The Importance of County Fairs

By: Shelia Grobosky Some of the best days of my youth were spent at the Dawes County Fair in Western Nebraska. Four days each August, the culmination of weeks spent rinsing heifers, walking lambs and taking endless photographs to mount on poster board, would finally come, as we took these projects and others to Chadron. […]

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State Fair Memories Shared Across Generations

What do you get when you mix a hard-working family with passion for the livestock industry with ten days each year of family, friends and fun and combine two generations of memories all taking place in one place? It’s the Schafer family sharing their Illinois State Fair experiences! Aaron and Sue Schafer, along with their […]

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Mark that Card: Wether Dams

Thank you Tim Hubbard and Northern Oklahoma College Livestock Judging Team for providing placings and officials for this class. Placing: 2-4-3-1 Cuts: 5-2-4 My placing of the breeding ewes is 2431. One look was all it took to recognize the unmatched quality of the stout featured 2 ewe to start. The roundest bodied, widest constructed ewe […]

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Junior Nationals are More than a Show

Summer is quickly approaching, and for many livestock families that week dubbed “the most wonderful time of year,” otherwise known as Junior Nationals, will soon be here. Yes, many breed-and species-specific week-long events might have started as a place for youth across the country to showcase their animals over the course of several days. But […]

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Summer Opportunities

Summertime means warm sunny days, late nights in the barn preparing for summer shows and for many, no school. Yet even if you aren’t in the classroom every day, there are still chances to learn and grow as individuals. Summer is the perfect time to look for opportunities, whether it be a summer job, an […]

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Texas Teen Works Hard Every Day to Get to Winner’s Circle

Young Texas livestock exhibitors get a unique experience each winter and spring, with the opportunity to compete in the six “Texas Majors” throughout the state. These six shows are the culmination of months of hard work, hours upon hours in the barn, proper feeding and management and at most shows, the chance to showcase just […]

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