When I first arrived at the showgrounds I was fascinated by the goings-on around the cattle pens..
There were cattle standing and/lying about everywhere waiting to be washed!
A very new breed; Nguni X Pinzgauer
Santa Gertrudis butts
This scene reminded me more of a Horse-Show..
Except the cattle were much better behaved ,no rearing, loose, or runaway cattle.
Patiently waiting to be washed
It was clear these specimens were all very well handled and that their handler takes great pride in them!
Will you come wash my horses for me please!
What would they do if this bull decided he didn't feel like all this molly codling?
This guy was threatening to dismantle those pens..
I went to see some sheep..
Grooming the goats
Kalahari Red ram and ewe.
Just as popular as Boer goats around here.
The goat judge.
Mr Joubert Fourie
We used to compete together in Showjumping many,many years ago!
The sheep judge.
Mr Raymond Reed.
Hey, it may be my first ever sheep show,but you are obstructing the judge's view of my ewe!
Move your butt you...
Now straighten out that leg, dang you sheep you!
Now you listen here..
That ewe got a good talking too...
Yay,this got 3rd place!
You go Cules!
Will you judges get a move on now..!
My knees are a - hurting and...
My beer is getting warm...
See the sweat on his brow?
This is slap bang in the middle of the coldest month of the year here!
What you say, should we make them sweat it out a bit longer..?
Hmm,yes, give that bugger a placing and lets go grab lunch.
If you don't place him,there will be hell to pay at the function tonight!