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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5 Ways I Still Use Livestock Judging in My Career

by Tim Hammerich, AgGrad When I was a nine year old 4-H member my dad convinced me that I needed to learn how to judge livestock. He seemed convinced it was my only chance of playing a college “sport”. Turns out he was right, but what I got out of livestock judging was so much more than that. […]

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Dealing with Bloat in Show Cattle

Bloat in show cattle is one of the worst things to deal with. When cattle bloat it causes reductions in feed intake, slowed weight gain and in the worst-case situation, even death. When you are dealing with a chronic bloater, be sure to consult your veterinarian, the breeder that you bought your animal from and/or […]

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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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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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Top Sure Champ Posts of 2016

Another year has come to an end. In 2016 we covered everything from livestock judging classes to nutrition tips, how to videos and posts and stock show senior and wedding pictures. We’ve rounded up your favorite posts from 2016, and can’t wait to share more with you in 2017. Here is our list of your favorite […]

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