How to Make a Smooth Transition

Bringing home new show animals and getting them settled in the barn is exciting for young exhibitors and their families. However, those feelings are not always shared with the livestock, as the animals more than likely are feeling stressed and anxious. They are in an unfamiliar environment with new people and other new animals. Livestock […]

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Turn up the HEAT on Your Fall Sales

Fall is the season where the year’s hard work finally pays dividends for those in agriculture, and you want to do all you can to make sure you capture as much profit as possible. Whether you’re getting equipment ready to combine corn or getting show calves prepared for those fall sales, you are putting in […]

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Success Breeds Success for South Dakota Teen

Hard work, the desire to learn and a family with roots in the livestock industry have helped Chesney Effling become successful both in and out of the show ring. She’s led numerous champions to the winner’s circle at shows across the United States and represented her FFA chapter and South Dakota in national competitions for both livestock […]

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Gut Health Impacts Behavior

So far in our Gut Health Series we have covered the implications of good gut health on digestion and absorption, as well as its correlation to immunity. However, research has proven that good gut health also has a profound impact on animal behavior. Often taken for granted, the proportion of good vs bad bacteria in […]

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5 Ways to Maintain Appetite in Show Cattle

A good appetite is a sign of a healthy animal, however stress, weather changes and a variety of other factors can quickly affect intake. For those customers in the southern states that are entering the last curve before county fairs and the Texas majors, now is the time to ensure appetite is maintained. Stay Consistent […]

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Show Us Your Stress Tub Contest!

Vita Charge Stress Tubs are a convenient way for cattle to get their daily dose of Vita Charge in a pen setting. The orange tubs that they come in are also very popular for our re-purposing savvy customers! Have you gotten creative with ways to use the tubs after your cattle lick them clean? We’d […]

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