We officially kicked off cattle show season this past Thursday at the Sioux Empire Farm Show in Sioux Falls, SD. JM got to "skip" school for the day in order to be part of the show. Roger and JM headed to Sioux Falls right after morning chores were done. They loaded Emily, the show box and grooming chute in the trailer and were ready for some fun! They had to be checked in by 11:00 a.m., and the show was at 6:00 p.m. that night. They had some free time after getting set up to check out the farm show. I, however, had to work, but hopped in the car right after work to make the show.
JM was nervous for his first show of the season. This was a new show for him, and he wasn't quite sure how things went at this show. He was also a little worried that I might not make it to Sioux Falls in time to see him show. But...as he entered the ring, he saw me and all was well! I made it just in time. He was in the third class of the show, and I made it there half way through the second class.
JM and Emily worked very well together. She did a great job in the ring and so did JM. Emily has been "in training" for this lead thing, but this was her first opportunity to show off what she has learned.
JM has a great time in the ring. He loves his calves and showing them. We were very proud of both Emily and JM. When JM walks out of the ring with a smile on his face, we know it was a successful show no matter what place the calf gets!