Bub­blegum still at show

Stratford Press - - News - By ILONA HANNE

Five years ago, the Strat­ford Press fea­tured a se­ries of columns writ­ten by Simeon Cook, calf club. He wrote about two calves he had, Mid­night and Bub­blegum.

Now, the for­mer Kaponga School pupil is 17 years old and at­tends Strat­ford High School. While much has changed in Simeon’s life, one thing has been con­stant — Bub­blegum.

Now six years old, Bub­blegum and her new calf Penny, were at the Strat­ford A&P Show with Simeon over the week­end.

Simeon, who is on the A&P com­mit­tee, says the thought of an A&P show with­out any cat­tle just wasn’t bear­able.

“We were talk­ing about ways we could still have some cat­tle at the show, to make sure kids were still able to see them and get up close to them, and I thought of Bub­blegum. She is re­ally easy go­ing and quiet, so we knew she would be fine at the show.”

Simeon has his own cat­tle stud. He leases 17 acres of land where he has a herd of about 16 Santa Gertrudis cross along with some Gelvbeivh. Just fin­ish­ing Year 12 at school, Simeon plans to carry on farm­ing in the fu­ture.

Simeon Cook with Bub­blegum at the 2018 Strat­ford A&P Show.

Simeon and Bub­blegum and the TJ McDon­ald Cup pic­tured in the Strat­ford Press back in 2013.

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