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Show moms from the show pig industry share tips about everything you should know about feeding, show supplies, at the home, and at the show for beginners.

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 list into four basic categories. She and her husband Tyson farm cotton over a four-county area in Texas, and with daughters Tyleigh and Tatum-Bec 10-years-apart in age, they realized they’d be showing pigs for a long while. They decided early on “if it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right the first time.”

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Helpful Resources

Nutrition

Minimize Their Stress, Maximize Your Success
Stress. It is in our lives every day. Some stress can have a positive effect but more times than not we think of stress as something that causes a negative reaction to our bodies and minds. Just like humans, animals
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When Two Supplements Make a Winning Combination
You’ve invested a lot of time, effort and money into your show livestock to make sure they excel to their maximum potential. Ensuring they stay healthy and keep performing until they reach their endpoint is always a top priority. To
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The Science Behind Feeding for Success: Consistency & Simplicity
Feeding your show livestock is part of a daily routine. But did you know there is a science behind that routine? It might seem convenient to feed your livestock twice a day, approximately 12 hours apart, but that routine plays
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Hauling

How to Maximize the Space in your Trailer
Packing a trailer for a show can feel like a life-size version of Tetris. You have a limited amount of space with a long list of show supplies, equipment and feed that you and your livestock will need when you
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Plan Ahead When Hauling Livestock in Adverse Weather
Wouldn’t it be nice if every livestock show was just a short drive from home? And wouldn’t it be even more ideal if we could haul our livestock in 55-degree weather with no humidity, no storms, and dry, clear roads?
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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
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Daily Care

How to Maximize the Space in your Trailer
Packing a trailer for a show can feel like a life-size version of Tetris. You have a limited amount of space with a long list of show supplies, equipment and feed that you and your livestock will need when you
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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
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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
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Edwards Family Edwards Family

We are faithful in our use of Sure Champ additives as we’ve used Vita Charge® for a few years and have now added Sure Champ Spark. Spark is perfect for our full barn of show pigs as no two pigs have the same appetite. We can rely on Spark to really get our stock going right before a major show. Also, we have seen nearly immediate results and aren’t waiting for days for a different brand to work. There’s no second guessing with Spark!"




 

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