New Photo Contest Celebrates Summer Grazing

There’s nothing more beautiful than watching cow-calf pairs grazing peacefully in the rolling hills of lush, green pastures in the summer months. Although the beef industry has been widely criticized for being harmful to the environment, I have never seen smog over a cattle pasture. Instead, I see a time-tested tradition exemplifying how ranchers are environmental stewards. When cattle are grazing, I imagine the scene looks the same today as it did 100 years ago, and that’s something I’m proud to be a part of. To celebrate the season of summer grazing, BEEF Daily and our sponsor, RZR Masks, are introducing a new photo contest, starting today!

Prizes: We will be giving away 10 RZR Masks. Outdoors sports enthusiasts and agriculturalists can protect their health in dusty conditions with these neoprene RZR Mask. The carbon activated, replaceable filters filter out 99.9% of all airborne particles (both

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Three RZR Masks will be given to our top photographers, with the remaining 7 to be awarded to randomly selected voters who help select our winners from the top finalists! Entries will be accepted until July 26, and our finalists will be announced on July 27. Voting will then open, with our champions to be announced on Aug. 1.

Send your best summer grazing photos to me at before next Tuesday to be entered in the contest! Help celebrate summer grazing season with this fun, new contest! Submissions will be posted as they are received, so check back often to see what’s new.

In addition, BEEF Senior Associate Editor Jamie May has created a video from the entries in our “Calves & Cowboys” photo contest of last spring. Check it out below.