The show pig industry is comprised of a unique community of people. If you are on the outside looking in, you may not understand the passion people have for a four-legged animal, but it is so much more than what happens in the show ring. When put to the test this summer, the industry united together to become stronger than ever. The life lessons and skills the swine industry teaches people daily definitely shined and showed during this trying time in our country. The 5 reasons why the show pig industry thrived in a pandemic:
Showpig.com prides itself on customer service and in an attempt to better serve the needs of ALL our clients, we are launching a tutorial series covering commonly asked questions and topics pertaining to how to navigate The Wendt Group site! Our first video will cover how to properly set up an account in order to start bidding or posting sale information!
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 world, 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!
Most everyone utilizes Facebook, establishing a page for your business, and using it as a marketing tool, but have you ever considered using other forms of social media to promote your business? You are missing key areas of marketing if you only have a Facebook page! It is time to consider launching an Instagram or Twitter, posting some Snapchat stories, and even listing your operation on LinkedIn! Below are some tips to consider when contemplating the value of social media outlets and having more than just a Facebook page.
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.
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.