No way! That’s so exciting!” Theresa Bayko said when informed she is this edition’s felfie winner.
The calf was about six hours old when Bayko snapped this picture. The unnamed heifer and her mother are doing well and seem to be enjoying the sun even in frigid February temperatures, she said.
The curious calf won the hearts of all three judges of the Alberta Farmer felfie (short for farmer selfie) contest.
“I love the way the calf photobombed the picture with such a knowing smile,” said Allison Ammeter (@AAmmeter), a producer from Sylvan Lake. “Perhaps it is a celfie?”
Sarah Schultz (@NurseLovesFarmr) from Wheatland County liked the new term and also the attitude of the adorable heifer, which she described as “Move over sister! Hello, world!”
“It seems the calf knows it is the star and is trying to hog the spotlight,” added AF reporter Alexis Kienlen (@alexiskienlen).
Bayko works at WorkWize Entreprises, owned by her mother and stepfather. The Acme-area farm has a 60-head cow-calf operation, a Red Angus/Charolais bull operation, and feeder cattle backgrounded at home and fed at a local feedlot.
For her winning entry for this edition, the paper will donate $100 to a charity or not-for-profit of Bayko’s choice. Shultz, our inaugural winner, has selected her church, the Rosebud Evangelical Covenant Church, as the first recipient.
More from the Alberta Farmer Express website: See our entire Felfie Gallery
The contest runs for another four editions and all entrants have a chance to help out a community group while showing Alberta producers take a back seat to no one when it comes to celebrating agriculture through felfies.