November 2019 Newsletter
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 Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Furst-McNess Producer Forum Illinois
November 19-20, 2019
*Jayne Jackson Presenting

Office Closed - Thanksgiving
November 28-29, 2019

Brandon Hog Days
December 11, 2019
*John Wiebe Attending

Office Closed - Christmas
December 25-26, 2019

Office Closed - New Year
January 1, 2019

South Dakota Pork
January 15-16, 2020
*Donna Hover Attending

Iowa Pork
January 22-23, 2020
*Donna Hover & Jayne Jackson Attending

Minnesota Pork
January 28-29, 2020
*Donna Hover & Jayne Jackson Attending

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Have questions? We've got answers.

PigCHAMP is committed to providing the very best in customer support.
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Our telephone is answered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CST), Monday through Friday.

(515) 233-2551

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New Customers 

Welcome to
New and Returning Customers!

Grupo Gonzalez Pichardo - Mexico

Karwyn Boerdery -
South Africa

Crews Hog Farm - USA/FL

Janlizmar Piggery -
South Africa

Ibéricos Lamar - Spain

Taihe Lvejunong - China


November 2019

PigCHAMP Automatic Backup

Picture this: It’s Monday morning, you turn on your computer and ... nothing, absolutely nothing happens!!! Your computer has decided to depart without any warning signs and so now what? You get to thinking, "Do I have a current backup of my PigCHAMP database?" Your eyes open in terror as you realize you don't. To avoid this situation, did you know that  PigCHAMP can remind you to create a backup automatically when you close your program? Read below to see how: 

To setup this option in PigCHAMP, go to Tools>>Maintenance Tools>>SQL Server Database and check the box “Automatically backup the database when the program closes”. By checking this box, when you close PigCHAMP, you will see a message stating the date and time of the last backup and ask if you would like to make another backup. All backups are stored in the following location: C:\Program Files (x86)\PigCHAMP\Bak.  

It is recommended you maintain a recent copy of a backup on an external drive should there be an issue with your computer at any point in the future.

YouTube: Automated Backup

If you have any questions, please call PigCHAMP tech support at (515) 233-2551 Ext 64 or email us at

Tips and Tricks

PigCHAMP now allows you the abilty to open and close feed bins at the sub-division level rather than barn level. This enables continuous flow and bag feed clients to manage their feed better at the level they need.

PigCHAMP how-to: Feed Bins

Want to view more videos related to other PigCHAMP features?
Check out the playlists on our YouTube Channel!

Giving Thanks This Month

As we approach the holiday season, we just want to take a moment to give thanks to everyone. We wouldn't be the company we are if we didn't have the wonderful customers, agents, vendors, and more with us. We wish our US clients a Happy Thanksgiving.

This month, we are focusing on collecting clothing, food, and personal hygiene products for our community. We hope that our contribution will make someone elses holiday more special. If you have the opportunity, please take some time this season to donate your time to a local organization that could use an extra hand.

Tech Bulletin

Windows 7 End of Life

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2 operating systems will be end of life in January of 2020 (Microsoft).

This means that those of you still on these operating systems will no longer receive software updates from Microsoft. Come January 2020, PigCHAMP will no longer test on nor support these operating systems. We cannot guarantee that new builds of PigCHAMP software will continue to work on these operating systems.

We recommend that you update to Windows 10 to avoid any delay with your program.

SQL 2005 No Longer Supported

If you have recently attempted to update your program to Verison 7.6.0 of PigCHAMP while using SQL 2005, please be aware SQL 2005 is no longer supported with this version. For more details on how to update SQL 2005, follow the link.

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