NEW TEAM MEMBERS: Dianna & Kyndal

We’ve been holding it in for a while now, but we’re finally ready to announce our newest #FMGcrewmembers! Please join us in welcoming Dianna Elder & Kyndal Reitzenstein. Dianna Elder Many of you know Dianna from her years of involvement in the show cattle business with her husband Bart and from her past work with industry magazines and fellow marketing companies. …

Livestock Publications Council Contest

At FMG, we understand the importance of industry involvement. Part of being successful in business includes networking and bonding over a common cause — in our case, animal agriculture. Kent Jaecke in the back row with his fellow board members. We are proud members of the Livestock Publications Council (LPC). According to the website, “[LPC is] an international organization serving …

4 Reasons Why Your Farm/Ranch Needs a Blog

Image courtesy of toddbacile.wordpress.com We’ve been running this blog for a few years now and we think it makes a significant impact for our customers as well as our business. We use our blog to promote our customers’ sales, as well as highlight some of their accomplishments. We also like to share about some of the exciting things happening within …

Guest Blogger: The Reid Family

We are excited about this month’s FMG Guest Blogger(s)! Brian, Laurie and Lisa Reid from Colorado are known for being excellent showmen across multiple species, as well as being  innovative and inspirational with their well-known livestock publication, The Showtimes Jr Livestock Magazine. We wanted to know a little bit more about their creative process and their family dynamic. Brian, Laurie …

The Best Companions

A few weeks ago, we asked our friends on Twitter and Instagram to share pictures of their #ranchdogs with us.  We got some great responses, like these beauties! How can you not love these heelers?? Thank you to everyone who participated. Feel free to tell us in the comments about your favorite companion with 4 feet! We’ve told you time …

Guest Blogger: Rachel Cutrer & RHD Auctions

Photo courtesy of Ranch House Designs, Inc. Today on the blog, we welcome Rachel Cutrer, President and Creative Director of Ranch House Designs, Inc. Rachel and her staff are responsible for hundreds of websites within the livestock industry and provide numerous other creative marketing services for clients across the United States and even worldwide. We’ve asked Rachel to be our …

Guest Blogger: Christy Collins

Christy Collins Today, on the blog we’re excited to have livestock industry icon, Christy Collins. Christy is well known across the country for marketing and promotion of club calf/composite genetics, sale management and yes, photography. Tomorrow is the 8th Annual Embryos on Snow Auction and La Prix Scholarship Award Presentation, managed by Christy Collins Inc. Many of our FMG customers …

Guest Blogger: Torie Schwartz

Hello everyone! We’re happy to introduce our next guest blogger – Miss Torie Schwartz of Rossville, Ind. Many of you know Torie from her family’s (JM Cattle Co.)  success in the shorthorn ring and her many personal accomplishments on the Western Illinois University livestock judging team. Today, we’re going to visit about another important part of Torie’s life – her …

Lessons

Growing up in agriculture, and especially the show ring has taught me a lot. I thought that this post from Michele Payn-Knoper, a “Community Catalyst. Advocate. Farm & Food Connector,” summed up our experiences rather well. In her blog, Lessons learned on a show halter, Payn-Knoper describes her young daughter’s bond with her first show animal, Ving. She writes, “A …

Where’s Our FOCUS This Week? Vol. 32

Great cattle in every corner of the country are selling this week! Let’s get down to it – Monday –  Franklin Cattle Co. Online Sale hosted by Breeders’ World Online SalesBlach Show Cattle Online Club Calf Sale hosted by Caldwell-Willoughby SalesCrystal View Cattle Steer & Heifer Sale hosted by Caldwell-Willoughby SalesBooth Cattle Online Sale hosted by Breeders’ World Online Sales …