Frenship FFA Shows Livestock on a Large Scale to Gain Big Life Lessons

When Frenship FFA students decide to show livestock they go all in. Not just with the right kind of nutrition and training, but with a barn full of quality livestock and even higher quality students who work to make the chapter successful. Frenship FFA advisor Meredith Couts says the chapter, located near Lubbock, Texas, shows […]

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Mark That Card: Breeding Heifer Results

Breeding Heifer Official Results Provided by, Coach John DeClerck, Texas Tech University 1-4-2-3 Cuts: 3-3-5 I ranked the breeding heifers 1423. I think the top is close since both heifers have plenty of mass and quality, but for the long haul I like 1’s look. The refine, teated heifer is not only more appropriate in her maturity pattern, but […]

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How Much Should I Feed My Pig?

by Josh Brockman, Brockman Farms How much should I feed my pig? One of the most frequent questions I’m asked from new feeders, and even a lot of experienced feeders is, “How much should my pig be eating?” And for good reason. The two most important parts of your pigs’ nutrition is the proper type […]

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Showmanship Outtakes

No matter how hard you work in the barn, one part of showmanship that will often trip you up are the questions asked by the judge. When put on the spot, kids, especially the younger ones, can sometimes give creative if not humorous answers. Here are some of the better showmanship outtakes that were shared with […]

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How to Read Pig Ear Notches

Most show pigs are individually identified using a universal system known as ear notching. Learning to read ear notches is a valuable tool, not only for identifying animals but because reading ear notches is a very common showmanship question. Ear notches may look complicated but if you can add, reading ear notches is simple. Once […]

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Taking the Top Prize on How to Organize

Kamlynn Thomas admits to being a little bit OCD. Her show box is a testament to that. Thomas likes things in order because it helps her focus on show day. This 16-year-old swine showman from Jacksboro, Texas, takes pigs to jackpot shows and every Texas major possible. She’s been showing since age three and has […]

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