You entered your favorite baby calf photos, 10 finalists were selected by our judges, and you voted for your favorites. The competition was fierce, and now it's time to announce the two photographs that rose to the top. The winners for the 2010 BEEF Daily Baby Calf Photo Contest will receive some great prizes! The Grand Champion photographer will receive a copy of Great Ranches of the West by Jim Keen, and Reserve Champion photographer will win a notecard set appropriately named to fit the theme of this contest, “Mother and Child,” by David Stoecklein. And, the winners are...drum roll, please.
Congratulations to Megan Hopkins, our Grand Champion Baby Calf Photographer! Hopkins, a student at Mississippi State University, took this photo at the university's beef and dairy research center.
Cheers to the Reserve Champion Baby Calf Photographer, Laura Nelson! Nelson is an industry information specialist with Certified Angus Beef LLC and was a 2005 National Beef Ambassador. Interestingly, she was also a finalist and winner in the Cowboy Christmas Photo Contest this winter. Kudos!
Congratulations again to champions Megan Hopkins, Laura Nelson and our finalists, Molly Mader, David Sanson, Morgan Tomson, Troy Rowan, Theresa Pritchard, Amanda Gillett, Kristy Grieve and Lee Miller. Thanks to all who participated! To view the entire photo album, link here.
BEEF Daily Quick Fact: No history of the cattle industry can be told without beginning with Texas and the Texas Longhorn. Texas was the original home of ranching and became the major blending pot for the evolution of the history-making Texas Longhorn breed of cattle. The Spanish brought the first longhorn cattle to America in 1493. Descendants of these longhorns formed the first cattle population in North America. (Source: Longhorn Country)