Getting Your Show Calf Off to the Right Start

  Every year about this time I get a little anxious. I recall my experience as a junior, and how the old show heifers were out to pasture, curious why they didn’t get to come in the barn every day. At the same time every afternoon, the mail carrier would deliver a brand new pile […]

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5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of National FFA Convention

Being a state FFA officer is like having a full-time job. The reward, however, comes not in the form of a paycheck but rather in the tremendous feeling of goodwill and the exceptional connections made with people passionate about agriculture. Stetson Ellingson takes his state FFA officer job seriously. He currently serves as vice president […]

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How to Set up a Show Pig Pen

Building the correct pen for your show pig is highly important in ensuring your pig is comfortable and had the necessities to perform throughout the year. In the video below, you’ll hear tips from Josh Brockman of Brockman Farms on how to set up a concrete pen. However, if you have a dirt area or […]

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September Best of the Web

If you’ve been following the Sure Champ blog for a few years now, you might remember that we used to post monthly best of the web blog posts with pictures that we received on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. We’re excited to announce that it’s back! September brought a ton of great photos from our customers […]

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Managing Show Goats Growth is Better Than Holding

You’ve dedicated a lot of time and effort with your show goat project – feeding, grooming and exercising it. You are 30 days from the show – and when your goat steps on the scale, you realize he’s a little further ahead of your goal. A month until the show is a long time, so […]

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Perseverance Pays Off

The perfect day for Burk Van Horn would be winning a wrestling match followed by winning a cattle show. When he has to choose between his favorite activities, the decision is not made lightly. The 18-year-old Franklin Community High School senior from Morgantown, Indiana manages his time in order to balance his show cattle and […]

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