Here are the cows we are appreciating this summer:
These are our bred-heifers: The black-white faced cow is Danny's 3rd heifer, Belle, and technically Blair's older sister. She's a DOLL! Love her to pieces!
The red-white faced Hereford-looking cow is a replacement heifer that belongs to my parents. She spent the winter in the 4-H pen and is SUPER friendly, so the boys have broke her to lead and will show her--just for fun--at the fair.
We are a stock and custom feeding cattle operation, so we are in the business to MAKE BEEF, not fluffy show cattle. We feed a ration to put on weight, not grow hair, so we never do very well at cattle shows, but we "hold our own". It's a fun time nonetheless, and the kids are learning a lot about animal husbandry and RESPONSIBILITY. So in the end, they really are winners!