Cows compete in NPF's Open Cattle Show

DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) The “steaks” were high at the National Peanut Festival's 2017 Open Cattle show. It started Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. at the AG Complex.

The Open Cattle Show is as old as the Peanut Festival itself, 74 years. 45 cows of various pure breeds were shown. Different breeds represent the different parts of the country they come from. Most of the cows this year came from the Wiregrass area. In past years the cows have come from all over the country, not just the southeast.

“We do have some that come from Illinois and then south Florida below Kissimmee,” said Jamar Ivey, Beef Cattle Show Volunteer. “And in the past we had some out beyond Texas come out.”

Winners received cash prizes up to $60 and ribbons.