We have been extremely busy the last 3 months. From attending the World Simmental Congress, to traveling to 3 major livestock shows in three provinces and now preparing for our final Simmental event of the year the Checkers sale on December 18, 2010.
Our co-workers often ask why do we go to all the trouble? Why not just have a few cows, calve them on grass, sell some calves and be done with all of this nonsense of shows, sales, registrations, following pedigrees etc. Our answers to them is that we enjoy all of those events, the anticipation each year of the new calf crop from the sire you selected the year before, the ability to showcase your program and breed at shows and sales, belonging to a fraternity of like minded cattle people. But probably the one aspect that keeps us going are the PEOPLE. We have so many amazing people in the purebred cattle industry, and specifically our Simmental Breed.
There are 4 families that we would like to mention here today. They are all from different countries and we have known them for different lengths of time.
The first is John & Danita Brogan.
We have known John for over 25 years. He is from Orange, NSW...well kinda, he has fallen in love with Canada and relocated for an undetermined time to Cochrane, AB John assited us with selling some embryos downunder. Through John and Danita we have met Peter and Charmaine Cook.
The next group of people we have only know for about a month. The Schneider's from Kentucky.
videos about their son Cramer, a truly amazing young man that has a passion for cattle. Great people to have in the Simmental Breed. I hope that we can visit each others farms one day.
The third group of people are Dean, Monica, Kara and Kelsey Schwartz from 3D Simmentals.
So when the weather turns really cold this winter and things are breaking or not going right and none of this seems worth while, we just take a few minutes to think of these people and so many more that have come into our lives thanks to the purebred cattle. They make a big difference.
"The better part of one's life consists of his friendships." - Abraham Lincoln,