Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Agribition 2011: Supreme Show

It seems like year after year the RBC Supreme Show of Champions always has a hype that goes unmatched. The quality of cattle, the uncertainty of who is going to win, and the prestige that goes along with the title is unlike any other.

This year was no different. The quality of cattle was there, the panel of judges were all capable of the chanllenge ahead, and in the end there would only be 2 winners. With nearly 100 entries it seems like the show gets larger each year as the competition is so strong at all of these shows.

One of my favorite parts of the show is watching the champions getting slapped letting them know that they are the Supreme Champion of the year. This years reactions from the winners were great. I particularly loved the bull winner as she jumped up and down and just hugged her bulls neck.

The Supreme Champion Female went to Soo Line Angus with an Annie K cow. This female was actually the calf on her mother when she was crowned World Champion just 2 years ago and is co-owned by SSS Angus and Froelich.

Supreme Champion Female
The Supreme Champion bull went to the entry from CSS Charolais, Char-Mo Farms, and Cedarlea Farms

Supreme Champion Bull

Monday, November 28, 2011

You've Been Beiberfied

This story needs a little background information. When we were in Vegas this past February, I was given the nickname Bieber, yes after Justin Bieber. Now I want to set the record straight that I do not like the Biebs nor do I have 1 song of his on my Itunes, but somehow this name just kinda stuck.

While I was away in Regina all last week, "the Eng" and Brett decided to play a little trick on me. They went shopping and spent a night doing some decorating in my room. This is what I walked into when I got home last night.

I think it is safe to say that the joke is on me!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

You Know You Have Made It When...

The last few months I have seen this #4 bus driving around Edmonton. With the help of "the Eng" I finally got a picture of it. 

I guess you know you are a big shot in the cattle business when you have a City of Edmonton bus that reads your farm name. Pretty cool if you ask me!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Christmas Cards

I am not really that big on Christmas cards, however, this year we all wanted to go together and take a picture of us roommates to send out to some family and friends. We pulled on our ugly sweaters and had some fun. Can't wait to see the finished product, but here are some samples for now!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Christmas Time In the City

I am not a Christmas fan, not really sure why, but it is just not my favorite holiday. Crystal and mom really get into the holiday spirit and I have been trying my best to join in with then in celebrating this holiday.

Part of me getting into the spirit of the holidays, I will be putting up my very first Christmas Tree this year! Usually I do not bother as we are at the farm for most of the time, but since I will be in the city until  December 24th, and coming back a couple days after Christmas I thought that it would be something fun to do. I promise I will post some pictures of my tree once it is up, but here are a few things that inspired me and my Christmas Decor!

Monday, November 21, 2011

It's The Most Wonderful Time of The Year

No it's not back to school, nor is it Christmas......... It's Agribition!

For purebred cattlemen there is not other time in Western Canada like Agribition. It is the combination of the best seedstock genetics in the country, mixed with some of the best people in our industry. Nothing can ever be like Agribition!

This year we are taking cattle out to show. We will have my heifer calf Southern Elle and our red bull calf Rival along for the ride as well as a cow/calf pair or two. Since we will be in Regina, and the barns are not the best place to be writing blogs, I will try my best to update on how the show is going.

In the meantime you can watch all of the shows and sales at www.cattleinmotion.com. Thanks to Cattle In Motion and Blairs.Ag for this opportunity to show what caliber of animals will be at this great show!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Top 5 Looks- Penelope Cruz

5. Casual Chic

4. Pretty in Pants

3. Gowns, Gowns, Gowns

2. Simply Stunning

1. Radiant in Red

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


This past week we were in showing at Farmfair for our National Simmental Show. We had a great show, and will post some results later this week, but thought that I would share some of these picture from the show.

We ended up winning Champion Junior Bull Calf and Reserve Champion Simmental Bull! Was a great day and we are really proud of this calf. He will be selling in Checkers on December 17th.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Top 5 Looks- Iman

5. Mini Me

4. Glam Goddess

3. Punch of Color

2. Shining Star

1. Super Model Star

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Footwear of the Week

This week has been a welcomed change for me. Working downtown there is a certain dress code that comes with the area. That means no jeans or sweats, and we wear suits and heels each day.

With Farmfair in town it meant that I got to trade these Louboutin's....

And these....
  For these....
 And these!

I will gladly made this switch any day, and I think my feed for glad for the change too!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Fall on the Farm

We have gotten all moved in and settled into Farmfair, but while we are here, we still need to make sure that the rest of the cattle at the farm are taken care of as well. With the help of some neighbors and family, some of the jobs will be done for us, but Mom and Dad will still drive back and forth to tend to the rest.

All of our cows are still out on pasture finishing up the grass that we have left for them. This helps cut down on the amount of time we have to feed them in the yard, and also on the cost of having to buy extra hay. We have a well on the pasture, but need to pump water into a trough every day as it is ran off a generator. In the summer this can be done a couple of times a week, but once it freezes this becomes a daily job.

The cows will stay out on pasture for the next week, and then be brought home for the winter to be fed. They will be at the farm until May when the snow has melted and the grass has grown enough for them to return to the pasture.

Their calves that were born in 2011 have been weaned off and are now at home. The bulls are being fed and will be sold in the spring to cattlemen, and the heifers have been sorted and the top end have been kept for our herd. These young heifers will become the next generation at the farm, and take over for some of the older cows in the herd, or cows that are not the best producers.