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Mark That Card – Market Goats

Thank you, Western Illinois University Livestock Judging team, for the officials and reasons. Placing 4-3-2-1Cuts 3-5-2 The dense, powerful, traditional wether that starts is truly unmatched in his ability to blend unrivaled width of skeleton and roundness of body with the presence, coordination and look to play at a very high level. Now the biggest […]

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Feeding for Success: Sure Champ® Offers Practical Supplements for Show Livestock

A new year means setting new goals. However, with all livestock projects, the goal remains the same – to keep your animals eating and drinking so they gain and perform to their highest potential to capture as many wins as possible.   The Sure Champ line of supplements was designed to proactively help livestock #PreptoWin during the challenges created by the […]

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#AgProud: Local Farm Bureau Provides Learning Opportunities to Local School

Dr. Seuss once said, “You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax all you need is a book!” However, with the correct book you can find magic while you learn where your food and fiber come from as well. That was the goal of the Fayette County, Kentucky, Farm Bureau when they […]

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Mark That Card – Simmental Breeding Heifers

Placing 4-2-3-1Cuts 5-2-3 I like the Bred Heifers 4-2-3-1. There’s no doubt in my mind 4 wins. She’s the best structured highest quality female, who’s body shape and freshness read to be the most cow like. She’s easily the freshest female with a great presence and she still has a nice spine, clean joints, and […]

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Tips for Winter Skin and Hair Care

Keeping your show cattle looking good in the winter should be a snap, right? Turn them out in the cold, and let their hair grow. However, the bitter cold combined with the harsh winds sucks the moisture from the animals’ hide, leading to unhealthy skin and dried out hair, if not properly cared for.  Especially if you are exhibiting […]

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#PreptoWin 12 Days of Christmas

On the first day of Christmas, my parents bought for me a new show goat.  I wasn’t sure what to do with the bleating, lonely goat.  So, on the second day of Christmas, I called up two good friends.   They came with some sound advice to lend.  On the third day of the Christmas, the goat still seemed alone,   So, my friends brought their three wooly lambs with really […]

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Winter Management: Controlling Stress in Varying Temperatures

As we move into winter, it is hard to know what the temperatures are going to be like. You might be bundled up tight for morning chores, but by noon are ready to start shedding layers as the sun warms us up. Imagine being a haired up show animal during this same time frame, except they can’t […]

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