show animals

How to Care for Your Show Animals 

Show Animals Showing livestock is a fun and exciting way to raise your family, teach young people responsibility, and, most of all, make lasting memories with family and friends. Regardless of which species you show, animals require a lot of effort to maximize their genetic potential. You want to make sure they look their best […]

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gastric ulcers in pigs

The Sure Champ® Guide to Gastric Ulcers in Pigs 

Gastric Ulcers in Pigs There are a few things more frustrating than having your show animal stop eating. One day, your barrow eats everything you feed it in 15 minutes, during both feedings. The next, it turns up its snout and goes and lays in the fresh shavings.   Gastric ulcers in pigs happen when an […]

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healthy pig

How to Ensure a Healthy Pig by Summer Shows 

Healthy Pig Springtime across much of the U.S. is exciting for show pig exhibitors. It marks the pursuit of the next great one. You’ll be visiting breeders, staying up late to see if you “win the bid” during online sales and loading the popper with your new show pig prospect. Spring also brings trials – […]

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livestock lice treatment

Winter Invaders: Show Livestock Lice Treatment 

Caring for show livestock in the winter definitely has its advantages. Hair typically grows better. You don’t have to wait until late at night to turn out due to the heat. Flies are not a nuisance. However, there is a small, wingless creature that can have a significant impact on cattle, sheep, goats and pigs […]

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chaynee tennant

Junior Spotlight: Hunter Shike & Chaynee Tennant

This month we’re shining our spotlight on two exhibitors who excelled at their respective state fairs showing smaller species. Those athletes are, of course, Hunter Shike and Chaynee Tennant! These athletes excel both in their respective sports and in the show ring.   Hunter Shike, Sadorus, Illinois, showed the Grand Champion Market Barrow at the Illinois […]

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Junior Spotlight: Dallas Richey and Macy Jacobson

We got lucky with a pair of 13 years old for this month’s Junior Spotlight! Dallas Richey from La Porte, Indiana and Macy Jacobson from Osceola, Iowa were both involved in the livestock industry at a young age. We are honored to have them featured as this month’s Junior Spotlight!  Miss Dallas has been showing […]

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