What to Do at the Show

By Josh Brockman, Brockman Farms After you’ve worked all year long, regardless of species, the final touch for success comes down to making the right decisions at the show and final show day preparation. Due to the anxiety, uncertainty and added pressure of the final and crucial days of your child’s or students’ final project, […]

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In Their Showbox: Nick Gardner

Nick Gardner manages three showboxes in his livestock barn in Washington, Pennsylvania. He’s shown pigs, sheep, goats and cattle since he was 7 years old, and he depends on certain products and equipment for each species. His sheep and goats, his two favorite species to show, share a showbox. Here are a few of the products […]

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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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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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Stock Show Packing Checklist

With World Pork Expo, junior nationals and other summer shows around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what supplies you’re going to need. We’re here to help! We have consulted top showman from across the U.S. to make the ultimate packing list that covers everything from your show box to your trailer. Feel free to print the checklists […]

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Packing for Your Next Haul

Packing a trailer before a show is like completing a jigsaw puzzle. Show families want to place things in just the right order, protecting smaller items from being smashed and keeping important things easily accessible. After several shows and especially years of showing livestock, most families have their methods mastered Ron and Tina Mayer are […]

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