I hope all of you were able to spend Father's Day on Sunday with your beloved cowboys! I had a wonderful weekend spent with family and friends at a wedding, and, of course, I had my dear dad spin me around the dance floor a few times! How did you spend the Father's Day weekend? At BEEF Daily, we have been paying special tribute to the hard-working men in the cattle business. Showcasing their talents for raising both cows and kids, it's evident from the number of photos and voters who participated in this contest that we value and appreciate these dear men in our lives. Take a minute to view the photo gallery of reader-submitted entries or watch the Father's Day video. Thanks to the strong men who raised us, gave us a solid foundation of values and showed us what it takes to be caretakers to the land and animals. Now, on to the winners!
Just like the tough and gritty men in the beef business, Roper Apparel and Footwear offers products durable enough to get the job done and versatile enough to wear to church on Sunday mornings. Two lucky winners earning the Grand Champion and Reserve Photo honors will each receive $150 gift cards to shop at any Roper retailer. Today, we are also giving away two Roper gear bags, large enough to hold everything, to two lucky voters!
Voter Prizes: As promised, two randomly selected voters have been chosen to receive Roper gear bags. Congratulations to Kayleesue Laber and Jeff Mundorf! Enjoy! Thanks to all 275 voters who participated in the contest and helped select our winners. This was a record participation, and I'm so thankful for each and every one of you!
Now, it's time to announce our champion and reserve photographers! With more than 70 entries sent in, 15 made the finalists round, and the voters have selected their two favorites. It was a close contest, with just one vote separating our winners. Again, thanks to all who entered and made this a fantastic contest! Congratulations to our winners and happy shopping at Roper!
Grand Champion Photo: "Aaron and Ethan" by Kristy Lazanoff
Reserve Champion Photo: "Jake And Dad" by Rachel Marthaler
1, 2, 3...say cheese! Be sure to keep those cameras clicking for the next BEEF Daily Contest coming up in July. The theme will be summer grazing, so hop on your four-wheeler or horse and take a pasture tour. I can't wait to see your cattle and the beautiful scenery they call home during the summer months! Stay tuned for details!