With October just around the corner, it’s time to wrap up our September photo contest. This month, we collected 70+ images of hard-working beef producers from readers across the country. From there, we narrowed down the entries to 15 finalists, and asked you to help us select our champions. Today, we announce the winners.
With a record-high 1,300-plus votes from 450 voters, we thank everyone who took the time to choose their favorite photos and return daily to help influence our winners.
Congratulations to our grand champion photographer, Coleman Lay, with his entry, “Driving them home.”
About the image, Lay writes, "This picture is of my Grandpa Ron Lay. Our ranch is in Medical Springs Oregon. Grandpa Ron has been working there since he was 4 years old. He's 76 years old and still works full days."
Reserve champion honors go to Sandra Richelderfer with “Working on the D2 Ranch.”
Sarah Anderson submitted the photo on behalf of her mom, Sandra, and she shared this message about the image: “This is my mom's 85-year-old dad, Don Dodson, fixing fence this week on his 3,000-acre hay and cattle ranch in North Powder, Oregon (the D2 Ranch). Even though Granddad has turned over most of the ranch work to family, he still has his own herd of commercial cattle on the ranch and he is as active as one can be at that age! His ranch is his legacy and his three daughters, eight grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren all love the ranch and use it in some capacity. Granddad was born on this ranch and has lived and worked on it his entire life. We couldn't love him more!”
Richefelder and Lay will receive a $300 voucher for a custom Greeley Hat Works hat. Thanks to GHW for being a contest sponsor once again. We love seeing our readers get fixed up with cool new cowboy hats!
Finally, as promised, three voters were randomly selected to take home prizes, as well. The three lucky winners who will receive a copy of “Waiting For Daylight: King Ranch: Images from the Past” with photography by Janell Kleberg are Andrew Ewing, Nick Cripe, and Brittany Bowman. Congratulations and thanks to everyone who participated!
The opinions of Amanda Radke are not necessarily those of beefmagazine.com or Penton Agriculture.
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