Plan Ahead When Hauling Livestock in Adverse Weather

Wouldn’t it be nice if every livestock show was just a short drive from home? And wouldn’t it be even more ideal if we could haul our livestock in 55-degree weather with no humidity, no storms, and dry, clear roads? Unfortunately, there is no “utopia” for hauling livestock to shows, even if you live 20 […]

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Be Thankful for Something

“Thank you, God, for food so good; help us do the things we should. Aaaaaaa-Men.” This might seem like the simplest prayer you’ve read, but in our household, it is recited almost nightly. It is the one our then-2-year-old daughter learned at daycare, and it is one she actually taught her dad and me. I […]

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Mark That Card: Ewe Lambs

Thank you Connors State College Livestock Judging Team, Warner OK for providing placings and officials for this class. Placing: 4312 Cuts: 353 I like the wether dams 4312 It’s exciting to see the blend of power and pattern that comes with 4 she’s so unique in the front third of his skeleton yet draws back […]

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Thanksgiving: Rooted in Agriculture, Family, Tradition

In today’s fast-paced world filled with busy schedules, it sometimes seems like it takes extra effort to gather with friends and family for a day of rest and reflection. However, nestled between the costumes and candy of Halloween and the bright bows and lights of Christmas, most people find one Thursday in November to sit […]

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Stock Show Christmas Wish List

It seems like marketers and retailers start promoting the holidays earlier and earlier each year. In some stores, you can do your school supply shopping, buy your Halloween costume and deck your halls with new Christmas garland all in the summer heat of August. But, for those of you looking for something extra special for […]

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Increasing Energy with Fat is Balancing Act

Balancing your rations for your show livestock projects takes practice and a knowledge of what feedstuffs impact the animals in different ways. You want your calf, lamb, goat or pig to grow, develop lean muscle shape and stay structurally sound all while staying on feed from the time you get your project until they reach […]

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