Gut Health Impacts Behavior

So far in our Gut Health Series we have covered the implications of good gut health on digestion and absorption, as well as its correlation to immunity. However, research has proven that good gut health also has a profound impact on animal behavior. Often taken for granted, the proportion of good vs bad bacteria in […]

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Anxious Animals :: Reducing Stress in Your Show Animals

Your palms are sweaty and your mouth is dry. It’s your first time giving a speech in front of a crowd this big. You’re prepared, but your anxiety rises and your stomach flips and flops as you walk on the stage with all those spotlights shining on you! Or think about when you started a […]

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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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Livestock Nutrition 101: Sheep

Q&A with Nick Warntjes, Associated Feed and Supply 1. What makes up a ‘balanced’ feed ration? A balanced feed ration supplies the proper amounts and proportions of nutrients needed for a specific purpose or stage of an animal’s life. While a show lamb diet might have different specs than a lactating ewe ration, all diets […]

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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 […]

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College Football Match-Up: LSU vs. Texas A&M

Nothing pairs better with family and Thanksgiving than a good college football match-up. Pick your team in our Sure Champ College Football Match-Up and you could win a 2L jug of VitaCharge® Liquid Boost! Simply fill out the form below and select the team you’re pulling for. Winners will be announced next week. CONTEST IS […]

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