Hogs Raise Kids

By, Allie Doise Over 1,000 exhibitors gathered at the Lamar Dixon Exposition Center the last weekend in February for the annual LSU State Livestock Show. As usual, the barn was full of more than just showmen. It was full of families; dads, moms, sisters, brothers, grandparents, cousins, etc. In the swine barn, there was a […]

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Health Protocols for Newborn Calves

Calving season is here for many producers, and right around the corner for others. Now is the time to begin thinking about health protocols for newborn calves. This is a stressful period in a young calf’s life, and by ensuring they receive the proper nutrition, vitamins and minerals, you can make sure calves are off […]

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Mark that Card: Market Gilt Class Results

Market Gilts Official Results Provided by, Brice Mund, Blinn Community College 1-2-3-4   Cuts: 3-5-3 I like the market hogs 1234. Quickly finding a top pair of carcass driven gilts to sort up it was 1’s ability to combine her terminal value with a productive look and functional skeleton that allowed her to win. Not only […]

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Find Me the Money

By, Christy Lee Couch, Excerpt from DRIVE magazine article Sale day at the livestock show. It’s a day full of emotions – nervousness about letting go of an animal who’s become a pal; excitement about reaching the pinnacle of a show season; and anticipation about the selling price, the reward for months of hard work […]

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Skin Care…For Your Steer

By, Marissa Drager, Drager Cattle Texas Majors season is in full swing, and by now most Houston aged steers have been slicked. While some think that means shorter days in the barn, the youth that are dedicated to presenting their projects at their best are still hard at it, working skin rather than hair. In […]

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When Passion Meets Opportunity: Hummel Livestock

By: Mollie Lastovica Success is not born overnight, but with the right combination of passion, persistence and will to win, it is achievable. Few understand this as well as Dale Hummel who has worked diligently with his family to create one of the top wether goat programs in the nation. Growing up in the stock […]

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