We can’t all be winners

Thu, 08/28/2014

The price, the prize and the pride of showing.

By Amanda Smith, Hoard’s Dairyman Associate Editor

Little girl with Jersey calfGrowing up, I never had the most “stylish” animal in the show ring. When selecting bulls with my dad, I was always drawn to the production-focused columns before moving on to stature and type. The reason behind this was simple: I knew my tanbark trail began with and ended at the county fair. Outside of this one-week each year, we needed a cow that would milk and earn her stall in the barn. Read more

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