Thursday, September 14, 2017
Breeding Stock Health & Nutrition General Care Management Practices Show Pig Health and Nutrition
With summer drawing to a close, many successful show gilts will be retired. But, success in the show ring doesn’t guarantee that female will make a great sow. Many factors including, condition, care and even genetics will affect that gilt’s future in the farrowing barn. The Showpig.com team caught up with Lynsee Shaffer of Shaffer’s Goldrush to get her tips to make your show gilts into brood sows.
Friday, August 4, 2017
Education General Care Show Pig Health and Nutrition
Keeping your pigs cool is a key part of having successful, showring-ready projects. Whether you have barrows or gilts in the barn, there is no doubt that they can feel the summer heat. Pigs can’t sweat like you or I, so when they get hot it is harder for them to cool down.
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Industry News Show Pig Health and Nutrition Showpig News
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) new regulations regarding on-farm use of medically important (to human health) antibiotics were effective Jan. 1, but it’s important to note that extralabel drug use (ELDU) rules remained in place.
Thursday, March 23, 2017
General Care Industry News Show Pig Health and Nutrition Showpig News
With Dr. Mike Tripp, Oklahoma
Chances are your barn will be filling up with showpig prospects. They may be trucked hundreds of miles by a hired hauler or be purchased from a breeder right down the road. Regardless, keeping prospects healthy after you purchase them is a key ingredient to showring success, and the stress of sales, travel, strange feed and a new environment makes this task challenging at times. The Showpig.com team caught up with Dr. Mike Tripp, swine veterinarian from Ringling, Oklahoma, to learn how to keep prospects healthy and productive.
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Breeding Stock Health & Nutrition Education Show Pig Health and Nutrition
Baby it’s cold outside. But hopefully your showpigs aren’t cold.
Showpig.com visited with two regional experts on how they manage the cold and what it means to the success of their showpig operations.
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.