COVID-19: 4 Lessons to Teach our Young People

We all felt the pain that followed the devastating events of March 11, 2020. First it was Houston, then Austin, then the Oklahoma Youth Expo and then many other shows around the country were cancelled. In a matter of a few weeks’ time, show staff members were forced to make the impossible command to shut […]

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Making the Transition from Spring to Summer with your Show Livestock

Throughout the country, hints of spring are everywhere. And while many spring shows have been canceled or postponed through March and April, your show livestock projects are likely still a priority as you prepare for the potential of summer shows. Use this extra time of social distancing to work with your animals and practice your showmanship skills. Since the jackpot […]

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How to Care for your Animals’ Feet

Good stockmen (and women) know that to properly evaluate any animal, you need to start at the ground up. The fundamentals of livestock eval acknowledge if an animal – regardless of specie – isn’t sound on its feet and legs, it is going to have further structural issues and therefore not be competitive in the […]

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Mark That Card: Market Goats

Placing: 1-4-2-3 Cuts: 2-5-3 I like the Market Goats 1-4-2-3. Among the pair of elite, high-quality wethers, the more exotic, dark headed wether is simply the hardest to make. Not only is he round bodied and impressively expressive in terms of shape up high, but where that one truly separates himself from his contemporaries is in his ability to combine his power with an athletic […]

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Sure Champ Leadership Team

We are excited to start our Sure Champ Leadership Team this year in an effort to support young people in the industry who strive to enhance their leadership skills. This year we are offering 10, $500 scholarships to students who are looking for ways to offset the cost associated with attending one of the following […]

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Mark That Card: Duroc Gilts

Thank you Luke Ziegler with National Swine Registry for providing placings and officials for this class. Placing: 4-2-3-1 Cuts: 3-6-2 I like the Duroc gilts 4231. I’m high on the breeding value of both gilts up top. I like to build them from the ground up, so 4’s more durable bone and foot give her the nod. […]

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