Tips to Successfully Break your Show Pigs

It’s no secret that once you get your new show prospects home your young exhibitors are anxious to get to the barn, get acquainted and get them show broke. However, with anything worth doing, there is a process that needs to be followed, and when working with little show pig projects, patience and consistency is […]

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Show Mom Perspective: How to Equip your Show Pig Project

Showing livestock becomes more competitive each year. And parents, beware. The necessary equipment and supplies probably seem a little different than when you showed. For excited pig showmen, the list might seem daunting for such a small animal, but we talked to seasoned stock show mom, Riley Ann Price, Snyder, Texas, and she broke her […]

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Mark That Card: Bred Sows

Thank you Goss Livestock in Leedey, OK, for providing the placings and officials and Kyndal Reitzenstein for the photos. Placing 1-3-4-2 Cuts: 2-2-4 I like the crossbred gilts 1342. If 1’s flawless skeleton and build doesn’t get you fired up, then I’m sure her extra power and dimension most certainly will. You study that one coming […]

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How to Get Show Pigs Started on Feed

Getting a new set of show pigs into your barn and on feed is a lot like running a daycare. Those young pigs are coming from various homes or points of origin with various germs and sniffles. They are also 100-percent dependent on their human caretakers to make sure they have everything they need to […]

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Ag Teacher Gives Advice on Commingling Show Prospects

For some people, getting new livestock show prospects is similar to seeing what is under the tree on Christmas morning. Families, students, advisors and teachers can and do spend countless hours studying young animals before deciding which ones to bring home to feed out for their respective show seasons. And then, they get them to […]

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Show Pig Nutrition 101

Ben Bobell, Bobell Farms, Lincoln, Ill. What are the most important nutrients in a show pig ration? Protein and Lysine are the building blocks for muscle development and skeletal growth. Fat is necessary for calories and overall growth and fleshing, and vitamins and minerals are needed for basic development of the pig.   How does […]

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