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Gift Ideas for Stock Show Kids, Moms, Dads, and show cattle fans!
Holiday gift ideas for the stock show moms, dads, and kids in your life! Find the perfect gift for that hard-to-buy-for person on your list!
2020 Virtual Livestock Show for Kansas
This is for Kansas kids but if you’d like to see a virtual show set up for your state, please contact us. The platform is now all put together!
Top 5 Show Cattle Tips and Advice for 2020 » Silver Barn Cattle
Kick off the year the right way with these five show cattle tips! Golden nuggets of show steer and heifer advice that we've collected over the last year!
An Open Letter to Ellen DeGeneres » Silver Barn Cattle
In An Open Letter to Ellen DeGeneres, a Nebraska Cattle Producer urges the talk show host (and others) to educate themselves before making judgments.
On the Road to the Majors: NAILE » Silver Barn Cattle
In the fourth installment of our “On the Road to the Majors: Preparing for a Major Stock Show,” Shelly McQuaig and her husband Paul discuss the North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE).
On the Road to the Majors: National Western Stock Show » Silver Barn Cattle
Our “On the Road to the Majors: Preparing for a Major Stock Show“ series continues. Our next interview is with Abby George who will give us tips about the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado.
On the Road to the Majors: AMAA Junior National » Silver Barn Cattle
We have officially entered Junior Nationals show season. As promised in “On the Road to the Majors: Preparing for a Major Stock Show,” we will be providing a series of interviews with folks who attend Major shows to give our readers inside information about these shows. We’re kicking off the series with an interview of our very own TJ Mills.
On the Road to the Majors: Preparing for a Major Stock Show » Silver Barn Cattle
As you walk into the ring at a Major, you will feel excitement, nervousness, and fear. You have worked hard to make it to the show, and you deserve the opportunity to show off your animal. Even if you don’t feel up to par with the rest, just remember at one point everyone is a beginner. In this article series, you will learn more about what to expect.
Cattle Showmanship Attire: Dressed to Impress » Silver Barn Cattle
It is important that your cattle showmanship attire not distract from your animal. In this blog post, we share tips for looking your best in the show ring.
Do you need insurance coverage for your show cattle? » Silver Barn Cattle
Should you get insurance coverage on your show animals? How much does it cost? What are the options? Find out all the details here as Silver Barn Cattle interviews insurance agent, Kassie Montford!
10 Beef Showmanship Questions to Know (Before the Judge Asks) » Silver Barn Cattle
Your answers to a judge’s questions can make the difference between finishing at the top of the class or near the bottom. It’s important to practice at home so you are prepared when you enter the ring.
Show Cattle Hoof Trimming 101 » Silver Barn Cattle
Does your show calf need a trim job? Hoof trimming helps ensure your calf stays healthy and sound during its show season. Learn more about hoof trimming and its importance.
Livestock Show Awards and Buyers' Gifts » Silver Barn Cattle
Livestock show awards and buyers' gifts are a great way to recognize those who work hard to promote the agriculture industry. In this blog post, we highlight some fantastic options for recognition!
Livestock Judging Practice Tips » Silver Barn Cattle
For many 4-H and FFA youth, livestock judging can be intimidating. If the unfamiliarity of species doesn't make youth nervous, oral reasons do. Oral reasons can be nerve-wracking. It's stressful to explain something to a judge who is knowledgeable on the topic. Luckily, there are ways to practice and become more familiar with livestock judging. And, we can integrate this practice into everyday farm life.
Tips to Keep Your Calf Eating and Drinking at Shows » Silver Barn Cattle
Ever have that difficult steer or heifer that wouldn't eat or drink at the show? In this post, we cover some basics of how we can deal with this challenge while on the road.