How to Maximize the Space in your Trailer

Packing a trailer for a show can feel like a life-size version of Tetris. You have a limited amount of space with a long list of show supplies, equipment and feed that you and your livestock will need when you reach your destination. It doesn’t take a high-level engineering class to figure out how to […]

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Tips to Successfully Break your Show Pigs

It’s no secret that once you get your new show prospects home your young exhibitors are anxious to get to the barn, get acquainted and get them show broke. However, with anything worth doing, there is a process that needs to be followed, and when working with little show pig projects, patience and consistency is […]

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Ag Teacher Gives Advice on Commingling Show Prospects

For some people, getting new livestock show prospects is similar to seeing what is under the tree on Christmas morning. Families, students, advisors and teachers can and do spend countless hours studying young animals before deciding which ones to bring home to feed out for their respective show seasons. And then, they get them to […]

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How to Effectively Control Flies Around Your Livestock

  It doesn’t matter which species of livestock you show, it seems like the smallest creatures can be the biggest nuisance. Yes, those pesky flies like to invade our barns, bite at our animals and can carry diseases. With proper prevention including good nutrition, you can inhibit those little pests from invading your space. Flies […]

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Getting and Keeping Show Animals White

As a former exhibitor of Hereford cattle, I have many fond (or not so fond) memories of my dad coaching me on “washing white.” And as a 10-year-old girl, what I thought was white enough never was quite good enough for Dad. No matter what species you show, keeping show animals white and bright is […]

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How to Clip the Head, Ears and Underline of Your Show Pig

Proper nutrition, hair and skin care and exercise are important to getting your show pig prospect ready for the next show. But don’t forget about clipping your pig. Clipping your pig can change the pig’s appearance and accentuate its muscularity, leanness and balance. Once you clip the body of your show pig next you need […]

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