10 Ideas for Using Your Livestock in Senior Photos

Fall means not only is show season firing up again, but you’ve entered your last year of high school. Your livestock have played an important part in shaping who you are. Be sure to snap a few pictures with them to celebrate senior year and the #stockshowlife. 1. Market shows over? Is the barn close […]

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Formulating a Show Heifer Ration

The nutrition team at BioZyme® regularly gets asked, “What is the perfect show heifer ration?” Truth is, there isn’t a ”perfect” show heifer ration. Determining what to feed your show heifer depends on several factors like genetics, stage of production, and even environment and geographic location. Many different combinations of ingredients can yield the same […]

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The 3 Most Important Things to Consider When Buying Livestock

Recently, I came across an online thread asking, “What are the three most important things to consider when buying livestock?” This got me thinking. Even though the person posing the question was focused on the county level, I think my advice can apply to all levels of competition. Who you are buying your livestock from. […]

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Getting Your Show Calf Off to the Right Start

  Every year about this time I get a little anxious. I recall my experience as a junior, and how the old show heifers were out to pasture, curious why they didn’t get to come in the barn every day. At the same time every afternoon, the mail carrier would deliver a brand new pile […]

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5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of National FFA Convention

Being a state FFA officer is like having a full-time job. The reward, however, comes not in the form of a paycheck but rather in the tremendous feeling of goodwill and the exceptional connections made with people passionate about agriculture. Stetson Ellingson takes his state FFA officer job seriously. He currently serves as vice president […]

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How to Set up a Show Pig Pen

Building the correct pen for your show pig is highly important in ensuring your pig is comfortable and had the necessities to perform throughout the year. In the video below, you’ll hear tips from Josh Brockman of Brockman Farms on how to set up a concrete pen. However, if you have a dirt area or […]

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