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 I love it dearly. I thank God daily that I am an American.
It's odd that I came into the Stock Show industry. Growing up I was not permitted in 4-H or FFA. I was told that it took too much time away from the duties that were expected of me when I was a child. Like a good son, I listened. Once I learned that I could show registered livestock at our county fair in the Open Show, I started to purchase registered cattle instead of the unregistered like I had been. This was about the time that I started to grow into myself as a young man. So I entered my dairy heifers in the Open Show at my local County Fair. Fast forward to Show Day; Last 3 times, and 2nd to last once because I ended up having two in one class. The reality of life wanted to teach me a lesson ... and it did. That lesson was taught to me in the early 1980's and I look back at that Show Day fondly. That was a day that would help shape me for the rest of my life.
I have no children. At my age, that ship has sailed. But I work with families from California to the Carolina's, and all points in between. Daily I strive to make an impact on the two things that I love most about what I do; Good Livestock & Good People. I am blessed to work with some of the finest young people throughout the country. I am fortunate enough to encounter plenty of children and families who need/want something more out of their life, and I hope that I am able to provide some motivation and provoke enough thought with them so that they may become role models some day.
I have worked tirelessly to build a different kind of company. It is my personal goal that every product we produce work better than the customer expects. I only develop products that are easy to use. I want our products to make a positive impact of each customer's show experience. It is my wish that our customers perform better at shows than our non-customers. But let me be clear about something that I eluded to; I want our products to have a positive impact on each customer's show experience. That doesn't mean that we seek out the people that could win to be our customers. We want to positively impact the novice showman and experienced showman alike. I take calls daily from people that want to do better with their child's project than they have in years previous. That's what I want to do; to help people have a better experience.
Those of you who know me know that I always wear a pink shirt at Shows. Every once in a while someone reminds me that, "Pink is the color of the Reserve Champions". While it is, it's also a color of something much more important to me; Breast Cancer and Breast Cancer Awareness. Every child that competes in the Stock Show industry has a mother. If you are reading this, you too, have a mother. Breast Cancer has touched many important women and families in my life. While research and treatment has come a very long way, it still needs to improve. That is why every October our company does a promotion to help raise money for a Breast Cancer Charity. We buy the promotional item and sell them. We bare the cost of the item and donate the selling price to charity ... all of it.
I want to thank you for spending time on our site. I want to personally thank you for your business. If there is ever any time that we can assist you with a project, please feel free to let us know.