Fair Competition Takes Hard Work, Cool Nerves

Contestants show off their sheep Wednesday at the Sheridan County Fair.  (Photo by Tracee Davis)
Contestants show off their sheep Wednesday at the Sheridan County Fair. (Photo by Tracee Davis)

4-H and FFA members from around the county and beyond are showing off their livestock this week at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds. After raising their chosen animals almost from their infancy, the competitors know all too well that grace in show only comes from hard work. Even then, both humans and beasts have to overcome their nerves to walk away with a ribbon. 11-year-old Kylie Sorenson brought her well-groomed South African Boar Goat, Snickerdoodle to this year's competition. She said raising a goat is a lot of work, because you never know what they'll do next.

Cowgirl, Genny George brought a cow/calf pair as well as a heifer to this year's bovine events. She said one of her cows didn't want to put her halter on this morning, which means the cow is nervous about being here.

However, the animals aren't the only nervous ones. Genny admits she'll probably need a pep talk before heading into the show ring.

Anna Miech, who's also showing her cattle, is more low-key.

The results from the various fair competitions will be posted as they become available at sheridanmedia.com

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