Considerations for Creep Feed

To creep, or not to creep? That is the million dollar question for many producers. When determining whether or not to creep feed, a producer must assess financial variables with production goals to determine what creep protocol (if any) is the best fit for their production scenario. Prior to weaning, a calf’s diet consists of […]

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2017 Livestock Judging Camps

Livestock judging camps are a great way to practice your livestock evaluation skills and reasons during the summer by learning from some of the best collegiate livestock teams and industry professionals in the nation. Here is a list of judging camps at various universities and junior colleges throughout the summer, as well as links for […]

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In Their Show Box: Kayden Tanner

Some exhibitors have a lucky show stick, good luck show shirt or special lucky halter for their heifer. Others don’t leave home without their lucky comb or brush. But for 15-year-old Kayden Tanner, he says his luck comes in the form of hard work and guidance from above. “I don’t believe in luck. The harder […]

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4 Tips for Getting Sheep Ready for Jackpot Shows

Jake Warntjes, BioZyme® Area Sales Manager, and his brother, Nick Warntjes, have shown and raised their fair share of club lambs. Today they have the opportunity to help other junior livestock enthusiasts with their lamb projects. By following these simple tips you’ll be on track to #preptowin. Hydration is key. When preparing to leave for […]

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Mark that Card: Show Heifers

Thank you to Brandon Callis, Redlands Community College Livestock Judging Coach, for providing the official placings and reasons for this class of heifers. To view more livestock judging classes click here. I placed the class of heifers 2-4-1-3. Finding a high quality top pair in which I prefer the added style and look of 2 over 2. 2 […]

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Preventing and Treating Stock Show Crud in Your Livestock

It doesn’t matter the time of year, location of the show or the species you’re hauling, as the owner, exhibitor, parent or younger sibling, you are likely going to come home with the stock show crud. What about your animals? Don’t they go through the same stress you do? They leave their cozy, temperature-controlled show […]

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