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10 THINGS THAT MATTER WAY MORE THAN WHERE YOU PLACE WITH YOUR LIVESTOCK- from Ranch House Designs

Author: Kristy

As a young person, I was very fortunate to spend nearly 10 years showing in junior and open cattle shows with my family. And, we were also very thankful to have tremendous success at all levels. My sister and I still hold the record for the most number of grand championships at Brahman Junior Nationals, and Catherine still holds the record for winning three back to back grand championships at Shorthorn Junior Nationals. Through both breeds, we were able to take home a purple grand champion banner from every single major livestock show in the USA.

It has been more than 10 years since I showed in a junior show (wow I feel old), but now that I look back on showing, I have realized that there are certain things that are WAY more important than where you place at the show, and how much you spend on your animal. These are things that NO ONE can take away from you, no matter how old you are, where you are from, or where life takes you.

1. Do your own work. When we showed, especially in Brahmans, naturally everyone would say tacky things like “Well of course she should win….she can choose from any animal at V8 Ranch.” Which was true, of course I had an advantage that many other children did not have. But from the first time we started showing, we had a family rule that we were going to out work anyone else in the barn. We might not have been the most popular, or the best dressed, but we wanted to be known as the hardest worker. The cleanest stalls. The best presented cattle. The first people to the barn, and the last to leave. There was no sleeping on the showbox for us, and not too many days at the swimming pool either. Now of course, there were times when we had help, especially when we would take lots of calves to a show. But no matter what the job, we were always there, right in the middle of things, working as hard as anyone else at the show.

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