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March 21, 2018

So, the new show season is just around the corner.  Kids and parents will begin the journey to find that perfect calf for their family.  It is an exciting time of the year for all involved.  I thought I would give you a sneak peek into what that looks like from the sid...

March 19, 2017

It is that time of year again. While it may seem like we just finished the last show project, it is now time to be thinking about picking your project for the new year.  This is a time of great excitement for many young people.  But it may be a time of worry and anxiet...

January 22, 2017

Often we get asked why spend all this money to show cattle.  And I will admit that we are not your typical show family.  We dont own a fancy trailer and dont travel across the country to stock shows.  But we do show at local shows and we have friends that show alot mor...

December 26, 2016

Merry Christmas from Blue Ribbon Cattle.   We hope that everyone had a great Holiday.  Like most farmers we spent the days with family but still had work to do. But it sure doesnt feel like work when you love what you do.

October 22, 2016

Feeding First Calf Females? 

Calving has already started for most of us.  First calf heifers are the future brood cows of our herd.  However, they require alot more time, effort, and nutrition to make it to being productive cows for the long haul. For first-calf heifers...

July 20, 2016

One of the questions that I get asked most often in my work with cattle and with the youth is What is calving ease?  If you are not familiar with EPDs or havent been around cattle much some of these terms that everyone throws out can be intimidating and you just dont w...

May 26, 2016

This post is not neccessarily about cattle but goes along with what we do here at Blue Ribbon Cattle.  Our business is a true family business.  We involve our kids in it as much as possible.  Over the years as a mother I have often asked myself if I am asking too much...

May 9, 2016

Mineral supplementation can play a very important role in the overall health of your herd.  It is often one of the most overlooked tools in a producers arsenal to improve productivity.  Nutrition has a definite effect on the brood cow and this cannot be minimized.  Fre...

May 2, 2016

If you are a livestock owner, chances are that you have had to pull weeds and toxic plants out of your pastures and paddocks at some point.  This lovely little plant below is  the nightshade plant.  It is toxic to cattle and should be pulled and not allowed to grow in...

April 25, 2016

As you get a project animal it is important that you build a level of trust and comfort with each calf. You will need to put in a lot of work to get them ready for shows. After we have halter broke all of our calves we start out teaching them to be comfortable with us...

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