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Who’s the best? Moo!
Chatham County Commissioner Karen Howard guides Piper around the ring at the AgFest last Saturday. Howard said it was ‘a little intimidating, but it was a fun, gentle beast. I lucked out, but it wasn’t my first rodeo.’ Piper won 1st place in the cow competition.
Sheriff Mike Roberson stands with Twin B Faith, one of the many cows at the 4-H AgFest in Pittsboro last Saturday.
Last minute detailing
Addison Farris, 12, grooms her sheep, York, just before judging starts at the 4-H AgFest last Saturday.
Fortino Cruz, 9, shows his Chula sheep that he’s entering into competition at the AgFest. The festival offered showings of cows, sheep and goats.
My cow is better that your cow…
The cow show at the Chatham County Agricultural Center last Saturday for the 4-H AgFest was just part of the many activities planned. Family members joined with Sheriff Mike Roberson and Chatham County Commissioners for the cow portion of the day’s events.
Getting ready for the big show
Alex Thompson and Heidi Spainhour prepare Tybee Block Anna to be shown during the 4-H AgFest last Saturday in Pittsboro. Spainhour has been showing animals for two years. Loretta Batchelor, co-leader of the Chatham County Charging Champoins 4H club, said that raising a cow as part of their program teaches children responsibility, care and compassion. Participants help with vaccines, grooming and washing the animals. ‘It takes a lot of daily work,’ she said.