Earlier this week, I blogged about springtime on the ranch and how we were enjoying the recent and long-awaited sunshine and beautiful weather in our area. No sooner had I clicked “publish” on the blog post, and it started snowing!
Thankfully, it was short-lived and hopefully the spring season offers more sunny days than dreary ones. It definitely makes calving, planting and breeding season a little more pleasant around here!
I know you all are anxiously awaiting the results from our recent contest, “Scenes from Spring Calving.” Voting officially wrapped up yesterday, and I’m excited to share our champions!
Congratulations to Cathy Brown, Louise Hall, Amanda Townley and Ella Callicott for receiving the most votes in the contest. These four will receive 10 Igenity Beef DNA tests, valued at $290, courtesy of our contest sponsor, Igenity.
"You are my sunshine" by Cathy Brown
"Bonding" by Louise Hall
"Peak-A-Boo" by Amanda Townley
"Hereford Baby" by Ella Callicott
Honorable mention goes to Carol Greet, who just missed the top four by a few votes! Carol will receive a copy of my new children’s book, “Can-Do Cowkids.”
"Bringing in an early calf" by Carol Greet
And as promised, three lucky voters were randomly selected to receive BEEF caps, courtesy of the BEEF team. Congratulations to Miriam Martin, Preston Hendrix and Roy Reed. Thanks to everyone who took the time to vote daily throughout this contest! We appreciate your participation in making this photography contest another huge success!
Personally, I love these contests because they are an opportunity for me to get to know you a little bit more through your images. I’m already looking forward to the next contest, which is scheduled for June. Stay tuned for updates on how to enter!
The opinions of Amanda Radke are not necessarily those of beefmagazine.com or Farm Progress.