State Fair Memories Shared Across Generations

What do you get when you mix a hard-working family with passion for the livestock industry with ten days each year of family, friends and fun and combine two generations of memories all taking place in one place? It’s the Schafer family sharing their Illinois State Fair experiences! Aaron and Sue Schafer, along with their […]

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Four Tips to Fight Flies

What’s the buzz? Well, this time of year, the buzz you are hearing can only be one thing, flies. As temperatures rise, bugs and particularly flies begin to repopulate, and it doesn’t matter which species of livestock you show, pesky flies are a nuisance to everyone. They like to invade our barns, bite at our […]

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Mark That Card: Breeding Gilts

Thank you Blake Goss of Goss Livestock in Leedey, OK for providing placings and officials for this class. Placing: 4213 Cuts: 3-2-4 It’s 4’s look of maternal function and build that I’m drawn to. Here’s a stout skulled, bold bladed female that is great in her body shape and ultra-wide pinned. Yet what really makes […]

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5 Tips to keeping your animals cool all summer

Summer temperatures are heating up, and the stakes are higher than ever. As the sun stays out longer, your days and hours in the barn get longer, but your time to prepare for the next big show gets shorter. Yet, no matter how many hours you put in or how much effort you make to […]

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Mark that Card: Wether Dams

Thank you Tim Hubbard and Northern Oklahoma College Livestock Judging Team for providing placings and officials for this class. Placing: 2-4-3-1 Cuts: 5-2-4 My placing of the breeding ewes is 2431. One look was all it took to recognize the unmatched quality of the stout featured 2 ewe to start. The roundest bodied, widest constructed ewe […]

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Considerations for Summer Hauling

It takes months in the barn with endless hours of labor and preparation to get your show livestock projects “dialed in” for summer shows. You’ve grown and worked hair, kept them fresh in their condition and have them show broke like a dream. Now, you just have to haul them to the show in the […]

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