Paco, the gentle steer with the reputation of having the highest pitched voice anyone has ever heard, gets up close and personal with Abigail Christensen in her first encounter with a steer at the Northern Gila County Fair on Saturday.
Photo by Michele Nelson.
The judging done at the 58th annual Northern Gila County Fair, the kids of 4-H and FFA have their awards in hand and wait for tonight’s auction at 6:00 p.m.
Cody Thomason is ready to let his Duroc boar go. Bruce weighs 27 more pounds than the upper most market poundage.
“Whoever buys him will get 27 pounds of free meat,” said Thomason. His uncle will also throw in free processing by his company, Round Valley Processing.
“My uncle is doing this as a favor to me,” said Thomason, “Otherwise he’s processing game. It’s almost elk and deer season.”
The students are judged on two different areas, one for the quality of their animal and the other for the student’s ability to show animals.
The student’s who’s critters won Grand for quality are:
Amy Korth from the senior division with her steer.
Stevie Stockton from the junior division with his hog.
Carsyn Oestman from the junior division with her lamb.
Heather Wortman from the senior division with her goat.