Reducing Summer Heat Stress

Summer is right around the corner, and with summer comes heat and humidity. No matter the hours of work and preparation you’ve put into your livestock projects, heat stress is a challenge to plan for and manage. While we typically think about heat stress in extreme temperatures, the reality is that anytime the temperature exceeds […]

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Mark That Card: Bred Gilt Results

Thank you to Conner Newsom, South Plains College Livestock Judging Team Coach, for providing the officials. Placing: 1-3-2-4 Cuts: 5-3-3 I sorted the crossbred gilts 1324. Best built 1’s awesome looking and outlier for power. I’ve got her over 3 to start. Turned profile, my heads up winner’s elevation and length of hip create a more […]

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How to Effectively Control Flies Around Your Livestock

  It doesn’t matter which species of livestock you show, it seems like the smallest creatures can be the biggest nuisance. Yes, those pesky flies like to invade our barns, bite at our animals and can carry diseases. With proper prevention including good nutrition, you can inhibit those little pests from invading your space. Flies […]

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Memories are Worth More than Buckles & Banners

Coming home from livestock shows with a collection of buckles and banners is rewarding. However, for 18-year-old Logan Rosenquist those are not what has made a lasting impression on him as he rounds out his showing career. Logan said he will take three more important assets with him as he nears graduation from Wylie High […]

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New Product Helps to Build Your Own Complete Cattle Show Feed

Cattle exhibitors have trusted the Sure Champ® line of supplements for years to add vitamins, minerals and Amaferm® to their show ration. Now, cattle breeders and exhibitors have another way to incorporate Sure Champ into their feeding program by using Sure Champ® Ration Builder to help develop a complete feed for their show cattle. “We […]

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Judging Camps Build Lifelong Skills

There’s nothing like a livestock show, but someday you’ll age out of the youth programs you participate in today. However, with sharpened industry knowledge and public speaking skills, you might just be the one picking a champion on the green shavings in Louisville or Houston 20 years from now. Livestock judging, and the skills acquired […]

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