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BEEF Readers Win Books, Calendars, Boots, Western Wear And More

It felt a little bit like Christmas for many BEEF magazine readers in attendance at the 2011 Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show held last week in Denver, CO. If you followed along, you already know the BEEF crew kept busy attending meetings and listening to speakers. In addition, ranchers walking through the trade show had the opportunity to win some pretty cool prizes from us, and it was fun to visit with the winners and catch up with readers. Continue reading for your chance to win a prize, too!

ryder-and-odie-by-samantha-yates.jpg First, we recognized the winners of the three BEEF Daily photo contests held in 2010 -- Samantha Yates, Abby Namken and Megan Hopkins. Attendees voted on the three photographs and selected "Ryder and Odie," taken by Yates, who resides in TX. Congratulations to Yates; she will be receiving The Cowboy Hat, a photography book by David Stoecklein.

We also awarded 2011 Stoecklein calendars to voters each day of the convention. Winners included: Mary Wilkinson, Heather Hamilton, Jessica Pinson, Nick Kaytor, Denise Sis, Wendy Petteway, Laramie Noble, Maryann Poplaski and Ilaena Mellentine. Congratulations, and thanks for your participation!

We also awarded $50 gift certificates from Roper Apparel to folks who stopped by to take a quick survey. The lucky winners were Joseph Winter, John O'Keeffe, and Tom Ardoin. Happy shopping! But, we couldn't stop there. In a final prize, we gave a pair of Roper boots to Bobbi Ann Shanks. Enjoy your new kicks, Bobbi Ann!

Now, I don't want all of you at home to feel left out, so today I'm giving away the new Stanley Dip-It, Drop-It, Dunk-It Spotlight. It’s the size of a regular flashlight, but it’s up to 5X brighter than standard LED spotlights and runs for up to 10 hours with ultra bright light. The game-changing feature, however, is that it is waterproof (not just water-resistant). Drop it in water and the light shines and floats for easy retrieval. Or even take it under water down to 6 ft. to explore what’s below the surface. It's durable as well and can be dropped from heights of up to 10 ft. and goes on shining.

Here's how to enter: In the comments section below, share a few new topics you would like to read about in the upcoming months. Your comment will automatically qualify you to win the Stanley spotlight; a random integer will select one of the readers to win. The contest will be open until Sun., Feb. 13, 2011, and winners will be announced on Feb. 14, Valentine's Day. Don't miss your chance to win. This spotlight could really come in handy during calving season! Thanks in advance for your participation.

Read our coverage from the convention here:

Karl Rove Addresses Cattlemen In Denver

Learning How To Deal With Lenders

AI Efficiency Hinges On Many Factors

Environmental Issues In Washington