Preparing for the final goodbye at county fair

Youngsters get attached to stock they raise for fair show

Adeline Thessen, Taos, brushes her steer prior to its sale in the livestock auction on Wednesday at the Cole County Fair.

Adeline Thessen, Taos, brushes her steer prior to its sale in the livestock auction on Wednesday at the Cole County Fair. Photo by Stephen Brooks.

Adeline Thessen raised her steer from a small calf and knew it would be hard to say that final goodbye.

Thessen, 9, said her steer, Leroy, was born March 13, 2010, and she’s been preparing him for the Cole County Fair 4-H and FFA Market Livestock Auction since then.

At the fair Wednesday, Thessen said she’s worked ....

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Video from the 2011 Cole County Fair

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