Cattle Showcase 2010 Readers’ Choice Winners
FIRST PLACE: McDonald(April entry)
The McDonald Families’ Winning Entry
My name is Murray McDonald and I own a 60 head cow-calf beef farm with my father Ken. My son R.J. who is 12 is also actively involved in the farming operation. The farm I live on was establised by my Great Uncle Hubert Pearson and my parents purchased the farm in 1978 and I took over in 1999. I enjoyed the 4-H experience, learning and the fellowship that you find through 4-H. My son R.J. resumed our family tradition in 4-H starting in 2008. He won Junior Showman with his Red Angus X Steer “Joey.”
I also followed another family tradition this year by becoming one of the leaders in my son’s 4-H club. Our 4-H shows are held every year in the Rainy River District at the Emo Fall Fair Grounds in Emo, Ontario. 4-H has been a very good experience for our family and we have reaped many rewards from it over the years.
— Murray McDonald
SECOND PLACE: Peterson(June entry)
The Peterson Families’ Winning Entry
Prospect Hill Shorthorns, owned and operated by the Les Peterson family, has been raising Shorthorn cattle for over 30 years. With a 150 head cow herd of both purebred and commercial cows, the family has quality bulls and females to sell which are offered each year at the Battle River Shorthorn Bull and Female Sale. 2010 marks 100 years of farming for the Petersons at Meeting Creek, Alta.
Canadian Cattlemenwould like to thank everyone for sharing their cattle-showing photos and stories for theCattle Showcase Show &Wincontest. We would also like to thank everyone who voted for their favourite entries online.
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