Despite a typically cold “Farm Show” week, we had a great time at his year’s Pennsylvania Farm Show. We took 6 head–4 heifers and 2 bulls. Thursday and Friday consisted of arrival, set-up, and washing and drying very dirty cattle. Saturday, January 9th, flew by–as soon as washing, drying, and feeding were done, we had the Pennsylvania Simmental Association directors’ meeting, then it was time to feed again; followed by the Pennsylvania Simmental Association annual meeting and banquet.
On Sunday, January 10th, were the junior breeding cattle and steer shows. Bridget Fox’s steer, PVSM Rockets Red Glare, which she purchased from us, was Reserve Champion Simmental Steer. Bridget was awarded $100 for her Reserve Champion Simmental steer by the Pennsylvania Simmental Association, who has a Pennsylvania Farm Show Simmental steer incentive program. Monday, January 11th, was Open Show day for us. The show went smoothly and quickly.
Our placings were:
- January heifer calf — PVSM Twinkle, 2nd place
- February heifer calf — PVSM Honey Bee, 2nd place
- February heifer calf — PVSM Miss Mooey, 3rd place
- Senior yearling heifer — PVSM Honeysuckle, 6th place
- February bull calf — PVSM Butternuts, 2nd place
- Winter bull calf — PVSM Thunderbird, 1st place
- Champion Senior Bull Calf — PVSM Thunderbird
- Junior Get of Sire — 1st place
- Get of Sire — 1st place
- Best five head — 3rd place
Our next event is the Pennsylvania Beef Expo Simmental Sale on March 26th, 2010. Please see our sale consignments on the “Consignments” page!