Jim Laurent and His Brahman Cattle

Jim Laurent relaxes with a book in the straw-filled “home” he and his wife share in the cavernous exhibit hall. Their area is tidy and swept, and a crockpot of chili simmers on a cloth-covered portable table. The background noise is a constant and comfortable lull –  the bellow of goats, pigs, and cows. One of the largest and richest rodeos in the world, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

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