2016 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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The Key to Investing Your Winnings

The grand champion drive has ended, and you are taking home the big purple banner. A big paycheck accompanies the banner, and your winnings are enough to make your friends green with envy. What should you do with your show winnings? Is a simple deposit into your community bank enough or should you look for […]

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Showbox Secrets for Success :: Seldom Rest Farms

Sharing a showbox after having one of your own is kind of like living together after getting married. You each have things you can’t live without and probably just as much that could be tossed out. Andrew and Emilee (Kottkamp) Foster were raised in and around the show ring. The couple manages Seldom Rest Farms […]

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Running a Successful Campaign for Junior Boards

Summer is right around the corner, and many of you are likely considering running for a leadership position within your association. We’ve asked two past junior youth program directors, Chris Stephens, former American Hereford Association Director of Youth Activities and Foundation and National Junior Polled Hereford Council Chairman (1996-1998), as well as Robin (Ruff) Hughes, […]

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Photography at its Finest: Tips for Capturing Great Images

Of all the supplies needed to take to the livestock shows, there is one most show moms never leave home without, their camera. Today’s show mom, or dad, has many options on how to capture a terrific image of their kiddo. From the latest iPhone 6 or the newest SLR with a big lens and […]

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Tips for Showing Appreciation for Stock Shows

Showing livestock is about more than taking home banners and ribbons. That’s what everyone says. Besides the lessons of daily responsibility, winning and losing with grace and feeding and caring for animals, there is also a lot to be learned in how to be thankful. Livestock shows don’t happen without great leaders, even better volunteers […]

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