Summer in Louisville, Kentucky brings a lot of fun attractions for all! We are excited to be back for another National Junior Summer Spectacular and Summer Type Conference. Our team is partial to a few places beyond the barn in the Derby City and we cannot wait to share them with you!
We enjoyed a jam-packed week at The Exposition in Indianapolis, and the Showpig.com crew is ready to do it again this week in Springfield, Illinois. Springfield may be known for being the capital of Illinois, but the last week of June it’s also the home of the Team Purebred National Junior Show and the Certified Pedigreed Swine and American Berkshire Association Summer Type Conferences. Show pig enthusiasts from all over the country 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.
We love sharing our favorite places to visit beyond the barn with you as we travel the country to different pig shows. This year, The Exposition has moved to Indianapolis, Indiana. This is closer to home for most of our team. As a result, we have a ton of places to share with you! Find the category you are looking for and click the name to get to the website.
A summer tradition will continue as trailers flood Des Moines, Iowa next week. However, this year the trip’s destination is The Recovery, hosted by Team Purebred, Certified Pedigreed Swine, and American Berkshire Association. Whether Des Moines is an annual trip for you, or this is your first time in the Hawkeye state, our team put a list together of their favorite places to go beyond the barn!
The National Junior Swine Association kicks off the new year with the Southeast Regional in Perry, Georgia this week. With a record number of entries, an abundance of trailers will be making their way to the peach state. Luckily if you are looking for places to check out beyond the barn, our team has you covered.
You’ve browsed the website, you’ve clicked refresh hoping the backdrop is uploaded, you’ve eagerly waited for the print to arrive in the mailbox, you’ve framed their work and hung it on your wall, but have you ever taken the time to thank the photographer behind the camera?
It’s the most wonderful time of the year—bred female sale season, of course. Showpig.com is fortunate to host numerous bred female sales, for breeders from coast to coast across the country. Showpig.com is committed to helping you enjoy a smooth buying experience, and with that being said, we have compiled a list of things to consider before the sale clock runs out.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.