Show Cattle Joint Supplements are not Created Equal

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Show Cattle Joint Supplements

Show cattle enthusiasts work long and hard to make sure their projects are dialed in and ready for the next show. With state previews, county fairs, state fairs, and junior nationals on the horizon, there is no shortage of competitions for livestock exhibitors this summer.  

At BioZyme®, we know that you champions are made at home. We want to equip you with the best and safest products for your animals to help you reach your goals and make it to the backdrop. Hanging that banner is important to you, and keeping your animals performing to their optimum is important to all of us. 

That is why we have created the Sure Champ® line of products that supports the health and well-being of show livestock. We base all our products on science and research. And the best part is, they won’t break the bank. 

Why Should You Use Show Cattle Joint Supplements  

Show cattle joint supplements support joint health and function, especially in animals subjected to the unique demands and stressors of showing on various surfaces and regular hauling. These supplements help maintain healthy joints, support mobility and reduce the risk of joint-related issues. 

Here are some reasons why you may need joint supplements for show cattle: 

Differences in Training & Exercise 

Show cattle have a different lifestyle than those kept for breeding or meat production. They are often tied in during the day, where they might lay in one of a couple of positions. Then, immediately after, they stand or exercise for longer periods at once. Different exhibitors stall on different surfaces, and even lead and exercise on various surfaces can lead to joint discomfort. 

This additional stress on the joints can lead to additional wear and tear, making joint supplements beneficial in maintaining joint health and mobility. 

Weight & Body Condition 

We often breed and finish show cattle to have a heavier body condition. This can put additional stress on the joints and increase the risk of joint issues such as arthritis, inflammation, and lameness. 

Stress & Transportation

The stress of transportation and frequent movement to and from shows can affect joint health. Joint supplements may help reduce inflammation and support recovery after long journeys or intensive handling. 

Age & Breed 

As show cattle age, their joints may experience more wear and tear, leading to stiffness and discomfort. Some breeds are naturally predisposed to be structurally unsound and simply move with more stiffness. Joint supplements can help maintain joint flexibility and support long-term joint health, allowing cattle to remain competitive for longer. 

Improved Performance & Mobility 

Supplements containing hyaluronic acid can support cartilage health, reduce joint inflammation, and improve mobility. This can lead to better performance in the show ring, with smoother movement and enhanced flexibility. 

Prevention & Early Intervention 

Early intervention with joint supplements can help prevent or delay the onset of joint-related issues in show cattle. By providing nutritional support to the joints, supplements can contribute to longer-term joint health and overall well-being. 

Our Best Show Cattle Joint Supplements  

Livestock exhibitors and feeders have a plethora of choices when it comes to show cattle joint supplements. Most come in easy-to-use sizes that you can top dress on feed or mix with water. Some are liquid-based. Many of them cover all species since the skeletal makeup and joint structure is similar.

However, there is only one product powered by MHB3® Hyaluronan: Sure Champ® Joint Juice.  

Sure Champ Joint Juice is a liquid product for livestock designed to support joint health utilizing patented technology. It lubricates joints, supports mobility, and, at the same time, boosts soundness sustainably. 

Ingredients Make All the Difference 

The key ingredient in Joint Juice is MHB3 Hyaluronan, a high-molecular-weight hyaluronic acid (HA) that holds 8 U.S. Patents for joint health. MHB3 is fully hydrated for maximum bioavailability—up to 3.8 times more effective than dry forms of HA. The patented formula also contains a profile of high-molecular-weight HA molecules that mimic what is found naturally in the joints.   

With age and trauma, the body’s own hyaluronan breaks down and must be replenished.  As livestock grow and put on weight, the quality of the synovial fluid that lubricates and cushions the joints becomes of utmost importance. A lack of quality synovial fluid and subpar joint health contribute to swollen hocks and snapping or clicking in the animal’s pasterns.    

“It is vital to keep the synovial fluid level up in the joints to keep that gliding motion between their cartilage and their joints and to minimize the friction. It is proven that hyaluronic acid has a tremendous impact on supporting joint health,” said Chris Cassady, Ph.D., BioZyme Director of Beef Technical Sales. 

Stand out Against the Competition  

Joint Juice stands out against its competition in several areas. Here are some of the key differentiators that make our product stand out against the competition:  

  • MHB3 Hyaluronan, a high-quality, multi-patented hyaluronic acid  
  • 200 mg hyaluronic acid per ounce – more concentrated than other brands  
  • A cost-effective, proven formula  
  • No fillers  

“Not only is the HA at a more concentrated level, but Joint Juice is also one of the most economically priced supplements on the market that makes it affordable for your animal to receive the full benefits of MHB3 Hyaluronan every day,” Cassady said.   

