Fresh Semen Management

One of the most important factors to a successful breeding program is correct handling of semen. When breeding with fresh semen, scheduling the delivery of semen, storing at the correct temperature and handling the semen can impact your rate of success. Follow these fresh semen management guidelines to optimize your [ ]

Paying it Forward with #HamsAcrossAmerica

In the United States, 40 million Americans are food insecure. According to Feeding America, 1 in 8 people struggle with hunger equating to over 360,000 people in Iowa alone. Of those 360,000, almost 116,000 are children.
The Pork Checkoff created the #HamsAcrossAmerica campaign in 2016 to highlight and encourage Pig Farmers [ ]

Not All DIRTY’s Are Created Equal

The genetic horsepower of DIRTY SECRET continues to work for our customers!
Recent wins for DIRTY include…
• Grand Barrow Oklahoma State Fair raised by Larry Moore
• Reserve Grand Barrow Oklahoma State Fair raised by C&C Showpigs
• Grand Barrow Tulsa State Fair raised by C&C Showpigs
• Grand Barrow Heart of Texas Fair [ ]

Thawing Frozen Swine Semen

Equipment Needed

Extender – Modena or SGI Ready Made
Distilled Water
Graduated plastic insemination bottles – minimum of 80 ml capacity
Sterile glass or plastic container for mixing extender – 1-2 liter capacity
Sterile glass or plastic beaker for pouring extender into bottles
Water bath OR sink to thaw straws
Timer with minutes and seconds
Tongs or large [ ]

2018 World Pork Expo Recap

With RECORD SETTING number of hogs exhibited in the Jr. and Open show and interaction with our showpig and international customers, this year’s World Pork Expo was nothing less than remarkable! Here is a 2018 World Pork Expo Recap from the SGI Team: 

Champion Division 3 & 3rd [ ]

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.


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.
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$50 shipping & off-season pricing until August 13th!

Word on the street is the SGI boar battery is stronger at the top, and deeper with quality than ever before!
In an effort to start new relationships with breeders that we haven’t worked with previously, and reward loyal customers that we are already serving, we will be offering $50 shipping [ ]

Catch an SGI Representative at these March Events

Catch an SGI Representative at these March Events:

Idaho Pork Conference in Boise, ID March 10
Natural Pork Conference in Ames, IA March 15
VIV Asia in Bangkok, Thailand March 13 -17
Field of Dreams Pig Sale in Lebanon, IN March 18
Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo in Houston, TX March 18-24
Two-State Pork Conference in Okoboji, IA March 23

Holiday Savings!

Our customers have had a tremendous Fall selling pigs in the Southwest, and settling sows bred to SGI boars!
We are excited to extend a Holiday Savings opportunity, so that even more of you can sample our boars this holiday season!!!  Call us today to place your order: (800)247-3958