Establishing social media pages for your livestock operation is almost a must in today’s day and age. While most of us obviously go to leader in all things social media, Facebook, we can often times over look the importance of also launching an Instagram page or even having a presence on Snapchat. With all of these social media tools, there are a lot of Do’s and Don’ts to keep in mind as well. So how are you supposed to navigate to social media marketing world? Below are some tips to consider and think about when using Facebook to advertise and market your brand.
Did you know that almost 85% of the United State’s population accesses the Internet every single day? Plain and simple, we live in a digital era where everything can be accessed through a click or a swipe of your finger. This includes email and web searches. Don’t think email blasts, banner ads and website advertisement is important? IT IS!
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.
In today’s day and age, with social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram serving as incredible marketing tools, many of us can have second thoughts about creating a website. With the time, work and cost a website can entail, some of you maybe asking the question, is having a website really necessary? The answer is YES! Below are some of the main reasons you should launch a website for your business, and some helpful tips to consider when considering to build your site!
Creating a brand that represents you and your operation is imperative to being successful and marketing your livestock. There are a few things that are very important to remember when creating your brand, logo and even a slogan! Below are 5 tips that we believe are crucial when considering what your brand is!
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.
Is your marketing falling a little flat? Perhaps it’s because you’ve opted for a one-sided strategy. Choosing only one medium to deliver your message to potential consumers is like trying to make your favorite cookies only using flour. To have truly successful marketing, you need to mix together several different mediums to deliver your message to consumers. The Showpig.com team is here to give you some quick facts to help you mix up your marketing and create your own recipe for success.
Jennifer Slagle, her dad, Ron Smith, and her husband, Don, are the principals behind WinMor Farms, a 100-sow show pig operation located in Grinnell, Iowa which is one hour east of Des Moines on I-80. Ron has been living in Grinnell since December 2014. Don and Jennifer had been living in the Des Moines area but recently moved to Grinnell with their two children, Will (10) and Anna (9). They both work full-time in the ag financial services industry. Don also manages their row-crop farm. They feel very fortunate that Jennifer’s dad, Ron, is able to fully devote his time to managing the show pig operation. The family also recently hired a new full-time herdsman to their team. Derek Moore joined WinMor Farms in September of 2018 and has been a great addition.
Springfield may be known for being the capital of Illinois, but the last week of June it’s also the home of Team Purebred, Certified Pedigreed Swine and Berkshire summer shows. Showpig people from all over will flock to central Illinois to take part in the festivities. If you’re heading to Springfield, we have some things to do beyond the barn.
We sat down with one of the many winners from The 2019 Exposition, Kelsey Klitzman, to learn a little more about her show ring success with hogs she purchased here on Showpig.com! Congratulations to no only Kelsey, but Stohlquist Show Pigs on raising both of these champion barrows!
Al Snedegar has spent his life in the purebred swine industry, from raising swine to judging fairs, there aren’t many hats he hasn’t worn through his more than half a century in the swine industry. Perhaps, his greatest contribution is the countless young industry leaders that he has helped shape over the years through his role as an educator and a mentor. We caught up with Al to learn what he felt was his greatest lesson.
Lackey Livestock, located in Haskell, Texas, has been producing quality commercial and show stock for years. Like so many who grow up showing livestock, Jason’s passion for the swine industry has led to an operation that now consists of approximately 80 sows made up of Crosses, Yorks, Hamps, Durocs and Chesters. With their sale being hosted on Showpig.com today, we wanted to sit down and found out just exactly How They Work with Jason Lackey.
With "The Exposition" being under a month away, everyone is in full prep mode. The Caldwell Family is undoubtedly known for not only showing many World Pork Expo champions over the years, but being highly competitive every year as a family. For this episode of Tipster Tuesday, we asked Maddie, Todd and Kim to put together some helpful tips for prepping hogs and prepping yourself and family for a week in Des Moines. Take a look!
Customer service is key in a building a reputation as a breeder and establishing a good working relationship with your buyers. Continuing a relationship with your buyers beyond the sale gives you the opportunity to develop strong relationships that can create customers coming back year after year. Learn a little more in this weeks blog post!