Students Show Livestock at Sebastian County Fair
Kids from across the area came to show off their livestock at the Sebastian County Fair in Greenwood this week.
Workers blow dry the steers and get them ready for show. “We just start working with them and you teach them to mind,” said Hunter McClellan. “They’re like big dogs. They are. He’s like a big teddy bear.”
The 15-year-old spends about three hours every day working with her animals.
“Brushing, bathing, rinsing them, feeding,” McClellan said.
McClellan took grand champion in multiple categories. “We went to over 30, probably a little over 30 shows and they both won grand and reserve,” she said.
Training begins early for students and the livestock. “You just gotta try hard,” said Charlie Nena.
The 9-year-old says sometimes his steer puts up a fight. “Just lead him. Pull on him really hard,” said Nena.
Some will use the winnings to pay for college. Others put the money right back into another animal.
“This is gonna be everything to me because this is my second steer that I’ve ever shown, but I’ve spent so much time this summer working him,” said McClellan.
The fair runs through Saturday. Click here to see the fair schedule.