Mark that Card: Whether Dams

Thank you to Nolan Hildebrand, Connors State College Livestock Judging Coach, for providing the official placings and reasons for this class of wether dams. Thank you to Hobbs Show Lambs and Morgan Meisenheimer for providing the pictures. To view more livestock judging classes click here. I like the wether dams 1324. The overwhelming stoutness and power the white muzzled ewe […]

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In Their Show Box: Lexie Gibson

Lexie Gibson knows about working and spending countless hours in the barn. She has worked with her family to make breeding decisions over the years, and those decisions coupled with her dedication and endless effort made the Dixie National in Jackson, Mississippi, a supreme event for Lexie. The 17-year-old from Newton, Mississippi, said this was […]

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5 Ways I Still Use Livestock Judging in My Career

by Tim Hammerich, AgGrad When I was a nine year old 4-H member my dad convinced me that I needed to learn how to judge livestock. He seemed convinced it was my only chance of playing a college “sport”. Turns out he was right, but what I got out of livestock judging was so much more than that. […]

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Dealing with Bloat in Show Cattle

Bloat in show cattle is one of the worst things to deal with. When cattle bloat it causes reductions in feed intake, slowed weight gain and in the worst-case situation, even death. When you are dealing with a chronic bloater, be sure to consult your veterinarian, the breeder that you bought your animal from and/or […]

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How to Clip the Head, Ears and Underline of Your Show Pig

Proper nutrition, hair and skin care and exercise are important to getting your show pig prospect ready for the next show. But don’t forget about clipping your pig. Clipping your pig can change the pig’s appearance and accentuate its muscularity, leanness and balance. Once you clip the body of your show pig next you need […]

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Livestock Nutrition 101: Sheep

Q&A with Nick Warntjes, Associated Feed and Supply 1. What makes up a ‘balanced’ feed ration? A balanced feed ration supplies the proper amounts and proportions of nutrients needed for a specific purpose or stage of an animal’s life. While a show lamb diet might have different specs than a lactating ewe ration, all diets […]

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