Sure Champ Featured Feeders Friday

Featured Feeders Friday!

Congratulations to all of our Sure Champ® customers on their recent show success! Submit your champions by visiting the champions page or filling out the form at the bottom of the page.   “We used Sure Champ® Climate Control paste for the first time at the 2017 National Western Stock Show and had great results. […]

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Growing Healthy Hair for Summer Shows

With Spring-like temperatures sweeping across much of the country, it is time to make sure you are already working with your show cattle to get rid of their winter hair coat, and make sure that a new healthy hair coat is growing and will be ready for late spring and summer shows. Exhibitors should get […]

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Little Differences Set Apart Top Showmen

Showmanship is the exhibitor’s time to shine. Yes, you might have the best barrow or gilt you’ve ever had in the barn, but perhaps your pig isn’t this weekend’s judge’s “type.” Showmanship allows the exhibitor to showcase his or her skills in getting a pig presented to accentuate its best traits. Doug Albright, Coldwater, Michigan, […]

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How to Clip the Head, Ears and Underline of Your Show Pig

Proper nutrition, hair and skin care and exercise are important to getting your show pig prospect ready for the next show. But don’t forget about clipping your pig. Clipping your pig can change the pig’s appearance and accentuate its muscularity, leanness and balance. Once you clip the body of your show pig next you need […]

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How the VFD Affects Livestock Exhibitors

VFD. Have you heard this term yet? VFD stands for the Veterinary Feed Directive and it is going to have a big impact on how you feed your show animals in 2017. Beginning January 1, 2017 the use of medically important antibiotics in feed or water will fall under the supervision of licensed veterinarians. In […]

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The 3 Most Important Things to Consider When Buying Livestock

Recently, I came across an online thread asking, “What are the three most important things to consider when buying livestock?” This got me thinking. Even though the person posing the question was focused on the county level, I think my advice can apply to all levels of competition. Who you are buying your livestock from. […]

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