Three Steps from Gestation to Weaning

Time spent in the farrowing house and nursery can be stressful, time consuming and keep you up at night – literally. There are so many variables on the line that are dependent on the make or break of each litter. Ultimately, success in the farrowing house usually comes down to the sow. The driving factor […]

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Jr Spotlight: Caitlin Wesneski

Caitlin Wesneski, a high school senior from Needville, Texas, is following in her two older sisters’ footsteps, and is now an 11-year veteran of the show ring. Wesneski has successfully shown three species including pigs, steers and chickens, but her main focus is with her pigs. She recalls the year at the Houston Stock Show […]

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Mark That Card: Yearling Brahman Heifer Results

Yearling Brahman Heifers Official Results Provided by, Chris Mullinix, Kansas State University First, I’d like to thank Sure Champ for giving K-State the opportunity to evaluate this class of Brahman heifers. Also, special thanks to the V8 Ranch for supplying great pictures of an exceptional set of females. The top three heifers are pretty close, but I think […]

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Keep Your Cattle on the Go at a Show

By Josh Brockman, Brockman Farms Livestock projects are many things: fun, exciting, addicting and an enjoyable a family event. Like most any other opportunity in life they are also hard work, expensive, time consuming and competitive. Showing cattle is unique to other species because of the time they spend on feed. Whether it is heifers or […]

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Recipes from the Ranch: Cooking Combo

By, Alise Nolan, The Ranch Kitchen One pot meals in the winter are a standby for our family. I love the convenience of them and especially the cleanup. Soups, stews and big old pot of beans are favorites and recipes that can be doubled in size so that the meal can serve for more than […]

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