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While You Wait: WPX Edition

Sunday, June 3, 2018

#bidbuyshowwin Sales and Shows

If you’re bringing gilts and barrows to the WPX Junior National, then there is a very good chance you’re reading this on the road or waiting in line to unload. We know, because we’ve been there. No one enjoys sitting in traffic with a trailer of showpigs on, but the Showpig.com team has you covered. We have five things you can do right now to help you pass the time.
Go to the Showpig.com Facebook page. Select “Following” under our banner. Check “See First” to make sure you never miss a Showpig.com post. We will be giving away new Showpig swag all week, and any time you comment, react or share, you’re entered to win one of our daily giveaways.
Snapchat your friends using the Showpig.com filter. After all, if you don’t Snap something, did it actually happen? Then, post that chat to our Facebook page to be entered to win our daily giveaway. You may even see your Snap in our WPX coverage this week.

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Southwest Type Conference Highlights

Friday, March 9, 2018

#bidbuyshowwin Sales and Shows

Bid. Buy. Show. Win.
Have your Showpig.com purchases found their way to the backdrop? If so, upload your photo to our winner’s submissions page. All winners will be eligible for prize drawings held throughout the year, and they will be featured on our champion’s page.
CLICK HERE TO UPLOAD YOUR WINNER
Speaking of winners, check out these results from the Southwest Type Conference!

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Beyond the Barn: Southwest Type Conference, Round II

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Lifestyle Sales and Shows

The Southwest Type Conference (SWTC) kicks off the month of March in Belton, Texas. For Midwesterners, Belton serves as a summer-like oasis amid winter weather. With a little Southern sunshine and a lot of Southern cooking, SWTC is always a favorite of folks on the show circuit. Last year, we gave you five great stops that took you beyond the barn in Belton. You can see those here. This year, we’re giving you five more places worth venturing to, if you’re itching to explore outside of the Bell County Expo Center.

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Beyond the Barn :: Arizona National

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Sales and Shows Showpig News

The Arizona National Livestock Show has been one of the largest livestock shows in the Southwest and a Phoenix tradition since 1948. This year, exhibitors from 27 different states are making their way to Arizona during their holiday between Christmas and the New Year. With more than 1,500 head of elite livestock expected in the vacation-like, sunny Southwest, it should be an event to be remembered. If you’re heading to the Arizona National, the Showpig.com team put together a few suggestions of places to stop.

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Beyond the Barn :: Fall Classic

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Lifestyle Sales and Shows Showpig News

Showpig enthusiasts are currently descending on Duncan, Oklahoma. For one week, Duncan transforms into the showpig prospect Mecca of the Southwest. Between the sifts, the sales and the deals to be made in the parking lot, you will find lots to do at the Stephens County Fairgrounds. Then, add the excitement of breeding stock shows sponsored by the National Swine Registry, Certified Pedigreed Swine and American Berkshire Association you might never want to leave. But, if you’re looking for venues beyond the barn, Showpig.com’s team has you covered.

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Rockin’ Your Reasons

Friday, October 6, 2017

Education Lifestyle Sales and Shows Showmanship

Collegiate livestock judging is equivalent to Sunday night football for stockmen and women, and the National Barrow Show (NBS) is the swine enthusiast's Super Bowl. Will Taylor of Western Illinois University (WIU) just had the honor of topping the reasons division at NBS. The Showpig.com team caught up with Will, and he was kind enough to offer us these tips to help you rock the reasons room.

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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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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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Part 2: WPX Experiences Growth and Prepares for Changes

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Sales and Shows Showpig News

WPX Keeps Growing
The World Pork Expo is the Super Bowl of the show pig season, bringing families and their show pig projects from all corners of the United States to Des Moines, Iowa, in early June. The WPX has seen major growth in numbers and foot traffic during the past five years, but last year its growth exploded. Brian Arnold, who oversees events for the National Swine Registry, says NSR anticipated growth, but never would have guessed how big it would be. In 2015 there were 4,000 junior hogs entered and 2,200 exhibited. In the open show, another 778 gilts were shown, making the event just shy of 5,000 hogs and the largest swine show of the year.

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Part 1: WPX A Family Affair

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Sales and Shows

It’s the Super Bowl of the swine industry. The week-long event at the Iowa State Fairgrounds includes junior swine shows, open pig shows and sales, a huge trade show and international visitors. It’s a chance to build business relationships, rekindle friendships, conduct business and have fun. One week may not be long enough, for this granddaddy of an event that takes place each June. But, what is this event?

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