Do you love your Honor® Show Chow®? Send us a short paragraph telling us about why you choose to feed Honor® Show Chow®, and we’ll feature your story on our website! We’re always eager to see photos of our customers and their animals, so be sure to include a picture too!
You can send your testimonials to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail them in to:
16660 Old Chesterfield Rd.
Chesterfield, MO 63017
I wanted to write and let you guys know that Show Chow is an amazing
product. This year, my son joined FFA for the first time and showed Chickens. A friend of the families suggested Show Chow because their kids had used and
it had done such a great job. So we did! To my supprise our chickens did
AMAZING; so amazing that he won GRAND CHAMPION for his ROOSTER and RESERVE
GRAND CHAMPION for his hen at the county level and it was the first time to
ever show. Our chickens were much bigger than most and had the correct build
and confirmation that the judge was looking for. When he judged the roosters
the judge said he instantly knew my son had the winning bird before he had
looked at any of the others.
We just wanted to say THANK YOU for such an amazing product. We will
certainly be using this product again next show season. Dustin is the only
kid from his school in Electra TX showing Chickens and this was their first
win for the show this year. WAY TO GO PURINA! You helped us bring it home!
We've been feeding depth charge to our heifer and getting along great with it. Supreme Champion at the 2011 Nebraska Cattlemen's Classic and 3rd & 5th Overall in Chillicothe Missouri. We've seen a noticeable difference of lower rib and fuller look within a short period of time. Plus, she intakes it aggressively. Neat product started feeding it in February at the Classic and I would not go to a show without it!
I wanted to write and Thank you for a terrific clinic! This is Wyatt’s first year raising a show calf and he is having a blast! He would like to compete at the American Royal and Denver Shows. I have to say I have never seen him so excited, we have a 5 hour drive home and he talked the whole way back about your clinic. I want to thank you for inspiring so many young people. I believe in the 4H program and the benefits that is offers today’s youth. My husband and I got a lot out of your clinic and you are amazing!! Thanks again and we really appreciate the time that you spent with us.
I'm writing to let you know what a GREAT product you have in the Show Chow line up!! Particularly I have had AWESOME success with Full Control. Our area Purina Representative, Rick Boyer, suggested I try this product because my show season with Registered Hereford heifers, and also my show steers, is so long, nearly 10 months most years. Prior to using Full Control it was challenging to have my cattle fresh, full looking and still be show ready with our usual program. The heifers would get too fat by the middle and end of the show season, but they weren't full looking or satisfied if I reduced their ration enough to keep them in the right condition. Then I tried Full Control...and it is AMAZING!! The cattle all love it; it's very palatable. They get to eat enough to be satisfied, and they have the right amount of fill. Best of all it has totally controlled their weight gain; once I get my cattle dialed in with their condition I keep them there with Full Control. I have won many classes and championships with both my heifers and steers using Full Control. My lastest was Grand Champion Overall Steer at the Youth Livestock Auction at my fair. This steer was shown many times early in the show season, and needed to be controlled in order to not get too fat or go over weight. Full Control worked perfectly; I am sending his picture so you can see him too. Oh, by the way...my Supreme Champion Female at that same show was also fed Full Control!! I'm always telling people about it...it's an AWESOME product; thanks for making it! Thanks also to my feed supplier, Montesano Farm and Home in Montesano, Washington for carrying this, and all other great Purina products!! I'm a very satisfied customer!!
I sent you a letter last year expressing my complete satisfaction with using Honor Show Chow for the first time. We used Honor Show Chow again this year and I still was very happy. I know most people don't take the time to express when they are happy with a product but I wanted to. We showed hogs, lambs, and turkeys this year. The best we did with a hog was 7th at our county. We had a 3rd place with our Tom Turkey at county (this was our first year with the turkeys). The best we did was with our lambs. We had a reserve breed with a Southdown and a 3rd place with a Cross Lamb at our county. We had a reserve breed with a Cross Lamb at Belton. We had a reserve breed with the same Cross Lamb and did quite well for our first year. We will be running the points again this year. We feed all our animals Honor Show Chow feed. We still haven't been able to to place at any major show but we keep trying. My daughter has 3 more years to show. I feel we keep getting better quality animals each year and with this feed hopefully next year will be ours. We raised our own hog this year and have breed them again for this year.
