It’s a busy week around here!
Our stock trailer is locked and loaded with four head of cattle, and we are headed to the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo in Rapid City, S.D. This weekend, I’m also speaking at a Hubbard meeting, and in between, I hope to have wrapped up my third children’s book, which will release in March. I must add that Tyler and I are very thankful for supportive parents, who are watching our kids and calving heifers while we are on the road. Thanks, Mom and Dad, for holding down the fort!
Meanwhile, the BEEF team is headed to the 2020 Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show in San Antonio, Tex. Look for updates from the event’s annual Cattlemen’s College, as well as a recap of many of the speakers. I’m sure wishing I could be in two places at once because this is always an incredible event to learn, grow, network and hear the latest in beef industry trends. Stay tuned for more highlights coming soon!
To cap off the week, we are going to announce the 15 finalists in the “Cow Power” photography contest!
Our BEEF readers really came through with some incredible images. I love getting to know you all a little bit better through photographs of your cattle!
It was a tough task, but we have narrowed down these images to just 15 finalists. These finalists are now eligible to win one of four $50 VISA gift cards, courtesy of our contest sponsor, Neogen.
Congratulations to our 15 finalists including: Brady Larson, Kimberly Hornsby, Lisa Kubik, Lance Tarochione, Shannon Beighley, Jennifer Rodgers, Taylor Mock, Molly Sims, Riley Zoss, Holly Buss, Robert Krohn, Emily Duncan, Derek and Kerri Jackson, Shari Wagoner and LeeAnn Waugh.
View the finalist gallery: 15 Cow Power photos you won’t want to miss
Now we need your help voting to determine our four champions! Voting will be open from now until Feb. 12, and we’ll announce the winners Feb. 17. You can vote every day, so stop back daily to ensure your favorite image makes it to the top!
The four photographers who receive the most votes will take home $50 VISA gift cards; plus, two randomly selected voters will receive a set of my children’s books, “Levi’s Lost Calf” and “Can-Do Cowkids.”
Good luck to all of our finalists! Thank you to everyone who has made this contest a huge success!
The opinions of Amanda Radke are not necessarily those of beefmagazine.com or Farm Progress.