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Introducing Swine Body Guard: A Better Way to Protect Show Pig Stomachs

Introducing Swine Body Guard: A Better Way to Protect Show Pig Stomachs

Ulcers. They’re not just limited to human beings who are older, overly stressed or lead an unhealthy life. They affect stock show animals as well. In fact, the majority of hogs that go to market have ulcers. Pork Information Gateway states that “studies have been conducted at slaughter and typically 80 or 90% of hogs show some type of lesion in the pars esophageal region.” 

While commercial hog farmers have access to resources that help manage ulcers in their pigs, many individuals who own show pigs do not. This is troubling,...


The Two Driving Principles Behind Stock Show Secrets

The Two Driving Principles Behind Stock Show Secrets

Every company has its core values — principles that drive decisions and the way employees do things, as well as motivate the way customers are served. At Stock Show Secrets, we also have our own set of core values, but two of them in particular have a direct impact on the rest.

Sure, we specialize in products that help your animal feel, look and perform better on show day. But our ultimate goal is to provide a safe family experience for everyone involved. Read on to learn more about our driving...


Complying With No Drench/No Paste Rules & Dialing Your Project In

Complying With No Drench/No Paste Rules & Dialing Your Project In

No Drenching?

No Pasting?

No Problem!

Right, wrong, or indifferent, there are several shows around the country that do not allow drenching or even the use of pastes.  While we can disagree with the Show Officials as to how these rules are counter to the well-being of your animal, they simply do not understand that an animal may not eat when they get stressed.  They do not understand that, unlike us, when presented with water that tastes differently, they may, and often do, refuse to drink.

The reality is that these are the rules of those shows.  If you want...


A Message From The Founder : Steven McEowen

A Message From The Founder : Steven McEowen

I'd like to say that I am the luckiest man in the world.  I have been fortunate enough to work in the Stock Show Supplement industry for a couple of decades.  Prior to that, the commercial livestock feed business in a few different capacities.  I was raised on a commercial agriculture operation before that.  My entire life has been spent in agriculture.

I've traveled the country with the many endeavors I have tackled throughout my career.  I have seen the good, the bad, and that which you have to work to appreciate.  The United States is an amazing country, and...


5,224 Miles & 86 Hours For One Show

5,224 Miles & 86 Hours For One Show

Those of us that live the Stock Show Life, often go to extreme measures to participate in the things that we love; several shows in a weekend, travel several hours to get practice at a jackpot, or work late nights and start all over again early the next morning.  One of our clients, Nelson Hanson of Clements, California and his family did something that goes beyond extreme.  They loaded their gilt onto their trailer in California, and drove 48 hours, one way (the return trip took 38 hours) to compete at the NJSA Southeast Regional Show in Perry,...