Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Four reasons why show whites need to go

Hard to find. Hard to clean. Creates a poor image of dairy. White is outdated.

As the mom of kids who show dairy cattle, I love helping my kids develop into young showmen. So many important life lessons can be learned in the show ring.

But as the mom who does her family’s laundry, there’s one thing I hate about showing dairy cattle . . . Show Whites.

I’d like to go back in time and have a stern talk with whoever decided that dairy exhibitors should wear white pants and white shirts.

Unfortunately, nobody seems to know who started the show whites craze. And nobody seems to know why we continue this craziness – other than, “It’s tradition. This is the way it’s always been done.”

Well, I say to heck with tradition. Here are four reasons why show whites need to go.

Hard to find.
White shirts are easy enough to come by, but finding white pants that actually fit your kid is like winning the lottery. Especially when it comes to finding white jeans for boys — almost all white boys jeans are either slim or skinny cut.

[You can read the rest of the post in the Hoard's Dairyman Notebook.]

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