In the last fifteen years there has been an exponential increase in the number of youth that have chosen to show livestock.
Many enter shows with grand champion caliber animals and use their keen attention to detail to clip, fit and show their animal in hopes to capture the title of Grand Champion animal.
In recent years however, many showmen have chosen not to compete in showmanship.
Showmanship extends far beyond knowing how to maintain eye contact, walk or setup their animal to give the judge the best profile view, and answer a few questions about the animal.
Showmanship gives showmen of all ages the opportunity to speak with an industry professional about the blood, sweat and tears put into a project and show the judge that YOU have the knowledge to not only speak about your animal but speak about the livestock industry as a whole.
Use your time of preparation for a show to continue to work with your animal, learn more about the livestock industry and continue to push yourself and your animal to offer the best package possible when show day arrives.
The livestock industry is always growing as the world population increases. Learning and knowing the methods used in commercial agriculture not only benefits your showmanship skills but it can also influence your path in the agriculture industry as you grow older.
As a former Grand Champion showmen, I, Wyatt Peterson urge you to use your time of preparation for a show to continue to work with your animal, learn more about the livestock industry, and continue to push yourself and your animal to offer the best package possible when show day arrives.
Showmanship offers more than just a plaque, belt buckle or cash winnings. The Art of Showmanship relies on the current generations of showmen to teach the importance of sound showmanship to provide a more competitive and exponentially successful generation of showmen.
Learning and knowing the methods used in commercial agriculture as well as methods used in the show world not only benefits your showmanship skills, but it can also influence your path in the agriculture industry as you or your kids grow older.
Here at FlexTran, we value the Art of Showmanship, so if you have any further questions, feel free to reach out to us and we will be happy to help answer any questions you may have!
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