November 2020 Newsletter
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November 2020

Happy Thanksgiving!

The PigCHAMP team wants to wish you and all your families a Happy Thanksgiving. Please stay safe and healthy as you decide to celebrate this holiday.

A reminder that our office will be closed Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 for the holiday. We will resume normal business hours on Monday, November 30.

Join the PigCHAMP Team Today!

Are you interested in becoming part of the PigCHAMP team? We are currently looking to fill a position for a Quality Assurance Lead and Testing Specialist.

The basic function of the QA and Testing Specialist will be to coordinate the quality assurance and user documentation of PigCHAMP products and solutions. The successful applicant will be working in a team environment within the Product Development department.

If you are interested in applying, please email your resume to Mikaela Hadaway at or apply via or

Seeking Authors

If you are not aware, PigCHAMP publishes a magazine each spring highlighting the annual results of our benchmark program. Our magazine also features news, commentary and articles of interest written by pork industry experts.

We are in the planning stage of our 2021 magazine. If you are interested in contributing an article to next years edition, please contact our marketing team at to discuss potential topics.


Office Closed - Thanksgiving

November 26 - 27, 2020

Office Closed - Christmas Break

December 24 - 28, 2020

Tips and Tricks

During the recent PigCHAMP Online update, a second icon was added to your desktop labeled "PigCHAMP Online Folder".

This icon provides you with the ability to move files between your local computer and PigCHAMP Online. It also provides you with a place to save any pdfs or export files from the PigCHAMP program.

We recommend if you are saving documents here, that you save them to the Documents folder, not the Desktop.

1,000 Day Calendars Now Available for 2021

Did you miss our announcement last month? PigCHAMP now has 2021 - 1,000 day calendars available for you! If you want to get your hands on a few, please send your name, mailing address, and number of calendars you'd like to:

Quick note: PigCHAMP only offers pocket calendars. If you are looking for wall or desk 1,000 day calendars, please contact your genetic company.

Tech Bulletin

As a reminder, we no longer support PigCHAMP on SQL 2005, 2008 or 2008 R2. All clients must update to a higher version of SQL. To help you determine which version to download, we suggest that you check the following:

  • What version of Windows are you on?
  • Is your Windows a 32 or 64 bit?
  • Is your SQL 32 or 64 bit?

Based on this information this should help you determine which SQL version is needed when downloading.

We also no longer support Windows Operating Systems of Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7.

When a Microsoft retires a SQL or Windows product, PigCHAMP follows their lead by removing those from our requirements, testing, support and design.

If you have any questions or concerns about compatibility, click here to view our Windows/SQL Matrix.

Welcome New Customers

Thank you for joining PigCHAMP!

Gegase - Spain

Heath McAllister - USA

VPO Rosario - Philippines

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