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Bull show chilly but productive
The weather was, as expected, cold for the Cowtown Beef Breeders Show on Friday with sub-zero temperatures. However, “All but three of our 35 breeders showed up, and they felt it was a successful day, in spite of the chill,” says John Laney, Executive Director of the Miles City Area Chamber of Commerce. “Thank you to everyone who braved the cold and came out for the Beef Breeders Show.”
The livestock judging portion, which is an additional draw for visitors to town and gives students and adults a chance to flex their knowledge of cattle, was canceled due to road and weather conditions. But the breeders, implements dealers and craft exhibitors soldiered on through Friday’s event.
The show represented at least 10 breeds of yearling bulls and breeders from three states, with some local participants.
Winners of the Bull Bucks, good for $300 toward the purchase of a bull from one of the breeders who were present, were Gary Rolf and Walter Rolf of Miles City, and Don Kuehn of Terry.
Laney said, “We are so thankful for the tremendous help from the local FFA kids, led by Jim Bott. They come out to help us every time we ask, and we truly appreciate them.”