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My steer uses more hair products than my mom | By Tyler Rabuck – Kettle Country Kids 4H

July 22, 2023 – Kewaskum, WI – My name is Tyler Rabuck. I’m 13 years old and this is my fifth year showing livestock at the Washington County Fair through the Kettle Country Kids 4-H club. 


Like many Livestock Showmen I play multiple sports while keeping my grades up along with showing my steer and pigs at jackpot shows throughout the year and the County Fair. 

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My steer named “Nitro” takes up much of my day once the calendar flips to May. Washing and drying him 2-3 times daily along with applying hair products and a lot of brushing, an hour of walking and practicing show ring routines fill up my day pretty quickly. 

Beside the show cattle upkeep he also requires “normal” livestock chores like 2 feedings, cleaning, water and moving him from pasture at night to a cool room with fans during the hot summer day.

There seems to be a time during every early summer that I wonder if all the trouble and 18-hour days are worth it, and then I get to the fair with my steer and pigs and I immediately realize it’s definitely worth the effort and time. 

Please consider coming to the fair on Thursday, July 27, 2023, at 4 p.m. to see my livestock along with my fellow 4-Hers and FFA members animals and possibly bid on some of the finest livestock you can get to feed your family and friends.

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