Canada's Richest Youth Show
This past weekend I showed "Harlow", my faithful clinic demonstration heifer, at the Canada's Richest Youth (CRY) Progress Show in Olds. It was a big change to only have one animal to care for and prepare for the show as I am used to at least having two if not three, four, five, or six head to look after at some shows!
Harlow placed second in the first split of Maine Anjou influence heifers right behind the heifer that won Grand Champion Heifer overall. I was very proud of her as she is a calf I raised myself and it always gives you that extra bit of pride when you know your animal is the result of the breeding and management decisions you made. Harlow's dam was my last 4-H heifer, "Tulita", who is an Eye Candy X Shorthorn/Hereford beauty of a black brockle face cow. Her sire is CMAC Tyson ET a purebred Maine Anjou calving ease bull. If you want to add some serious hip to your calves he certainly did that for miss Harlow!
Harlow has a busy schedule for the next month and a half with clinics in St. Paul, Strathmore, Wainwright, and Sturgeon County as well as the Olds Spring Classic show on Easter Weekend. She also just got bred to Comfort Zone, a black calving ease Maine Anjou bull. Fingers crossed that all this running up and down the road won't stress her out too much.
Congratulations are in order to the champion and reserve champion winners at CRY: Chase Miller with the Grand Champion Heifer, Jaelayne Wilson with the Reserve Champion Heifer, Meghan McLeod with the Grand Champion Steer, and Jared Couch with the Reserve Champion Steer.