4-H Dairy Project

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Re: 4-H Dairy Project

Postby chippie » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:24 am

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Re: 4-H Dairy Project

Postby I luv herfrds » Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:20 am

Thanks chippie. I was going to look on line if I couldn't find them in the store.
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Re: 4-H Dairy Project

Postby I luv herfrds » Tue Jul 31, 2012 12:57 pm

Gwen is leading better this morning. Got daughter on the lead rope this morning and I held the end. Led Gwen to water and explained to daughter how they show dairy calves in the ring.
Told her we need to work with her every single day.
Fair is setting up a pen in the lambs area for us to use but just in case we are teaching her how to be tied up. Just worried about all the people who will be around just hope she doesn't freak out too badly.
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Re: 4-H Dairy Project

Postby chippie » Tue Jul 31, 2012 1:09 pm

The dairy cattle are tied like the show steers and heifers at all of the shows that we've gone to. Learning to stay tied is a very important.

Having her tied where people can't touch her head will help. You don't want a lot of people reaching in to touch and pet her.
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Re: 4-H Dairy Project

Postby I luv herfrds » Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:31 am

PANIC TIME!!!!!

Daughter misplaced her Dairy book!
I have no idea where it is!

Fair starts this Wednesday!

On the good side Gwen is leading very nicely. She still stops at times but she is doing great. Got my fingers crossed!
Going to take her in on Thursday instead of Wednesday so she is not so stressed. Will bring her home SAturday night. She is eating the cob so that is a good thing.
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Re: 4-H Dairy Project

Postby bigbull338 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:10 am

has your DD been practicing walking backwards leading the calf.if not she needs to so she can get a feel for it.an have her show clothes pressed an starched.want her to look good in the ring.
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Re: 4-H Dairy Project

Postby I luv herfrds » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:00 pm

FOUND IT!!!!

She had already gotten several things done she just needed to finish a couple to have it completed for the year.
That was a relief.

BB she has been walking backwards. Pants are washed and ready just gotta finish the white shirt.
Got her this really neat belt with a lot of bling on it for the show plus a pair of new boots. Got her a clip for her belt to hold her comb.
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Re: 4-H Dairy Project

Postby chippie » Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:37 am

sounds good, but check out the other exhibitors to see if they are wearing a comb or not. dairy folks here do not carry one.

If you can be sure to starch her jeans well. The starch makes it easier to brush dirt off.

Hope she has fun and does well. Please take pics. I'll be thinking of you all today. Good show vibes headed your way!
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Re: 4-H Dairy Project

Postby bigbull338 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:16 am

in my dairy show career i never carried a comb with me.
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Re: 4-H Dairy Project

Postby I luv herfrds » Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:38 am

Ok no comb. Gotcha ya!

Like I said nobody has shown Dairy for over 20 years and I still do not have my leaders book which has the info I need so that is why I am depending upon everyone here for their knowledge.

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!! :tiphat: :tiphat:

Interviewing is today. Taking the animals in tomorrow. Show is Friday!
I'm off work Friday.
Going to have her wash her animals tomorrow.
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Re: 4-H Dairy Project

Postby I luv herfrds » Wed Aug 15, 2012 10:06 pm

Got a blue ribbon in the interview judging for dairy! :banana: :banana: :banana:
Got a red for her lamb interview too!

Ok that is done, now to take the lamb and calf in tomorrow.
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Re: 4-H Dairy Project

Postby bigbull338 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:34 am

thats great.
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Re: 4-H Dairy Project

Postby slick4591 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 7:41 am

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Re: 4-H Dairy Project

Postby I luv herfrds » Sat Aug 18, 2012 12:05 am

GRAND CHAMPION!!!!!! :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:

Also got GRAND CHAMPION SHOWMANSHIP!!!! :banana: :banana: :banana:

Judge was super impressed with her showing Gwen who was acting up and the fact she was in full white and as a novice having so much knowledge of the dairy breed.
I will always remember her getting that ribbon and her looking at me and waving it up in the air and grinning from ear to ear.
The only thing the judge did not like about Gwen was her hind legs.

A good ending to a long day and a crazy day.

I will post some pics later I can barely keep my eyes open.

On a crazy note she did some mutton busting during her lamb show when her lamb took off and she grabbed ahold of his neck and went along for the ride. She fell ff and it looked like she was crying but she wasn't she was laughing.

So many people were so proud of her it was unreal.
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Re: 4-H Dairy Project

Postby slick4591 » Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:54 pm

Congrats! Sounds like she did a great job. :clap:
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