In “An Open Letter to Ellen DeGeneres,” a Nebraska cattle woman urges the talk show host to educate herself about the agricultural industry.
As a new show cattle parent, you may be intimidated by the roller coaster you are about to ride. Your bank account will be empty, your hair will be a mess, and your clothes will be covered in yuck. You and your child will cry and scream, but you will also laugh and have memories that will last a lifetime.
Like all good things in life that come to an end, time as a showman is often limited. But that doesn’t mean that the lessons learned in and out of the show ring go to waste. A passion for the beef industry can lead to a career.
Growing up with cattle and showing cattle is such a blessing and one of the most important parts of my life. I hope to one day share it with as many people as possible.
Showmen can attest to the lessons learned both in and out of the show ring. The skills developed–teamwork, collaboration, knowledge, and workmanship–reach far beyond a beef project.