Due to a hail storm in Billings, the NILE was held under a tent. The weather was sunny and warm every day and the rad glow from the tent made a festive atmosphere. Our judge was great, particularly with the children. He took time to question and encourage each one. Dan Vanek took time from his busy schedule to conduct a Showmanship Clinic using Peg Aldridge’ heifer Cinder. I wish I could have recorded the detailed pointers he shared. He was a super teacher. Afterward we had a Cookie Bar featuring all home made cookies. The show stopper were the Miniature Hereford Cookies made by—– Jensen.
Once again we had fabulous prizes. They were handed out by a very pretty and pregnant Casey Morris. What a picture of bounty. Her husband Dave Morris handled the back gate and Cynthia Duvall was show secretary. THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS ! A huge thanks to KP Ranch, Duvals, Peg Aldridge and Lindsy’s Littles, Lakeland Feed and Quality Supply for their sponsorships.
Grand Champion Female: DuVal Farms with DF Aurora Borealis
Reserve Grand Champion Female: Lindsay Littles with LL Playmate Pearl
Grand Champion Bull: Lindsay Littles with LL Playmate George
Reserve Champion Bull: DuVal Farms with DF Sullivan Pride