Making the Transition: Preparing Your Gilt to Be a Productive Sow

Any exhibitor of any species is going to maximize the animal’s true genetics to make it look its very best in the show ring. This includes feeding and exercising, conditioning the skin and hair and making sure that the animal looks spot-on each time it walks into the show ring. But, have you given thought […]

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The Importance of Weighing Your Feed

You’ve probably heard it a time or two, but doing the simple things right is the fastest way to reach your goal. A lot of decisions go into what you are going to feed your show animals. So, when you dump that bucket of feed into the pan or trough morning and night, you want […]

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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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Receiving Show Pigs: Getting off to the Right Start

by Josh Brockman,Brockman Farms Getting your show pig off to a good start is one of the most important aspects for feeders to consider. We call this phase of the project the “receiving” phase. This is one of the most stressful times in a show pig’s life and steps need to be taken to ensure […]

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How Much Should I Feed My Pig?

by Josh Brockman, Brockman Farms How much should I feed my pig? One of the most frequent questions I’m asked from new feeders, and even a lot of experienced feeders is, “How much should my pig be eating?” And for good reason. The two most important parts of your pigs’ nutrition is the proper type […]

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Introducing Sure Champ Spark

Over the past few months we’ve been working on a product that we feel can take your livestock projects to the next level. Sure Champ pellets have been around for 20-plus years. In that time, we have proven that Sure Champ is not just another show supplement. Our company, BioZyme, prides itself on creating research-proven […]

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