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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5 Ways to Maintain Appetite in Show Cattle

A good appetite is a sign of a healthy animal, however stress, weather changes and a variety of other factors can quickly affect intake. For those customers in the southern states that are entering the last curve before county fairs and the Texas majors, now is the time to ensure appetite is maintained. Stay Consistent […]

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Tips for Bedding Your Stock Trailer

You’ve spent countless hours in the barn. You’ve managed the nutrition of your show string, grown and worked hair and now you are ready to hit the winter shows. The work you’ve put in at the barn is important, but so is transporting your cattle to the show so they are safe and comfortable. Billy […]

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