5 Tips to Achieve Healthy Hair in the Summer

It is NO secret. It is A LOT more fun to work on achieving a healthy hair coat in the winter and early spring. Outside temperatures are cooler, cattle are shaggy, and they are naturally growing plenty of hair on their own. But growing hair for the summer is a different story. You go out […]

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Mark that Card: Charolais heifers

Thank you Butler Community College Livestock Judging Team for providing placings and officials for this class. Placing: 3-4-1-2 Cuts: 2-5-3 I like the Charolais heifer calves 3-4-1-2. Elite quality is evident amongst the top pair of heifers, still I prefer 3 to sort past 4. The up headed heifer’s head shape, length and extension up […]

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Summer Opportunities

Summertime means warm sunny days, late nights in the barn preparing for summer shows and for many, no school. Yet even if you aren’t in the classroom every day, there are still chances to learn and grow as individuals. Summer is the perfect time to look for opportunities, whether it be a summer job, an […]

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How to Care for your Animals’ Feet

Good stockmen (and women) know that to properly evaluate any animal, you need to start at the ground up. The fundamentals of livestock eval acknowledge if an animal – regardless of specie – isn’t sound on its feet and legs, it is going to have further structural issues and therefore not be competitive in the […]

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The Basics of Biotin

Biotin. We hear a lot about it when it comes to hair and hoof growth. But what is biotin and how does it work? Also known as Vitamin B7 or Vitamin H (for hair), biotin is responsible for the synthesis of keratin, a hard, structural protein essential for hair and hoof production. The body needs […]

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The Ingredients in your Feed Pan Maximize Genetic Potential

Feeding our show livestock projects becomes second nature as soon as we get those animals home and in our own barn. We know they need to be fed twice a day, 12 hours apart, and most importantly, they need a constant supply of fresh, clean cool water. However, the ingredients in the feed pan all […]

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