July 19, 2019 was a showmanship clinic in conjunction with the Sagebrush Show, so Toni took the kids and their steers, and Jaxsen’s heifer, in. Leslie took the heifers from Connell in. The kids all had a blast at the clinic and did an awesome job. There were approximately 40 kids that showed up for the clinic so it was a really good turnout. July 20-21th was the Sagebrush Classic, the steers did really well. Kade’s steer won his class and went back into the championship round, Anna’s steer was second in his class and was on standby to go back, and Kaine’s steer acted great. Sunday was the heifer show and showmanship. In showmanship, for Jrs, Kade won his class and got to go back to the championship round, Kaine and Jaxsen both showed great but did not get to go back. Anna is an intermediate, and she was the Grand Champion Intermediate Showman.
The clubby heifer was in the first class, Kaine was showing her and got to go back to the championship round. Kade and Kaine’s Hereford heifers did great but did not get go back. Anna’s Hereford heifer won her class and got to go back, and Jaxsen and Black Widow just did a great job (although Jax almost didn’t get to show the second time as he was MIA). The clubby heifer is also a Charolais influence heifer so she got to show in that class.
Thursday June 20, 2019 Leslie and I took the kids to Prineville for a Jr Angus Show and the PI. The twins were in the first class as super seniors in showmanship, McCall was grand and McKenna reserve. Kaine was excited because he was showing McCall’s heifer, the “better” heifer as he says. Anna and Kaine were after the intermediates, Kaine was called back to the championship round, Kade was in the next class. All of the kids showed great. Kade was was Bred and Owned Reserve Champion Junior Heifer. Anna was the Reserve Champion Owned Junior Heifer. The twins showed great, they were in a big class and were 3rd and 4th. Kaine did not have a heifer to show, so he only got to show in showmanship. Kade and the twins also participated in the fitting competition.
The kids went to the NW Farm Supply Show on Sat June 15th and showed to the best of their ability. Kade came away with grand champion Jr. Showman out of a really tough group of kids. All three of the kids showed great, the steers did great and we could not be happier. Anna and Kade were second in their market classes and Kaine was third. They had a great show and a lot of fun. Jolene, Nick and Bronty went and watched them and that made it extra special.
May 25, 2019 we were at the Jr Angus show in Ellensburg. Anna and Kade both made it back to the championship round in showmanship, and Anna was the Reserve Champion Junior Showman. Kade’s bred and owned heifer was Reserve Champion in her division. Anna’s May heifer was Reserve Champion in her division. Both of Kaine’s heifers made it back to the championship round, Jaxsen’s heifer made it back to the championship round, and Kade’s second heifer being third in her class, so one spot from making it back. We had a great show, all the kids brought home a check. Jax had significant improvement in his showmanship skills from the first class to his third class. He has decided he wants to beat his brother. That is a big goal!
The first week of May 2019 we headed to the Spokane Jr Livestock Show. The kids and steers did great in market. Kaine was third in his class. Kade and Anna were both second in their class and went back into the championship round. Anna was 4th overall, she had an Angus/Hereford steer from BB Cattle, and Kade 17th overall, he had a registered Angus steer from us. There were around 90 market steers, so getting called back is really good. All three kids got called back into the championship round. Kade was third overall in his division and Kaine and Anna were both 4th overall in their divisions. We were really proud of them.
Our first show of 2019 was April 5th at Pomeroy. We had a great time, like normal, the weather was better then the year before. Kaine was in class 3, Kade in class 4, and Anna in class 6. All of the kids showed great, Kaine was 5th in market, Kade 3rd and Anna 2nd (so she made it back to the championship round). All of the kids showed awesome in showmanship and made it back to the championship round. Kaine was the grand champion Jr showman. The kids didn’t make it out of Pomeroy before they were asleep. I don’t think they are as ready for the show season as they thought!
Our last show of the year was the Western Showcase November 3rd. Ben and I took Anna, Kaine, Kade and Adrian. Anna took her steer Hudson, Kade took Lily, Kaine took DeDe and Adrian took her steer and Lindsey. All of the kids showed really well and their animals did great. Kaine and Anna made it back into the championship round in Fitting and Showing.
