Monday, June 14, 2010

Perfect Weekend

This past weekend we had our local fair in Drayton Valley.  For many cattlemen the ultimate is having a National Champion, or one from Agribition or Denver.  But you need to start somewhere and we got off to a great start this weekend.  We took 7 head to the show.  3 heifer calves, 1 bull calf, a yearling heifer, a 2 yr old bull and a steer.  The day started off great with RJY Firstdate 1W making the finals in the Jackpot Yearling Class, with judge Ryley Mader  We followed that with Heifer Calf and Reserve Heifer Calf Champion and a 3rd in the heifer calf class. 
Heifer Calf Champion - RJY Signature's Doll  3X
Talladega x CDY 9S

Res. Heifer Calf Champion - CDY Autograph 7X
Power Drive x Lil Signature - 2N

Too bad they all ended up in the same class. 

RJY Firstdate 1W was back for a second look under judges Ian and Cole Harvie.  She was named Reserve Champion Yearling.  The only one we didn't get around went on to be the Grand Champion Female - Congratulations to the gang from Miller Wilson Angus. 

Res. Junior Champion - RJY Firstdate 1W
Blk Joker x RJY Dreamdate 27S (Joy x Dream On)

In the bull show, CDY Frontrunner was named bull calf champion

Bull Calf Champion - CDY Frontrunner 14X
Blk Joker x Lil Signature 2N
and IPU Revolution 172U that we own with Beechinor Bros. was named Grand Champion Bull. 

Grand Champion Bull - IPU Revolution 172U

Grand Champion Steer - co-owned with the McLeod Family
 The show ended with the steer classes and together with our partners the McLeod family we claimed Grand Champion steer. 

We were really pleased with the start of our show season.  Hopefully things will go well at the Olds Fall Classic, Brandon for the National Simmental Show, Farmfair International in Edmonton and ending with Canadian Western Agribition in Regina.

Following the show we headed back to the farm and served up some beef and beer at the annual High Country BBQ.  The night was full of laughs, food and excellent music from Ty Wilson. 

Ty Wilson - Our entertainment for the night

Good friends Heather & Chase


Cowboy stores were shared through the night
Sunday seemed like a day to rest after being on the show committee and an exhibitor, but instead we decided to hit the links for a round of golf with our family followed by a great supper.  Seems like this weekend had all of the ingredients of a good one.  Hope you enjoyed yours.


Laura said...

Congrats on a great show!

RobynBeazley said...

Congrats on a successful show and fun looking after party! Your cattle look awesome.