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Show Pig Grower & Finisher Diets

The Show Pig Grower and Finisher diets are part of a complete Showmaster® feeding program for show pigs. The Show Pig Grower and Finisher diets are specially formulated to be fed in sequence to promote optimum performance in growing barrows and gilts from 75 pounds in bodyweight to finish.

  • Show Pig Grower diet: Formulated for show pigs from 75 to 175 pounds in bodyweight and specially designed to promote lean growth with a “softer look” in the show ring. Comes in a
    5/32-inch mini pellet.
  • Show Pig Developer diet: Formulated for show pigs from 175 pounds to finish. Tight formulation helps maintain daily consistency of intake, with optimum amino acid and energy levels to promote superior performance during the finishing period. Can be fed with Sweepstakes™ supplement, which contains Paylean®, during the last 21 days prior to show date. Comes in a 5/32-inch pellet.

SHM Blue Grower-Finisher Pig Large Bag - GIFWhy Showmaster® feeds are ideal for
show pigs

  • Ideal carbohydrate balance: Aids show pig performance due to a better gut environment from an ideal balance of starch, sugar and fiber from start to finish. Helps to keep your pigs on feed, on schedule and performing their best by promoting superior energy metabolism, gut condition, stool consistency and more.
  • Ideal amino acid balance: Supports the immense muscle mass in show pigs by providing enhanced amino acid levels, including digestible lysine and five other important amino acids ratio to lysine, all balanced to support lean growth.
  • Innovative ingredients: Aids feed intake and performance. Tighter formulation designs—in combination with ongoing world-class research—set a new industry standard for keeping your show pigs at the head of their class.
  • Active nutrient supply: Helps nourish show pigs through elevated nutrient levels, enhanced nutrient availability and superior balance to promote unprecedented performance in show pigs at every stage.
  • Show micronutrients: Supports strong bone growth and muscle mass in superior show pigs from start to finish, including vitamins such as Vitamin E, Vitamin D and biotin, and minerals such as digestible phosphorus, potassium, chromium and zinc. All balanced to support show pig performance.

IMPORTANT: This feed is available in a medicated form. Please refer to the tag on the bag for important information and instructions related to medication, including proper feeding instructions and any cautions, warnings and limitations that may apply.

Feeding Directions

Feeding directions

The Showmaster® feeding program for show pigs gives you the flexibility and precision you need to accommodate your preferred feeding strategy and maximize your show pig’s potential. To that end, Showmaster® Premium Show Feeds offers two program options below.

Three-step feeding program
Select this three-step feeding program for ease and convenience. The program begins with Sales Edge™ formula for pigs in transition and is followed by the Grower and Finisher diets. This simplified program is recommended for first-time users or for convenience.

Showmaster® Feed Feeding Program
Sales Edge™ First 21 days after purchase
Grower From 75 to 175 pounds bodyweight
Finisher From 175 pounds to show weight


Supplementation: For extra cover, add two ounces or four to eight ounces of Sweepstakes™ show supplement and six or eight ounces of PowerPHAT™ show supplement to the daily ration from 17 days prior to the show until the show date.

Feeding Plan

Feeding table

Animal Weight in Pounds Showmaster® Diet Feed Amount
(Pounds Per Pig Per Day)
50 to 75 Sales Edge™ 3 to 4
75 to 175 Grower 4 to 6
175 to Show Weight Finisher 6 to 7


Four-Step feeding program

The four-step program adds another step but allows for more precise feeding. This program begins with the Sales Edge™ formula for pigs in transition, followed by two specific diets. This program is recommended for experienced users or more precise feeding.

Showmaster® Feed Feeding Period
Sales Edge™ First 21 Days after purchase
Grower From 75 lbs. to 125 lbs. bodyweight
Finisher From 175 lbs. to market weight


Supplementation: For extra cover, add two ounces or four to eight ounces of Sweepstakes™ and six or eight ounces of PowerPHAT™ to the daily ration from 21 days prior to show until the show date.

Important Management Tips

How to develop your feeding plan 

  • Step 1: Start with your pig’s weight today and the desired weight at show time.
  • Step 2: Calculate the number of days to the show date.
  • Step 3: Look up the average daily gain for your pig’s weight in the table below.
  • Step 4: Multiply the average daily gain by the number of days to the show date and add your pig’s current weight.
  • Step 5: SLOWER GAIN: If the calculated animal weight is more than desired at show time, consider feeding your pig less than the average daily feed intake level indicated in the table below.
  • Step 6: FASTER GAIN: If the calculated animal weight is less than desired, consider feeding more than the average daily feed intake level indicated in the table below.

Showmaster feeds average daily gain and feed intake table

Pig Weight (In Pounds) Average Daily Gain
(Pounds/Day)
Average Daily Feed Intake
(Pounds/Day)
50 1.79 3
75 1.8 3.61
100 1.81 4.3
125 1.82 4.72
150 1.83 5.08
175 1.85 5.46
200 1.87 5.88
225 1.88 6.38

Important Management Tips

  • Be sure to keep pigs in a warm, draft-free area from the time they arrive to the time they leave.
  • Provide access to fresh, clean water at all times.
  • De-worm pigs on a regular monthly schedule, rotating de-wormers between treatments for best results.
  • Avoid direct sunlight on light-skinned pigs to minimize the risk of sunburn.
  • Exercise your show pigs by walking them three to five times per week to improve your control in the show ring and your showmanship skills.

Please refer to the bag tag for important information!

Guaranteed Analysis

Showmaster Products are formulated and sold regionally. Please see your part of the country for the guaranteed analysis of the product available to you.

Pig Grower

RegionCrude Protein Min.Crude Fat Min.Crude Fiber Max.
North East---
South Central---
South East18.0%5.5%3.5%
Upper Midwest18.0%4.0%5.0%
West18.0%4.0%5.0%


Pig Finisher

RegionCrude Protein Min.Crude Fat Min.Crude Fiber Max.
North East18.0%4.0%5.0%
South Central---
South East16.0%4.5%3.5%
Upper Midwest16.0%4.0%5.0%
West16.0%4.0%5.0%

Product Sheet

Showmaster Pig Grower

Showmaster Pig Finisher

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