October 14th, 2018 we went to the Evergreen Jackpot in Moses Lake. It was an all breed jackpot so we invited the 4H kids to come and had a great crew. Bella showed Zsa Zsa, Nadia showed Black Widow, Aram showed Amora, Anna showed Mal, Hudson (her new steer from the sale) and Dylan (a new heifer from the sale), Adrian showed Petunia and her new heifer Lindsey, Kaine showed Gloria and Cece (his new heifer from the sale), Kade showed Alyx and Lily (he bought Lily in the sale) and Jaxsen showed Lady Liberty (his new heifer from the sale). There was honestly so much going on I don’t know how every one placed. I know that Anna got to back into the champion round with Hudson and Kade got to go back with Lily. Kaine made it back into the champion round in Showmanship with Cece. Also, Jaxsen got first in judging and Anna got third.
September 12-15, 2018 we went to the Othello Community Fair. Kaine made it back into the champion round in Market and all three kids made it back in Fitting and Showing. We took 2 baby heifers and 2 big heifers too. They each won their division, but they did not have an overall champion here.
September 6-8, 2018 we were at the Columbia Basin Junior Livestock Show. We had a great time, this is a local show so we can ago home each night. Kade was the Grand Champion Junior in Fitting and Showing. Anna and Kade both made it back into the champion round in Market. Kaine’s steer, Angus, was Reserve Champion in the Steer of Merit competition.
August 20-25, 2018 we went to the Benton Franklin County Fair. The kids did awesome. Kaine was Reserve Champion 4H market, Anna and Kaine were Grand Champions in fitting and showing, Kade also made it back to the championship round. Anna won the Intermediate division of the round robin. Anna’s heifer, Mal, was the Supreme Champion Heifer and Kade’s heifer, Lily, was the Grand Champion Angus heifer calf. Jaxsen even showed at bull calf.
July 28-29, 2018 we went to the Sagebrush Class in Connell. The kids each took 2 steers and a heifer and Jaxsen showed in the PeeWee class. Kaine was Reserve Champion Showman, Anna’s steer was 5th overall in the Feeder class and Kade made it back into the champion round in both showmanship and the steer class.
July 20-21, 2018 the kids went to the Summer Sizzle show in Moses Lake. Anna took her shorthorn/Hereford steer, Kaine took Bodie and Kade took Evie. They all did really well.
July 19-20th, 2018 we had the Evergreen Angus show. Anna took Mal, Amora, Bash and Black Widow, Kaine took Poison Ivy, Angus and Gloria and Kade took Evie, Happy and Alex. The kids all did wonderful, Mal was the Grand Champion Bred and Owned bred heifer, Amora was 5th overall in the Evergeen heifer class. Happy placed well in the steer class and the Ultrasound challenge and all three kids made it back into the championship found in showmanship.
On July 7, 2018 Anna, Kaine and Kade went with Jay to the Desert Classic Jackpot in Hermiston. They did fantastic. Kaine was Reserve Champion Market and Anna and Kade both bot second in their class.
On June 16, 2018 Anna and Kaine went with Jay to the NW Farm Supply Jackpot in Hermiston. They did fantastic. Kaine was Grand Champion Market and Anna was reserve, Anna was Grand Champion in showmanship and Kaine was reserve.
On May 26, 2018 the kids had a great time with Jay at the Wheatland Jackpot. Anna was 8th overall in market with Snowy, Kade was 3rd in Jr Showmansip, and they all had a blast.
