Tips for Reducing Heat Stress in Show Cattle

Warmer temperatures are quickly approaching, and that means you should start considering how to help your cattle handle the heat. Heat stress is almost inevitable, but some management practices can be implemented to help animals better cope with rising temperatures. All mammals regulate their internal body temperature involuntarily. Heat stress occurs when the animal’s ability to self-regulate […]

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Dealing with Bloat in Show Cattle

Bloat in show cattle is one of the worst things to deal with. When cattle bloat it causes reductions in feed intake, slowed weight gain and in the worst-case situation, even death. When you are dealing with a chronic bloater, be sure to consult your veterinarian, the breeder that you bought your animal from and/or […]

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5 Ways to Maintain Appetite in Show Cattle

A good appetite is a sign of a healthy animal, however stress, weather changes and a variety of other factors can quickly affect intake. For those customers in the southern states that are entering the last curve before county fairs and the Texas majors, now is the time to ensure appetite is maintained. Stay Consistent […]

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Getting Your Show Calf Off to the Right Start

Every year about this time I get a little anxious. I recall my experience as a junior, and how the old show heifers were out to pasture, curious why they didn’t get to come in the barn every day. At the same time every afternoon, the mail carrier would deliver a brand new pile of […]

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Keep Your Cattle on the Go at a Show

By Josh Brockman, Brockman Farms Livestock projects are many things: fun, exciting, addicting and an enjoyable a family event. Like most any other opportunity in life they are also hard work, expensive, time consuming and competitive. Showing cattle is unique to other species because of the time they spend on feed. Whether it is heifers or […]

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Skin Care…For Your Steer

By, Marissa Drager, Drager Cattle Texas Majors season is in full swing, and by now most Houston aged steers have been slicked. While some think that means shorter days in the barn, the youth that are dedicated to presenting their projects at their best are still hard at it, working skin rather than hair. In […]

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