Jr. Spotlight: Vivienne Hasenbeck

Vivienne Hasenbeck is an impressive, young lady with an extensive resume and big dreams. She is a senior at Elgin High School and is currently running for State FFA Officer in Oklahoma and preparing for a new adventure as a freshman at Oklahoma State University. Thanks to encouragement from her Grandma Jo, Vivienne has developed a passion for music and has been a member of the State FFA Chorus for the past three years. When listening to her talk with such passion about her involvement in FFA, music and showing livestock it is obvious that there is one thing that ...Read More

Four Easy Steps to Effective Selection at a Live Sale

#1 Do Your Homework Prior to the Sale Most breeders go to the extent of organizing a catalog for review prior to the sale. These catalogs contain pertinent information about breed, date of birth, pedigrees and EPDs. If this is your first time to purchase from a particular breeder, make a phone call well before the sale to introduce yourself, ask questions and get to know them. Reviewing the catalog and having specific questions will help the breeder understand what you’re looking for and help them steer you in the right direction. It is through this call you will get ...Read More

Getting Fit in the Barn

By, Mindy Ward, Excerpt from DRIVE Magazine Article Who needs a fancy gym and monthly membership fee when you have the luxury of barn time and chores at your fingertips? Getting in a substantial amount of calorie-burning, muscle-building exercises is simple when you have calves to blow/brush, pigs to walk, and sheep and goats to work. Indeed, some of the fittest people around are young livestock enthusiasts. Mindy Ward, fitness guru, helps us break down the calories burned in some day-to-day chores. Assumptions: Height - 5'8" Weight - 150 lbs. *smaller frame/weight will burn slightly fewer calories while a larger ...Read More

Recipes From the Ranch: Fresh From the Garden

By, Alise Nolan, The Ranch Kitchen On our ranch the grass is finally turning green, baby Hereford calves are jumping through the red clover and my husband and my thoughts turn to our garden and weekends camping at the lake. Each year we plant a garden that is entirely too big for our family of five. However, the leftover abundance is always gratefully shared with our family and friends or put up for the long fall and winter to come. Our favorite vegetables are, of course, our tomatoes. Just the thought of them now makes my mouth water with anticipation. ...Read More

Promposals Stock Show Style!

Prom season is upon us, so we asked our fans to share their "promposal" stories for a chance to be featured on our blog. After reading through all of the amazing stories, we were so impressed with the creativity and the dedication to the #stockshowlife! Here are just a few of our favorites: [caption id="attachment_7480" align="alignleft" width="300"] Anna Junck: Got myself an amazing prom date and spent Valentine's Day doing what we love![/caption] [caption id="attachment_7483" align="alignleft" width="300"] Gabrielle Virdin: My best friend and Boyfriend teamed up to completely surprise me[/caption] [caption id="attachment_7482" align="alignleft" width="300"] Katiejo Warneke: My boyfriend was slick sheering ...Read More

Improve the Way You Creep Feed

Now is the time to begin thinking about your creep feed rations. Creep feed allows producers to efficiently put weight on young calves, as small calves are very efficient at converting feed to gain. Also, as calves pass the 90-120 day mark they begin to need additional supplementation as the lactating beef cow is only providing 50% of the daily nutrition that the calf needs. Ideally, lush pastures would provide the additional nutrition however lack of pasture due to challenging weather or acreage constraints can limit this. At BioZyme® we offer three different products that can be incorporated with feedstuffs ...Read More