Show Pig Skin Care Light vs. Dark

Skin and hair is only one part of being sure your animal looks maxed out and one hundred percent on show day. At the same time, it is one of the most important factors when it comes time to “look like a winner.” Your pig having a fresh look depends on many physical characteristics from a […]

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Simple Tips For Tying Up Your Show Calf

For both your and your calf’s safety it is important to know how to properly tie your calf. The best way to tie your calf safely is by tying a slipknot or quick release knot. This will keep your calf tied, but also allow you to untie your calf quickly and easily. Getting your calf used to […]

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How Do You Set Up Your Show Calf’s Feet

In order for your calf to catch the judge’s attention you need to know how to properly set up your calf in the show ring. It will take lots of time and practice to get your calf used to you moving its feet, but you can get started as soon as your calf is used […]

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Showmanship Outtakes

No matter how hard you work in the barn, one part of showmanship that will often trip you up are the questions asked by the judge. When put on the spot, kids, especially the younger ones, can sometimes give creative if not humorous answers. Here are some of the better showmanship outtakes that were shared with […]

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How to Read Pig Ear Notches

Most show pigs are individually identified using a universal system known as ear notching. Learning to read ear notches is a valuable tool, not only for identifying animals but because reading ear notches is a very common showmanship question. Ear notches may look complicated but if you can add, reading ear notches is simple. Once […]

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Taking the Top Prize on How to Organize

Kamlynn Thomas admits to being a little bit OCD. Her show box is a testament to that. Thomas likes things in order because it helps her focus on show day. This 16-year-old swine showman from Jacksboro, Texas, takes pigs to jackpot shows and every Texas major possible. She’s been showing since age three and has […]

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