How to Set up a Show Pig Pen

Building the correct pen for your show pig is highly important in ensuring your pig is comfortable and had the necessities to perform throughout the year. In the video below, you’ll hear tips from Josh Brockman of Brockman Farms on how to set up a concrete pen. However, if you have a dirt area or […]

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What to Do at the Show

By Josh Brockman, Brockman Farms After you’ve worked all year long, regardless of species, the final touch for success comes down to making the right decisions at the show and final show day preparation. Due to the anxiety, uncertainty and added pressure of the final and crucial days of your child’s or students’ final project, […]

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How to Halter Your Show Calf

Your calf’s halter is like a steering wheel. It is a vital tool for both showing your calf and working with it every day. A properly positioned halter will allow you to safely and efficiently work with you calf. Use these tips to make haltering your show calf simple. Pick the right kind of halter You […]

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Healthy Foot Care in Swine

by Josh Brockman, Brockman Farms If you’ve hung around a show ring or spent anytime in livestock judging camps, clinics or contests, you’ve probably heard some of the following terms: “comfort,” “athletic,” “sure footed,” “when you judge them from the ground up,” the list could go on and on. To get down to it, most […]

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How to Blow Dry Your Show Calf

Hair coat and quality play a large role in making your calf stand out in the show ring. Training the hair on your calf is extremely important and requires daily work. After you’ve rinsed your calf, you’ll need to blow it dry to encourage hair growth and train the hair to work in the proper […]

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How to Rinse Your Calf

Working to ensure your calf as healthy skin and hair will make your animal appear fresher and make fitting your calf easier, helping you get ahead of the competition on show day. To accomplish this goal I suggest rinsing your calf daily. We refer to rinsing as the act of getting your calf wet and […]

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