Check out these three positive news stories featuring farm and ranch kids and cattle, and learn who won our most recent contest!
Last week, we launched a contest seeking reader suggestions on the most appropriate title for this custom print of a Hereford bull painted by Michelle Weber. The entries were many and creative, so it was difficult to narrow the field down to one winning entry.
The artist herself selected the best caption, and we’ve chosen three honorable mentions to win a BEEF cap.
Congratulations to our best entry, “Eye Of The Beholder,” submitted by Grant Raml.
Grant will win a $100 gift certificate for a custom painting by Michelle Weber. The "Eye Of The Beholder" title will be used as Weber sells prints and note cards of this Hereford bull.
Congratulations to our three honorable mentions including:
TB Bama -- "Wooly Bully"
salergal -- “Romeo”
Lindseyr129 -- “Curly”
Thanks to everyone who participated! Gear up for our September photo contest in which we’ll celebrate “Generations On The Ranch.”
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To round out this blog post, I’d like to share three positive news headlines I think you will enjoy. Take a minute to read each one. I promise they will make your day!
1. “Cows Save The Planet” by Judith D. Schwartz for UndergroundWellness.com
Topics include: why the soil, fungi, and cows are missing links in the climate change debate; why cows are not responsible for global warming; and the truth about rising sea levels. “It’s not just the melting icecaps,” says Schwartz.
2. Just A Farm Kid” by Rudy Taylor for Ranchers.net
“Any farm kid can handle a paintbrush, spade a garden, pull worms from tomato plants, gather hen eggs, mow grass, groom animals and take one grain of wheat, bite down on it and determine if it’s time to start the combine,” writes Taylor.
3. “Why Showing Cattle Matters” by Darcy Sexson for sscharolais.blogspot.com
“There are some who say showing cattle isn't important. They'll say it isn't reflective of our industry, that it doesn't teach kids about commercial operations, etc. To that - I would respectfully disagree. Showing cattle matters because it helps create and shape youth that matter,” opines Sexson.