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This month, we’ve been focusing on capturing the joy and passion of our nation’s cattlemen.
Whether it’s a dedication to improving the land through environmental stewardship practices or the drive to expand the herd or invest in better genetics, there’s so much to build upon in this cattle business, and it’s something that people spend entire lifetimes working on.
The “For the love of land & livestock” photo contest launched in early May, we’ve compiled a gallery of entries submitted by BEEF readers.
From these images, we narrowed it down to our top finalists, which can be viewed here.
Now we need your help to choose our two champions. Voting will be open from now until May 30. To vote, simply click on the link below and select your favorite image. You can vote daily to increase the odds for your top pick, and two photographers who receive the most votes will receive a copy of “Courageous Cattlemen.”
Written by the late Robert C. de Baca, the book profiles many of the early industry leaders in the genetic improvement movement.
Himself one of those early pioneers, de Baca was a well-known professor at Iowa State University, as well as owner of Mid-Iowa Cattle Co. and publisher of the Ideal Beef Memo, an early publication that encouraged the use of genetic selection and improvement.
Thanks for your participation in this contest. It was fun seeing so many wonderful images of your family, your ranch and your land.
The opinions of Amanda Radke are not necessarily those of beefmagazine.com or Penton Agriculture.