Sure Champ Climate Control: Heat Control Paste

Heat stress is a concern of all serious showman in their quest to #preptowin. Whether your set-up at home is a simple set of fans, a mister system or a cooler room, it doesn’t take long for livestock to feel the impact of heat stress when they are removed from the comforts of a temperature-controlled […]

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Little Differences Set Apart Top Showmen

Showmanship is the exhibitor’s time to shine. Yes, you might have the best barrow or gilt you’ve ever had in the barn, but perhaps your pig isn’t this weekend’s judge’s “type.” Showmanship allows the exhibitor to showcase his or her skills in getting a pig presented to accentuate its best traits. Doug Albright, Coldwater, Michigan, […]

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Tips For Getting Your Show Heifer Bred

You’ve begged and pleaded with your parents. You’ve shown several market steers, and now you want a show heifer. She will be an investment, and you will have a foundation for your very own cow herd. But do you know the steps to transition her from pampered Pollyanna to a progressive, progeny producing female? Kevin […]

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Cattle Nutrition 101

When should you feed your animal? Consistency is key when feeding both steers and heifers. Typically, you will feed morning and night and want 12 hours between those feedings. During the summer hot weather can decrease appetite, so it is beneficial to feed early in the morning and late at night. Make sure you clean […]

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Mark that Card: Whether Dams

Thank you to Nolan Hildebrand, Connors State College Livestock Judging Coach, for providing the official placings and reasons for this class of wether dams. Thank you to Hobbs Show Lambs and Morgan Meisenheimer for providing the pictures. To view more livestock judging classes click here. I like the wether dams 1324. The overwhelming stoutness and power the white muzzled ewe […]

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In Their Show Box: Lexie Gibson

Lexie Gibson knows about working and spending countless hours in the barn. She has worked with her family to make breeding decisions over the years, and those decisions coupled with her dedication and endless effort made the Dixie National in Jackson, Mississippi, a supreme event for Lexie. The 17-year-old from Newton, Mississippi, said this was […]

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