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July 22, 2024
In a move that is poised to take strides towards bridging the gap between diverse stakeholders within the pork industry, Jesse Heimer—a recognized figure within the show pig community—has been recently appointed to the National Pork Board (NPB). This pivotal appointment marks a significant step toward a greater alignment and understanding between the show pig and commercial segments of the industry. Read more about the process and the impact Heimer will have in the fight to bridge the gap between all facets of our swine industry.
July 19, 2024
“I got my start in the show pig industry when I was 9 years old after my Dad bought me a few sows, whose offspring I competed with at the county fair. When I first started in this industry, my main goal was to win my county fair and produce boars. As I've grown older, my goals have evolved. While I still aim to win as much as possible, I now also focus on targeting and succeeding at different shows across the country.” A perfect blend of competitive spirit with a love for the show pig industry, our latest #HowTheyWork article comes from Seth Keplinger, of Keplinger Farms.
July 10, 2024
At Showpig, we understand the ever-evolving landscape of the show pig industry. In response to your needs and requests, we are thrilled to introduce our new Sales Advisor Team. This dedicated team is here to provide you with expert guidance and customized solutions to help grow your business. We look forward to partnering with you and enhancing our services to support your success. At Showpig, your best interests as a business owner are always at the heart of what we do.
June 26, 2024
“Our goal since day one still remains the same… we want to see families united, and families reach their goals together.” Fueled by faith, show pigs and a commitment to the youth industry, we sat down with the family members of Danner Livestock to learn more about #HowTheyWork. Dive into the day to day, the achievements, the struggles and the goals of a prolific show pig operation.
March 20, 2024
Contrary to much noise you may hear in the marketplace, Showpig.com hosted the first-ever online livestock auction on March 21, 2004. In the 20 years since that first auction, we have seen many different styles and types of sellers succeed, and some struggle to gain footing. We’ve studied the best so you don’t have to, and here are 20 of their most common behaviors.
March 25, 2024
As show pig producers and exhibitors, loading the trailer and driving to a show is natural. Thousands of pigs are transported daily across the country and even worldwide. While husbandry and health are top of mind when these animals are in motion, the word ‘traceability’ is probably not.
March 14, 2024
Selling online gives an operation more visibility and access to a customer base that is almost impossible to reach otherwise. Selling online, especially to those just starting out, can be daunting. Sometimes an operation wants to learn the ropes of selling online before diving in, or they may simply just have a few pigs they want to sell and don’t want to host an online auction, so Showpig.com found a solution.   
January 18, 2024
TKO Genetics, a prominent face in the show pig industry, faced the expected challenge of optimizing their marketing strategies in efforts to increase sales revenue. This case study will dive into the collaboration of TKO Genetics and the Showpig.com online platform, showcasing the implementation of innovative marketing tactics that resulted in great success.
January 05, 2024
On this month’s edition of #HowTheyWork, we caught up with Ben Bobell, owner and operator of Bobell Farms from Lincoln, Illinois. Ben gives an inside look at his operation and even shares some fun facts.
December 18, 2023
What would the holidays be without the unbeatable combination of family and delectable food? In the spirit of the festive season, we have gathered a scrumptious selection of recipes from the Showpig family to share with you!
December 05, 2023
Upon learning about the impact of Prop 12 on show pig producers, you might find yourself overwhelmed with a wealth of information. To ensure that you, as a producer, stay well-informed and educated, we have recently engaged in a conversation with an established show pig operation regarding their recent experience with the auditing/certification process.
December 04, 2023
In today’s environment, the agricultural industry is navigating an array of ever-changing rules and regulations industry-wide. For producers, this can be confusing and difficult to strive to keep pace with the evolving landscape. One of the most significant topics currently in the swine industry is Proposition 12. While this proposition is often considered more relevant to the commercial sector, it is vital for those in the show pig industry to recognize that it also applies to them. 
November 30, 2023
Showpig and the National Pork Board (NPB) are pleased to announce a strategic partnership to enhance and support the show pig industry. This collaboration focuses on delivering practical resources, educational programs, and advocacy support to producers and exhibitors.
November 09, 2023
On this month's edition of #HowTheyWork, we caught up with Austin Craig, co-owner and operator of C&C Showpigs from Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Austin gives an inside look at his operation and even shares some fun facts.
October 25, 2023
Buying and selling pigs is always a priority, but we might as well have fun while we’re at it! Attending the Legends and Dreamers Genetic Sale and Summit on November 29, 2023, is the best excuse for a quick getaway to Nashville. Below is a to-do guide while you join us in Music City.
October 09, 2023
The list of important things to accomplish in the barn seems to be never-ending. Yet, after pig shows came to a halt in the spring of 2020, that list could be considered a privilege; something we GET to do. No one in the show pig community ever wants to see pig shows stop again. One precaution for our industry to add to the to-do list is to: TRACK YOUR PIGS!
September 25, 2023
In a universe bustling with noise and ceaseless clamoring for attention, crafting a personal brand that not only stands out but harmonizes deeply with your audience has become the holy grail of distinction. Amidst this whirlwind, an Instagram post from a dear friend and loyal customer of Lackey Livestock, described the brand as "MAGNETIC."
September 13, 2023
Introducing Rose Family Showpigs, Rock Creek, Ohio, to the Showpig.com buying community.
August 09, 2023
Emily Miller, a Marketing Agent for Showpig.com, attended the Texas Pork Industry Conference hosted in Lubbock, Texas, in June of this year. Emily served on a panel which covered topics such as creating effective outreach and sales marketing strategies through communications and social media. We recently caught up with her to tell us more about the conference and her involvement.
August 08, 2023
On this week’s edition of The Inside Scoop, we caught up with Levi Stauffer, owner and operator of S&K Showpigs. Levi gives an inside look at his operation and even shares some fun facts that you may not know! Read his interview below.
July 27, 2023
On this week’s edition of The Inside Scoop, we caught up with Kyle Hicks, owner and operator of TKO Genetics. Kyle gives an inside look at his operation and even shares some fun facts that you may not know!
June 22, 2023
On this week’s edition of The Inside Scoop, we caught up with Jake Gossett, owner and operator of Gossett Genetics. Jake gives an inside look at his operation and even shares some fun facts that you may not know!
June 01, 2023
On this week’s edition of The Inside Scoop, we caught up with Isaak Beaman, owner and operator of Beaman Show Stock. Isaak gives an inside look at his operation and even shares some fun facts that you may not know!
May 18, 2023
On this week’s edition of The Inside Scoop, we caught up with Josh Brockman, owner and operator of Brockman Farms. Josh gives an inside look at his operation and even shares some fun facts that you may not know!
May 04, 2023
On this week’s edition of The Inside Scoop, we caught up with Kyle Knauth, owner and operator of Knauth Showpigs. Kyle gives an inside look at his operation and even shares some fun facts that you may not know!
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