5 Tips for A Successful Show Project Start
There are many factors that will ensure a positive and rewarding result from a show project, but there is no arguing the importance of a proper, hassle free start. Here are 5 tips for a successful show project start.
No matter the species, proper housing is key. Insuring a draft-free and dry place to get refuge is essential during the cooler months. Heat lamps are an aid in keeping smaller animals warm but at no time is a totally enclosed facility with stale air acceptable as it promotes sickness. On the contrary, during warm seasons, animals need shade from the sun and a place to stay cool. Access to fresh, clean water is also a must as it is critical to maintaining a healthy animal.
Always chose an animal that’s age and weight will be optimal to the industry and show ring while complying with the rules of the show. Seek advice from a reputable breeder, Ag Agent, or seasoned veteran for assistance to select the correct animal.
Starting your project with proper nutrition is a must. That’s why all show feeds have suggested feeding information to match the needs of genetics and age to maximize results. Keep feed fresh and encourage a strict feeding schedule to promote a consistent appetite. Feed their potential.
It is very important to work with animals daily to train them to be show animals. Routine exercise, brushing, and mimicking “show day” are recommended. As a result, you will keep your animals relaxed and prepared for the big day, while increasing your showmanship skills at the same time.
If your animal ever refuses to eat or appears to be sick act immediately. Always keep a thermometer handy and the contact information to a qualified veterinarian. They will always ask some preliminary questions and body temperature will be a vital one for diagnosis and treatment.
These 5 tips for a successful show project start are just that… a great start. Learn more about how to get show winning results at Solon Feed Mill. Contact our staff with questions about nutrition, care and supplies.