Cattle Nutrition 101

When should I feed my animal? Consistency is key when feeding both steers and heifers. Typically, you feed morning and night and want close to 12 hours between those feedings. Hot weather during the summer can decrease appetite, so it is beneficial to feed early in the morning and later in the evening. Make sure […]

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How to Handle Your Show Stock in Summer Heat

Summer heat can be tough on show livestock – or any livestock for that matter. Heat stress causes increased respiration rate, suppressed appetite, fatigue and dehydration, all signs of a lowered immune response. When we think about these traits and the way they impact production, it becomes very evident that the strenuous expectations we put […]

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How to Prepare for a Fun Junior National

Junior nationals are the summer highlight for many livestock exhibitors. It doesn’t matter the species or breed, these week-long events allow young people and their families to travel to a destination to show their livestock, participate in educational contests, discover new sites and make lasting memories with lifelong friends. A week-long event, often hundreds of […]

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Mark That Card: Angus Heifers

Thank you to Jessica Judge, new Sure Champ intern and National Champion Livestock Judging Team member at Oklahoma State University, for providing the officials and reasons for this class. Placing: 1-4-2-3 Cuts: 3-4-2   I like the Angus Heifers 1423. One look from the side and 1’s got the most intriguing pieces to tie to. […]

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Pastes Offer Quick Relief to Stressed Show Livestock

Spring and summer livestock shows are about to be in full-swing. It doesn’t matter which species you show or how good of a nutrition and health protocol you follow, you are bound to have an animal go off feed and water or get sick traveling to and from these shows. That’s why BioZyme® Inc., has […]

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How to Get Lambs Ready for the Show Ring

Spring lamb jackpot shows are right around the corner. By now, most young people should have their lambs purchased and on a good nutrition program to ensure the lambs are healthy and growing. But what about getting them ready for their first show and each show after that? Charlie Hild, part owner of Hild Bros […]

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