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Monday, January 10, 2022

Showpig News has joined forces with Kennedy Ventures to form a new industry partnership that further enhances auction services and provides a means to increase exposure for both online and live events. This unique partnership, under the name of Showpig LIVE, will allow customers to invite online traffic from to live events and take the stress out of closing sales by working with’s team to clerk and settle LIVE auctions in a similar fashion to Online auctions.

With a growing desire to bring back the personal touch and relationships to the buying and selling process, this alliance achieves just that. Kennedy Ventures sees an opportunity to capitalize on the industry’s largest show pig enthusiast audience and, in turn, views Kennedy Ventures as the future of live event promotion. Both are a win win for consignors wishing to maximize exposure and streamline management of their LIVE auction events.

“Blake Kennedy brings an exciting, fresh, and outside the box thinking to livestock marketing  and already has a proven track record. We are excited to bring new and innovative ideas to the largest network of buyers and sellers in the livestock industry,” says Kevin Wendt, nationally renowned livestock auctioneer and CEO of The Wendt Group.

The two have sat side-by-side countless times selling record-breaking livestock auctions. The KV system, powered by, is fast, efficient and reliable. That combined with Blake’s passion and eye for livestock, is invaluable on sale day. Additionally, we understand what it takes to manage, clerk, collect and settle an auction. We realize that part of the auction is often a stressor for consignors, but something our team has mastered! We’re excited to offer those services to you regardless of whether you choose to sell LIVE or Online!

Blake says, “I am excited to have the opportunity to work with such an industry icon as Kevin Wendt and the proven team of professionals at This is truly an exciting opportunity for buyers and sellers to capitalize on the networks of both firms.”

For more information about booking a Showpig LIVE auction, visit: or contact your Marketing Agent.