Would just like to let you know how much we like the Fitters Edge Beef show feed. We bought a Polled Hereford bull in July 2009 and put him on this feed and he has done well. In the show ring he was Reserve Hereford bull at the Michigan State Fair, Champion Hereford Bull at Allegan County Fair, Supreme Overall Bull at the St. Joe County Fair. And the biggest win last week at NAILE in Louisville, he was selected at the Reserve Fall Bull Calf Champion. He weighted 1510 lbs at 14 months old. We are using a ton of this feed a week and are looking to show well again next year.
Mrs. Robin L Riker | Ionia, MI
I have 30 days left to go until the end of the feeding period for my steer. Right now, we feel that he's finished and don't want him to gain any more, but we also don't want him to lose the valuable finish we've put on him. Is there a "formula" for calculating how many pounds a steer should consume per day for maintenance or to hold him? He's eating a custom mix using Grand 4TFyer with corn, oats and the High Octane high fat supplement, along with grass hay. In the past, I've always calculated for gain, but figuring how to keep him right where he's at is new for me. Thank you! It's really helpful to have this forum as a resource for help.
Riley | Wilder, ID
We have been feeding 18% grower at 3.5% of body weight for the last three months. We have weighed the lambs weekly and maintained that ratio throughout the feeding cycle. They have hit their projected weights within 4 pounds. We have adjusted our ratio to balance heat,exercise, and cover on the lambs for 2 weeks prior to the fair. Honor Show Chow and proper exercise has our lambs at their peak for fair week. Thanks for caring so much about an animals health and nutrition.
Cassidy Osborne | Morrow, OH
Earlier this week the Sheldon FFA took 9 students to the State Fair with broiler meat pens. All 9 placed in the placed in the top 10. Over 75 exhibitors from all over California were there and the competition was fierce, yet the Sheldon group dominated!
One of our freshman, Alyssa Phillips, was selected as the Grand Champion! The reserve went to a 4-H member from Fresno who entered some birds from Texas.
This is the third consecutive year that a Sheldon Student has received the Grand Champion honor! We didn’t get the Grand and Reserve spot like last year, but we are still very pleased.
Thank you both for all of your support. We ran two feed trials this year. One with Start and Grow, the other with Show Chow Broiler Complete. Both proved to be comparable believe it or not. Either way, we are proud to be feeding Purina.
Thanks again for assisting me and answering all my questions throughout the year!
Jim Looper, Agricultural Science Teacher | Sheldon High School
I would just like you to know how pleased I am with your feed.
I'm a 4-H advisor over the livestock and I told the kids I recommended them
to feed Purina Mills and all did but one and I'm very pleased at the way
their projects turned out. My own kids have been feeding the Steer feed and
Hog feed but the Broilers have turned out wonderful also.
Last year my son
took Broilers to the fair and we only had 4lb. birds because we fed another
feed. This year the kids have 8-9lb. birds. Thank you very much and keep
up the good work on the Honor Show Chow. I would tell anyone this story.
Way to go Purina Mills. Hopefully we'll have some winners this year.
Mrs. Clarissa R VanSickle | Millersburg, OH
I am Jordan’s mom and the county fair beef superintendent. I know we have found ourselves in a time where it is necessary to re-evaluate our programs. I just wanted to thank you all for an awesome youth program. My daughter is just six, but she is saving her circles for gift certificates so she can buy a set of display panels. I have other kids that have followed her lead and started saving for things they want as well.
I teach these kids about showing cattle and spend many hours per week with them. Many of the kids I work with actually use a heifer that I give them, or they would not be able to go to the fair. Having a gift certificate to buy their grooming supplies means the world!
Thanks so much,
Jody M. True | Atlanta, MO
Hello, our daughter Joanna Delavan shows hogs. We have been showing pigs
for 3 years. The previous 2 years we fed a different brand of feed. I
decided after last year that we were going to switch feeds. I wasn't
happy with the results we were getting or the freshness of the feed. It
seemed that some of the feed smelled stale or of mold. I talked to a
friend of mine during the summer and told him I wanted to switch feeds.
