one such lesson with the Showpig.com team.

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Re: Show pig feed suggestions

Any one of them can get the job done. The important things to think about when choosing are distribution (freshness of fee...
by HogDoc in NUTRITION

Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 12:29 PM

Re: How old is too old for gilts first breeding?

You're a lot more patient than I am. If they don't settle after two tries they are sausage. With some really clubby ones...
by HogDoc in REPRODUCTION

Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 12:16 PM

How old is too old for gilts first breeding?

Just wondered, I just butchered a gilt that was just over 2 years old and never took. Tried live cover and A.I., used Mat...
by scottherbert in REPRODUCTION

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 11:54 AM

Re: Breeding for only 1 litter per year: Bad idea?

Late response but. Leaving them open causes them to release eggs each cycle. If you keep them bred they retain those eggs....
by colored_pigs in REPRODUCTION

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 6:54 PM

Show pig feed suggestions

I need help finding a good feed. I get my pig in a few days and I'm between a few brands Linders, mormans, nuterena, purin...
by Hellothere in NUTRITION

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 10:03 AM

Re: Keeping a pig well during jackpot season?!?

The first thing to think about is biosecurity. Showing off your trailer and keeping your pigs and equipment separate from...
by HogDoc in HEALTH

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 8:14 AM

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