Spick and Span :: Disinfect your Barn for Preventative Maintenance

Livestock exhibitors across much of the country have just wrapped up another year with their livestock projects, while in other regions young exhibitors are just thinking about buying their next set of animals for winter shows. Before you introduce any new livestock into your barn, make sure you have properly cleaned and disinfected it to […]

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Brothers use Fair Proceeds to Give Back to Boy Fighting Batten Disease

“To make the best better” is the long-time motto that young people enrolled in 4-H clubs across America have been reciting for generations. And in Rock County, Wisconsin, at the recent 4-H livestock sale, two brothers decided to contribute some of their sale proceeds from their livestock projects to help find a cure for their […]

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Science Fair Project Tracks Performance

Most fifth graders aren’t too concerned about their herds’ reproductive performance, but there is one such young man who did want to track his cows’ conception and reproduction rates. While his animal-science based science fair project was educational and enjoyable for him, it is also taking him through the ranks of competition. Andrew Brown, the […]

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In Their Show Box: Kayden Tanner

Some exhibitors have a lucky show stick, good luck show shirt or special lucky halter for their heifer. Others don’t leave home without their lucky comb or brush. But for 15-year-old Kayden Tanner, he says his luck comes in the form of hard work and guidance from above. “I don’t believe in luck. The harder […]

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In Their Show Box: Lexie Gibson

Lexie Gibson knows about working and spending countless hours in the barn. She has worked with her family to make breeding decisions over the years, and those decisions coupled with her dedication and endless effort made the Dixie National in Jackson, Mississippi, a supreme event for Lexie. The 17-year-old from Newton, Mississippi, said this was […]

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In Their Show Box: Mackenzie Malson

Mackenzie Malson has already kicked off 2017 trying new things. The 13-year-old from Parma, Idaho, recently exhibited at her first National Western Stock Show, a show her mom, Maggie said Mackenzie has not attended since she was two. “It’s a cool show with a lot of history, and I love history,” Mackenzie said with her […]

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