The 2014 Virginia Cattle Industry Convention gets under way this weekend at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds. Justin Cox, 16, of Bedford’s Broken Arrow Farm, looks over a saddle at the Mason-Dixon Red Angus Association Jr. Benefit Rummage sale on Friday. The money from the fundraiser will help send juniors to the National Red Angus Roundup this summer in Sacramento, Calif. (Photos by Michael Reilly)
Jolene Davis, 16, blow-dries “Amy,” a Red Angus heifer, for her friend Madison Goodman, 15, who will show the heifer from Marshall Lake Farm in Hanover during the Youth Red Angus Show today. The convention, which wraps up on Sunday, features educational programs, a complimentary awards supper, breeding cattle sales and Virginia’s largest youth beef cattle show.