Where Are They Now :: Caleb Wickham

Caleb Wickham Graduated May 2008 Currently employed at Missouri Welding Institute and Raises Beef Cattle Caleb feels that showing prepared him for the future at an early age because it taught him how to interact with people and respect the work that his peers also put into their projects. “I had great success during my […]

Stikeleather – First Year acHHiever

By Jackie Lackey, Encore Visions Ty Stikeleather, of Greenville, OH, was the first person chosen to participate in the acHHieve Entrepreneurial Program in 2014. “If you are passionate about raising show pigs and making this a full-time living, the acHHieve program is a once in a lifetime opportunity, says Stikeleather.” One of Stikeleather’s goals was […]

Where Are They Now :: Taylor Bradley

Taylor Bradley Graduated May 2013 Currently attending Texas Tech University Taylor said that showing taught her how to manage her responsibilities and time and really decide what was important and a priority in her life. Her best advice for current and future showmen is. “Really enjoy it while you can. I have missed it ever […]

Where Are They Now :: Ashley Baugh

Ashley Baugh Graduated High School 2009; Graduated University of Missouri 2013 Currently attending vet school at University of Missouri Ashley feels that showing was really one of the most important ways that she has developed her strong work ethic that has driven her to be successful in other areas of her life. Ashley said, “It was […]

Where Are They Now :: Allie Doise

Allie Doise Graduated May 2014 Currently attending Louisiana State University Allie believes that the barn was her biggest “life” classroom up until this point and that one of the most important lessons that she learned was that sometimes you gain more from losing than you do from winning. “I can honestly say that showing has […]

The Road to Recovery

I’ll never forget the day my son was born. As someone who’s witnessed thousands of births at the pig farm, the actual birth – while fascinating – was not the moment that captivated me. It was instead the arrival of the anesthesiologist and his preparation that followed. Maybe it was because it was my first […]

Chosen for a Reason

The past couple of years have been an absolute whirlwind and there are many folks who deserve thanks and credit for where we’ve been and where we’re going. As this business continues to evolve, so does our approach. The decision to sell boars online earlier this year as “The Chosen Few” was met with more […]