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VOTE: “Winter Wonderland On The Ranch” Photography Finalists

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The voting is closed. See entries from our most recent holiday photo contest here.

Our editors have selected the top 10 finalists; now, it’s your turn to choose our champions! Two winning photos, plus three voters, will take home $100 in VISA Beef Bucks, courtesy of the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Auxiliary.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and with a record number of photos submitted in our first photo contest of 2012, I would say the collection says a lot of great things about who we are in animal agriculture.

Viewing the gallery, I see well-fed and cared-for cattle. I see beloved pets. I see kids working alongside their parents in the snow. I see new baby calves, frost-covered barns, fences and trees, and beautiful horses gracing the countryside.

Jamie May, BEEF senior editor, has compiled all of your entries into a stunning video, which I believe tells the beef production story very well. Watch the clip below and share it with your friends!

Simply stated, I’m awed and inspired by the photo gallery the BEEF Daily readers have put together for the “Winter Wonderland On The Ranch” photo contest.

Now, to announce our finalists! Congratulations to the following: Diana Palmer, Meghan Anderson, Kimmel Dalley, Trey Chapman, Carrie Ludwig, Darcy Vial, Erin Smith, Erica Boyer, Kent Hanawalt and David Schafer.

Help us choose our champion and reserve photographs by choosing the number of your favorite photo from the finalist gallery and leaving it in the comments section below. The number can be found on the right-hand side of each photo. View the finalist gallery here.

Our two winners will take home $100 in VISA Beef Bucks, courtesy of the South Dakota Cattlemen’s Auxiliary, and three randomly selected voters will also receive $100 in Beef Bucks! Thanks for your participation! Voting is open until Sunday, Feb. 19 at 5 p.m. Results will be posted on Monday, Feb. 20, so stay tuned!

By the way, we will have another photo contest in April to celebrate calving season on the ranch, so start snapping photos now! Just a heads up, the prizes will be from our friends at Roper Apparel. You won’t want to miss out on this opportunity!

Discuss this Blog Entry 33

Shaunette (not verified)
on Feb 14, 2012

Butting Heads by Meghan Anderson

Mamie (not verified)
on Feb 14, 2012

Butting Heads by Meghan Anderson ~ my vote!

Anonymous (not verified)
on Feb 14, 2012

My favorite photo from the finalist gallery is 6.

Darcy (not verified)
on Feb 14, 2012

I love the action used in #6. Good work David!

Anonymous (not verified)
on Feb 14, 2012

Vote for #9.

Big Roscoe (not verified)
on Feb 18, 2012

I vote for number 3! Where do you officially vote though??

Janice Schyvinck (not verified)
on Feb 14, 2012

1 - Dinner for Two
2 - Winter Cows

Lorrie (not verified)
on Feb 14, 2012

I vote for photo #5. Good Job, Darcy!

Crys @ Redbud Farms (not verified)
on Feb 14, 2012

#9---Great Photo

eric moore (not verified)
on Feb 14, 2012

9. Trudging through the snow

Kathryn (not verified)
on Feb 14, 2012

Moving pastures

Anonymous (not verified)
on Feb 14, 2012

#5, great photo!!

Anonymous (not verified)
on Feb 14, 2012

# 9. great photo!!!!!

Adele Bartholomew (not verified)
on Feb 14, 2012

#6 Looking for hay
#9 Trudging through the snow

Anonymous (not verified)
on Feb 15, 2012

#9

Anonymous (not verified)
on Feb 15, 2012

Trudging Through The Snow by Erica Boyer. #9

Anonymous (not verified)
on Feb 15, 2012

8. The Road to Wells by Kimmal Dalley!!!

Kathy S (not verified)
on Feb 15, 2012

photo #4 Frosty Wire

Araceli Martinez (not verified)
on Feb 15, 2012

#8 The road to Wells by Kimmil Dalley

Sarah K (not verified)
on Feb 15, 2012

#4!!!

Marlyne M (not verified)
on Feb 15, 2012

#4 Frosty Wire

Anonymous (not verified)
on Feb 15, 2012

Moving Pastures # 7 is my favorite. With so many good pictures it is difficult to choose just one !!

Rebecca Schaeffer (not verified)
on Feb 15, 2012

I loved the moving the cows from the pasture one, #7. That was a beautiful picture

on Feb 16, 2012

Butting Heads By Meghan Anderson.

Todd DeVries (not verified)
on Feb 16, 2012

Butting Heads by Meghan Anderson

Susan Doverspike (not verified)
on Feb 16, 2012

#6

Heather (not verified)
on Feb 17, 2012

#7...awesome pic!!!

Ladder Lift Systems (not verified)
on Feb 18, 2012

I like Dinner for Two! Great Picture.

Jodi Wheeler-Reeder (not verified)
on Feb 18, 2012

I vote for photo #8. Shows what it takes to move the cows...a Family.

on Feb 18, 2012

#8 Road to wells

Diana Steinmetz (not verified)
on Feb 19, 2012

I loved them all!
Moving Pastures #7 gets my vote
And the Winter Cows was also great!

Anonymous (not verified)
on Nov 27, 2012

Hebbert Charlois

on Jan 23, 2014

Butting heads

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