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29. August 2008 16:20
by Jobo

Cow Pageant... Dairy Queens

29. August 2008 16:20 by Jobo | 1 Comments

Just got home from an interesting adventure in lovely livestock.  Marky's little brother was showing his calf today at the local exhibition, so I went along to see what it was all about.  I must say, I never imagined how much work it is to get a cow ready for that sort of thing.  This was definetly the first time I've ever seen anyone spray paint a cow!  (apparently the ridge of hair on the cow's back along the spine, needs hairspray to look good, and the black dye covers up the whitish marks the hairspray makes)  I got to see a cow get it's hair clipped, and baby powder put on it's knees, and even combed and sprayed... and when everyone was looking in tip top shape, off to the ring, to be paraded pageant style in front of the judges.  Participants were judged on their animal, and also on their showmanship skills.  Definetly a lot more complicated to do than it appears.  Some of the cows were a lot bigger than the kids leading them.  Luckily "our" calf behaved pretty well.  Educational day.



leading Savira carefully around the ring...



Black and White Butts... lots of em!


a young man and his cow


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