Preparing Livestock for the Show: Weight Management

By Josh Brockman, Brockman Farms What’s the right thing to do? That’s a question I ask myself for every situation when it comes to livestock, but it’s especially true when it comes to feeding and preparing for a show from a weight standpoint. The first and most important factor to consider is to “Get a Plan” and […]

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Giving Kids Responsibility Through Livestock

Who says showing livestock teaches responsibility? Well, most everyone does. Moms, dads, grandparents and ag teachers all share the sentiment that taking care of animals and exhibiting them in the ring is an exceptionally educational experience. What follows, either selling the animal for harvest or breeding them to produce another champion, is also a tremendous […]

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Sure Champ Welcomes Josh Brockman

One word that best describes how you work: Constantly Most memorable show win: All of them are truly memorable for me, but the Champion York barrow in San Antonio in 2012 always sticks in my mind. It was one of the first major breeds I had won myself/as an ag teacher at that point in […]

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Pie Fundraiser Aims for Christmas Spirit

For four years, the Owasso FFA Chapter in Oklahoma has raised money for its local community at Christmas time. But this year, it cost their officer team a pie in the face, literally. As part a of local campaign called HUGS, which stands for Hats Underwear Gloves and Socks, the Owasso High School was encouraged […]

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Mark that Card: Breeding Does

Breeding Does Official Results Provided by, Brittany Smith, Frank Phillips College 2-3-4-1  Cuts: 3-3-4 My preferred alignment of the Breeding Does is 2-3-4-1.  I found a place to begin in the 2 Doe, she best combines an attractive look on the profile with her productive high volume body type, and I can see her generating successful show-ring bound […]

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College Debt Profiles

Going to college is an awesome responsibility. It’s also a privilege. Kids growing up in the agriculture and livestock world have great opportunities to earn scholarship money and save money from show premiums, but the cost of higher education requires many to take out student loans. Here are profiles of two women who paid for […]

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