Took the kids out for a little showing this weekend. Getting the calves finished and broke. We had fun!!! Yesterday Cody and "Jeff" were reserve AOB steer. Today was even better. Morgan his Hereford heifer was Reserve Hereford. His Balancer Betty was Reserve composite heifer. Jeff was Champion Hereford today. And we even got Kaycee and mini Rose in on the fun. They were Champion Mini Hereford today! Glad we could spend some time together, and do what we love.
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Broadening the kids horizons a bit and having them meet new people in the industry. Last night and today we showed our balancer heifers at the Midwest gelbvieh Jr show. Cody did an excellent job with them. Making the finals in showmanship, had a division winning April heifer and his January was reserve overall in the balancer show. Thanks to the gelbvieh assn. For putting on a good show and being so welcoming:)
Cody's evening in the cattle show ended up outstanding! Beyond our expectations really. Betty his balancer was Reserve heifer, Cody was reserve champion showman and Jeff his Hereford steer was champion steer. Completely unexpected! As we had some nice black steers at our fair this year... excited to see the kids get involved in fitting and them taking an earnest interest in their livestock.
Nebraska Jr Hereford show! Extremely tough show with almost 200 head! Cody and his cattle had a great weekend too. Proud of him and how far he has come showing. He found himself in every Grand Drive the last 2 days. Quite the accomplishment! Mom only got a few pictures of the day I seem to forget when I'm watching. Lol I will get some of our cow calf pair here in a few days. I hear she was eating the trees in the backdrop.. like she hadn't been fed enough before the show.
Another great family weekend in the books at the Kansas Jr Hereford show the last few days! Kids, cattle and friends all weekend. Cody and his calves did well. Champ cow calf pair with Micky and her calf Minnie. (Minnie wasn't very impressed with her new lot in life as a show heifer, but I don't think she has much choice) Lol. Morgan his heifer won a tough April heifer class. Cash, his bull was 2nd. And both steers were 2nd. And Cody made It to finals in Jr. Showmanship. And kaycee got to show again in pre peewee showmanship. Didn't want Cody to help her at all. Next year can't come fast enough for her.. Lol!