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The Standard of Perfection: Show Cattle
The Standard of Perfection Show Cattle
Director: Mark Lewis
Genres: Television, Documentary
NR     2006     1hr 0min


     
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Director: Mark Lewis
Genres: Television, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Television, Documentary
Studio: Pbs (Direct)
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 04/25/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 0min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

SHANA R. (LynniePennie) from LA FARGEVILLE, NY
Reviewed on 3/11/2009...
When I saw Mark Lewis' last comical & honest documentary about Chickens, I KNEW I had to order this one as well. Mark Lewis follows a group of New England farmers and their cherished show cattle through the whole process of a major cattle show. He shows how they spoil, prepare, and endure the competition for the coveted "Grand Champion". As only Mark Lewis can, it is a heartfelt, comical and genuine show. I laughed and I cried!

I grew up showing cattle in 4-H and it's a little known very competitive sport. Lots of premium money, pride and rosettes are up for the taking in cattle shows. It takes lots of hard work and lots of building a trusting relationship with the cattle. It's much like a marriage of sorts! Mark Lewis covers this in a very humorous, but truthful and touching way. It's about humans and about their relationships with their cattle.

If you have grown up around cattle at all, you know they each have their own personalities (just like people) and Mark Lewis shows the very humorous side of this. He also covers the evil lengths that some people who show cattle will go to hurt an animal they think will win over their animals. Being on the receiving end of this when I showed, I enjoyed this segment. To many people who show it's like someone hurting your child! If you didn't already know, you will learn that showing beef or dairy cattle is a sport like any other. And that like some women in the beauty pagent circuit are borne into it, some cattle are born for the show!

If you are a Mark Lewis fan this one won't disappoint you! Also if you have a child in 4-H or if you are just curious about showing cattle, I'd suggest picking this up. It's very family friendly and for all ages.

Movie Reviews

Healthy Cows Make Happy Cows
B. Tilley | St. Petersburg, FL | 11/24/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Mark Lewis has done it again. This is a very interesting look into the world of show cattle and the people who are devoted to their cows. This film is only about an hour long, but we get a sense of the intense competition and excitement around a show. Owners talk about who might win and who doesn't look so good this year. There are funny moments when people get really serious about their cows. Definitely fun to watch."
"There's pretty women & there's pretty cows, there's so-so w
Shana | NY- the Empire State | 04/02/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"When I saw Mark Lewis' last comical & honest documentary about Chickens, I KNEW I had to order this one as well. Mark Lewis follows a group of New England farmers and their cherished show cattle through the whole process of a major cattle show. He shows how they spoil, prepare, and endure the competition for the coveted "Grand Champion". As only Mark Lewis can, it is a heartfelt, comical and genuine show. I laughed and I cried!

I grew up showing cattle in 4-H and it's a little known very competitive sport. Lots of premium money, pride and rosettes are up for the taking in cattle shows. It takes lots of hard work and lots of building a trusting relationship with the cattle. It's much like a marriage of sorts! Mark Lewis covers this in a very humorous, but truthful and touching way. It's about humans and about their relationships with their cattle.

If you have grown up around cattle at all, you know they each have their own personalities (just like people) and Mark Lewis shows the very humorous side of this. He also covers the evil lengths that some people who show cattle will go to hurt an animal they think will win over their animals. Being on the receiving end of this when I showed, I enjoyed this segment. To many people who show it's like someone hurting your child! If you didn't already know, you will learn that showing beef or dairy cattle is a sport like any other. And that like some women in the beauty pagent circuit are borne into it, some cattle are born for the show!

If you are a Mark Lewis fan this one won't disappoint you! Also if you have a child in 4-H or if you are just curious about showing cattle, I'd suggest picking this up. It's very family friendly and for all ages."