2016 Sure Champ Summer Internship Opportunities

BioZyme Inc.®, maker of VitaFerm® and Sure Champ®, is offering two paid summer 2016 internships. Each internship will provide the selected candidate with a variety of experiences related to the livestock nutrition business, in both an office and field setting. VitaFerm Sure Champ Public Relations Internship This internship will offer incoming college juniors and seniors the opportunity to promote Sure Champ’s brand through our junior national sponsorships, social media, video production and photography. Applicants must be an agriculture major; agricultural communications majors will be given preference. Strong writing and communications skills, the ability to work under pressure and attention to ...Read More

Keep Your Cattle on the Go at a Show

By Josh Brockman, Show Products Marketing & Growth Coordinator Livestock projects are many things: fun, exciting, addicting and an enjoyable a family event. Like most any other opportunity in life they are also hard work, expensive, time consuming and competitive. Showing cattle is unique to other species because of the time they spend on feed. Whether it is heifers or steers, an exhibitor typically has this project on feed for a minimum of 10 months before reaching their end point show, and longer if it is a breeding heifer. There is nothing more frustrating than fighting battles at home for ...Read More

Recipes from the Ranch: Cooking Combo

By, Alise Nolan, The Ranch Kitchen One pot meals in the winter are a standby for our family. I love the convenience of them and especially the cleanup. Soups, stews and big old pot of beans are favorites and recipes that can be doubled in size so that the meal can serve for more than one night. One such main dish that my mom always served while I was growing up were her Cowboy Beans. She would usually cook them all afternoon to have on Sunday night from a pot of pintos beans that had soaked the night before. My ...Read More

Showing Livestock Teaches Healthy Competition

You enter the show ring. Your heart beats faster, and your palms become sweaty. There is a hush as the judge places the class, and you feel the pressure of all your hard work and preparation mount. You will either experience a natural high by placing at the top of the class, or the feel like the wind has been let out of your sails if you are at the bottom. Show ring competition provides a gamut of emotions to many exhibitors. The emotional investment in your performance might affect the rest of your day. But is this healthy? Does ...Read More

Jr Spotlight: The Koy Sisters

Kali and Kassi Koy are more than sisters who show livestock together. They are a team, a partnership, that is unwavering and dedicated more than any story could tell. The girls are high school students from Willis, Texas. Together they show heifers, steers and market hogs, and they do it because they absolutely love it. Their passion for showing can be attributed to the fact they have always been around show animals. Their uncle was an ag teacher who retired when Kali was born. The family barn was perfectly set up for show animals so it was natural that Kali ...Read More

Valentine’s Day Stock Show Life Coloring Contest

Do you have a budding artist in your family? Or, maybe you love to pick up the crayons. We've got the perfect winter activity for you and your friends. Simply download one of our four Valentine's Day Stock Show Life Coloring Contest designs and put the crayons to work. Or, feel free to do a little digital coloring! Show Heifer Love Hogs and Kisses Grand Champion Valentine I've Got My Eyes on Ewe Steps to enter the contest: Email a photo of your finished design to champ@biozymeinc.com OR load it to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #livestocklove by February 10th. ...Read More

Setting Goals and Chasing Them

It’s a new year and a new show season for many young 4-H and FFA members. When young people select and purchase their new show animals there is always a goal in mind. Perhaps it’s a dream to be in the grand drive, make the sale at a major show or win showmanship at your county fair or state show. Regardless, the goals of each young person are significant and need to be realized. When goals are met, young showmen can close the chapter and set new goals, just in time for the next show season. This year we will feature three ...Read More