Recipes From the Ranch: Creep Feed for the Kids

By, Alise Nolan, The Ranch Kitchen Before we know it summer show season will be here and families will head out for maybe their only family vacation or ‘cowcation’ as we’ve started to call it. Whether your family is headed out to your state, regional or junior nationals this summer, we know both parents and […]

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Women Who Make It Work

By, Mollie Lastovica There’s nothing quite like motherhood. No matter the lady, moms just have a tendency to double as heroes – balancing everything perfectly to keep their families on track daily without skipping a beat. Stock show moms are in a class of their own, not only managing day-to-day routines, chores and activities, but […]

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Do I Need to Feed Salt to My Cattle?

Our VitaFerm mineral labels often say in the feeding instructions to offer additional salt. Beef cattle do have a requirement for salt and in most of the formulations we strive to meet the basic need. However, not all of the products contain salt and with those products producers should always feed additional salt. Examples include our […]

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Grass Tetany Awareness and Prevention

Following a rough, cold winter, it seems that spring is finally arriving. Temperatures are on the rise, many parts of the country are finally beginning to receive rain, and pastures are beginning to green. For most of us this is a welcomed event that leads to less time in the calving barn, reduced time feeding […]

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Asking Questions Doesn’t Make You a Fool…

By, Jackie Lackey The Chinese Proverb reads, “He who asks a questions remains a fool for five minutes. He who does not ask remains a fool forever.” This concept, however, can be difficult for a generation who has been rewarded for answering questions correctly rather than asking the right questions (thank you standardized testing). It’s […]

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Mark That Card: Breeding Ewe Class Results

Breeding Ewes Official Results Provided by, Ben Williams, Hutchinson Community College 1-3-4-2   Cuts: 2-2-5 My ranking of the wether dams is 1342. I initially find a challenging, yet incredibly high quality trio of sheep with unique production strengths. Ultimately, I land on the overwhelming presence and look of 1 to win. The sheep who is the […]

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