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Tips for Reducing Heat Stress in Show Cattle

Warmer temperatures are quickly approaching, and that means you should start considering how to help your cattle handle the heat. Heat stress is almost inevitable, but some management practices can be implemented to help animals better cope with rising temperatures. All mammals regulate their internal body temperature involuntarily. Heat stress occurs when the animal’s ability to self-regulate […]

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Mark That Card: Market Goats

Thank you to livestockjudging.com for providing this class and to Brandon Callis, Redlands Community College Livestock Judging Coach, for providing the official placings and reasons. To view more livestock judging classes click here. Placing: 4-2-3-1 Cuts: 3-2-6 I placed the tough class of market goats 4-2-3-1. Finding a top trio of wethers that go beyond the market basics of […]

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Science Fair Project Tracks Performance

Most fifth graders aren’t too concerned about their herds’ reproductive performance, but there is one such young man who did want to track his cows’ conception and reproduction rates. While his animal-science based science fair project was educational and enjoyable for him, it is also taking him through the ranks of competition. Andrew Brown, the […]

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