September 1st – First day to make on-the-farm appointments
We will take reservations for late September thru November on-the-farm visits, beginning September 1st. Before you dove hunters call and complain about the date, just know we will start accepting phone calls ONE HOUR BEFORE SUNRISE…that way you can take care of booking your appointment before you start hunting (ahem, and start drinking beer). Yep…we know!
For first-timers wanting to come in for pigs: Call the office number, on the flyer, to schedule your visit. Appointments are 2 hours long, and you and your family/group are the only ones here, at that time, looking at pigs. You will also have Steve and/or our herdsman available to assist you, answering questions and providing insight on the litters. Barrows, gilts and boar prospects will be available. This is not an auction. All pigs are pre-priced, based on conformation, pedigree and sow’s performance record. We have pigs for all budgets, and caliber of shows.
With 100+ litters, we show pigs when they are naturally ready. No milking/no Paylean here…we don’t sell ice-cream pigs! Pigs are shown as they are – they are not washed or clipped. You are encouraged to get pigs out of their pens: Go ahead and compare them and watch them walk. Unlike online auctions where you go off a single photo, our on-the-farm sales are definitely, hands-on.
On-the-farm buyers will be expected to take their purchased pigs home with them. Delivery trips are reserved for custom order pigs. Cash & carry (good checks and credit cards are welcome, too). We don’t hold checks, so make arrangements with your wife and bank before you come. No payment = no pigs…no exception. And, when you spend the grocery money and take home ‘just one more pig’, we are not liable for mad spouses.
September 8th – First day to place your CUSTOM ORDER.
We are offering THREE, free delivery trips for custom order pigs.
Dates for our Texas & Oklahoma delivery trips are as follows:
Trip 1: October 3 – Levelland, Texas to the Ring of Success Sale
Trip 2: November 1 – Stops in Amarillo and along the way to Wichita Falls. Final stop: Haskell, TX
Trip 3: November 18-21 – Duncan, Oklahoma to the Fall Classic.
When we make delivery trips, the only pigs on the trailer are those that are pre-sold. We do not bring extras to sell off the trailer. If you have never placed a Custom Order with us before, please read more about it here.
October 10th – Game On Pig Sale in White Deer, Texas
We have agreed to consign 10 elite barrows to this sale. Watch for more information on this sale in the September issue of Purple Circle. We will also share more about our sale lots, prior to the sale, on the Crane Show Pigs Facebook page.
NEW THIS YEAR:
SCHOOL CONTRACTS are available for Texas/Oklahoma FFA Chapters and 4-H groups wanting GILTS for Spring local/county shows. Free delivery may be available. Only a limited number of school contracts are available – they are first come, first serve! Call for more details.
WHERE TO STAY WHEN COMING TO THE FARM:
Local, overnight accommodations are available at the Starlite Inn in Springfield, Colorado (719-523-6236). Springfield is located on US Hwy 287, just 22 miles east of the farm. If you want a national chain type hotel, the closest locales would be 100-120 miles away in either Dumas, TX; Dalhart, TX, or Guymon, Oklahoma.
We want you to arrive safely and in a good spirits…so SLOW DOWN thru both Campo, Colorado and Boise City, Oklahoma. I hate to use the word speed trap, but it is what it is. We lose count of the number of guys, each and every year, who share their “I just got a speeding ticket” story.
Safe travels friends & we look forward to showing you some great pigs this Fall!
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