Visiting a livestock show is an interesting event on several points. There is the smell when you first walk in. Don’t worry, you get used to it. Sort of. Then there is all the activity of people and animals walking here and there. You have to be careful where you step, if you know what I mean. There are always vendors selling farm and livestock related goods, the type of things you just can’t buy at Walmart. So there are lots of things to see and watch.
Many animals have been raised and are shown by high school students in local farm clubs. You can tell they have spent many hours working toward this one day of showing off their livestock. This calf is getting a quick touch-up before its showing at the Houston Livestock Show last year.