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State Fair Recap

It's back to reality today after being at the fair since last Wednesday. It's time to tackle the mountain of laundry I have accumulated, unpack the camper and trailer and get back to the business of raising cattle and writing blogs. However, I thought today would be a great day for a state fair recap. We can swap stories on the things we saw and the activities we took part in at various state fairs across the country. Send your stories and photos; I can't wait to hear from all of you!

So, here is a quick look at my state fair this year. I attended the South Dakota Century Farm Awards, where they honor farms that have been in the same family for 100 plus years. I sampled beef at the Titanium Chef Beef Cookoff. I passed out the BEEF Daily gift packages; congratulations to all recipients! I watched my sister Kaley work with a South Dakota Senator and a bull calf at the Inaugural Legislative Showmanship Contest. My family kept busy showing cattle and giving speeches. We were excited to have the Open Class Reserve Champion Limousin Bull, Jr. Limousin Special Grand Champion Female and 4-H Grand Champion Limousin Heifer. Most importantly, we spent a lot of time together enjoying a time of celebration for the agriculture community. Here is a glance of my state fair in pictures. Can't wait to hear about yours...

BEEF Daily Quick Fact: While the United States has less than 10 percent of the world's cattle inventory, it produces nearly 25 percent of the world's beef supply according to 2002 USDA data.