gastric ulcers in pigs

The Sure Champ® Guide to Gastric Ulcers in Pigs 

Gastric Ulcers in Pigs There are a few things more frustrating than having your show animal stop eating. One day, your barrow eats everything you feed it in 15 minutes, during both feedings. The next, it turns up its snout and goes and lays in the fresh shavings.   Gastric ulcers in pigs happen when an […]

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healthy pig

How to Ensure a Healthy Pig by Summer Shows 

Healthy Pig Springtime across much of the U.S. is exciting for show pig exhibitors. It marks the pursuit of the next great one. You’ll be visiting breeders, staying up late to see if you “win the bid” during online sales and loading the popper with your new show pig prospect. Spring also brings trials – […]

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Sure Champ® Junior Spotlight: Fallon Gohr & Samantha VanVorhis 

This month Sure Champ® is shining its junior spotlight on two exhibitors who are no strangers to the show ring or the backdrop. Fallon Gohr, Madras, Oregon, and Samantha VanVorhis, Bowling Green, Ohio, are life-long cattle enthusiasts who work hard to achieve their goals.   Both young ladies have shown some of the highest-caliber heifers on […]

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Sure Champ®’s Guide to Reduce Heat Stress in Cattle 

Warmer temperatures are quickly approaching, and that means you should start thinking about how to reduce heat stress in cattle. Heat stress is almost inevitable, but some management practices can be implemented to help animals better cope with rising temperatures.  All mammals regulate their internal body temperature involuntarily. Heat stress occurs when the animal’s ability to […]

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fly control for your show barn

4 Tips for Fly Control for Your Show Barn 

Fly Control for Your Show Barn  Regardless of whether you show cattle, sheep, goats or pigs, or a combination of these animals, one thing is certain. You will eventually have flies in your show barn. These tiny little pests can often be the biggest nuisance. Yes, those pesky flies like to invade our barns, bite […]

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Sure Champ® Spotlight: Tyson Fox & Dylan Kottkamp 

This month we are shining our Sure Champ® spotlight on two young men passionate about he beef industry. Dylan Kottkamp is wrapping up his junior career, and Tyson Fox is just entering the prime of his show season.  Let’s meet Dylan and Tyson to learn more about these exhibitors, their favorite showing memories and how […]

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