Internship Experience: Lauren Barker

I was asked to sit down and write about my summer and my first thought was, “How long do they want this?” I don’t even know where to begin describing my amazing experience this summer. I feel as if any blog post could never get across exactly how much I have learned. My first week in the office was a in a blur of product training and learning the basics. I met every one of the great people in the office and settled in. But we didn’t stay in the office long - our third week was spent in Des ...Read More

A Summer of Junior Nationals and Memories

This summer, the Sure Champ team travelled thousands of miles to attend junior national shows across the nation. The team had five weeks packed full of meeting junior exhibitors, spinning the Sure Champ wheel and eating lots of great food. Check out some of the summer interns favorite memories from the #SureChampSummerTour. Jack Oattes: Sales Intern Red Angus Opening ceremonies were about as cool at NAJRAE as any junior national this summer. More than just introducing the board members, they each rolled into the arena on a motorcycle. Talk about an entrance! Beyond that, I have an immense appreciation for ...Read More

Jr Spotlight: Sydney and Charley Johnson

Since the age of nine, Sydney and Charley Johnson have been heavily involved in showing, but that’s not the only thing that keeps these sisters constantly on the go. To give you a little more insight into their busy lives, let’s get to know the basketball, dance and show ring duo a little better! Stats on Sydney Age – 13 Grade – entering 8th grade in the fall and attends Mulhall-Orlando High School Activities – Basketball, band, livestock judging, learning to play guitar and singing. Sydney is also a District Director for the Oklahoma Junior Hereford Association and a Director ...Read More

Recipes from the Ranch: Beefing Up a Tasty Tailgate

By, Alise Nolan, The Ranch Kitchen [caption id="attachment_7916" align="alignright" width="350"] 2015 VitaFerm JNHE Opening Ceremonies[/caption] Our 2015 Jr. Nationals have come and gone, but oh the great memories our family and friends made! As we drove home over the July 4th weekend and looked out across the beautiful farmland of America’s heartland, I am reminded again how very fortunate we are to live in the United States of America. This past week wouldn’t have been possible without the work of so many people and foremost our military that continue to fight for our freedom in the past and present. Each ...Read More

How to Rescue Your Sperrys

Sperrys have become a not only a fashion statement, but also a necessity for those of us living the stock show life. They are comfortable, stylish, and can survive just about anything that we can put them through… and that’s a lot! After the spring and summer stock show season, everyone’s Sperrys need rescuing. Below, we have put together the best of all of the methods we have found to clean your nasty, dirty shoes. Be aware that some of these processes can be harsh on the leather or nubuck material. Note: this method should not be used on suede Sperrys.

4 Ways to Successfully Commingle Pigs

By Jason Lackey, Sure Champ Swine Specialist As the summer continues to fly by, it is quickly approaching that time when the search will begin for your next champion. As the costs to feed and purchase a project continue to increase, the importance and peace of mind of having a healthy pig that grows fast and efficiently is certainly one of the most crucial things on people’s minds. Much like starting your child in daycare for the first time or the first few weeks back to school in the fall, commingling is one of the toughest challenges we battle when buying ...Read More