While at Agribition we spend a lot of time grooming our animals. The reason we show is to promote our animals and our farm in hopes that people will want to buy either the ones in the stall or the ones back at home. To make this happen we need to have our cattle looking their very best. This means lots of brushing, washing, clipping and blowing (a blower is a large cow hair dryer).
On show day, we spend even more time with them and use some extra hair products to make them look their best for when they go into the ring. Hairspray, foams or mousses, paint and oils are all used on certain areas to enhance how the animal looks. I learned at a very young age that grooming is all about illusions. Cover up what is bad about the animal and make their faults disappear while enhancing what is good about them.
Here are a few shots from show day and getting the cattle all groomed for the show.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011
I realized that I had no shared all my Agribition photos with you, so my goal is to get through them this week. We had a great show at Agribition and were able to meet some new friends and see some old ones as well. It is the people and friendships in the Simmental breed that make it as strong as it is today.
|Dad doing some clipping on First Time|
|Once of First Time's last meals. He is now weaned from his mother|
Friday, December 2, 2011
Thursday, December 1, 2011
This week was the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, a true holiday tradition to me. I love fashion and runway shows, so this is a favorite for me come the end of the year.
It is awesome to see the new ideas that they come up with, the themes behind the show, the new models that they bring into the show and of course the stunning women do not hurt either.
Here are a few of my favorite looks from the show this year. I was sad not to see Marissa Miller on the runway, but there girls pulled it off!