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Virtual Livestock Shows: Yay or Nay?

Virtual Livestock Shows: Yay or Nay?

Can a virtual livestock show replace a real show?  Well, yes and no. It depends on what you’re trying to accomplish.   Without a doubt, a virtual show can’t replace the camaraderie and interaction that goes along with a real show.  It’s an awesome sight to see kids...
Want to grow leg hair on your show cattle? Here’s how!

Want to grow leg hair on your show cattle? Here’s how!

  Stop and imagine this visual image for a minute: A show calf with big, stout, hairy legs that are easy to fit and shape because of all the extra hair. So much hair you could almost braid it! Yes, please! Sign me up! We all know that daily hair care is necessary...
Top 5 Show Cattle Tips and Advice for 2020

Top 5 Show Cattle Tips and Advice for 2020

Welcome to a new decade of showing cattle!  As history has taught us, some things will change, yet some things will stay the same.  We’ve decided to kick off 2020 by sharing five of our most popular articles from the last year.  We believe these are time-tested...
Industry Spotlight: H & H Show Supply

Industry Spotlight: H & H Show Supply

It takes a village to raise a show kid! It’s true. You will want to grow your network and make a list of industry contacts as you expand your cattle showing career. We can’t think of a better resource to add to this list than the Hurst family of H & H Show Supply...
Industry Spotlight: Mosiman Farms

Industry Spotlight: Mosiman Farms

Great cattle, great customer service!    Silver Barn Cattle is excited to be working with Mosiman Farms as a sponsor for the 2019 Competitive Edge Cattle Clinic! Mosiman Farms is a family owned farming and cattle operation in the heart of Kansas, just a few miles East...
A Response to An Open Letter to Ellen DeGeneres

A Response to An Open Letter to Ellen DeGeneres

  Yesterday morning I woke up and wrote a letter. I’ll be honest. I didn’t expect anyone to actually read it. Every morning I have the same routine. My alarm sounds and I reach for my phone and check out social media for all the latest news. (You know, because...
An Open Letter to Ellen DeGeneres

An Open Letter to Ellen DeGeneres

  Dear Ellen DeGeneres, This year has been a tough one for the cattle producer. We have taken hit after hit. Your request for people to eat less meat was just one more punch in the gut to America’s cattle producers. You have an opinion and you have a broad...
On the Road to the Majors: NAILE

On the Road to the Majors: NAILE

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). General Information SBC: What’s your favorite major show to...
On the Road to the Majors: National Western Stock Show

On the Road to the Majors: National Western Stock Show

Our “On the Road to the Majors: Preparing for a Major Stock Show” series continues. Our next interview is with Abby George who will discuss the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado. Read about the American Maine Anjou Junior National show here....
On the Road to the Majors: AMAA Junior National

On the Road to the Majors: AMAA Junior National

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...
On the Road to the Majors: Preparing for a Major Stock Show

On the Road to the Majors: Preparing for a Major Stock Show

After all of your hard work in the show barn, you’ve decided it’s time to head to a major stock show. That’s fantastic! But before you pack the trailer, let’s talk about the excitement, the preparation, and the experience of a major show. Going...
Cattle Showmanship Attire: Dressed to Impress

Cattle Showmanship Attire: Dressed to Impress

  There are varying opinions on what can be considered “proper” cattle showmanship attire. In this article, we will discuss what we consider to be important pieces of the right livestock show ring look so that you (or your young showman) will look the...
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