October Best of the Web

We love all the pictures, posts and comments that you share with us each month as you show your love of Sure Champ and how you #preptowin. Between Halloween, livestock shows such as American Royal, school activities and spending more time in the barn, it’s been a busy month! Check out some of our top photos […]

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In Their Showbox: The Tlach Sisters

To say Jenna and Abby Tlach know how to pack a showbox would be an understatement. This sister team from Prole, Iowa, manages showboxes for two species, cattle and pigs, as they travel to local, state and national shows each year. Thirteen-year-old Jenna says exhibiting her Maine and Chi heifers and show pigs means she […]

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10 Ideas for Using Your Livestock in Senior Photos

Fall means not only is show season firing up again, but you’ve entered your last year of high school. Your livestock have played an important part in shaping who you are. Be sure to snap a few pictures with them to celebrate senior year and the #stockshowlife. 1. Market shows over? Is the barn close […]

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Formulating a Show Heifer Ration

The nutrition team at BioZyme® regularly gets asked, “What is the perfect show heifer ration?” Truth is, there isn’t a ”perfect” show heifer ration. Determining what to feed your show heifer depends on several factors like genetics, stage of production, and even environment and geographic location. Many different combinations of ingredients can yield the same […]

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The 3 Most Important Things to Consider When Buying Livestock

Recently, I came across an online thread asking, “What are the three most important things to consider when buying livestock?” This got me thinking. Even though the person posing the question was focused on the county level, I think my advice can apply to all levels of competition. Who you are buying your livestock from. […]

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Getting Your Show Calf Off to the Right Start

Every year about this time I get a little anxious. I recall my experience as a junior, and how the old show heifers were out to pasture, curious why they didn’t get to come in the barn every day. At the same time every afternoon, the mail carrier would deliver a brand new pile of […]

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