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No Sweat Hauling

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Business General Care Show Pig Health and Nutrition

While online sales offer endless options from breeders all over the nation, hauling baby pigs to their final destination can be a challenge. Transporting your pig can be one of the most stressful steps of the online buying process – not just for you, but more so for your pig. Long-time hauler Trent Lahr out of Indiana shared his top five tips for hauling baby pigs to reduce stress and ensure they unload to a great start.

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How They Work :: Final Drive Genetics

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Breeder Central

Final Drive Genetics is a 50-sow, showpig operation located in Shipshewana, IN. It is owned and managed by Jordan and Katie Leatherman and Jordan’s dad, Todd Leatherman. In addition to her duties with the operation, Katie is also a 4-H Extension Agent for Purdue University in Elkhart County, IN.

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How They Work :: Keppy Showpigs

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Breeder Central

Keppy Showpigs, located in Durant, IA and is run by Kaylee Keppy, her brother Jake Keppy and her fiancé Cole Rushing. Kaylee grew up on a crop and livestock farm and was very involved in 4-H and FFA showing livestock. She attended BHE and ISU and received a degree in Animal Science. She was also involved in the livestock judging programs at both schools. In addition to her responsibilities with Keppy Showpigs, Kaylee is a show feed specialist for ShowTec in the Midwest.

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Sire Selection: Begin with Good Sows and Be Picky

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Business Buying Tips

There are plenty of choices regarding breeding decisions but one in particular is, “what direction will this sire take me?” Whether a hog breeder is just beginning or has invested a lot of time and money into building their sow herd, the choice of which sire to use can be a big one.

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Ways to Ensure a Successful Litter

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Breeding Stock Health & Nutrition Business

Raising livestock has lots of ups and downs but having a successful first litter of pigs can be one of the most agonizing parts of the business.

A sow’s first litter can determine her longevity. If she has a great first litter with no farrowing problems, no infection, no mastitis and eats well then this will improve how she deals with her future litters.

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Kevin’s Favorite Feed Spots :: Louisville

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Breeder Central

As a seasoned stock show dad and well-traveled auctioneer, Kevin Wendt, CEO of The Wendt Group corporation, has done his homework on the hot spots to grab a bite to eat over the years. And yes...we're going to share his culinary finds with you!

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Creating Confidence in Bred Female Purchases

Monday, June 22, 2015

Buying Tips Selection

Purchasing livestock can sometimes feel like a true gamble. A bred female can create some piece of mind when adding breeding pieces to your herd. She’s not only bred and can offer a quick return on investment, but you have the opportunity to purchase a female bred to an appealing sire and due to farrow at an ideal time for your market.

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Breeder Bio : Coulson Showpigs

Monday, April 13, 2015

Breeder Central Lifestyle

We're excited to kick off our breeder bio series! Check back regularly for some fun insights on Showpig.com client operations.

Coulson Show Pigs (CSP), in Warwick, Oklahoma has been in business for 33 years. Fred Coulson, Monty Coulson, Evan Green have taken equal stock and partnership in making CSP a success.

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Livestock Sign and Vintage Memorabilia Auctions

Monday, December 7, 0207

Lifestyle Showpig News

The Wendt Group, Showpig.com and Rick Fogle Auctioneer are bringing you the largest and most unique collection of vintage livestock signs, advertising, supplies and memorabilia that has been offered in some time. Straight from the private collections of the late Ralph Doak, former NSR fieldman; the late Doug Parrish, long-time Duroc breeder; and Kevin Wendt, this offering features hundreds of items, selling both online and in-person.

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