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Top 5 Showmanship Tips From The Experts

Purina Animal Nutrition

By: Purina Animal Nutrition
April 17, 2017

Countless hours are spent preparing a project heifer or steer for show day. Early mornings and late nights are consumed washing, feeding, clipping and practicing. All of that work accumulates for ‘5 minutes of fame’ – the brief time when an animal walks into the ring and gets a chance to impress the judge. After…

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Plant A Garden Without A Greenthumb

True Value

By: True Value
April 17, 2017

A successful garden starts with a plan. Use these tips on how to plant a garden right from the start. You don’t need a green thumb to create a bountiful garden, just the know-how and a little loving care. 1. Pick a theme: English, Zen, Vegetable… no matter what kind of garden you prefer, it’s…

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Love Mud & Hate Baths: Tips For Doggy Bath Time

#mywilcolife

By: #mywilcolife
April 10, 2017

Mox has been a mud dog since day one and as much as she loved getting dirty, she hated baths. She was terrified, she would shake, cry and any chance she got to possibly escape, she would go for it. We tried waterless bath foam and grooming wipes, but they were no match for the…

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Attracting Wild Birds to Your Backyard

Nature's Nuts

By: Nature's Nuts
April 10, 2017

1) Keep your feeder full year round – an empty feeder cannot attract your favorite birds. 2) Provide an elevated or hanging feeder, and a ground feeding tray to attract the largest variety of birds. Multiple feeders reduce competition between smaller and larger birds. 3) Provide cover around your feeders so birds are protected while…

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Flashback to National FFA Convention

Julia Barnes

By: Julia Barnes
October 1, 2014

The National FFA Convention is less than a month away and all across the country CDE teams are making their final preparations to compete in Louisville, Kentucky. Livestock Judging, Agriculture Communications, Agricultural Sales, and Parliamentary Procedure, just to name a few. I’m excited to say that I, along with many other hard working members, will…

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Starting All Over Again

Shayne White

By: Shayne White
September 30, 2014

With state fair coming to a close and school starting, life is beginning to slow down just a little bit. However; beef showmen will be getting their steers very soon. Whether you are new to cattle or are a veteran showman, here are some simple ideas to help you have a great year. I have…

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The Amazing Molt

Julia Barnes

By: Julia Barnes
September 29, 2014

If you looked at Tyke, my Welsh Harlequin drake, today and compared him to a picture I took in the spring, you wouldn’t believe me when I said they are the same bird. Twice a year all ducks go through a process called molting. Molting is when a bird replaces their old plumage with new…

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What Stock Shows Are All About

Shayne White

By: Shayne White
September 20, 2014

Stock shows are a place where you have fun, spend time with family and maybe make some money. They are also a great way to meet new friends and learn new skills. Each time I go to a show, I look at it like the first day of school, where the doors are open and…

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Showing Poultry

Julia Barnes

By: Julia Barnes
August 9, 2014

Attending your first poultry show can be stressful and overwhelming, even more so if you don’t know what to expect. Hopefully this post will help you be better prepared and to know what to expect. This is “part 2” that goes along with my last post, Showing Poultry: Part 1 Conditioning Poultry for Show. I…

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Poultry for Show

Julia Barnes

By: Julia Barnes
August 8, 2014

Everybody has their “thing”, their “niche”. There are those who are extreme sports fan and there are those who play on a sports team. There are those who write short stories or poems and there are those who are reading constantly. And then there are those who fall into that little category of “Poultry Enthusiasts”….

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