The Showpig.com team is in Springfield, and we have all kinds of ways you can be entered to win Showpig.com swag this week.
1. Go to the Showpig.com Facebook page Select “Following” under our banner. Check “See First” to make sure you never miss a Showpig.com post. We will be giving away new Showpig swag all week, and any time you comment, react or share you’re entered to win.
2. Just snap it! Add “showpigcom” on Snapchat to keep up with our team all week, and Snapchat your friends using the Showpig.com geo filter. Post your favorite Snaps on our Facebook page to be entered to win new Showpig.com gear.
3. Recharge your batteries at the Showpig.com charging station. Chances are you won’t be able to Snap, comment, like or share with a dead phone, and the more you engage with the Showpig.com social media, the more chances you have to win.
If you’re bringing gilts and barrows to the WPX Junior National, then there is a very good chance you’re reading this on the road or waiting in line to unload. We know, because we’ve been there. No one enjoys sitting in traffic with a trailer of showpigs on, but the Showpig.com team has you covered. We have five things you can do right now to help you pass the time.
Go to the Showpig.com Facebook page. Select “Following” under our banner. Check “See First” to make sure you never miss a Showpig.com post. We will be giving away new Showpig swag all week, and any time you comment, react or share, you’re entered to win one of our daily giveaways.
Snapchat your friends using the Showpig.com filter. After all, if you don’t Snap something, did it actually happen? Then, post that chat to our Facebook page to be entered to win our daily giveaway. You may even see your Snap in our WPX coverage this week.
The Showpig.com and Pig Planet team wants to thank everyone for a successful Show Pig Planet Jackpot Show. A total of 480 head were sorted by barrow judge Jeremy Cantrell and gilt judge Mark Hoge.
Thank you to our ring sponsors: Upperhand Genetics and LTW Apparel. Additional thanks to these supporters: Stohlquist Showpigs, Ottenwalter Showpigs, Platt Showpigs, Kent Brattain & Family, Olson Farms, Albright Swine Farm, Bobell Farms, Ricker Showpigs, Lawyer Show Pigs, Knauth Showpigs, Boling Showpigs, Sanders Showpigs, Thayer Show Pigs, N & P Showpigs, Used Livestock Equipment, Showbarn Quality Equipment, Shaffer's Goldrush, A Cut Above, Genetic Edge, Baade Genetics, Apex Sires, Cornerstone Ventures LLC, Hi Point Genetics, Laird's Premium Blend Genetics, Chad Hill Durocs and Hill Stud, Upperhand Genetics, WD Swine Farm, Sunglo Feeds, Kent Show Feeds, Harvestland, Lubrisyn, Extreme Natural Stride, Show-A-Peel, Branded Show Gear, Kwest Communications, Show Pro Speciality Products, The Pink Pig Boutique, Show Coat Solutions, Steve Mapes Photography, Rinehold Tack and Western Wear, LulaRoe Kim Caldwell, The Showtimes Magazine and Katie Lewis.
Check out these results from the Show Pig Planet Jackpot!
What is your goal at Hi Point Genetics, when raising showpigs?
Hi Point Genetics of Chrisman, Illinois, work each day to make showpigs better, but this doesn’t stop at the backdrop.
“Not only better in terms of making it to the backdrop, but also better in the sense of being a successful project for the buyer. We feel that if we can make the customers life better, then we have had a successful exchange,” Mike Miller says.
Showpig.com’s fresh look features a revamped auction calendar and archives. Both sections make it easy to find the sales you were looking for.
The most current ongoing or upcoming auctions are featured at the top of our home page, just click on the logo of the sale you’d like to browse.
We hope that our new website makes it even easier for you to #bidbuyshowwin.
Don’t forget, there are advertising opportunities available on each of our new pages. If you’re interested in advertising on our improved website, please contact our Showpig.com team.
Whether you’re a buyer or a seller, new to the showpig world or an industry expert, this blog will have something to interest you. From breeder profiles, industry news, tips and tricks and show and sale updates, the Showpig.com team covers a large variety of topics.
With our website update came a new way to navigate our blog content. Instead of searching posts by dates, you can simply click on the category of posts that interests you the most.
Bid. Buy. Show. Win.
Have your Showpig.com purchases found their way to the backdrop? If so, upload your photo to our winner’s submissions page. All winners will be eligible for prize drawings held throughout the year, and they will be featured on our champion’s page.
CLICK HERE TO UPLOAD YOUR WINNER
Speaking of winners, check out these results from the Southwest Type Conference!
The National Pork Board today honored Tom Baas as the recipient of its Distinguished Service Award during the National Pork Industry Forum in Kansas City. Baas is a former animal science professor at Iowa State University.
At the pork industry’s annual business meeting each year, the award is presented to an outstanding leader to recognize his or her lifelong contribution to the pork industry.
“Tom has provided extraordinary leadership to the pork industry,” said National Pork Board President Terry O’Neel, a pork producer from Friend, Nebraska. “Through the years, he worked tirelessly for the advancement of the pork industry and mentored numerous students at Iowa State University.”
The Southwest Type Conference (SWTC) kicks off the month of March in Belton, Texas. For Midwesterners, Belton serves as a summer-like oasis amid winter weather. With a little Southern sunshine and a lot of Southern cooking, SWTC is always a favorite of folks on the show circuit. Last year, we gave you five great stops that took you beyond the barn in Belton. You can see those here. This year, we’re giving you five more places worth venturing to, if you’re itching to explore outside of the Bell County Expo Center.
Although showpig breeders are often swamped during sale season, they want their potential buyers to ask the right questions. Not only do these inquiries help build rapport between breeders and feeders, but they also allow both buyer and seller to be on the same page regarding needs and expectations.
Showpig.com chatted with Mike McCoy of Real McCoy Genetics to see what questions he wishes his buyers would ask.
We have a small family farm. Normally, we have 8-10 Hampshires, a Duroc, and three Crossbred sows in production. Typically, we buy interest in a top Hampshire boar, each year, and use AI from the best boars available. We also have used some frozen semen and old-line genetics to experiment and try to increase genetic diversity in today’s Hampshire lines and use proven sires we like or admire for productivity. We have 30 acres of cropland that is farmed by our neighbor using organic production practices and a few cows we own in partnership to raise show calves.
Showpig.com and The Pig Planet are pleased to announce our online auction partnership! We're excited to continue to BRING YOU THE BEST IN ONLINE AUCTIONS featuring this new, innovative auction platform with no buyer's premium.