Sure Champ® is proud to shine it’s spotlight on young people who work hard and #preptowin, both in and out of the show ring. This month we are shining our spotlight on two young ladies who are passionate about the cattle industry and the opportunities it has given them.
Meet Kylie Jo Lasley
Kylie Jo is the 14-year-old daughter of Kyle and Kayla Lasley from Barney, Arkansas. She has a sister, Kentley, who is 6. Kylie Jo started showing cattle when she was 8 years old. Living in rural Arkansas, she always loved seeing and being around cattle. Kylie’s first calf was a steer named Clyde that she got from her papa.
The freshman at Mt. Vernon Enola High school currently shows for the MVE FFA show team, and she is a member of the MVE 4-H.
Meet Abby Tlach
Abby Tlach is from central Iowa. The 18-year-old is a senior at Indianola High School where she serves as her FFA president. She and her older sister, Jenna, show competitively across the country. She is also a member of the National Honor’s Society and on the Golf Team.
Let’s learn a little more about these young cattle exhibitors, their favorite Sure Champ products and how they #PreptoWin.
Tell us a little more about yourself:
KL: My name is Kylie Jo. I played softball for a few years before deciding that I just wanted to show cattle and put all my energy into working with my cattle. Jeremy Clark has helped me find the best cattle to follow my dreams in the show ring.
I started competing on the Junior Judging team for Faulkner County 4-H at the age of 10. and look forward to being on the high school livestock judging team for this year.
AT: I started my show career with a Miniature Hereford in 2014 when I was 9. I have come a long way since then.
What species/breeds do you show?
KL: Cattle; Steers and Simmental heifers
AT: I show Maine-Anjou heifers and recently started showing sheep.
Which Sure Champ® product do you use?
What are the biggest benefits you have seen using our products?
KL: Sure Champ is for gut health to help my cattle stay on feed year round. The gel helps with the stress on my cattle from trailering them to being in the show ring.
AT: The stress tubs ensure that our heifers never go off feed and that they are always looking the part.
What is your favorite show and why?
KL: Arkansas Youth Expo (AYE).
This is my favorite show because the youth of Arkansas get to come to one place for a few days. It’s just about showing and a very family-friendly atmosphere. I get to see everyone from across the state in one location with the same goals. It’s like we are one big family, thanks to Erik Walker and Whitney Walker.
AT: My favorite show is the Maine and Chi National Junior heifer show every June. The week is always filled with fun activities and the best crowd of people to hang out with for a week.
What are your plans for the future?
KL: I’m not completely sure what I want to be, but I know that agriculture and cattle will play a big role in my future.
AT: I plan to attend Iowa State University next fall and major in Ag Studies.
Who is your biggest role model and why?
KL: The Clark Sisters (Chancee, Carlee, Chloee) They are the best support team inside and outside the ring, always there to cheer me on or give the pep talks to ease my nerves. They have shown me what and how to be the best showman, best ways to get my calves looking their best. The whole Clark family (Jeremy and Andrea) means so much to me.
AT: My biggest role models are my parents because they have pushed me to be the person I am today. They always make sure that I, along with all those around me, push ourselves to the best that we can be. They make sure that our heifers always look the part all while running a successful business. My parents are and will continue to be my biggest supporters and cheerleaders for all that I do in my life.
What is your favorite/greatest accomplishment?
KL: Winning the Steer Show at AYE 2023
AT: My greatest accomplishment is exhibiting the Champion Junior and Open Maine Angus at the 2023 American Royal. This was a special win for me because the heifer I was showing is one that my family and I raised. I showed her mom in 2020 and found success with her so it was fun to raise one out of her and be successful.
Did you have any special or major achievements that stand out from the past year?
AYE – Overall Grand Champion Steer
Faulkner County Fair
- Grand Champion Steer (Jack)
- Grand Champion Simmental
- Reserve Champion Ag Mechanics in Miscellaneous division
- Junior Skillathon Champion
- Highest score in each species (Goats, Hogs, Lambs, and Cattle)
- Grand Champions in Cattle Fitting Contest
AT: Having three breed champions in the 2023 Iowa State Fair final drive that were raised by my family.
You Can Succeed Like Kylie Jo and Abby!
From the county fair to Junior Nationals, these young exhibitors have found their formula for success, and it includes products from Sure Champ products as they #PreptoWin! Great work, Kylie Jo and Abby! We sure are proud of you both!
Just like Kylie Jo Lasley and Abby Tlach, you, too, can power your champions with Sure Champ products. Sure Champ products contain AO-Biotics® Amaferm®, a prebiotic research-proven to enhance digestibility. Since we know that 70% of the immune response starts in the digestive system, keeping that healthy helps keep your animals performing.
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