He used to work at the Producer's CO-OP in New Braunfels. He told me
about Honor Show Chow and after checking on-line I decided to try it.
WOW, was I glad I switched. I was very pleased with the consistent
texture and freshness of each and every bag. Our hogs grew better than
before and seemed to enjoy the feed. The hogs never looked better. This
was the best year we had at our County show (Blanco).We raise our hogs
on a small hog farm in Blanco. There are 2 other people that raise there
pigs there and I got them to also switch to Honor Show Chow this year.
They both were very happy with the results. I will continue to feed
Honor Show Chow the rest of my daughter's show career (4 years).I look
forward to a even better year next year. We are planning to show in 3
Major shows next year. I know in this day and time people don't always
take the time out to tell people positive things about their products. I
just wanted to say THANK YOU.
Richard Delavan III
Click to View PDF
Hello, My name is Kayla Howard. My parents are Darren and Amanda Howard. This is my 2nd year in "4-H" and I am a member of the Double "H" Swine Club. I have spent many hours feeding, grooming, and working with Elvis, my Hampshire market hog. I'm very excited to show him at the "4H" Swine show.
Thank you for your support of the "4-H" clubs of Hendry County!
P.S. Elvis is a product of Honor® Show Chow®!
Kayla Howard click to view PDF
I have had a very successful year showing my meat goats. You rewarded me with a silver belt buckle for my win at the Grand National @ Cow Palace back in April. Since then I have had several other Champions, but am not eligible for more than a hat or jacket on the program, but I care more about sharing my good fortune with you and maybe be included in your advertising.
During California State Fair in August my Mom and I introduced ourselves to Gretchen Richards the new Pacific Coat Retail Specialist. She is very nice and helpful. I have sent these photos electronically to her so she can use them in regional advertising.
Thank you for making such wonderful products!
My name is Austin Washburn, I am 12 years old. This is my third year showing pigs at the Lorain County Fair in Wellington, Ohio. My brother Troy, 11 years old, also shows pigs. We have a lot of fun even though raising show pigs can be hard work.
At this years fair, I won showmanship, I got reserve champion gilt, then I got Reserve Grand Champion. Troy finished fourth overall.
We would not be able to win without Purina Show Feeds and the help of our Purina Mills dealer, Sunrise Cooperative.
Thank you for providing a dependable product and offering Top Performer Awards!
Thanks again for all of your help. We appreciate your willingness to answer questions and
help us understand the feeding process. We are constantly asked how we've learned so much
about feeding and I tell people you should talk with your feed man and feed nutritionist.
They are shocked and tell us they didn't know their feed company had a nutritionist.
We wouldn't leave Honor because not only do we find success with the feed...but we also
feel like you are on our team....helping us understand the differences in the pigs and the
way we feed each of them.
Again, thanks for all you do for the industry and especially the kids!!
Susan Reid Shipman
I wanted to let you know that my daughters market pig weighed in at 270 on August the 7th.
We fed her the 2-lbs of Powerfill plus 4 pounds of her regular show grower per day since
the 14th of July. It really seemed to help open her up and give her the cover she needed.
She was the Reserve Supreme Market Hog at our County Fair.
I really think that the Honor® N-Timidator Goat Ration is an excellent feed.
I feel the N-Timidator feed gives our goats a fresher look over other feeds that I have tried.
My Ag teacher has all of his students that show goats feed it.
I even advertise this feed when selling my kid goats to others that are going to show.
I would also like to thank you for my Honor Roll™ Awards Program belt buckle.
I have wanted a buckle for a long time, but could never seem to win a show that gave one.
My Buffalo County Fair Division 3 Reserve Champion Market Steer,
Lyle, weighed in at 1230 pounds with a 2.62 rate of gain. The
steer that won the class went on to be reserve champion overall,
so I got to step in for consideration for reserve overall. That
was exciting. This is my 6th year in 4H. Last year I had Reserve
Champion Hereford Breeding Heifer at the Nebraska State Fair. I
like Purina Grand 4-T-Fyer. I think it makes my calves’ hair
coats shiny. We haven’t had as much trouble with dandruff since
we started feeding Purina.
