There is no shortage of the colour pink at the Hereford GRLZ stall at Agribition.
Everything you can imagine that can be pink — is pink — aside from the cattle of course.
“We get a lot of people walking by saying ‘oh my goodness there’s pink here!’ or ‘what’s with all the pink?’ and I say back, ‘well you noticed it didn’t you?’ So you know it’s just one of those things that it’s for a reason and it gets people talking,” said Kayla Hordos.
Hordos along with her sister Rena, have been coming to Agribition for more than 12 years. It’s something she said has kept their family bond strong.
“It’s something that keeps us close,” she said.
She said the business name and all the pink supplies came from two sisters wanting to stand out at the different shows.
“We just thought you know what, if we’re going to be females in these big barns we wanna’ kinda’ stand out and get noticed,” Hordos said.
“First of all we developed our name, Hereford GRLZ, and secondly we thought now we need some things to go with it, so we got some pink curtains, our signs made with pink and all the supplies we needed to go along with our stall — basically everything pink!”
The blow dryer, markers used on the stall signs, halters, water bucket, even the electrical cords are all pink.
She said so far it’s been a great way to market themselves and their cattle. All their show friends and people they meet along the way knows that when they see pink it’s the Hereford GRLZ.
“When (Rena) and I stared in this business, we came into it without our parents being involved, so we’ve kinda had to make our own name and build our own reputation,” she said. “So just having something that makes us stand out from the rest here, it definitely helps.”
Hordos said that no matter where you look in a cattle show, women can be seen even more now than ever before. She said as she shops at trade shows or at stores, even companies have started to embrace females in the industry.
“There’s glitter on show supplies, there’s pink, there’s purple,” she said. “You know I think they’re starting to understand there’s some other colours, other than black and brown — it’s a nice change.”