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Show Pig Information

General Pig Supplies

  • Pelleted Pine Shavings 
    • cleaned daily
    • replenish when needed
    • Need to be at least 3” to 4” deep
  • 1x12 inch Boards on sides of pen to contain shavings
  • 1 feeders/troughs 
  • Pig Whip
  • Course brush (rice root brush is good)
  • Fly spray
    • Permethrin is a good one to use or a horse fly spray from the store. 
      • Put approximately ¼ ounce into spray bottle filled with water
  • Feed scoop
    • Pick a color that will allow the feed to show through
    • Make marks at 1, 2, and 3 pound
    • ¼ pound and ½ pound
  • Wire 
    • Hanging feed rack
    • Fastening middle boards
  • Large bucket to store feed in 
    • Please make sure the area around your tack is cleaned daily.  
  • Mud/rain boots to leave at barn (optional)
    • For washing, working pig, etc.  
  • Small bucket 
    • To mix feed up in
    • There will come a time that you need to mix additives in your feed

Good things to have on hand:

Scour medicine, Probios daily use, 10 mg. Pepcid meds, large trash bags, treats such as marshmallows or Nilla wafers are optional

Cleaning and Disinfecting 

  • It is Essential to clean and disinfect your pen before your animal arrives. 
  • On a daily basis 
  • Keep the shavings as dry and clean as possible
  • Wet, dirty shavings are a breeding ground for disease and infection 
  • Helps control the amount of flies that are around to bother you and your pig

Daily Schedules with your Pig

  • Feeding Routine
    • Single most important thing you can do to ensure success with your pig is Feed and make sure it has water. 
    • Feed your pig at the same time every morning and night. 
      • Their body learns to expect to get fed at a certain time and they will get hungry and have a better appetite when they are on a routine. 
  • Daily 
    • Brush and work the skin and hair on your pig
      • Skin and hair are the first thing the judge sees. If their skin and hair are not worked they will not look like a winner. 
      • Only need to wash with soap once a week if the temperature is over 60 degrees
    • Work your pig in the pen until they are calm before exiting and taking to the show ring. The best way for them to calm down is sitting in the pen with them and petting them. Don’t be rough or flighty around them. 
    • If you take them out to early they will be scared of you and run from you. (This is a good way for them to get hurt!)
  • Weight
    • Keeping track of your pigs weight is an important element to this process. Weight your pig once a week. Weighing your pig will help to understand how many pounds we need to gain before the show. Mr. Shannon also uses this as a way to understand if you are taking care of the pig properly. Mr. Shannon has been known to step away from school after class and weigh pigs to make sure they are cared for properly. We provide scales here in the barn and if you need help please let me know. 
  • Worming
    • Pigs need to be wormed every two weeks to ensure they are not exposed to internal and external parasites. Ivermectin is a great product and should be alternated each time with another product that protects from whip worm. (Ask Mr. Shannon) I also use the local vet here in town and he is amazing. His name is Dr. Jeff Williams. He will sometimes stop by and take fecal samples to test and see if we have internal parasites. 
  • Vet assistance 
    • The vet we use is Bridgeport Animal Hospital here in Bridgeport. If medicine is ever needed he will be the first person I call. If and when an animal gets sick I will contact you and the vet. This is a community barn and we do not want any other animal sick. Normal vet cost is around $100 each season without any serious medical issues happening. If castration is needed its normally $80. 

Feeding programs 


Purina Honor Show Chow has formulated their feeds to adapt to what the show industry needs today. If you are interested in using Purina products you will need to start with Honor Show chow ShowPig 509. Purina products can be purchased at Russell Feed Store in Decatur and Springtown Feed and Fertilizer. 

Purina Information: food/products?specie=Pig 


Linders Feed is also formulated to help develop a show project animal. If interested in using Linders you will need to start your pigs on Linders 632. Linders can be purchased at Bridgeport Feed. 

Linder website for information: 

Moorman’s ShowTec

MoorMan’s Show Tec is industry leading livestock nutritional feed. If you are interested in feeding MoorMan’s Show Tec you will need to start out on 18007 AGNE4. Can be purchased at Bridgeport Feed, NRS Feed          Store and some products at Springtown Feed and Fertilizer.  

MoorMan’s ShowTec website for more information: 


Sunglo has been in the industry for many years and provides not only swine feeds but also supplements that enhance the overall appearance of the animal. SunGlo can be purchased at Springtown Feed and Fertilizer and Select products at Bridgeport Feed. 

SunGlo website for more information: 

NRS Ranch Feed Store
4650 S. U.S. HWY 287
Decatur, TX  76234

Bridgeport Feed

607 13th St. 

Bridgeport, TX 76426


Russell Feed and Supply 

1817 US-287

Decatur, TX 76234


Springtown Feed and Fert. 

128 South Main St. 

Springtown, TX 76082


Wise Feed 

502 S. TX-101

Chico, TX 76431


Product Pictures 

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Rice Root BrushClose this window


Feed ScoopClose this window


Spray Bottle

3 quart bucket

FeederClose this window


Fly spray (Ready to use)Image result for fly spray


Shavings               Image result for pelleted shavings




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