Personal Essay: My Passion For Showing Cattle

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Most people my age have a passion for playing sports, but my passion in life is a little different than most. I grew up living on a farm and being around cattle ever since I could walk has been apart of my life, which brought me to one of the reasons why I have a passion for showing cattle. People often wonder why I love showing cattle so much and what the point of it is, but there are so many reasons why I have grown the love for it. There is just something special about the feeling of your heart racing when you walk into the show ring or the handshake from the judge telling you that all your hard work has payed off. The life lessons, the memories, the friends, and the love my family and I have grown for the cattle industry is why showing cattle has been an important influence on my life. In 2011 when I started showing cattle I never knew how much it would influence my life. My dad and his two siblings showed cattle when they were in high school and raised cattle all their lives, which led to one of the reasons why my siblings and I have grown so much love and passion for the cattle industry. …show more content…

Every year the breed I show hosts a junior national in a different state and my family and I have traveled to every one since I started showing. For junior nationals each summer we have traveled to Missouri, Ohio, Nebraska, Kentucky, and Texas. Even though traveling to junior nationals each summer has called for many hours stuck in the back seat with my siblings and many miles on the road, I would not trade those moments for anything. I could name off so many memories and moments I have shared with my friends and family at shows and on the road to shows, but there are so many it’s hard to me to name them all off. I am so thankful to have a passion that gives me so much to remember and memories I can carry with me the rest of my

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