In Springfield once a year they have a fair. This year I decided that I would enter my steer into it and continue on farther than just the county level. I love showing beef steers, it is a major part of my life. However, I wish I would have never enrolled in this show. This is the only show that I have ever went to where someone caused my steer to trample me. First, my family and I spent all Wednesday packing up the trailer with all of our needed supplies and fourteen animals. After we finally got everything to fit in the trailer we realized it took hours and tons of energy. Then the rest of the day became a waiting game we left room for the animals, but they could not be loaded until it cooled off outside. At about 8:30 p.m. we finally loaded all the animals onto the trailer and headed out for Springfield. Then came the two hour drive. When we made it there we then had to unload all the animals where they belonged and park the trailer. Finally, at about three in the morning we made it to our hotel rooms. …show more content…
I got to the fairgrounds around 6:50 on Friday morning. Started my long show day by feeding both the steers. I stood along the fence and waited on the animals to finish eating. I then went straight to the wash racks with my steer to get him a much needed bath to get him ready for show day. After, getting him all sparkling clean I had to walk him to the beef barn to dry and fit him for the show. This teenage boy came running up on my steer and me on the walk over to the beef barn. He startled my steer causing him to knock me over and trample me. Although, I did not let go of my steer or I would have had to chase him down. Eventually we made it to the barn and I got him in the head chute, but I limped terribly bad the whole
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Seeing all the trailers that are already there and trying to find a spot to park can be hectic. Sometimes the parking isn’t the greatest, and we have to park in the worst spots because of it being too crowded. After parking, we go look at the arena and see if it’s muddy, dry, and if there are any banners or things that might scare our horses. Seeing how the alley way is laid out is a must, especially if you have a horse that doesn't like the alley way. Knowing what we have to do in order to get the horse into the arena to make our run is helpful and it keeps us and everyone else safe .
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Did you know that it is a possibility for the beef, and dairy industry to not even be a thing in ten years.? Wow, that is some news nobody wants to hear. That means no more milk, steaks, or hamburgers. Now that is just unfortunate but there is hope for the industry. We have some of the greatest people in the nation to make that statement fail.
The author of Defending Beef is Nicolette Hahn Niman, who is a writer, cattle rancher and former environmental lawyer. I believe she is a a credible source because of her expertise about the subject and first hand experience with raising grass-fed cattle as well as running a natural meat company. Together with her husband Bill Niman she founded BN Ranch, a natural meat company that offers grass-fed beef, lamb and turkey. She is also a writer whose essays have been published by well established newspapers like the New York times and Los Angeles Times, which further suggests her credibility. She has been a speaker at various food events such as the Ecofarm Conference and the Ohio Ecological Food and Farming Conference.
Then after a few rounds of walking and the cow being judged, the judge chose my heifer. My cow received first and I was so excited. I couldn't believe the first time I had shown I got first. Because I received first place, I had to go back into the ring to show her again I couldn't wait to get back in the ring. I was hooked!
Also,we went to the restroom, bought some food passes got and some maps. Then it was the fun part, so I thought. What we didn’t realize is that the line for the Top Thrill Dragster was 2 ½ hours! Therefor, my mom left the line at about two hours into it. But my dad, sister and I fought through the burning sun and heat.
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I think that about all five of us were set on unpacking and hitting the pearly white sand and crystal clear water. That was all that happened then. The sixth hour was boring because everyone was just ready to get out of the car. The good thing though is that we could smell the beaches. That meant one thing.
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I have had a stomach ache everyday for as long as I can remember. Even though I loved kindergarten and didn't want to miss school for anything; I missed large chunks of school because my stomach hurt so bad. The doctors couldn't figure out what was wrong. I continued to deal with it on a daily basis. Just before sixth grade began, I went to the hospital with a horrific stomach pain.
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