Did you know that almost 85% of the United State’s population accesses the Internet every single day? Plain and simple, we live in a digital era where everything can be accessed through a click or a swipe of your finger. This includes email and web searches. Don’t think email blasts, banner ads and website advertisement is important? IT IS!
In today’s day and age, with social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram serving as incredible marketing tools, many of us can have second thoughts about creating a website. With the time, work and cost a website can entail, some of you maybe asking the question, is having a website really necessary? The answer is YES! Below are some of the main reasons you should launch a website for your business, and some helpful tips to consider when considering to build your site!
Creating a brand that represents you and your operation is imperative to being successful and marketing your livestock. There are a few things that are very important to remember when creating your brand, logo and even a slogan! Below are 5 tips that we believe are crucial when considering what your brand is!
Is your marketing falling a little flat? Perhaps it’s because you’ve opted for a one-sided strategy. Choosing only one medium to deliver your message to potential consumers is like trying to make your favorite cookies only using flour. To have truly successful marketing, you need to mix together several different mediums to deliver your message to consumers. The Showpig.com team is here to give you some quick facts to help you mix up your marketing and create your own recipe for success.
Jennifer Slagle, her dad, Ron Smith, and her husband, Don, are the principals behind WinMor Farms, a 100-sow show pig operation located in Grinnell, Iowa which is one hour east of Des Moines on I-80. Ron has been living in Grinnell since December 2014. Don and Jennifer had been living in the Des Moines area but recently moved to Grinnell with their two children, Will (10) and Anna (9). They both work full-time in the ag financial services industry. Don also manages their row-crop farm. They feel very fortunate that Jennifer’s dad, Ron, is able to fully devote his time to managing the show pig operation. The family also recently hired a new full-time herdsman to their team. Derek Moore joined WinMor Farms in September of 2018 and has been a great addition.
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.
We sat down with one of the many winners from The 2019 Exposition, Kelsey Klitzman, to learn a little more about her show ring success with hogs she purchased here on Showpig.com! Congratulations to no only Kelsey, but Stohlquist Show Pigs on raising both of these champion barrows!
Lackey Livestock, located in Haskell, Texas, has been producing quality commercial and show stock for years. Like so many who grow up showing livestock, Jason’s passion for the swine industry has led to an operation that now consists of approximately 80 sows made up of Crosses, Yorks, Hamps, Durocs and Chesters. With their sale being hosted on Showpig.com today, we wanted to sit down and found out just exactly How They Work with Jason Lackey.
With "The Exposition" being under a month away, everyone is in full prep mode. The Caldwell Family is undoubtedly known for not only showing many World Pork Expo champions over the years, but being highly competitive every year as a family. For this episode of Tipster Tuesday, we asked Maddie, Todd and Kim to put together some helpful tips for prepping hogs and prepping yourself and family for a week in Des Moines. Take a look!
Customer service is key in a building a reputation as a breeder and establishing a good working relationship with your buyers. Continuing a relationship with your buyers beyond the sale gives you the opportunity to develop strong relationships that can create customers coming back year after year. Learn a little more in this weeks blog post!
Find out how Wendt Livestock works in today's How They Work!
Wendt Livestock is a small family farm, specializing in Hampshires, Durocs, and Crossbred hogs. They also have 30 acres of cropland and a few cows we own in partnership to raise show calves. Their primary goal is to raise a high-quality, purebred gilt or boar that can have a positive influence on the breed and make significant change. Their secondary goal is to raise a quality purebred or crossbred market hog that can compete at any level for their children to show at the county or state fair and provide quality pigs for families with similar goals.
Thank you to everyone who attended the Show Pig Planet Jackpot Show in Huntington, Indiana this weekend! Also, a huge congratulations to all of the winners below! Between 20 champions, 13 were purchased online! A huge thank you to Mike McCoy and Jim McCoy for evaluating this weekend as well!
Trying to get that perfect picture for your next online sale? Take a look at some tips from professional photographer, Kaitlyn Hofschulte. Aside from being a pro photographer and graphic designer, Kaitlyn is also the one behind to camera at Hofschulte Genetics!
There aren’t many hats in the swine industry that Ernie Barnes hasn’t donned at one time or another. From his humble beginnings showing and judging swine as a 4-H’er in Mississippi, Barnes has served as a field representative for the American Yorkshire Club and the executive secretary of the American Landrace Association, before landing in the National Pork Producer’s Council. Throw in a stint as a swine pharmaceutical sales representative and a buyer for a packer, and it’s safe to say Barnes knows this great industry inside and out.