Spring is always a very exciting time around here. All of the calves are at the side of their momma’s and the bulls are ready to be turned out. The Star Lake Seedstock Source Sale is this Saturday with one of my favorite shows ever, the Star Lake Junior Futurity taking place on Friday the 2oth. The Junior Futurity is the first show that I ever won. I could not have possibly been anymore excited when Brett Barber slapped my heifer and shook my hand. I remember just standing their shaking a bit after the slap and shake then I heard Col. Eddie Sims say MY NAME… wow what a moment for a young kid. Little did I know but the money that I won on that day is what built JJB Cattle Company. So it is easy to see why this is and always has been my favorite show. It is also why I have made a point to give back to the youth in Iowa as much as I can even in the early years of JJB Cattle Co.
This year at the Iowa Jr. Hereford Assoc. Preview show JJB Cattle Company will be sponsoring both the Champion Owned Horned & Polled Hereford Heifers. In addition to sponsoring both of these awards that winners of each show will also receive $250 in credit towards the purchase of any heifer calf from the 2011 JJB calf crop. The hope is that this money will help a Jr. save some cash when purchasing what will hopefully be the groundwork of their own herd once their Jr. show career has come to a close.
As I had mentioned at the top the SLCR May Sale is Saturday at the ranch. There are more great ones in this sale then any that we have ever had. Be sure that you check out Lots 163, 164, 178, 34, 138 & 139. These all come from the Lucky Cow Family and are without a doubt worth a look!