10. Hoop earrings, horned bull in the chute, bad combination.

9. You have to explain to the vet that the cow with hardware disease might be the result of a lost hangy-down earring.

8. They don’t sell them at the farm store.

7. Sunlight glinting off your diamond droplet spoils shot on 10-point buck.

6. Guy walking the fairgrounds with a metal detector follows you everywhere.

5. Too tempting to take the next step to an insecticidal ear tag.

4. Fellas at the sale barn think your emerald stud is a glob of manure.

3. Someone at a cattle show may mistake your earring for a bull’s nose ring.

2. Matching earrings with your "outfit" slows down getting ready in the morning.

1. Seed companies don’t give away earrings. £