Easy to Use Show Cattle Joint Supplement 

Sure Champ Joint Juice is a daily oral supplement. It can be top-dressed on feed and is formulated for cattle, sheep, goats, and pigs. Its patented active ingredient, MBH3 Hyaluronan, is more absorbable as a result of its liquid formulation.

Joint Juice comes in two convenient sizes—a gallon and a half-gallon—with an easy-to-use metered pump.  

For the best results, incorporate it into your daily feeding routine. Typically, cattle receive 1 fluid ounce or just two pumps per day. Double the daily dose for the first 7 days of feeding, as well as when preparing for and during competition or during times of discomfort.  

Customers Share Their Joint Juice Results 

It’s easy for us to tell you the advantages of Joint Juice since we make it and know how well it works across species. However, we’d rather have our customers tell you how Joint Juice works in their operations, from coast to coast. 

In Florida. . . 

“We have used the Sure Champ Joint Juice on our show hogs and cattle, but where we really see a difference is on our 2,200-pound Brahman bull. If he misses a day, you can really see a difference in the freedom of movement and flexibility of joints.

We just put a few pumps on top of our show cattle’s feed, and they start to look for it. We have fallen in love with this product and tell others about it, every chance we get.” – Cheyann Wilkins 

In Ohio. . . 

“We started our steer on Joint Juice the second week of January in prep for the Clark Country Cattle Battle, the last weekend in January. We saw success at the show after just 30 days on the product. His movement appeared to be more fluid.

This past weekend we showed again at the Holmes County preview and once again saw improvements and moved up higher in our class. We are completely SOLD on Joint Juice—our steer’s movements become more fluid every day.” – Ivan J. Music 

In California. . . 

“I have been using the Sure Champ Joint Juice and really loving it on our older donor cows. The 10 to 15-year-old cows that have been rode hard because they’re cycled so many times. We have a couple stifled donors, and it has really changed their lives.

I had some old cows that were just crawling around in the stall, but after 30 days on the Joint Juice, they are much more active now, up on their feet and legs longer, traveling longer distances in a lot less pain. That sold me right there. Being able to flush our cows and IVF them longer and have them be more comfortable that is what’s important.” – Brad Worthington 

More Sure Champ Products  

Although we know the importance of show cattle joint supplements, Sure Champ makes products for the overall health and well-being of your cattle, not just joints. Here are a few other products you might be interested in as you #PreptoWin and make your champions at home. 

Sure Champ® Cattle  

Sure Champ Cattle is a pelleted, daily supplement with protein, vitamins, and minerals for show livestock designed to support performance. Powered by AO-Biotics® Amaferm®, Sure Champ Cattle is a prebiotic research-proven to enhance digestibility. 

The daily pellet stimulates consistent appetite and ensures show cattle receive adequate vitamins and minerals. 

Sure Champ® Extreme with ClariFly®   

Sure Champ Extreme with ClariFlyis a pelleted, daily supplement for show livestock with ClariFly designed to support hoof health, hair coat, and performance when temperatures are above 70 degrees. Designed for all species, it contains Amaferm and MOS (mannan oligosaccharides) to help normalize gut microflora and support the immune system. 

It also contains HEAT technology, a combination of essential oils and garlic, as well as ClariFly to support animals when heat and insects are a challenge.  

Sure Champ® Cattle Drench 

Sure Champ Cattle Drench is a drench for cattle that supports digestive health before, during, and after challenges. Formerly known as Vita Charge Cattle Drench, it contains both Amaferm and MOS and enzymes that generate a more rapid digestive response. 

Sure Champ® Clench Gel  

Sure Champ Clench Gel is a gel for all livestock that supports normal digestive function during occasional diarrhea/scours. Formerly known as Vita Charge Clench Gel, it includes the Vita Charge technology and electrolytes to support hydration. The Vita Charge technology includes an exact amount of B vitamins, vitamin E, potassium, zinc, MOS, and Amaferm.  

Make your Champions at Home  

It is never too early to start providing your cattle with sustainable soundness. Show cattle joint supplements can be the difference between an animal that performs and wins or one that does not.  It is never too early to start them on Sure Champ Joint Juice.  

You can get your Sure Champ products as easily as ordering online today.   

Do you prefer to support a local Sure Champ dealer? It’s nice to build a relationship locally Find a dealer near you to find all your favorite Sure Champ and other BioZyme products. 

Remember, as you travel to shows and run low on supplies and supplements, that both Sullivans’ and Weavers’ supply trailers usually carry small-pack products like Joint Juice.  

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