Ag Youth Share Gifts of Food, Fiber and Friendships

It’s supposed to be the “most wonderful time of the year,” but not everyone looks forward to the holiday season. For some, the loneliness becomes more apparent, while others don’t always have the financial means to provide for their family and loved ones. A 4-H member in Illinois and an FFA Chapter in California have […]

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Getting and Keeping Show Animals White

As a former exhibitor of Hereford cattle, I have many fond (or not so fond) memories of my dad coaching me on “washing white.” And as a 10-year-old girl, what I thought was white enough never was quite good enough for Dad. No matter what species you show, keeping show animals white and bright is […]

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Gut Health Impacts Digestion & Absorption

Gut health has many implications on overall well-being of all livestock species. The most notable effect obviously being the digestion and absorption of feeds. Proper digestive health is important in livestock for many reasons. But first and foremost, digestion and absorption of nutrients is the foundation to fuel physiological processes and allows your animals to […]

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Mark That Card: Angus Heifer Results

Thank you to the J&J Cattle for providing the class and to Blake Bloomberg of Oklahoma State University and the 2017 National Champion Sr. College Livestock Judging Team for providing the official placings and reasons. To view more livestock judging classes click here. Placing: 1-3-2-4 Cuts: 2-5-3 1324 is how I like the Angus heifers. There’s a tremendous amount […]

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Get their Gut Right: Keeping Lambs Healthy Prior to Show Season

As a new show season approaches it’s time to think about keeping those lambs in maximum shape. Their health is your top priority, and to keep them healthy and eating, you need to focus on keeping their gut in shape. Two seasoned lamb exhibitors agree that keeping lambs eating and healthy starts with clean, fresh […]

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Spick and Span :: Disinfect your Barn for Preventative Maintenance

Livestock exhibitors across much of the country have just wrapped up another year with their livestock projects, while in other regions young exhibitors are just thinking about buying their next set of animals for winter shows. Before you introduce any new livestock into your barn, make sure you have properly cleaned and disinfected it to […]

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