Friday, April 8, 2011

Spring is in the air and show season is around the corner

Next week marks the official start of cattle show season for our family.  The Central Jr. Piedmont Livestock Show and Sale takes place in Hillsborough, NC, and our 4-H club members are getting ready.  I've planned to help some of our newest club members with clipping this weekend.

Ouch!  The after effects of a 850-pound heifer.  No broken toe, though!
My daughter, KK, is going to sit out on this year's show.  Not because she wants to, but because she is participating in her first FFA Career Development Event (CDE) of the year -- Prepared Public Speaking.  This event just happens to be the same day as the beef heifer show.  It has been tough for her to get her speech ready due to the amount of homework she has this semester, but she has made great progress.  She is looking forward to the event.

As part of her NC Jr. Beef Ambassador opportunities, KK is also going to help out on Sunday at the NC Cattlemen's Association booth at the Southern Women's Show (NC State Fairgrounds in Raleigh).   This is a great opportunity to share the beef story.

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