Thursday, January 14, 2010

I am an American Rancher

I love being an American Rancher. There is something about being close to the land, to wake in the morning and spend quiet time among the cattle. The arrival of a new calf brings hope for the future of our Lowline Angus and Santa Gertrudis breeding program. The spotting of a white tail, a skunk or any other animal is a site to behold on a quiet morning. I am proud to be an American Rancher.

On occasion I cruise through You Tube to see what I can find. This time it was The American Angus Association Channel called apicreativemedia.

This evening I watched four videos and I thought I would share two with you.

The second video is something I love to do, compete. We as a family have friends all over the nation because of our cattle. We see each other at Field Days, Production and Select Sales and of course Cattle Shows. The new year brings the winter show season starting with the Grand Daddy of all Livestock Shows the Great Western Stock Show. I was looking for the Lowline Angus National Show Results last night on the National Western site. On the AAA You Tube Channel I found the video of the Bull Show (This year it is the National American Angus Show). As I stopped the video to look at each Division Champion and look through them as if I was judging I had to go with the Junior Champion Bull.....and yep he was named National Champion American Angus Bull. Up came the Junior Reserve Champion and again hands down I would have had to place this Bull Reserve. Woot....I once again agreed with the judge as this fine Bull was placed National Reserve Grand Champion American Angus Bull. Treat yourself to watching a GREAT GRAND CHAMPION RUN! Only at the Great Western Livestock Show in Denver, CO. The Grand Daddy of all Stock Shows!

I am an American Rancher! aka Kim


Kat_RN said...

Cool. I hope you don't mind if I post a slightly un-rancher like sentiment, I know it is silly, but those cows are cute.
When I was a kid, my cousins were raising what was supposed to be a winter's meat supply. Instead, it became "Beauregard" (don't remember if it was a boy or a girl), Beau actually made a pretty good pet. It was as sweet as any puppy, liked to follow us around and once it got past a certain size, we were allowed to ride it. Great fun was had by all, except my Uncle Elmer. He knew there was no way he was going to be able to butcher that cow.
When I was a little older, we raised rabbits to eat. We were not allowed to name them or pet them. They were food and nothing else. I think Dad learned his lesson from Beau too.

MoMo sprnany said...

Hello doll! I have missed you! Where do I find this website you were talking about? How sad is it about Julie's site...I can't begin to tell you how I've wandered around looking for another sketch site to fullfill the emptyness left from 52sketches...alas I have been unable to do so...from the looks of your blog you have been busy...I love these GCD pp's you have found! Leave me another message or e-mail me with the website your hanging out at and I'll try to find you!
Bye for now hun Be Well!

Crystal Young said...

Kim, thanks so much for posting the video! I love working on them, and helping tell agriculture's story - whether it be in the pasture or show ring. We are always putting up lots of videos. And if you really like the Colorado one, you might check out the Oregon videos. There is a really cool one on white tail white and cattle.