NAILE Louisville 2015 class winner

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Poppy is a 5/8SM 1/4MA 1/6AN+, July, SS GOLDMINE L42 heifer, that’s out of a WHO MADE WHO 411F cow. She is a long deep body heifer, that is wide through her top line, hip and chest floor. She is also very attractive from the front end and covers her stride. Poppy held up very at the show and the show ring, as this wasn’t her first rodeo. We brought  a Fall CLRWTR SHOCK FORCE W94C heifer as well, but she only got third place. As I was showing Poppy in the show ring and after the judge had place her, I was exiting the ring the judge made the comment,” that heifer sounder then the young man leading her”. However, to save face I had been braking 18 other heifers and steers for the past three mouths and had some sharp pain in my legs the day before. Now Poppy has a nice HAUN JESSE JAMES bull calf on the ground.

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We Heart NAILE

We really enjoy showing in Louisville at NAILE (North American International Livestock Exhibition). We are stalled by some very nice guys. We get to see friends that we haven’t seen in awhile. And it’s a real challenge to show against some of the best cattle in the nation.

Theo & Iris Freedom Hall

Theo (second from right) showing Iris in Freedom Hall. There were 11 in this class. 5 of the kids were from Illinois.

Two show rings are going at the same time. The pure bred Simmentals and All Other Breeds shows started at 8am. As Theo was showing Iris in on ring, Bella was showing Adelina at the same time on the other site of the fence. We woke up at 4:30am to get the heifers ready for the show.

Bella & Adelina in Freedom Hall

Bella (first on right) showing Adelina in the AOB class. She placed 1st in bred and owned.

Zadok showed July in the evening during the Percentage Simmental show in Broadbent Arena.

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Z with July in Broadbent Arena. They placed 2nd.

After the Percentage Simmental show ends about 9:pm, we break down the stalls and load everything up in the trailer. This makes for a late night. In the morning we feed and water the heifers and head for home. The weather was perfect the whole time we were in Louisville. As we returned home it started raining.

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