Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Simmental Jr. Nationals

We recently we to Sedalia, Missouri.  It was for the Simmental Jr. Nationals.  We had a great time.  We spent eight days learning and showing for the breed that our son has chosen.  Everyday there is a contest, quiz or judging to do.  And after you do at least four of the six contests, you can show your calf.  It was a good experience for our Little Man.  He is somewhat of an introvert.  So he had to go out and talk to people and do things that he normally doesn't do.  I don't want to rush things, but it will be interesting to see how he is in a couple of years.  And in December  Little Miss will be showing and hopefully we can find her a good Simmental heifer too.  We are slowly building a very nice base for what we believe to be a good Simmental herd.  And I can't wait to see what the future holds for our family.  Happy Wednesday!

Check-in: papers and tattoos are checked

Then the hips are measured.  No female should have her hip measured in public!
Funny faces while waiting.  Silly boy!

Mentoring session.  He was outnumbered by girls.

During the show!

Just before Little Man was picked as Reserve Champion.


Memory said...

Enjoyed the pictures! That one of "little man" making faces is too cute! Our state is having a big jr cattlemen round-up this weekend. I'm hoping to go and watch and learn! Happy day!:)

Crystal Cattle said...

I love your pictures. And the hip height picture comment made me crack up. Glad your kids had such an awesome time. I loved speaking to the Junior Simmental leadership conference today. When you kids are old enough they'll have to attend.

Purposely at Home said...

Fun, fun, fun! Ha ha! Love the picture of Little Man making the funny face.