Getting Started with Show Pigs

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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

How to Beat the Heat EVERY. DAY.
It’s that wonderful, but challenging time of year for weather patterns. Bundle up in a hoody to do morning chores before school, and by after school, you’re likely to be out there feeding, exercising and rinsing in shorts and a T-shirt.
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Making the Transition from Spring to Summer Shows
Throughout the Midwest, winter jackpots and spring shows are a favorite weekend event. Cattle shows are more popular during the winter, but when May 1, rolls around, pig, lamb and goat exhibitors will get their opportunity to showcase their stock
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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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Hauling

Considerations for Summer Hauling
It takes months in the barn with endless hours of labor and preparation to get your show livestock projects “dialed in” for summer shows. You’ve grown and worked hair, kept them fresh in their condition and have them show broke
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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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Daily Care

How to Beat the Heat EVERY. DAY.
It’s that wonderful, but challenging time of year for weather patterns. Bundle up in a hoody to do morning chores before school, and by after school, you’re likely to be out there feeding, exercising and rinsing in shorts and a T-shirt.
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5 Tips to Achieve Healthy Hair in the Summer
It is NO secret. It is A LOT more fun to work on achieving a healthy hair coat in the winter and early spring. Outside temperatures are cooler, cattle are shaggy, and they are naturally growing plenty of hair on
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Picking the Perfect Show Pig Prospect
  There is something very exciting about picking out your next set of show animals. If you’re looking for just the right show pig prospects for the World Pork Expo or CPS Summer Type Conference, you’ve probably already had your
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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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