Bucket calf show draws 4-Hers

Staff writer

A black and white calf named after a comic strip character made her public debut at the 2016 Marion County Fair.

Cady Gossen, 9, Peabody, brought his Angus and Hereford cross calf, Lucy, to be judged in the bucket calf show.

“I named her Lucy after Lucy on Charlie Brown,” Cady said.

Cady participated in bucket calf this year because he “just likes calves.”

Ava Case, 9, displayed her calf, Dasher, in the same ring.

Asked what she learned in her project, Ava was prompt with a response.

“What I learned is, never let go of the rope,” she said.

The calf has gotten away from her and had to be chased down several times.

Ava, a second-time contestant, said she chose a bucket calf project as a way to explore her dream for her future. She said she might take pigs, goats, beef, or maybe horses next year.

“I like animals and I want to be a vet,” Ava said.

Last modified Aug. 3, 2016

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