Mark That Card: Breeding Gilts

Thank you Blake Goss of Goss Livestock in Leedey, OK for providing placings and officials for this class. Placing: 4213 Cuts: 3-2-4 It’s 4’s look of maternal function and build that I’m drawn to. Here’s a stout skulled, bold bladed female that is great in her body shape and ultra-wide pinned. Yet what really makes […]

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5 Tips to keeping your animals cool all summer

Summer temperatures are heating up, and the stakes are higher than ever. As the sun stays out longer, your days and hours in the barn get longer, but your time to prepare for the next big show gets shorter. Yet, no matter how many hours you put in or how much effort you make to […]

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Mark that Card: Wether Dams

Thank you Tim Hubbard and Northern Oklahoma College Livestock Judging Team for providing placings and officials for this class. Placing: 2-4-3-1 Cuts: 5-2-4 My placing of the breeding ewes is 2431. One look was all it took to recognize the unmatched quality of the stout featured 2 ewe to start. The roundest bodied, widest constructed ewe […]

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Considerations for Summer Hauling

It takes months in the barn with endless hours of labor and preparation to get your show livestock projects “dialed in” for summer shows. You’ve grown and worked hair, kept them fresh in their condition and have them show broke like a dream. Now, you just have to haul them to the show in the […]

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Junior Nationals are More than a Show

Summer is quickly approaching, and for many livestock families that week dubbed “the most wonderful time of year,” otherwise known as Junior Nationals, will soon be here. Yes, many breed-and species-specific week-long events might have started as a place for youth across the country to showcase their animals over the course of several days. But […]

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How to Beat the Heat EVERY. DAY.

It’s that wonderful, but challenging time of year for weather patterns. Bundle up in a hoody to do morning chores before school, and by after school, you’re likely to be out there feeding, exercising and rinsing in shorts and a T-shirt. If you think dressing for the temperature shifts are a challenge, try being a show […]

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