May 18-19, 2018 we went to the Jr. Angus Field Day in Ellensburg. Anna was Grand Champion Jr Heifer Bred and Owned heifer with BK Anna Susie 726. Kaine was third in the January heifer class with BK Horseshoe Lassie 706, Kade was third in the January heifer class with BK Horseshoe Lassie 707 and Anna was fourth in the class with BK Horseshoe Erica 703. Kaine also placed in the February class with W C A Erica 2787. They all did tremendous in showmanship and went back into the championship round. Click on the link for all of the pictures. https://goo.gl/photos/nGiTVnZgCVrD5LJw8
We had a phenomenal week at the Spokane Jr. Show, May 1st – 6th, 2018. It is the biggest and most competitive show in the Pacific Northwest. There were over 220 head in the beef barn with kids from Montana to the west side of WA. The twins won the 4-H division on their last show! Our cousin Bobby’s son Cade won the FFA division, it was also his last show. Anna made it back into the championship round in both market and showmanship. The boys also did very well. We always like the kids to livestock judge, and at Spokane, being the State competition, it is very competitive and requires oral reasons. All three kids placed in the top 20 of their division, with over 80 kids per division. Kaine was 6th for the Juniors. Overall we are all tired, but the show was great.
September 13th, 2017 we showed the heifers at the Adams County Fair. Grace had Grand Champion Angus heifer and Reserve champion overall heifer with Amora (our heifer going into the Evergreen sale) and Kade was reserve champoion open heifer with Evie. Anna was third with Mal and Kaine was fourth with Posion Ivy.
September 12-16th, 2017 we were at the Adams County Fair. We had a great time at the Adams County Fair. Anna was second in market with PC and went back into the championshp round and she was 3rd in showmanship. Kaine was 4th in showmanshp and 4th in market in Dirks. I would like to thank our buyers, Nicole Janson for buying Kaine’s steer and Dale Bayley for buying Anna’s steer. Thanks for all of your support. Not only did Nicole buy Kaine’s steer, but she also took him to and brought him back to the fair for his football game that day.
September 6-9th, 2017 the kids went to the Columbia Basin Junior Livestock Show. Kade and Creek had a great show at the Columbia Basin Junior Livestock Show. They were Reserve Champion in Fitting and Showing and second in their class in Market. Creek is by BK Combination 302 and out of a B/R Front Range 052 daughter. Thanks Dave and Angie Manerola for buying Kade’s steer. Kaine and Fuzzbert got second in showmanship and fourth in market. Fuzzbert is by BK Danny Boy 908 and is out of a SAV Thunderbird 9061 daughter. Thanks CBHA for buying Kaine’s steer. Anna and Morris got third in Showmanship and fourth in market. Morris is by BK Combination 302 and out of a B/R Front Range 052 daughter. Thanks Olberding Seed for buying Anna’s steer.
August 23rd was the heifer show at the Benton Franklin County Fair. Kaine and Libby were Grand Champion Angus heifer and Grand Champion overall heifer. Anna and Amora were Reserve Champion Angus heifer. Amora is our heifer that is going into the Evergreen Sale. She is a daughter of Connealy Black Granite.
August 21-27th, 2017 was the Benton Franklin County Fair. The kids did awesome. Anna and Atkins were Grand Champion Showman and they got second in their class in market. Anna also got to participate in the Round Robin. Thank you Don and Sandy Smith for purchasing Atkins. Kaine and Bentley also did an awesome job at the Benton Franklin Fair. They were reserve champions in Fitting and Showing and got third in their class in market. Thanks Don and Sandy Smith for buying Kaine’s steer. Kade showed his Angus steer, Branch, they went back into the championship drive for Fitting and Showing and received a honroable mention in the judges remarks. Thanks to Three Rivers Potato Storage for buying Kade’s steer. Branch is by BK 9061 Thunderbird 308 and out of a Connealy Combination 0188 daughter.
