Boost Your Odds: Prepare Like a Champion for NWSS

By Jason Lackey, Sure Champ Swine Specialist For many, late December means vacation, Christmas presents, and eating more food than you need. However, the stock show community sees it much differently and starts to hit a different gear when thinking about their livestock projects and the preparation that they’ll need to get them ready for January shows. Specifically, Denver is starting to get on everyone’s mind. As one of the most competitive livestock shows in the country, there is no time for slacking off between now and show time in the Rocky Mountains. Here are a few quick things that you need to be ...Read More

Cattle Turned Camera Career Part 2

Recently, we highlighted Kirbe Schnoor and her path to becoming involved with Superior Livestock and their televisions shows. Now we highlight Paige Wallace in part two of our Cattle Turned Camera Series. Paige Wallace says she would not have focused on television and video work as a career except that she was specifically encouraged to do so. During her term as Miss American Angus, Wallace, a Missouri native, was asked to stand in during an interview with an Angus Foundation donor. Eric Grant, director of communications and public relations for the American Angus Association, recorded the interview and afterward approached ...Read More

Cattle Turned Camera Career Part 1

Or how about cattle, video, career. The opportunities for young people who show livestock are vast but lately a couple of them have taken on a very eye-appealing job in the ag world. Kirbe Schnoor grew up in California and showed Angus cattle and steers. Today, she works as a TV host for Superior Productions, which has shows on RFD-TV and she serves as host of Superior Sunrise. The dream job Schnoor has now was not laid out for her. She actually applied for a position with a magazine in Texas and on her way to interview she called on ...Read More

Make the Most of Winter Break

You passed finals! Time to kick back, relax and enjoy your family and friends over winter break, right? Of course, we suggest making the most of time with loved ones and time spent in the barn, but winter break is a long stretch of time. Why not fit in a few projects that will give you a leg up on your peers when you return to school. There is no time like now to begin thinking about the future. Scholarship deadlines will be quickly approaching and internship applications need to be submitted. Are you thinking about whether or not you’ll ...Read More

Don’t Fear The Fleece :: Wool Judging Tips

by Aaron Jennings, Wool Judging Coach at Texas Tech University The collegiate wool judging season will kick off in January with the National Western Stock Show Wool Judging Contest. This is a contest steeped in tradition and a key facet of the national championship. The season will continue with contests at San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo as well as Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.  Ultimately, the national championship will be determined at Houston. The collegiate judging opportunity is unique and will refine public speaking skills, decision making and time management. Quick  Tips! ...for the grading rail Grade – determined by the individual ...Read More

2015 Summer Internship Opportunities

BioZyme Inc.®, maker of VitaFerm® and Sure Champ®, is offering two paid summer 2015 internships. Each internship will provide the selected candidate with a variety of experiences related to the livestock nutrition business, in both an office and field setting. VitaFerm Sure Champ Public Relations Internship This internship will offer incoming college juniors and seniors the opportunity to promote Sure Champ’s brand through our junior national sponsorships, social media, video production and photography. Applicants must be an agriculture major; agricultural communications majors will be given preference. Strong writing and communications skills, the ability to work under pressure and attention to ...Read More