We timed our shampooing perfectly in between showers with all 5 entries getting the quick clean up and blow dry. Then the heavens opened.
The weather on Show day was a little more kind with the sun finally breaking through the clouds, but at least it was not raining. Rawlings Delta Blue was Senior Champion Female, Rawlings Eva Diva was Junior Champion Female and Rawlings Fable and Rawlings Fair Lady each won their respective classes. The judges comments were also pleasing in that they were impressed with the balance of beef and milk in our females, well they are "Beefy Little Milkers".
But for us the excitment was to be told that we had been awarded second place in the Senior Female Interbreed, for the second time this year. The judges comments that she is the finest example of a Dexter cow that they had seen was very rewarding. Rawlings Delta Blue is a most stunning female who I love to bits and she just floats around the ring.
It was also very pleasing to have Julie Hunt exhibit at her first show with a heifer her and Ron have purchased from us for thier Tazhunt Dexter Stud, Rawlings Faberge. She is a full sister to our Delta Blue and in my opinion is better at the same age than Delta Blue was, so we will see how she goes after calving. Catherine Thomas gave her confidence a boost when she showed Rawlings Fable for us and enjoyed herself in the ring, wonder if the blue ribbon had anything to do with that. Hopefully they will both be attending many shows in the future.
That is the showing over until next year, we had planned to go to Circular Head but need to AI the cows which is more pressing at this time.