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5 Ways to Be a Winner…In Life and In the Show Ring

By Sally Long There’s a famous quote that says…”Sit with the winners, the conversation is different…” We love this quote and recently I have done some reflecting on what my conversations with true winners have looked like: 1.     Winners don’t make excuses. So things didn’t go your way and you had a bad show. It is so easy to find blame in the judge, the setup, the situation and anything else that could possibly help explain the disappointment.  However, all of those things are out of your control as a competitor. Winners let go of the things they cannot control …

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Animals and Cold Weather

ShowBloom giving you that added edge.. The weather outside can get a bit frightful during the winter months and it can leave people wondering how animals survive in brutal sub-zero temperatures. The range of weather conditions throughout the regions of the U.S. can vary. What one showman thinks of as “cold” may be a tropical vacation to another – just ask an Iowa show family and a south Texas show family – the response will be completely different. Regardless of your own tolerance for the cold, good management practices make a big difference in caring for livestock during the cold weather …

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Show Lessons from a Show Pig

By: Marisa Linton Showing pigs, while a great deal of fun, is also a lot of work. Beyond the typical feeding, brushing, and daily care of your pig, it takes a lot of dedication and perseverance to train your pig. Hours, in fact, of walking and turning, and pretending your mom is the judge. Exhausted yet? It certainly can be. Show pigs have a lot to learn if they are ever going to become champions. However, perhaps there are some lessons we can learn from our show pig.     1. Complaining doesn’t help when you must do something. It …

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What do you need in order to survive the NAILE?

 By: Katie Pieper   Sure, everybody’s needs are different, but this is your reminder checklist of staple items to be sure to pack in preparation for heading the Louisville.   · Coffee, 5-Hour energy, or for the health nuts, green tea. Regardless of how or what, make sure you have an endless supply of CAFFEINE! This is, first and foremost, extremely important! I could not survive 5 days in Louisville without it.     · A close second, be sure to get yourself a couple pair (because this is a good excuse to buy something new) of Twisted-X shoes. Whether …

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10 Things You MUST Do in Kansas City

  The leaves are turning, the thermostat is dropping, and that means the start of what livestock kids have been patiently waiting all year for…FALL SHOWS! Over the next few weeks, over 10,000 exhibitors will be headed to the Kemper Arena to show at the American Royal. We know that for so many of you on Team Showbloom, these shows also double as a family vacation….so we came up with a few fun things that you have to do when you`re in Kansas City!     1) Watch the Steer Show! The Kansas City steer show has become known as …

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Scholarship quick tips

Millions of scholarship dollars are given out each year through breed associations, livestock shows, 4-H, FFA and other ag organizations. Taking advantage of these opportunities could be what prevents you from having student loan debt at the duration of your college career! At ShowBloom, we understand the importance of scholarships and awarding youth for their achievements. This year ShowBloom was able to award scholarships to some exceptional youth and feel there is no better investment. Free money is something everyone can get excited about; however, scholarship applications can quickly become overwhelming. Recently, we sat down with some scholarship experts and gathered …

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The scoop on VFD

As the January 1, 2017 deadline for the implementation of the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) nears, veterinarians, producers and feed mills begin the transition to new compliance rules. Good news for ShowBloom customers, the all-natural supplement can still be fed to all species with no additional documentation needed.   In short, VFD will help regulate that all medications in feed and those that are water-soluble will require producers and feeder to have a signed form by a veterinarian familiar with their operation. Producers will work with their veterinarian to complete the form which includes: the producer’s name and address, the …

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Featured Dealer Friday–Hinton Mills

It’s Featured Dealer Friday! Today we are featuring Hinton Mills. This great dealer is a multi-generational, family owned business founded in 1918. They have four locations throughout Northern Kentucky, including Fleming Co. Farm Supply (pictured). They offer bulk and bagged feed; home, farm, and garden supplies. Check them out and ask for ShowBloom! Is this dealer not located near you? Check back every other Friday for a new featured dealer or check our dealer locator at www.showbloom.com! Also don’t forget to take advantage of our limited time offer online- buy a 25lb bag of ShowBloom and pay only $5 shipping!

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Tips for Scholarship Success

School is right around the corner, which can only mean one thing…so are scholarship deadlines! Youth growing up in agriculture are lucky to have numerous opportunities to earn scholarships though breed associations, livestock shows, FFA, 4-H and many more. Free money is something everyone can get excited about; however, scholarship applications can feel a little overwhelming from time to time. At ShowBloom, we understand the importance of scholarships and awarding youth for their achievements. This year ShowBloom was able to award scholarships to some exceptional youth and feel there is no better investment. Recently, we sat down with some scholarship experts …

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Feature Dealer Friday–Stillwater Milling Co, Claremore

It’s Featured Dealer Friday! This week we are featuring Stillwater Milling Company – Claremore Location that has many retail locations around OK and all of them carry ShowBloom! We hope you check them out and ask for ShowBloom to give your animal the BGY advantage! Remember if this dealer isn’t close to you visitwww.showbloom.com to find our dealer locator or take advantage of our $5 shipping per 25lb bag offer running now online!

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