It's Crystal posting. It's been an exciting week for our family. Myself, mom and dad are traveling through Australia for the Simmental World Congress in Melbourne. My sister, Stacy, is manning things are home, working on the fall show strong, getting sale cattle ready, and attending a show. We are lucky to have her help.
Although, my mom has been to Australia before, this is the first time for my dad and I, and we are all extremely excited. So far I have been able to take in Sydney, Camberra - Australia's capital city and the hub for Australian agricultural organizations, the World Congress Show in Melbourne, the Great Ocean Road, an auction mart, and a Simmental Stud. Through my blog http://www.cdycattle.blogspot.com/ I have provided some updates on my month long journey.
It has been great to see some tradition Fleckvieh and Fullblood Simmental cattle, as well as interesting to see the impact the Black Simmentals are making on the Australian cattle market. Black Simmentals are not the norm in Australia, but they are a big reason why my family has an interest in this event as we have sold Black Simmental embryos into Australia out of these three donor females - click here, here, and here to see their pedigrees and photos.
We always enjoy the opportunity to learn more about agriculture and the cattle industry, and meet people from around the world. And be sure to check out my blog to see some photos and learn a little more about our adventure.
Friday, September 24, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Well after several years of planning our trip to Australia including taking in the World Simmental Congress is about to happen. In less than 24 hours we will be on the long flight to Sydney.
These past few weeks have been a whirl wind of activity. It occurred to me that when non farm folk plan a trip of any length, then cancel their newspaper, arrange for the lawn to be cut or the sidewalk to be shoveled and jet off to their destination without another thought.
Monday, September 6, 2010
The September long weekend is almost over. The mornings sure feel like fall. With the trip that we have been planning to the World Simmental Congress later this month, we have had to get a head on a few of our fall projects. Steers have been sold, calves registered, hay in the feed yard, and the show and sale entries are being completed. Usually we are still taking pictures and writing footnotes on the deadline day. Here are a few that we will have out at the shows and sales this fall.
|MasterLink x Red Label daughter bred to Revolution|
Sells at the National in Brandon, MB - November 6
|RJY Joy's First Date 1W|
Blk Joker x RJY Joy's Dreamdate 27S
|IPU Revolution 172U|
LBR Crocket son
Showing at Olds and Agribiton
|RJY Signature Move 14X|
Wheatland 680S x CDY Signature 2N
Sells at Agribition, Regina, SK - November 25
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Revolution.We are very high on this bull and his offspring are very good and will definitely work in our program.