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My daughter's 4H achievement day was Sunday. I took some pics to post for y'all.

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That's my little girl washing her 2 heifers. (the black ones)

They get the full treatment, including bath, blow dry, and mousse.:D

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This is the calf she showed.

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And this is the yearling.

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The calf would weigh somewhere in the ball-park of 400-450 LBs, the yearling right around 1000. Gives a kid some confidence when they can effectively control an animal that size!
She had a good day, didn't place real high, but it was only her second year. There are about 4 more shows she can show at this year, so she should have a pretty good time, and feel like the time training the heifers was worth-while.
 

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Thats great partsman it looks like she had fun and thats all that matters.:thumbsup:
 

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Thanks Jody, that is the sentiment I try to instill in Kristen. I told her that the heifer is just as good the day after the show as the day before. The placings are just one mans opinion, and change from one show to the next. We are pretty proud of the heifers and the girl.:D
 

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Great pictures partman! Looks like a fine and energetic daughter you have there as well as a fine looking animal she raised. My two oldest daughters participate in the "Sewing Camp" the 4H sponsors in our area. I am sure you must be VERY proud. :bull: :thumbsup:
 

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Awesome pictures Parts man. I think it is great for the kids to be involved in something like that. Growing up in town i never got to do any of that stuff. That is the stuff that will stay with your kids for a lifetime.
 

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It does my heart good to see a kid smiling and enjoying her work with an animal...some day these will be fond memories for her:)
 

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How did she do? Not that that is what is important but the ribbons are nice!!!Bye
She got a second with the yearling,a fourth with the calf, and a fifth(I think) in showmanship. She was a little disappointed with the placings, last year her heifer got champion beef animal. I think next show her calf should come up at least one place and her yearling will likely come up to first, but who knows, she is competeing against some pretty good animals, and experienced showpeople too. Either way, it's all good. Having teh animals in the yard for a lot of the summer is a bit of a PITA, but it makes me take time out to help her train the animals, so we get time together that we wouldn't get if I just went off to work on what ever project seems so important at the time. It's great having that time each evening with her, and in another couple of years my next daughter will be able to show too, so will be able to teach 'em both the ropes.
 

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It is still awesome, there is a lot of time and effort there and I think it is great. I hope she keeps it up. For what it is worth I am impressed! :D Thanks for sharing with us.:cool:
 

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I'm with Argee, it is nice to see your daughter's million dollar smile. Looks like a great way to teach responcibility and keep it fun too. You also score valuable bonus points for putting the time with your kids! Congratulations to her for doing well and to you for being a good dad, the most important job we will ever have.
 
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