Deck the cow with bows and bells

BC Livestock Co-op stockyards staff members all share a good chuckle as they follow the last cow of the sale into the ring.

BC Livestock Co-op stockyards staff members all share a good chuckle as they follow the last cow of the sale (for the year) into the ring last Thursday (Dec. 15) in Williams Lake. A few years ago, someone working in the back pens came up with a plan to inject a little Christmas spirit (and fun) into the last work-day of the year and to that purpose they be-decked the last critter in an array of Christmas decorations. This cow, which came all the way to town from Joe Schuk’s herd at Tatla Lake, has surely never seen the like; bright lights, the big city and has surely never got this dressed up for Christmas ever before. From left to right are BC Livestock employees Ian Robertson, Jack Billings, Norm Reynolds, Hilda Howarth, Charlotte Morrow and Brady McNolty, a few of whom may (or may not) have been part of the decorating crew.

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