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Kristen Massengill in the winner's circle

Kristen Massingill – From Raw Beginner to Experienced Breeder

Livestock showing is often a family affair, with former showers passing down their experience to their children and grandchildren for generations. For Kristen Massingill, however, she and her sister are the first generation to show. “I was so little when I started showing calves, my dad helped me halter break. My sister wasn’t quite as …

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Tripp Phillips in the winner's circle

Tripp Phillips and Livestock Shows – Friendship, Community, and Fun

Although Tripp Phillips of Mount Pleasant, TX is one of the youngest Livestock Show winners to be spotlighted on this blog, don’t be fooled by his age. After six years of showing, veteran 13-year-old Tripp decided he was ready to challenge himself and switched from showing pigs to showing heifers. “I wanted to step up …

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Kevin Bloomquist

Kevin Bloomquist – From Producer to Scientist and Back Again

Kevin Bloomquist of Bloomquist Lambs, has a very different back story from most successful agriculture entrepreneurs. “I think the thing I’m most proud of is that I was a city kid who always wanted to be in production agriculture, and now I sell lambs all over the country.” Kevin grew up on a one-acre piece …

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Maul Feed and Seed – Two Brothers Facing Challenges and Succeeding Together

It takes grit and hard work to weather the hardships in agriculture but no one knows that better than the Maul brothers of Maul Feed and Seed in Pampa, TX. “It can be hard to find a balance.” Adam says “You’re working hard to keep your customers happy, and trying to meet their individual needs, …

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