2020 Sure Champ Christmas Wish List

As the holidays approach, it is time to think about giving gifts to those who mean the most to us. This year, we are putting an emphasis on shopping small businesses and supporting those who have unique gifts.   Not only did our team compile some ideas, but we also asked you for your input about your favorite […]

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Little Words Mean a Lot

Livestock people are some of the most resilient people you’ll meet. They know the value of hard work and what it means to never give up. Those traits proved to be extra helpful in 2020, a year of uncertainty, cancelled and altered events. Even with a chaotic year, 2020 still gave us plenty of ways […]

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The Sweetness of a Victory

Cancelled. Postponed. Rescheduled. Relocated. These words became part of our weekly vocabulary this spring and summer as the pandemic of COVID-19 altered the normal rhythm of our lives. What didn’t change? The hard work, perseverance and commitment that many families in barns across the country put in day after day in hopes that some shows would happen and […]

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How to Prep to Win During a Pandemic

Getting your livestock show-ready can be challenging enough on a good year. Throw in the uncertainties of COVID-19, and the challenges and opportunities have seemed to multiply. Will the shows you targeted even happen? Will you be allowed to have help at the show? Fit or no fit? What about social distancing? Agriculture is a resilient field […]

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How to Prepare Your Calves for Fall Sales

Midwest state fairs often signify the end of a show season for many young cattle exhibitors, but with every ending comes a new beginning. Soon, cattle operations will be offering this year’s calf crop through their fall sales to potential buyers who are already making plans for their next show season. It’s enjoyable to walk through runs of nicely groomed, […]

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Show Up or Show Out

A feature on the competitive nature of livestock showing for the youth that participate.  After spending a few weeks in the show and commercial livestock industry, my understanding of the industry has shifted drastically. The focus on enriching the youth is incredible. There’s a strong desire to foster independence, creativity and all-around capability in children starting early.  I chatted with many youngsters over coloring pages and temporary tattoos at the BioZyme® Inc. booth. I […]

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