Every year the months of September and October seem to fly by. Elgin travelled to Australia in September to judge at both the Royal Melbourne Dairy Show and the Royal Adelaide Show. Hospitality in Australia is always fantastic and he had the opportunity to judge excellent classes of dairy cattle.
Elgin and James had a great week at World Dairy Expo. Tying in a show string with Mike & Julie Duckett, and FROSTY, was a highlight. What a tremendous team they work with to care for and prepare the cattle for the show ring! Along with milking, feeding, chores and trips to the wash rack there was time to check out the WDE exhibits and visit with fellow dairy farmers.
CRG Rejoice looked topnotch for her 4th consecutive WDE appearance. She placed sixth in a very competitive Sr. 3 YR Old class. We appreciate the fact that her home-bred development from winning the Winter Calf Class in 2009 to being in the top group as a SR 3 YR Old is followed with great interest. Rejoice’s daughter, Craigcrest Rejoices Ayame, sold for $13,000 to Mark Butz in The World Classic Sale. Congratulations Mark.
The rest of October has been filled with corn harvest, barn washing, field work and feeding all of the new heifer calves. We’ve had quite a run of heifer calves. Time consuming but positive!
With so much time away and so many things to get done, we truly appreciate our wonderful dedicated and hardworking Craigcrest team. Thanks Woody, Yasuhiro, Don, and Debbie!