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The Tipster :: Ask Before You Buy

Friday, February 23, 2018

Buyer Helpful Resources & Blog Posts Buying Tips

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.

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Sale Savvy :: Make the Most of Marketing

Friday, September 1, 2017

Buying Tips Selling Tips

Having a successful sale requires more than simply booking the date. Marketing and promotions are still key to marketing livestock whether they’re selling online or in-person. This week, Kim West of KWest Communications, LLC, tells us how to make the most of your sales marketing.

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The Tipster :: Puchases with Pedigrees

Friday, April 14, 2017

Buying Tips Education Showpig News

Purchasing pedigreed showpigs has some perks of special classes and sometimes sponsored breed prizes, but this comes with a little paperwork. National Swine Registry’s Eastern Field Representative Blaine Evans offers his tips and tricks to make sure your pedigreed paperwork will be perfect for show day.

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What’s Your Max Bid?

Monday, November 16, 2015

Buying Tips Selection

Though the bidding is silent during an online auction, there is a constant roar of excitement on screens each evening across the country. And, though a bidder can’t see their competition during on online sale, there is a way to control and conserve your bid, specifically with the maximum bid feature.

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Baby Pig Selection

Monday, November 2, 2015

Buying Tips Selection

Sorting through hundreds of prospect photos online can be incredibly overwhelming and might leave you feeling more confused than excited. Each seller has a different approach to getting pigs ready for sale, which translates to some pigs that are already bloomy and look ready for the show ring, while others are still very green and natural in their appearance. Ryan Sites gives some insight on how to break them down, so that no matter which look you prefer in a baby pig, you can set yourself up for the best outcome on show day.

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Get to Know the Seller Behind the Screen

Monday, September 14, 2015

Buying Tips Selection

Purchasing hogs online is a bigger undertaking than purchasing, say, a pair of boots online. You can’t box a barrow back up and send it back like other online purchases. It is a long-term commitment, whether you are an exhibitor, an ag teacher buying for students, or a parent buying for young exhibitors.

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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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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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