Advice for Selecting your Next Show Heifer or Steer

You’ve decided you want to show a steer or heifer, and it is prime time to start the selection and purchase process for your new project. There are magazines nearly two inches thick promoting every show steer open house in the Midwest; and then you start looking at all the online sales. It is easy […]

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Mark That Card: Simmental Heifers

Thank youButler Community College Livestock Judging Team in El Dorado, Kansas for providing placings and officials for this class. Placing: 4-2-1-3 Cuts: 3-4-3 I like the Simmental heifers 4-2-1-3. In a set of purebreds that all offer some real good, it’s the bald faced 4 heifer that instantly stood out. She’s got all the fundamentals to […]

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Mark That Card: Hereford Heifers

Thank you PD Miller with Show Cattle Connection for providing placings and officials for this class. Placing: 3412 Cuts: 4-6-2 I sorted the Hereford Heifers 3412. The elite look, presence and skeletal quality of the loud marked, white legged heifer is quick to sift her to the top of my card. But when that out […]

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5 Tips for Keeping Your Animals Hydrated

Water is the most essential nutrient of life. Humans, animals and plants all rely on the water for survival, due to its molecular makeup. Water is vital for bodily functions like nutrient intake, absorption and feed conversion, overall health, waste removal and temperature regulation. Since most show animals are in a confined area during most […]

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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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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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