Mark That Card: Simmental Heifers

Placing: 4-1-2-3 Cuts: 2-3-5 4-1-2-3 is how I like the Simmental heifers. In a group of quality females that presents lots of challenges, I never questioned tying into the 4 heifer. The stoutest featured heifer is quick to impress you with her elite look from the profile, where she’s ultra-feminine in the shape to her […]

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Making the Transition from Spring to Summer with your Show Livestock

Throughout the country, hints of spring are everywhere. And while many spring shows have been canceled or postponed through March and April, your show livestock projects are likely still a priority as you prepare for the potential of summer shows. Use this extra time of social distancing to work with your animals and practice your showmanship skills.   Since the jackpot […]

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Mark That Card – Charolais Heifers

Placing: 2-4-1-3 Cuts: 4-2-2 2-4-1-3 is how I like the Charolais heifers. In a group of quality females that presents lots of challenges, I never questioned tying into the 2 heifer. Not only is she a standout in regard to stoutness of feature, power and maternal body shape, but it’s truly impressive she tandems this […]

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Mark That Card: Simmental Heifers

Placing: 3-4-1-2 Cuts: 3-2-4 I like the Simmental Heifers 3412. One look from the side and 3’s got the most intriguing pieces to tie to. Not only is she overwhelming in terms of body, volume and power, but to be so massive, it’s awfully unique she remains so fresh and attractive up front, with all […]

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Plan Ahead When Hauling Livestock in Adverse Weather

Wouldn’t it be nice if every livestock show was just a short drive from home? And wouldn’t it be even more ideal if we could haul our livestock in 55-degree weather with no humidity, no storms, and dry, clear roads? Unfortunately, there is no “utopia” for hauling livestock to shows, even if you live 20 […]

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Misconceptions about Managing Livestock Body Temperature in the Winter

Humans tend to worry about the weather and the outside temperature. And rightfully so, especially if you are involved in agriculture. Your crop planting, growing and harvest times rely heavily on the weather. And, when you have livestock, you want to keep them safe from the elements and provide them as much comfort as you […]

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