Judging cattle in Stadium Arena is an honor for all those who get the opportunity. However, for the Boyd family, it goes beyond judging a cattle show. Father and son duo, Charlie Boyd II and Blake Boyd had the opportunity to evaluate the Hereford Bull Show at the 2019 National Western Stock Show. Flashback ten years and Charlie II was sorting cattle along-side his father, Charlie Boyd I, at the National Western Stock Show making this year even more special.
Paula Boyd, the wife of Charlie II and mother of Blake, shared how much she enjoyed seeing her husband and son judge together knowing that her husband cherishes the memories he has judging with his father. During the grand drive speech, Charlie II even got emotional as he emphasized these feelings.
“It’s bittersweet because Charlie II and his dad judged this show 10 years ago, so I know his dad is looking down on them,” says Paula. “I know he is really proud of the two of them.”
It is very obvious when you meet the Boyd family that raising, showing and judging cattle is very much a family affair that goes back many years. To be exact, the Boyd family has been raising registered cattle, in Kentucky, for over 100 years.
Over the years, Charlie II learned the ropes from his father and is now very interactive with both sons, Blake and Logan. Blake commented that he valued getting to sort cattle with the man who taught him everything and who also appreciates the same type and kind.
In addition to judging the bulls, Charlie, Paula, and Blake got to watch Logan exhibit at his last Junior Angus Show. While their time in the junior side is coming to a close, the family will always be involved in the cattle industry, regardless of the breed.