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Are you planning to raise cattle? If you are, do you ever plan on showing them—and do you know how? If not, you aren’t alone. In fact, some people decide to hire a professional when it comes to grooming while other decide to do it themselves.

If you decide to do the work yourself, there are several products available to you. For example, there are items specifically designed for the legs, the tail, the body, and products that can be used on multiple body parts. Similarly, there are products designed for different colored cattle. In essence, you can find materials to meet any of grooming needs.

This is important because regardless of whether you decide to groom the animals yourself or choose to hire a professional, the main goal is to emphasize the animal’s strong points. This means you’ll have to learn what buyers could be looking for.

For example, if you’re selling cattle for breeding, you should try to keep the cattle looking soft and feminine. However, while it’s important to emphasize strengths, you should also hide flaws. To achieve the best results, we recommend cooling any adhesives you use if you are working in hot or humid areas. In these situations, your adhesive could gel and give you poor results. Also, please remember to not cut your animal’s hair too short—if you do it will be more difficult to cover flaws.

If you’d like to learn more, please feel free to contact D-S Livestock Equipment at 800-949-9997. We’re excited to hear from you soon.