A reliable teammate with a second-to-none work ethic, Colby Smith has dedicated his career to US Whip. From picking up rocks to running the show, read how he’s seen it all and helped us set the high bar in the Training Industry.
If you want your show pig to impress livestock judges, you need to take every step possible. That means using the right tools and supplies, grooming your show pig properly, knowing when to start training, practicing driving him as often as you can, having the right registration and health forms—and of course, being patient. But above all, you need to make sure they obey your commands and walk properly, because if your pig runs, your judges will think you haven’t
Acclaimed. Long-standing. Prize-worthy. Yes, you could apply those words to US Whip’s lamb products. But you could also use those accolades about Northeast Oklahoma A&M’s (NEO) livestock judging program, which just so happens to be among the country’s cream of the crop. That’s why we’re proud to have students from their agriculture department helping us out. This year, we’re working with three fresh faces: Alli, Grace and Emily. They’re learning and receiving real-world experience with these lambs; from purchasing, raising,
Showing livestock and growing up around stock shows aren’t something that a child experiences and then quickly forgets. If you grew up around stock shows, you’d probably agree that it was an impactful and life-changing experience. Whether you are the one who is walking down memory lane or have children today that you are bringing up around stock shows (or both), you’ll probably have some stories to tell. Showing livestock leaves a child with valuable lessons and some priceless memories.
Have you found that your nerves are on edge when you participate in stock shows? Being in front of a crowd, especially one that is going to judge you, can be a lot to shoulder. If you’re nervous before a show, just think about what your animal probably goes through. They are also in an unfamiliar environment with loud noises and strangers looking at them. No matter how much you think you’ve prepared for a show, the stress is real,