Three Steps from Gestation to Weaning

Time spent in the farrowing house and nursery can be stressful, time consuming and keep you up at night – literally. There are so many variables on the line that are dependent on the make or break of each litter. Ultimately, success in the farrowing house usually comes down to the sow. The driving factor […]

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Preparing Livestock for the Show: Weight Management

By Josh Brockman, Brockman Farms What’s the right thing to do? That’s a question I ask myself for every situation when it comes to livestock, but it’s especially true when it comes to feeding and preparing for a show from a weight standpoint. The first and most important factor to consider is to “Get a Plan” and […]

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Proactive Approach to Pig Health

by Jason Lackey, Sure Champ Pig Specialist and Lackey Livestock Feeding pigs can become a complicated, often frustrating, process with all of the feed and supplement options available – but it shouldn’t be. One of the things I was taught at a young age was that when feeding livestock of any specie, you should keep […]

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4 Tips on Improving Water Quality for Show Animals

As things are heating up across the country both in terms of temperature and competition in the show ring, water is something that we all need to be paying attention to. To have truly productive animals we need to ensure that they have good quality drinking water. In our Make Your Own Luck Clinics we […]

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5 Ways to Maintain Appetite

A good appetite is a sign of a healthy animal, but can sometimes be hard to maintain, especially in the summer months. Here are 5 quick tips for promoting a steady appetite in your livestock. Clean Water: Water is one of the most important nutrients for your livestock and often one of the most overlooked. […]

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4 Ways to Successfully Commingle Pigs

By Jason Lackey, Lackey Livestock As the summer continues to fly by, it is quickly approaching that time when the search will begin for your next champion. As the costs to feed and purchase a project continue to increase, the importance and peace of mind of having a healthy pig that grows fast and efficiently is […]

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