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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First Place At NAILE

Steel Magnolia is a Steel Force daughter on a purebred Angus cow,

Steel Magnolia

whom we own half of along with Murphy’s Angus. She was raised by one of our per-bred Simmental receipt cows. When I was breaking her, she was at first bit skittish, but after all the consent haltering, walking and washing she finally broke. NAILE was Steel Magnolia’s first cattle show she’s been to. We also took another heifer of ours to Louisville, she was a purebred Simmental out of Hook’s Shear Force. Steel Magnolia didn’t take the first day there very well, but she got over it. The day before the show we walked her from the junior building, past the west entrance to the Murphy’s trailer, so Alec Murphy could trim on her. We had her ready an hour before she showed,so we just walked her around and set her up a time or two. The Haddens also had a full sister to Steel Magnolia in the same class. The class consisted of seven heifers total and I led the class fallowed by Cody Hadden. The judge place Steel Magnolia first, because she was easiest on the move then another heifer in the class, along with other things like depth of body and over all great shape. Steel Magnolia had to be one of my favorite heifers I’d ever shown.

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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