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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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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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ShowBloom Champion spotlight–Abby Tipton

“A goal without a plan is just a wish,” Antoine de Saint-Exupery. Commitment, planning and hard work are just a few key traits that helped ShowBloom Champion, Abby Tipton, experience tremendous success this summer show season.   ShowBloom recently sat down with Abby to talk about her experiences with the product and how it led her to a winning summer.   ShowBloom: Abby, tell us a little about your livestock industry involvement, including your show cattle experience?   Abby: Me and my family run a successful Limousin and Lim-Flex cow/calf operation in Greenback, TN. I’ve shown cattle for 7 years …

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Start your calves off RIGHT!

All across the country, barns back in full swing after the summer show season. Whether you are still gearing up for a state fair, on the hunt for next year’s show calf or somewhere in-between, one thing is for certain—you need to take the ShowBloom Challenge.   The ShowBloom Challenge is simple – just feed ShowBloom for 90 days and you’ll see the “bloom” of good nutritional health and achieve their full potential. We guarantee you will see the results ShowBloom has been producing since 1983. Once those 90 days are up, you will want to continue feeding ShowBloom through …

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ShowBloom NEW pellet length

To All ShowBloom Users, In response to an overwhelming number of requests, we have decided to shorten the length of the ShowBloom pellet (the diameter will remain the same). This will allow for easier mixing and less separation in feeds, and more importantly, greater ease of feeding and consumption by smaller livestock species such as swine, sheep and goats. Rest assured that neither the formulation nor quality of our product has changed. We believe, as many of our customers do, that this simple change will have a positive impact on ShowBloom usage and sales to all species, as well as …

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Judges Divulge 10 Secrets to Winning Showmanship

Most times when you lead livestock into the ring, the judge’s job is to evaluate your livestock. However, when competing in a showmanship contest, it’s not the confirmation of your animal that’s under scrutiny, but you. Showmanship is a tough contest, but an important one, as the better showman you are, the better you can make your animal look when it counts. At ShowBloom, we understand the importance and value of Showmanship competitions and are proud to sponsor the showmanship series at Belt Buckle this summer in Texas. We sat down with the contest judges to see what they are …

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A Quarter Century of Success with ShowBloom

Located just outside of Taneytown, Maryland, Foggy Bottom Farm is known for their champion Hereford genetics. Home to the Denver Stock Show Grand Champion Polled Hereford Bull, Foggy Bottom Farm is owned by Ray and Cyndy Howes. The family began raising Hereford cattle on Foggy Bottom Farm in 1983 and today the herd of 30 momma cows produce offspring that perform at the highest levels in the show ring.   Managing Partner Bill Widerman is the mastermind behind the diet for the show string at Foggy Bottom Farm. A ShowBloom user for more than 25 years, Widerman shared with us …

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We love Culver’s

  We love Culver’s,   As a company serving farmers for over 135 years we love to promote and support organizations that understand and support American agriculture and the American farmer and ranchers. That’s why we love Culver’s restaurants. They have a great campaign, “Thank You Farmers” which salutes and appreciates farmers and ranches. They have donated millions of dollars to support the National FFA organization and most recently they raised and donated nearly $20,000 to support students that needed help purchasing their own FFA jacket. Culver’s press release stated, “This jacket is more than just something students wear; it’s representative of the …

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Showbloom Champion Spotlight: Grimmel Girls Show Cattle

Getting to see customers succeed is our favorite part of what we do at Showbloom. Recently we sat down with Showbloom customer Melissa Grimmel from Jarettsville Maryland, who recently won Grand Champion Polled Hereford Heifer at the National Western Stock Show, to ask some questions about her #stockshowlife and recent win. Why do you show? Cattle are my life – showing is my life. It is the reason why I am attending Kansas State and my future career will involve the cattle industry. I have met some of my best friends through showing cattle and I honestly can’t think of something …

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