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