Well, the last show of the year for us is over. We had a grand time, our cattle looked real good, and the kids enjoyed themselves.
The one thing I learned is that our cattle are SMALL compared to the cattle at this level! Our good percentage heifer that has been winning all year, was reserve champ percentage in the junior show at State Fair, placed last in her class ONLY because she was the smallest. It did not help that she was in heat and pushing our son all over the arena! Oh, and the alcohol really flows at places like this!
But here are some pics...
This is an April purebred, Lilly. She placed second in her class, but was still outweighed and not as fat as the other heifers in the class! She is three generations deep on our farm, and all AI sires. Her sire is LMF Moving Forward, her MGS is Mr. Amigo. She wills stay in our herd for awhile!
This is the September half blood, Taylor. She is out of a Pioneer angus first calf heifer and sired by Beef Maker (simm bull). I pictured her on her last year when she was born at 45 pounds!
And this is an embryo we bought and raised. She is sired by Dream On out of an ETR Antoinette cow, and is a January heifer. She placed second also, not fat enough.
It was great seeing some of my juniors out there competing and winning at this level of competition. One had the Reserve Champion Purebred Female and another had a champion in her age division. I am so proud of my Missouri kids! (for those that do not know, I am the junior adviser for the Missouri Simmental group).