In Their Show Box: Kayden Tanner

Some exhibitors have a lucky show stick, good luck show shirt or special lucky halter for their heifer. Others don’t leave home without their lucky comb or brush. But for 15-year-old Kayden Tanner, he says his luck comes in the form of hard work and guidance from above. “I don’t believe in luck. The harder […]

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4 Tips for Getting Sheep Ready for Jackpot Shows

Jake Warntjes, BioZyme® Area Sales Manager, and his brother, Nick Warntjes, have shown and raised their fair share of club lambs. Today they have the opportunity to help other junior livestock enthusiasts with their lamb projects. By following these simple tips you’ll be on track to #preptowin. Hydration is key. When preparing to leave for […]

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Preventing and Treating Stock Show Crud in Your Livestock

It doesn’t matter the time of year, location of the show or the species you’re hauling, as the owner, exhibitor, parent or younger sibling, you are likely going to come home with the stock show crud. What about your animals? Don’t they go through the same stress you do? They leave their cozy, temperature-controlled show […]

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Sure Champ Climate Control: Heat Control Paste

Heat stress is a concern of all serious showman in their quest to #preptowin. Whether your set-up at home is a simple set of fans, a mister system or a cooler room, it doesn’t take long for livestock to feel the impact of heat stress when they are removed from the comforts of a temperature-controlled […]

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Little Differences Set Apart Top Showmen

Showmanship is the exhibitor’s time to shine. Yes, you might have the best barrow or gilt you’ve ever had in the barn, but perhaps your pig isn’t this weekend’s judge’s “type.” Showmanship allows the exhibitor to showcase his or her skills in getting a pig presented to accentuate its best traits. Doug Albright, Coldwater, Michigan, […]

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Cattle Nutrition 101

When should you feed your animal? Consistency is key when feeding both steers and heifers. Typically, you will feed morning and night and want 12 hours between those feedings. During the summer hot weather can decrease appetite, so it is beneficial to feed early in the morning and late at night. Make sure you clean […]

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