08-22-2010, 01:14 PM
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I'm sorry for going reaaaally off-topic, but I got this a LOT when I showed dairy cows. 90% of the judges you met were Holstein judges who could only see black and white. Literally, some of them would place all the Holsteins first and THEN start looking at the Jerseys, Guernseys, Shorthorns etc (and just so you know, Jerseys are my favourite). And then you also had the judges who would barely look at your calf unless they knew your family and your parents (yes, we actually got that). Well I live on a small hobby farm, we own only a couple cows who are milked elsewhere (often I had to show a calf from someone else's barn), and I was always overshadowed by the big dairy families. That, and the fact that the kids of those dairy families were absolute snobs to anyone "lesser" than them totally turned me off 4H...the dairy part of it, anyhow. Well, sorry, I know most people can't relate to the 4H thing, but man...it always really grinded my gears.