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Metro Canada (Edmonton) - - World -

For Eileen and Ver­non David­son, the an­nual Farm­fair In­ter­na­tional is a chance to not only show their cat­tle off but spend time with fam­ily and friends.

Known as David­son Gel­b­vieh, the fam­ily run busi­ness has been driv­ing eight hours from Saskatchewan each year to Ed­mon­ton with their cat­tle for years to at­tend Farm­fair since their four chil­dren were very young. Now rang­ing from 30 to 38 years old, their chil­dren have grown and are also at­tend­ing this week­end.

“My hus­band Ver­non has been com­ing even longer than me be­cause I would stay home with the chil­dren but now they are all grown up and come to help us out and give us an ex­tra hand,” Eileen ex­plains. “We made a lot of good friends here over the years and since it’s quite a drive, we get to see a lot of peo­ple we don’t see for the whole year.”

The fam­ily brings a hand­ful of their cat­tle to showcase the best of their herds at home.

“It’s a long way to come but it’s al­ways a re­ally good show. We don’t al­ways bring a big lineup, but we bring what we can to show peo­ple and we al­ways look for­ward to it.”

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