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Field of Dreams 2018

SGI is excited to participate in the Field of Dreams pig sale and futurity show again this year!

The Field of Dreams sift and sale will take place on March 17, 2018 at the Boone County Fairgrounds in Lebanon, IN.  The date for the futurity show will be announced later.

REMINDER – Entries are due March 5th.

Thank you to the Field of Dreams crew for inviting us to participate in these two great events!

For more information, see the flyer below.

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:: EXCITING NEWS ::

Due to the overwhelming demand and excitement surrounding Dirty Secret semen, we will be offering 2 doses for each Monday collection from March 1 – May 17 to be auctioned on Showpig/The Pig Planet Auctions on Sunday, February 25. For questions surrounding the auction format feel free to reach out to an SGI salesman.

 

:: The DIRTY SECRET Resume ::

Grand Barrow ‘17 NAILE Louisville
Grand Overall Gilt ‘17 Arizona National
Reserve Grand Cross Barrow ‘17 Arizona National
Grand Overall Barrow ‘18 NWSS Denver
Reserve Grand Overall Barrow ‘18 NWSS Denver
Grand Cross Barrow ‘18 NJSA SE Regional
Reserve Grand Overall Barrow ‘18 Forth Worth Stock Show

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Thanks, Dad

Sometimes, in the hustle and bustle of getting chores done, pens cleaned and all of the other daily tasks that come about on a farm completed, it’s easy to forget to show appreciation to one of the people who helps keep things going — our livestock dads.  In honor of Father’s Day, we asked a few people what they were thankful their dads’ helped them learn, using livestock as the tool to make them into great people.  Check out their thoughts below.

Dad, thank you for…
Teaching me responsibility:

Dalton with his dad, Travis

“Learning from my dad how to show livestock and properly care for them has not only taught me responsibility, but also to always give it my all and be the very best I can be. Spending time with my dad at shows and in the barn is something that I always look forward to.” 

-Dalton Shanks; Colfax, IA

 

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New Faces at SGI

 

We are excited to introduce two new faces that have joined the SGI team in Cambridge!

 

Bre Branderhorst graduated from Iowa State University in May with a degree in Agricultural and Life Sciences Education, and joined the team at SGI to lead our marketing initiatives.  In addition to handling SGI’s marketing efforts, Bre will serve as the Administrative Secretary for the Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement (IFAA).  SGI has partnered up with the IFAA team to house Bre, as well as a joint SGI/IFAA summer Intern.  The IFAA is a non-profit organization comprised of agricultural enthusiasts dedicated to providing scholarships, financial awards and incentives for college-bound (4-H and FFA) youth seeking a post-secondary education in the area of agriculture.

Bre grew up on a farm outside of Prairie City, Iowa where her family raised show pigs and row crops.

 

Bre Branderhorst, Marketing

 

Lexi Delaney is currently a Junior [...]

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