Mark That Card: Hampshire Boar Results

Hampshire Boars Official Results Provided by, Brice Mind, Blinn College 4-2-1-3  Cuts: 4-2-5 I like the Hampshire boars 4213. There’s a boar up top who has the right kind of build with a unique look and mass to work on a multitude of sow bases. To be more specific, the stout featured, wide constructed boar feeds out of his sternum into a bold rib which is why he’s so massive up high and it’s the same story from behind. What’s more impressive is that he’s also a square built functional boar who no doubt should generate a great return on showpigs and ...Read More

Recipes From the Ranch: Holiday Side Dishes

By, Alise Nolan, The Ranch Kitchen With the holiday season almost here, the thought of just what recipe to make is always a challenge. At our house, we have our traditional holiday favorites, like my Granny’s Cornbread Dressing, along with all the many vegetables and desserts that make our holidays complete. Years ago as a young cook I wanted to impress my family with my cooking. These two recipes were easy enough for a novice like myself and turned out to be a tradition for me to bring each year. Over the years I’ve changed the original recipes to reflect our ...Read More

Today I’m Thankful For…Time Together

By, Rhonda McCurry In a season of appreciating what we have, one Kansas family says they are most thankful for the time they spend together on the show road. Bob and Tami Weaber are Wamego, Kansas show parents. Together with their three children, Maddie, Cooper and Wyatt, the family works morning and evening on their show cattle projects then hit the road to the next great show. Both Bob and Tami grew up on Hereford cattle ranches and wanted to provide the same lifestyle for their kids. Though they don’t earn a living from ranching, the Weaber’s say showing livestock ...Read More

4 Tips to Prep for NWSS

[caption id="attachment_8652" align="alignnone" width="885"] Photo Credit: National Western Stock Show[/caption] Fall show season is in full swing, and that means that we’ll be ringing in 2016 in no time. To kick it all of is the grand daddy of them all – the National Western Stock Show (NWSS). If you are exhibiting livestock in Denver this year, be sure to check out these tips to help you get prepared. Develop a Health Plan with Your Vet Livestock shows are stressful on your animals. In addition to the commingling of livestock from all over the country, the extreme temperatures and higher ...Read More

9 Ways to Fireproof Your Barn

Dry conditions are sparking wildfires across the nation reminding us all to take fire-safety seriously. There are easy precautions you can take to keep your livestock safe. Here is a handy fireproofing guide to help remind you of those often overlooked hazards. Clean up Keep your barn tidy, uncluttered and clean. Clear your barn of piles of scrap lumber, empty feed bags, gasoline cans, etc. These items may not seem like a big deal but can be easily flammable. Ban Smoking Make your barn a “no smoking” area. The tinniest ember from a cigarette can spark a fire in dry ...Read More

Junior Spotlight: Madison Fischer

Spunk and drive are two easy words that can be used to describe Madison Fischer. The nine-year old from Katy, Texas already has seven years of showing under her belt, and has already found much success. Showing cattle was a natural choice for Madison and her family, who have operated a Red Brangus seed stock operation for over 30 years. Madison first stepped into the show ring at the age of two for a peewee showmanship contest at the American Red Brangus Junior Nationals. She has come a long way since then, winning multiple shows including Junior Nationals twice. Her love of ...Read More