14 years old
We have tried several other beef supplements and without a
doubt, Grand 4-T-Fyer is the best. We have always been
competitive with our purebred Angus, but since switching to
4-T-Fyer two years ago, we have won two Grands, three Reserve
Grands, and several division and class winners at state and
national shows. Keep up the good work!
Ann Arbor, MI
We have used Purina’s feeds for many years in our beef and swine
production. We have always had comfort knowing that they’re
balanced feeds. We have never had an animal not take to the
Purina feeds. Before we started with the Purina feeds, we had
tried some other brands, but not all of our animals would eat
the feed (particularly our beef calves). In closing we would like to thank you for producing such top
I won Grand Champion with my pig at the 2006 Natchitoches Parish
Fair. My pig was fed Purina Mills Show Chow the whole time we
were preparing her for this event. Being my first year to show,
my parents searched on the internet for different types of feed
that they thought would be good for my pigs. After researching
the Purina Mills Show Chow website, they felt this feed would be
best for my pigs. Everyone in our parish was using a different
type of feed. We were the only ones using Show Chow and it paid
off. Thanks Show Chow!
9 years old
We have fed Show Chow to our broilers all the way through from
start to finish. Each year our children have moved up to a
different event. Each time we have gone back to Purina Show
Chow. This year our little girl received Reserve Champion for
rabbits. Yeah! Now we are showing goats for 2007. We’re using
Intimidator Goat Ration. Thank you!
Lone Star, TX
Thanks for the great product. My steer won FFA Grand Champion
and Reserve Supreme. We also graded choice in our Carcass Class.
Feeding Purina Feed and Honor Champion Drive Topdress was a
Dear Honor Program Headquarters,
Thank you for my jacket. I love it very much. It keeps me very
Dear Honor Show Feeds,
I would like to thank you for the jacket, and hope that you
shall continue to support the youth livestock exhibitors.
Dear Honor Show Feeds,
Thank you very much for sponsoring my Reserve Champion Market
Lamb jacket at the Union County Fair. This year I showed my
market lamb and breeding ewe at the fair. My market lamb was
Reserve Champion and I was Champion Intermediate Showman. I have
fed your feed for many years and have always been successful. My
lambs like your feed and they grow well. Again thank you for
sponsoring the jacket. I really appreciate it.
Codi has been in 4H four years. In 2004 her calf (T-Roy)
received Reserve Grand Champion, in 2005 her steer (Snickers)
was in the Grand Champion drive, and then 2006 she finally
received Grand Champion with “Jason!” All this time Purina Mills
continues to be our only source of show feed. Thank you very
much for making one of her dreams come true…being pictured among
the Top Performers!
Buena Vista, CO
Dear Program Headquarters,
Hey, my name is Logan Rees and I’m 15 years old. I just wanted
to let you know how pleased I was with your Show Chow Pig Feed.
I used your feed on my fair pigs. This was my first year using
your feed and I have seen a huge improvement in my pigs’ muscle
tone and weight. I will be using your feed in the future,
because I have seen so much improvement. Thank you for your
At several shows we have been to, other competitors were always
inquisitive on what type of feed we use. I have always stated we
use Purina feeds, both the complete and show formulas. I always
had folks trying to convince me that I might want to switch. My
comment to that was, “Why would I want to mess with success?”
Lexy’s current meat pen record is 9 first place wins and no
losses. We pray for continued success. As you can tell, I am
very proud of Lexy, her rabbits, and their success. This project
has been a good learning experience for both her and me.
Just a note of thanks – your feed is a proven winner. We have
gotten Grand Champion steer two years in a row with your feed.
We also feed chickens, rabbits and hogs.
The Leffert Family
What a great feed! We have used it for 4 years and nothing else
even comes close… even the more expensive ones! We have a
pig/lamb sale in the spring and recommend it to our customers.
It really is the best – the feed you use really does make a
New York Mills, MN