This month, BEEF teamed up with Micro Technologies and Elanco to promote the hashtags #CattleTales and #BEEFMagShares. We urged our readers to use these hashtags to tell the story of cattle ranching and how beef gets from pasture to plate.
We had an amazing turnout with readers posting phenomenal images and stories that truly embody the #CattleTales movement.
From there, we narrowed down the social media posts to 10 finalists who not only had great photos but excellent stories to go along with their images. Each finalist will receive a gift and are now eligible to win the grand prize of a Yeti cooler.
Congratulations to our top finalists:
1. “Home is where your cows are” by Amber Kiker
2. “Double decker dinner” by Terri Hastings
3. “Duo” by Sivue Farms
4. “The future” by Nate Wolf
5. “The crew” by Mary Huff
6. “Herd check” by Easton Station Farms
7. “Dolly” by Whitney Klasna
8. “Fancy farm girl” by Corinne Rowe
9. “Max on watch” by Castle Berry Inc
10. “What cattle eat” by Bob Sato
Now we need your help in selecting our champion. You can vote daily for your favorite image from now until noon on April 20, and our winner will be announced on April 23. New for this contest, if you can’t decide on just one favorite, you can vote for multiple photos that catch your eye!
Good luck to our finalists and thanks to everyone who helped make this contest so great!
My hope is that everyone will continue to use these hashtags long after this contest is over. With May Beef Month just a few weeks away, now is the perfect time to post grilling photos featuring steaks, burgers and kabobs.
I challenge everyone to get involved and keep posting away on social media. You can have an impact just by being transparent and sharing what you do on your ranch.
The opinions of Amanda Radke are not necessarily those of beefmagazine.com or Farm Progress.