We have been celebrating families  in the ranching business with the BEEF Daily Generations On The Ranch Photo Contest. I was deeply moved by many of your photo submissions, and the stories that accompanied them. It’s very evident that there is a lot of love in the cattle business, and it was tough to narrow down the entries to just 10 finalists.
Our 10 finalists included: Aaron Rees, Kathy Loftus, Naomi Loomis, Jani Wood, Laura Rotenberger, Dustin Cox, Kelley Sullivan, Joy Field and Sarah Anderson.
With close to 165 votes, our grand and reserve championship photographs have been selected.
Congratulations to our champion, Jani Wood with “Checking Hay With Dad.”
Wood will receive a $100 gift certificate from Michelle Weber Custom Painting (WCP).  The gift certificate can be used on a custom painting of Wood’s choice.
Reserve champion honors go to Laura Rotenberger with “Harvest Through The Generations.”
Rotenberger earned a $50 WCP gift certificate to be used on a custom piece.
An honorable mention goes to Naomi Loomis with “Quality Time With Grandpa.”
Loomis will receive a copy of “Levi’s Lost Calf,”  which was illustrated by Weber.
Finally, as promised, three voters were selected to win a WCP set of notecards. Congratulations to Megan Peters, Michael Swanson and Ryan Taylor. Thanks for your participation!
If you haven’t checked out the complete photo gallery of reader-submitted family photos, click here .
As we celebrate families, why not share a story about what makes your family’s cattle operation  great? What do you like about working alongside family? And what advice do you have for making multi-generation operations work? Share your stories and advice in the comments section below.
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