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How They Work :: Korb Farms

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Breeder Central

The Showpig.com team caught up with David Korb of Korb Farms, Ohio, amid all the excitement following their record-busting Yorkshire boar sale at the Summer Type Conference, and this is “How They Work.”

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Springfield Results Highlights

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

#bidbuyshowwin

Did you drive a barrow or gilt to the backdrop that you purchased through a Showpig.com auction? If so, upload your photo to our winner’s submissions page. All winners will be eligible for prize drawings held throughout the summer, and they will be featured on our champion’s page.

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Beyond the Barn :: Louisville

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Lifestyle Showpig News

If you’re in Kentucky’s capital for the National Junior Summer Spectacular and the NSR Summer Type Conference, the Showpig.com team has rounded up some places for you to go “Beyond the Barn.”

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Beyond the Barn :: Springfield

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Lifestyle Sales and Shows Showpig News

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.

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Rest Insured

Friday, June 23, 2017

Industry News Management Practices Showpig News

As the saying goes, “If you have livestock, you will have dead stock.” That’s why protecting your four-legged investments is a wise thing to do. The Showpig.com team caught up with Mart Smith, the president of The Smith Sawyer Smith Agency, located in Rochester, Indiana. Mart has a long history of insuring livestock, and he helped us answer some of the questions we had about the process.

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World Pork Expo Highlights

Friday, June 16, 2017

#bidbuyshowwin

Did you drive a barrow or gilt to the backdrop that you purchased through a Showpig.com auction? If so, upload your photo to our winner’s submissions page. All winners will be eligible for prize drawings held throughout the summer, and they will be featured on our champion’s page.

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Great Thanks

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Lifestyle Showpig News

While it isn’t November, summer is a great time for the people of the showpig world to practice gratitude. Whether you’re selling a market hog at your county fair, topping a national sale or just exhibiting at a show brought to you by sponsors, being gracious is an important part of making lasting connections in this industry. The Showpig.com team put together some thoughts about saying, “Thanks.”

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Pork Pulse :: Repositioning Pork

Friday, June 9, 2017

Education Industry News

With the consumer market for pork and other protein sources changing rapidly, the Pork Checkoff is putting the finishing touches on a plan to capitalize on those changes by repositioning pork marketing, Terry O’Neel, president of the National Pork Board, told an audience at World Pork Expo Thursday. “The Pork Checkoff has embarked on a journey to determine how best to market pork today,” O’Neel, a pork producer from Friend, Neb., said. “The direction may be drastically different than we’ve seen in the last quarter century.”

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Beyond the Barn :: World Pork Expo

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Lifestyle Sales and Shows Showpig News

Any swine enthusiast knows that Des Moines, Iowa, is the place to be the first week of June. Not only do the Iowa State Fairgrounds serve as a showpig Mecca, with one of the largest and most competitive shows in the country, but all of this is just part of the largest swine trade show in the world. The World Pork Expo is an experience you shouldn’t miss. But, if you’re looking for venues beyond the swine barn, Showpig.com’s team has you covered.

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Lessons Learned :: Dan Baker

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Breeder Central Education

The Showpig.com team asked legendary swine auctioneer Col. Dan Baker to recall some of the greatest lessons he has learned along the way. He wrote this account of some words of advice that have followed him through the decades.

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Love It & List It :: Memorable Pork for Memorial Day

Friday, May 26, 2017

Lifestyle

Chances are at some point over this long weekend, you will be firing up the grill for some charbroiled Memorial Day meals. If you’re looking for some scrumptious new pork dishes to try, look no further. We’ve scoured countless recipes to find fun, festive and tasty meals for you to try during your holiday weekend.

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The Tipster :: Showmanship Do’s & Don’ts

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Showmanship

With the summer show season fast approaching, it’s time to brush up on your showmanship skills before you hit the ring. Kaylee Keppy grew up in the showpig business. She spent countless hours driving pigs, judging livestock and helping with her family’s operation, Keppy Showpigs, in Durant, Iowa. Today, Kaylee still plays a huge role in their showpig operation, in addition to working as a ShowTec Feed Specialist for ADM and judging swine shows. The Showpig.com team caught up with Kaylee to get some quick tips for the show ring.

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Job Hunting & Showpigs

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Lifestyle Showpig News

It’s graduation time. For some folks, this means gearing up to find their first “real” job. This can be an intimidating time for new graduates. But, if you grew up exhibiting, raising or judging swine, you likely are a step ahead of many of the other applicants. Here’s Showpig.com’s tips for the job hunt.

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The Tipster :: How to Train Your Showpig

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Education Showmanship Showpig News

For more than a decade, Austin Pueschel has been showing pigs. This Sturgis, Michigan native has seen success on the national stage, served as a Team Purebred Junior Board member, and has placed in the top 10 showmen at every major swine show. Currently, Pueschel is attending Iowa State University, in Ames, to pursue his degree in agricultural business. He was kind enough to share with us some of the tips and tricks he learned through the years to help train your showpigs.

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