July 29-30, 2017 was the Sagebrush Classic in Connell. Kaine and Bentley won their class and went back into the championship round in market. Kaine, Kade and their cousin Pepper, along with lots of kids from our 4H group, went back into the championship round in showmanship. Pepper was grand and Kaine was reserve Jr Showman. McCall was reserve Sr showman and had Reserve Market steer with Huck. We also took Hereford heifers from BB Cattle Co; Kade won his class with Baby Princess Arial. Kaine was second with Rowana and Anna was third with Kelsie. McKenna was Reserve Champion overall heifer with Mulan. We are proud of all the kids, everyone did a great job. Anna took her steer Atkins and Kade took his steer Creek. Click on the link for all of the pictures. https://goo.gl/photos/2x9uNoD1XxeNZyys5
July 23, 2017 the kids participated in the Summer Sizzle show. Anna and Kade took their heifer calves, Evie and Mal. Evie got second in the class and Mal got third. Kaine took his heifer Libby. To view all the pictures go to https://goo.gl/photos/2taCYyANjTRF5zZ36
The kids did great at the Junior Angus show July 21-22, 2017. Anna is pretty proud of her cow Taffy, who was her bottle calf. Taffy’s first calf, BK Annas Mischief 541, was Bred and Owned Sr Heifer champion and Taffy’s second calf, BK Annas Susie 625, “Mal”, was Bred and Owned Calf champion. Anna also showed Mal in showmanship and went back into the championship round. Mischief is by Connealy Confidence 0100 and Mal is by BK Hoover Dam 507. Anna’s steer did good too, he graded a Choice – with a little over a month to go before his terminal show, he should be ever better by then. Kade had a great show as well, his Jr heifer, Evie, was the Jr heifer champion and Ramsey was third in her class. Evie is by Connealy Combination 0188 and out of an BK 1241 Expand 520 daughter. Ramsey is by S A V Platinum 0010 and out of a Connealy Danny Boy daughter. Kade’s steer also graded a choice – and we are excited to see how he does in the Ultra Sound Competition at the Benton Franklin County Fair. Kaine’s calf, Poison Ivy, was the Reserve Calf Champion, his big heifer, Libby, was second in her class and went back into the championship round. Kaine’s steer, Fuzzbert, won is class in the ultrasound challenge and he went back into the championship round with him too. Libby is a CC&7 daughter. Poison Ivy is a daughter of Connealy Honest Answer. Fuzzbert is by BK Danny Boy 908. Click on the link for all of the pictures. https://goo.gl/photos/fdMNcNMoMCZzFAwp6 The showmanship album for the Jr Angus show/Summer Sizzle: https://goo.gl/photos/MBfTLxtCZJMkEiBRA
Pictures from the UCCA Desert Classic on July 8th, 2017, thanks Desert Classic for sharing the pictures. Anna won her class with Atkins, Kaine got second in his class with Fuzzbert, and Kade and Branch did an awesome job. We are proud of all of them, the kids have been working hard on their heifers and steers all summer.
June 18-20, 2017 we went to the Northwest Angus Preview in Moses Lake. Anna was Reserve Champion Senior Bred and Owned heifer with BK Annas Mischief 541. Kade was second in his class with his heifer, BK Miss Erica 534. And Kaine was third in his class with BK Horseshoe Pride 549. The kids all did well with their steers as well. Anna was first in her class with BK 302 Combination 609. Kaine was second in his class with BK 908 Danny Boy 625. Kade also got second in his class with BK 308 Thunderbird 618. In showmanship Kaine and Kade both went back into the championship round. Great job to all that went, the show was a blast. Click on the link for all of the pictures. https://goo.gl/photos/nGiTVnZgCVrD5LJw8
June 17, 2017, Kaine and Anna went to the Jackpot steer show at Northwest Farm Supply. Kaine took BK Danny Boy 625, “Fuzzbert,” and Anna took Atkins.
The first weekend in June we went to the Kirk Stierwalt clinic that Old Mill Country store put on in Ellensburg. Anna took her steer, Atkins, Kaine took his steer, Bentley and Kade took his heifer, Ramsey. We all had a great time. https://goo.gl/photos/podaZCYLswpgtytLA
May 27th, 2017 Jay took the kids to the Wheatland Jackpot show in Ritzville, McCall took her steer Huck, Anna took Atkins, Kaine took Bentley and Kade took his heifer, Ramsey.
