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4-H, FFA students ‘weigh-in’

Posted on Friday, February 14, 2020 at 6:09 am

More than three dozen, 44 to be exact, braved the cold spring mud to be there,

Bree Stowers communing with her show-steer at the Audrain County 4-H market beef weigh-in.

at Sydenstrickers south sorting lot, early Saturday morning.

They were the steers and heifers of the 29 Audrain County 4-H members who were entered in the annual rate-of-gain, competition which has been a traditional part of the Audrain County 4-H Youth Fair since this year’s participating 4-H members’ grandparents were their age.

As Marshall Kable watched his steer Pete get nose-printed by Austin McBride, a Mexico High School Ag. teacher, Marshall’s father Jason himself part of a long line of Cable fathers and mothers who learned about life and farming through 4-H said the two obvious things children learned through the program were life-skills such as organization and communication.

For more, see next week’s edition of the Centralia Fireside Guard.