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New October Photo Caption Contest Starts Today

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Win power tools from PORTER-CABLE and BOSTITCH by entering our new photo caption contest.

It’s no secret I’m passionate about the beef business. Ever since I was a little kid, I would pour over the EPD information on our sale bulls and memorize each cow and her progeny. I did this so that if and when a customer had questions about our cattle, I would be ready with answers, something I probably picked up watching my dad. Looking back, I’m sure several bull buyers just sort of humored me when this youngster was rattling off information about the family's seedstock in a know-it-all fashion.

No matter who you are, if you’re in the cattle business, you’re not just doing it for the money. It’s too labor intensive, too much of a risk and too big of an investment to do it just for profit; you’re doing it because you genuinely love working with the land and the livestock. 

 

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I’ve always been fascinated with the faces of my cattle. It seemed each cow had a face that matched her personality. Looking over my herd of cows, I can usually tell the tag number just by seeing the cow’s face.

This month’s photo contest celebrates the many faces of the cows that we love. This photo I took a few years ago of one of our bulls telegraphs both his docile disposition and endearing personality. I’d like to use this as the subject for our caption contest this month. The prizes are packages of power tools from PORTER-CABLE that are designed for the professional, and built to last.

• The first-place winner will receive a four-tool combo kit worth $239 (shown at left), which includes a ½-in. drill/driver, 6½ -in. circular saw, a tiger reciprocating saw, and LED flashlight, with a compact lithium ion battery, a 4.0 amp/hour max pack lithium ion battery, a lithium ion standard charger, and a 6½-in. circular saw blade, and 6-in. 6TPI reciprocating saw blade, and a kit bag.

 

 

 

 

• The second-place winner and one person selected via a general drawing of all participants will receive a two-tool combo kit worth $179. It includes a ½-in. drill/driver and ¼-in hex chuck impact driver, compact lithium ion batteries, a lithium ion standard charger, a double-ended bit tip, and a PH2 screwdriving bit.

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Entries will be accepted until noon on Oct. 23, and the winners will be announced on Oct. 24. Leave your entries in the comments section below. Good luck!

 

 

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Discuss this Blog Entry 89

Ann (not verified)
on Oct 22, 2013

SWEET!

on Oct 22, 2013

"There Is Pickled Tongue, and Then There Is Tickled Tongue!"

RHA (not verified)
on Oct 22, 2013

Better to bite my tongue than tell you what I REALLY think!

Kathy C (not verified)
on Oct 22, 2013

ANYMORE bright ideas???

KenJ (not verified)
on Oct 22, 2013

It's a tough job, but somebody's got to do it......

Dawn (not verified)
on Oct 22, 2013

"Who needs Gunslinger when ya got me?!"

Sheri (not verified)
on Oct 22, 2013

Looks like my daughter when she says:

"well, DUH!"

BT (not verified)
on Oct 22, 2013

Who's the joker that put the Habanero in the grain bucket?

Mary Almond (not verified)
on Oct 22, 2013

Great times are ahead for the BEEF industry!

Xan Stevens (not verified)
on Oct 22, 2013

"My name is Edith Ann, and that's the tru!th....Plllltt!"

on Oct 22, 2013

All beef is created equal... but some become superb!

Tauy Scott (not verified)
on Oct 22, 2013

Bully!

Chuck Scott (not verified)
on Oct 22, 2013

"I hate preg check time of year... Blah...."

Anonymous (not verified)
on Oct 22, 2013

I'm sticking out my tongue, what do you mean say aah?

Charlie Mac (not verified)
on Oct 22, 2013

Where's the red candy?

Xan Stevens (not verified)
on Oct 22, 2013

"My name is Edith Ann, and that's the truth....pllllltt!

on Oct 22, 2013

We will meat or exceed your requirements.

on Oct 22, 2013

Kiss me, I'm Irish.

on Oct 22, 2013

I need a cigarette.

on Oct 22, 2013

I'm at home on the range...gas or electric.

Joe Busby (not verified)
on Oct 22, 2013

Martha, don't you think you got the pot roast a little dry this time?

Anonymous (not verified)
on Oct 23, 2013

"Come on, it's as easy as 1, 2, 3"

Jdover (not verified)
on Oct 23, 2013

what, the cowverwatz taking my photo again

on Oct 23, 2013

"Lick This"

Janice S (not verified)
on Oct 23, 2013

I'm not smiling for the camera, so there!

JRJ (not verified)
on Oct 23, 2013

I'm Beefy and I know it!

on Oct 23, 2013

What? There were peanutth in that feed? Evwyone knowth I'm allergic to peanutth!

on Oct 23, 2013

"You say I'm sorted, for me it's only a suggestion!"

John Rossenbach (not verified)
on Oct 23, 2013

To much fun? No such thing.

Ruth Smith (not verified)
on Oct 23, 2013

Take that spotlight off me.

on Oct 23, 2013

Good to the last lick!

on Oct 23, 2013

1. Yeeeeeesssssss?????

2. Oh, what I wouldn't give for some alfalfa!

3. It's a "U"... So there!!!

on Oct 23, 2013

"Easy feeding makes for better breeding!"

on Oct 23, 2013

"Aren't I just snot-lickin' good lookin'?"

Anonymous (not verified)
on Oct 23, 2013

Blah, enough with the pictures already, I've got work to do!

Anonymous (not verified)
on Oct 23, 2013

OK, like this....and you're sure this makes me look sexy? I want to look perfect for the new heifers!

Anonymous (not verified)
on Oct 23, 2013

I may look like I'm sticking out my tongue but that's how a cow smiles!

on Oct 26, 2013

Cowabunga, dude.

on Oct 26, 2013

Give me a big s-moooooch!

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