In beginning of May 2017 Anna, Kaine, McCall and McKenna took their steers to the Spokane Jr Livestock Show. McCall and the Grand Champion Prospect steer with her steer she got from Montana, “Huck.” McCall also went back into the championship round with her fat steer and got third overall. McKenna, Kaine and Anna also did great. https://goo.gl/photos/Rpo2AUjX5E45Do3KA
Our first show of 2017 was the 3rd Annual Garfield Spring Preview Jackpot; even though it was cold we all had a good time. All our kids went back into the championship round in showmanship. Great job to all the kids that went. https://goo.gl/photos/4vCp4RSd8MLKtrKE8
Anna and Darlo did AWESOME at the Adams County Fair. They got Reserve in Market and Grand in Fitting and Showing. Anna also won the Jr Division of the round robin. Darlo was a great steer that we got from BB Cattle Co.Thanks Camano Island Cattle Co. for buying Anna’s steer.
Anna took Nash, a steer raised by Meacham Land and Cattle to the Columbia Basin Junior Livestock Show (CBJLS). He is by BK Thunderbird 308 and is out of a BK Danny Boy 908 daughter. Nash was also shown by Natalie in the PeeWee show and Jaxsen showed McCall’s steer, “5.” Thanks
Kaine took his heifer calf, Libby, and Kade took his Senior heifer, Dark Knight, to the Benton Franklin County Fair. They both did extremely well. Kaine had Champion heifer calf and Kade and Senior heifer Champion. Kade had the Angus heifer Champion and Kaine had the Reserve Angus Champion. Libby is a CC&7 daughter and Dark Knight is a Capitalist daughter.
Anna and Arlo did great at the Benton Franklin County Fair, they went back into the championship round for showmanship. Thanks Dave and Ami MacHugh from Jackass Mountain Ranch for buying Arlo. We bought Arlo from BB Cattle Co.
We had a big crew for the WJAA show/Summer Sizzle in Moses Lake. Anna, Kaine and Kade took their Angus calves, Kaine and Kade took their two-year old Angus heifers, Jaxsen took his Hereford fall heifer, and Addy showed her as well. Also, Anna, Natalie (Skittles), McCall and McKenna took Hereford heifers from BB Cattle Co. As well as Anna took one of her steers. The show was July 21-23, 2016 in Moses Lake. The kids all did outstanding in the Junior Angus show, and they all showed well in the Summer Sizzle. For the whole picture album go to: https://goo.gl/photos/9KRvUp4EJo2Wv41D6
Anna and her steer Arlo, and McCall and McKenna at the Desert Classic in Hermiston, July 2016. McCall was Reserve Champion in both showmanship and market. Both McKenna and Anna made it back to the championship round in showmanship and market. Good job girls. Anna and McCall did a great job with their heifers too, Andy and Nicky.
Anna took her steer, Arlo, and Kaine and Kade took their heifers to the Kirk Stierwalt Cattle Clinic and All Breed Jr. Jackpot Show in Ellensburg, June, 2016. We all had a great time and learned a lot at the clinic. To see all the pictures go to: https://goo.gl/photos/tsyceudFXvzFGL9Z7
Anna and McCall showed their steers in the Wheatland classic steer show in Ritzville in May, 2016. Both did a great job showing their steers.
Anna, Kaine and Kade took their heifers and steer to the Junior Angus show in Ritzville May, 2016. Kade was the champion PeeWee showman with his heifer, Dark Knight, and Anna was the Junior champion showman with her heifer, Daisy Duke. Kaine also showed his heifer, Winter, is showmanship and Jaxsen showed Anna’s heifer, Daisy. In confirmation Anna heifer won the December heifer class, Kade got second and Kaine got third. Anna also showed her steer, Henry, in Ritzville and got second in the registered steer class. For the whole picture album go to: https://goo.gl/photos/9KRvUp4EJo2Wv41D6
Anna showed her 2016 Benton Franklin steer, “Arlo,” at the preshow in Pomeroy April 9th. Arlo did great and it was a great learning experience for Anna and Arlo. She went with her favorite girls, the Lovejoy twins McKenna and McCall, and Kaine tagged along too. To see the whole album go to: https://goo.gl/photos/VxYm2Co2ajmqkhMS6
We all had a great time at CBJLS 2015. Anna was the Reserve Champion Fitting and Showing Jr with Tiller and went back in for the champion round in Market. Tiller was a son of Sitz Great Plains 577T and out of a Hereford cow that is a daughter of 124H Homebuilder.
