Sheep Nutrition 101

Q&A with Nick Warntjes, Associated Feed and Supply What makes up a ‘balanced’ feed ration? A balanced feed ration supplies the proper amounts and proportions of nutrients needed for a specific purpose or stage of an animal’s life. While a show lamb diet might have different specs than a lactating ewe ration, all diets should […]

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Show Pig Nutrition 101

Ben Bobell, Bobell Farms, Lincoln, Ill. What are the most important nutrients in a show pig ration? Protein and Lysine are the building blocks for muscle development and skeletal growth. Fat is necessary for calories and overall growth and fleshing, and vitamins and minerals are needed for basic development of the pig.   How does […]

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Goat Nutrition 101

What ingredients make a “balanced feed ration” for my show goats? There are lots of ingredients that can make up a balanced feed ration. Perhaps what is more important than the types of ingredients, is the nutrient composition of the “balanced” feed ration. The nutrient composition consists of certain amounts of protein, energy, vitamins and […]

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Cattle Nutrition 101

When should I feed my animal? Consistency is key when feeding both steers and heifers. Typically, you feed morning and night and want close to 12 hours between those feedings. Hot weather during the summer can decrease appetite, so it is beneficial to feed early in the morning and later in the evening. Make sure […]

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Receiving Show Pigs: Getting Off to the Right Start

Getting your show pig off to a good start is one of the most important aspects for feeders to consider. The “receiving” phase is one of the most stressful times in a show pig’s life, so steps need to be taken to ensure the transition from the breeder’s farm to your barn is as easy […]

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How to Feed the Sure Champ® Product Line for Winning Results

We’ve made some great enhancements and additions to the Sure Champ® product line this spring. And with the recent changes and improvements to the Sure Champ® line of livestock supplements, we want our feeders and exhibitors to feed with confidence and get the most benefit from using these products. All Sure Champ products contain Amaferm®, […]

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