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Show moms from the show cattle industry share tips about everything you should know about feeding, show supplies, at the home, and at the show for beginners.

Show Mom Perspective: Simplicity is Key for Equipping New Cattle Exhibitors

It takes a lot of time and practice to be successful at anything you want to succeed in, and for the Glover family of Elgin, Okla., raising and showing cattle is their “sport” of choice. Jamie and Dustin Glover run about 500 cows, working to raise top-quality show steer and heifer prospects to sell across the U.S. And, when they aren’t working with their herd, they can be found in the show barn helping their kids, son Tommy, 14, and daughter Taylor, 10, working on their next set of show prospects.

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Nutrition

Cattle Health & Nutrition Go Hand-in-Hand when Getting Started on Feed
The excitement of buying your new show calf projects can be overwhelming. You’ve likely driven lots of miles to find just the “right ones” that will match your desired end-point, and now it’s time to bring them home and get
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Good Health Begins with Digestive Health
Change is never easy on your calf’s health. Any time you change its environment, feeding program or routine, it is likely to get a little stressed out. And that stress impacts its gut health, which can lead to bigger health
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Which Vita Charge® Product Should I Use?
With so many different options in the Vita Charge® product line, a commonly asked question is “What’s the difference between each product and which one should I be using?” While all the products in the line strive to “protect and recover”
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Stress

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
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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
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How to Prevent Livestock Heat Stress in Winter
Winter temperatures have settled in. You’re focused on keeping cattle fed, water tanks thawed for your livestock, and hoping that old show heifer doesn’t calve in snow bank and end up with a baby with frozen ears. Heat stress in
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Daily Care

Good Health Begins with Digestive Health
Change is never easy on your calf’s health. Any time you change its environment, feeding program or routine, it is likely to get a little stressed out. And that stress impacts its gut health, which can lead to bigger health
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Six Tips to Getting your Show Calf Project Started
You’ve searched high and low for your ideal show calf project, and finally found “the one.” Now, you’re ready to bring your calf to your barn and get it on feed. But, you aren’t really sure where to begin. Jessie
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Cattle Hair Care During Transitions
Summer is drawing to an end and for many this means transitioning from summer shows to the fall majors and state fairs. Changes in temperature and hair cycles can make it challenging to get the hair coat you want. There
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Ryan Evans Ryan Evans

My name is Ryan Evans from Midland, Texas, I was privileged enough to win Back to Back reserve breed champion Polled Hereford at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in 2017 and 2018. From the time I put my polled Herefords on feed they are started on Sure Champ Pellets, Vita Charge Stress Tubs, Vita Charge Paste and during the hot Texas summer I use Vita Charge Climate Control. I truly appreciate the BioZyme products for helping me achieve my goals.”




 

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