Benton Franklin Fair 2015 was a huge success. Anna showed her Angus steer, Victor, here. He was a son of SITZ Great Plains 577T and out of a Connection cow. Anna went back into the championship round for Fitting and Showing. Kaine had Grand Champion Angus heifer with Hippo. Hippo is a Ten X daughter and is owned by BB Cattle Co. Kade had Reserve Champion Angus heifer and Grand Champion Jr heifer with Dark Knight, she is a Capitalist daughter.
Summer Sizzle Day 2015, Anna had a steer by SITZ Great Plains 577T, that is out of a Hereford cow that is a daughter of 124H Homebuilder. The Summer Sizzle was August 1-2, 2015. Kaine showed his heifers, “Winter” and “Hippo,” Kade showed his heifers, “Rus” and “AntBug” and Anna showed her heifers, “Sally” and “Sunflower.” AntBug, Hippo and Sunflower are owned by BB Cattle Co.
Anna’s two steers, Victor and Gru, at the Evergreen Angus show in Moses Lake, July, 2015. They are both by SITZ Great Plains 577T. Gru was shown by McCall Lovejoy.
Here are the heifers in the December heifer class at the Evergreen Junior Angus show in Moses Lake, WA July 2015, Anna is showing Daisy Duke, BK Lassie 447 she is by Connealy Confidence 0100 and is out of B&K Susie 317, she was the winter of the class. McKinna Lovejoy is showing Kade’s heifer, “Dark Night,” she is by Connealy Capitalist 028 and is out of an EXAR Expand 1241 daughter, she was second in the class. McCall Lovejoy is showing “Winter,” Kaine’s heifer, she is by S A V Platinum 0010 and is out of an Expand daughter. She was third in the class. Anna and McKinna came back for the Junior heifer champion.
Below is the PeeWee class at the 2015 Evergreen Futurity show in Moses Lake. Kaine showed BK Christmas Eve 448, who was born 12/24/14 and is by S A V Platinum 0010 and is out of BB Eve 4016, a daughter of Expand. Kade showed BK Belle 451 who is by Connealy Capitalist 028 and is out of an EXAR Expand 1241 daughter.
Below are the heifers and bulls calves shown at the Benton Franklin County Fair 2014. Kaine had the Reserve Grand Champion Angus heifer and Kade had the Grand Champion Junior Hereford Heifer. .
Below are the kids showing at the Summer Sizzle 2014 at the CBJLS Fairgrounds. We all had a great time, Thanks Leslie and Alan Alexander for putting on this fantastic show.
Below are the heifers shown at the Benton Franklin County Fair 2013. Anna had the Grand Champion Jr. Hereford heifer and Reserve champion heifer over all. Tesa had reserve champion Sr. Hereford heifer and Pepper had Grand Champion Sr. Angus heifer.
The bull calves shown at the Benton Franklin county fair 2013 are below. The bull calves will be shown in Reno and then sold at the BB Cattle Co sale in February. To see more info on the bulls go to www.bbcattle.com
Below are the kids showing at the Summer Sizzle 2013 at the CBJLS Fairgrounds.
Here are the kids showing their animals at the 2012 Summer Sizzle at CBJLS. These cattle are owned by BB Cattle Co, check BB Cattle Co out at their website, www.bbcattle.com
Here are the kids showing their animals at the 2011 Benton-Franklin County Fair. These cattle are owned by BB Cattle Co, check BB Cattle Co out at their website, www.bbcattle.com
Kylie Howell is will her steer who is out of one of our Angus cows and Jay’s Hereford bull. Kylie did awesome at the 2011 Benton-Franklin County Fair for her first time showing a steer. She got second in fitting and showing and placed middle in her class for market.