How the VFD Affects Livestock Exhibitors

VFD. Have you heard this term yet? VFD stands for the Veterinary Feed Directive and it is going to have a big impact on how you feed your show animals in 2017. Beginning January 1, 2017 the use of medically important antibiotics in feed or water will fall under the supervision of licensed veterinarians. In […]

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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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