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Eat your way through Pork Month!

October is Pork Month and we figure that there's no better way to celebrate than with some of our favorite recipes! We've asked around the office and compiled some of our personal and family favorites that we think you might love too. Check back throughout the month to find new recipes from the PigCHAMP team and email us your favorites at marketing@pigchamp.com and you just might find yours posted here as well! Let us know which one(s) are your favorites by commenting or sharing them. ENJOY! Ha ...

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The votes are tallied, and the winner is...

Keith Schoettmer, a pork producer and PigCHAMP customer from Tipton, Indiana has been named the first "America's Pig Farmer of the Year". In its first year, the program seeks to recognize a producer who "who excels at raising pigs using the We Care ethical principles and connects with today’s consumers about how pork is produced."

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Donna and Jayne, on the road again!

Donna and Jayne kicked off the busy fall and winter agricultural show season with a trip to Minnesota for the annual Alan D. Leman Swine Conference, hosted by the University of Minnesota September 19-22. They were busy showing off the new features of PigCHAMP (download available now for all customers) and connecting with industry colleagues and friends. Attending shows gives PigCHAMP staff the opportunity to meet with our international agents, and we were pleased to visit with Dennis Robles and ...

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Reflecting on my time in Iowa

 [Editor's note: A big thank you to Natasha for sharing her enthusiasm and experience with us, as she traveled to the PigCHAMP head office in Ames, IA to learn more about PigCHAMP products and services. We all enjoyed having her visit and hope our paths cross again soon!] Jetlag hit me hard upon arrival, so luckily I had the weekend to rest up.  Charles and the kids did everything to make me comfortable and to make sure that I get enough rest. Upon reviewing the photos, I feel so luc ...

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The Quest for the all-American hot dog!

Bright and early , Donna and I went to a farm for a visit, in order for me to see how they implement the device in their daily production.  Shaun took us through each of his barns and all I can say is WOW, his pigs are perfect!! He showed me how he enters the data directly in the farrowing barn, and I was amazed at how quickly it was done.  He even took a picture of me and Donna in our white overalls and I even had bright pink flip flops. So much fun! Then the hunt for a real American ...

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