Increase Digestive Health and Nutrient Absorption with Spark®

Chances are, you’ve heard someone say, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” And that is sound advice. However, if you can enhance a product you already use and increase its effectiveness that creates a win for everyone. Show feed is just like any other product. Everyone has a favorite brand, and a mix or […]

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From Weaning to the Winner’s Circle

Three families had a night they won’t soon forget when the grand and reserve grand champion market barrows were selected at the 2018 National Western Stock Show. Two young people, 11-year-old Payton Rodgers and 9-year-old Weston Lackey, both agree they were so excited and even in shock when they were awarded the gigantic purple banners. […]

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Why Appetite is Important to Your Show Livestock

Management is key to your success with show animals. But management refers to more than just skin and hair care or having the latest and greatest in equipment and products. The heart of good management starts with a sound nutrition program, and feeding your animals correctly to maximize their look. “If your animal’s appetite is […]

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Gut Health Impacts Immunity

In the first installment of our “Importance of Gut Health” series, we covered the impact of good gut health on digestion and absorption. This next segment will focus on the implications of good gut health on immunity. In biology, immunity is the balanced state of having adequate biological defenses to fight infection, disease, or other […]

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How to Get Pigs Started on Feed

Getting your show pig off to a good start is one of the most important aspects for feeders to consider. We call this phase of the project the “receiving” phase. This is one of the most stressful times in a show pig’s life and steps need to be taken to ensure that this transition from […]

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Decreasing Disease :: Fungus Prevention for Sheep and Goats

If you’re showing sheep or goats, you’ve got to protect them from disease and fungus. Maryland native, Cooper Bounds, says that when an exhibitor goes to a show they are picking up disease and fungus from each of the animals that were in the pen before them. These, invisible, lingering germs will make your show […]

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