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A thank you note to show coordinators

Monday, November 23, 2020

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This November, Showpig.com would like to recognize, show gratitude, and thank all segments of our great industry. We hope that others will also take the time to thank the ones who paved the way in the industry for them. Follow our social channels this month to read our thank you notes to the people who deserve it most!

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Beyond the Barn: Reno

Thursday, November 19, 2020

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The NJSA Western Regional made a move to Reno, Nevada this year. We hope you are as excited as us to explore new things Reno has to offer. If you find yourself at the NJSA Western Regional, read about our places to visit beyond the barn.

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Stock Show Holiday Gift Guide

Friday, November 13, 2020

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It’s time for—drumroll, please—stock show holiday gift guide! Looking for a special gift for that livestock lover in your life? We’ve got you covered! From kids to that impossible-to-buy-for stock show dad, we’ve put together a bulletproof list.

With the ups and downs of 2020, it is more important than ever to support small businesses. This gift guide is full of small businesses—some even give back to the livestock organizations we all know and love.

I hope everything on this list brings you and your loved ones surprise and delight. Happy holidays—and happy shopping!

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Beyond the Barn: Louisville

Friday, November 6, 2020

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If you’re in Kentucky’s capital this month for the North American International Livestock Exposition, the Showpig.com team has rounded up some places for you to go “Beyond the Barn.”

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Snack Attack

Thursday, November 5, 2020

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Pack your clothes, check the show box, and load up the pigs, essential tasks to a successful pig show. However, if you are thinking about pulling out of the driveway without a box of snacks—you’ve never dealt with a hangry showman. In order to help you avoid a show day disaster, we asked the experts what snacks every show family needs to pack.

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Fueling the Farm: The Daily Impact of Propane on the Farm

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

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Pig farmers wake up in the winter to a warm house, stumble out of bed to check the 75-degree farrowing house, and move feed around on the forklift. All daily tasks that pig farmers everywhere don’t think twice about. However, what doesn’t usually cross their mind is the energy source that powers a lot of daily farm operations.

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SomeBUDDY Cares

Saturday, October 10, 2020

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October 10th is World Mental Health Day, a perfect opportunity to shine a light on the Jackie Bauer Buddy Program, started by Team Purebred. This program came to fruition in a Team Purebred board meeting this past January. The organization wanted to find a way to honor Jackie in all she did for the organization and the positive influence she left behind.

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Top 10 ways show pig enthusiasts can celebrate National Pork Month:

Thursday, October 1, 2020

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Show pig producers everywhere contribute to the pork supply chain each day. But, October is extra special for our industry. It's National Pork Month, often called Porktober. National Pork Month is about honoring the protein and encouraging others to see the benefit of adding pork to their daily diet. We have put together ways show pig enthusiasts can celebrate all month long.

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National Podcast Day: Industry Podcasts

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

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It’s National Podcast Day! The industry is lucky to have multiple podcasts tailored to our interests—livestock. We’ve compiled a list of show pig-focused podcasts and their biographies to get you listening to the latest industry leaders and their stories.

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Beyond the Barn: Richmond, Indiana

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

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The NJSA Eastern Regional moved to Richmond, Indiana this year, and we are excited for some of you to explore new territory. The Showpig.com team is no stranger to the area, and we are happy to share our list of places to see beyond the barn in Richmond. 

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Foundations of Hope

Monday, August 31, 2020

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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: 

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