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Lights. Camera. Sale Day.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Breeder Central

Lighting is everything! In order to maximize your sale photo potential, breeders should take a hard look at the lighting in their picture pen. It doesn’t have to be fancy, expensive, or complicated—but putting a focus on lighting with some of these easy, cheap solutions can definitely help your photos stand out from the crowd. According to our friends at Learn Livestock Photography, there are two key elements to getting better photos: how much light you have in your picture area and where the light is coming from. 

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Picture Day Success

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Breeder Central

A picture is worth a thousand dollars? That might not be how the saying goes, but a good picture is worth a lot when offering your animals for sale online. While some people will still travel to your farm to look before the sale, a picture still plays a large role in every bidder’s purchase decision.

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Beyond the Barn: Perry, Georgia

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Showpig News

The National Junior Swine Association kicks off the new year with the Southeast Regional in Perry, Georgia this week. With a record number of entries, an abundance of trailers will be making their way to the peach state. Luckily if you are looking for places to check out beyond the barn, our team has you covered.

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Print Advertisements

Monday, December 28, 2020

Breeder Central

In a world where social media reigns king, how important are print advertisements anymore? Even in today’s digital world, print advertisement is a key area of marketing that will make your marketing strategies well rounded. In the livestock industry, print advertisement will never go out of style. Below are some key reasons why print ads are still relevant and some tips to think about when designing your next ad!

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Becoming a Social Guru

Monday, December 21, 2020

Breeder Central

Establishing social media pages for your livestock operation is an essential part of marketing your operation in today’s day and age. While it seems most breeders gravitate towards Facebook, there is value in also using Instagram, Twitter, and even Snapchat. With all of these social media tools, it is important to utilize them in the correct way to maximize your online presence. So how are you supposed to navigate the social media marketing world? Below are some tips to consider and think about when using social media to advertise and market your brand.

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Tips and Tricks of Online Marketing

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Breeder Central

Since the creation of Showpig.com nearly 20 years ago, the internet has become an essential entity in people’s lives. We live in a digital era where everything can be accessed through a click or swipe of your finger. Our online marketing options are designed to aid the instant gratification world we live in and get your advertising out there. This includes email and web searches. Don’t think email blasts, banner ads, and website advertisement are important? Keep reading for more information on why they need to be a part of your marketing plan.

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Is it still important to have a website?

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Breeder Central

In today’s world, 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 may be 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 building your site.

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Building Your Brand

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Breeder Central

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!

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A thank you note to show photographers

Monday, November 30, 2020

Showpig News

You’ve browsed the website, you’ve clicked refresh hoping the backdrop is uploaded, you’ve eagerly waited for the print to arrive in the mailbox, you’ve framed their work and hung it on your wall, but have you ever taken the time to thank the photographer behind the camera?

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Making the Investment: Getting the Most Out of Your Bred Gilt Purchase

Friday, November 27, 2020

#bidbuyshowwin Showpig News

It’s the most wonderful time of the year—bred female sale season, of course. Showpig.com is fortunate to host numerous bred female sales, for breeders from coast to coast across the country. Showpig.com is committed to helping you enjoy a smooth buying experience, and with that being said, we have compiled a list of things to consider before the sale clock runs out.

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A thank you note to show coordinators

Monday, November 23, 2020

Showpig News

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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Beyond the Barn: Reno

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Showpig News

The NJSA Western Regional made a move to Reno, Nevada this year. We hope you are as excited as us to explore new things Reno has to offer. If you find yourself at the NJSA Western Regional, read about our places to visit beyond the barn.

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Stock Show Holiday Gift Guide

Friday, November 13, 2020

Showpig News

It’s time for—drumroll, please—stock show holiday gift guide! Looking for a special gift for that livestock lover in your life? We’ve got you covered! From kids to that impossible-to-buy-for stock show dad, we’ve put together a bulletproof list.

With the ups and downs of 2020, it is more important than ever to support small businesses. This gift guide is full of small businesses—some even give back to the livestock organizations we all know and love.

I hope everything on this list brings you and your loved ones surprise and delight. Happy holidays—and happy shopping!

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A thank you note to our show family

Monday, November 9, 2020

#bidbuyshowwin

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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Beyond the Barn: Louisville

Friday, November 6, 2020

Lifestyle Showpig News

If you’re in Kentucky’s capital this month for the North American International Livestock Exposition, the Showpig.com team has rounded up some places for you to go “Beyond the Barn.”

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