Twas the night before the cattle Show
And all through the barns
Not a junior was worried
Not even one gosh darn!
The show boxes will filled from Sullivan’s with care
In hopes that the grand champion soon would be theirs
The cows were tied out and down for the night
While eating fresh hay, much to their delight
And mama with her visor
And I in my cap
Had just settled down for a short pre-dawn nap.
When out in the arena
There arose such a clatter
I sprang from my lounge chair
To see what was the matter.
Away to the door
I ran like a flash
Poked my head through the door
And was taken aghast!!
The arena was so pristine
That is shined with a gleam
Just waiting in hopes for the first contest team
When what to my sleeping eyes caught afire
But a cattle trailer filled with
8 top CAB sires.
With a business like demeanor
Yet so lively and quick, aaaaaaa
I knew in a moment it was President John Stika
More rapid than a fall heifer in heat
His courses they came
He whistled and shouted
And called them by name
Now 095, Now 1680
Now Double 04, and Pre-Destined
On Scotchcap on 036
On E161 and Midland
To the top of the pedigree
To the top of the registry
Now share your genetics
To improve the beef industry
So with the promise of quality
And consistency, too
These sires guarantee quality for me and you
With 51% black hair
Or enrolled with Angus Source
I knew that we were dealing with a great marketing force!
As I continued to stare at this astonishing sight,
I strained to hear the CAB requirements with all my might
Modest or higher marbling was one on the list
Medium or fine marbling texture was one not to miss
With less than one inch of fat
Plus, A maturity guarantees leanness, How about that?
With a 10-16 square inch ribeye
Think of a grilled steak, my oh my!
Superior muscling, no capillary rupture
Also insures consistency for the consumer
And with a wink of his eye
He reminded us as well
That modest to high marbling
Makes CAB easy to sell!
As he sprang to his cattle trailer
He turned with a smile
Remember no neck humps to exceed 2 inches, as well
No carcass weight to exceed 1000 pounds
For CAB has to be as good as it sounds.
As I heard him exclaim as he drove out of sight
CAB is the best. And to all, go get some rest!