Cattle Showing: Kelsi Haines

by Katie Donovan on September 5, 2014 at 6:37 am

Cattle showing is always a big portion of the Morgan County Fair.

Kelsi Haines has been showing cattle through 4-H since she was 9 years old and has grown up around cows all her life. She told us a lot of hard work goes in to preparing your cows for the fair.

"Getting up every morning, washing your calves, feeding them, walking them every evening. Washing them again. Doing it all over. Everyday."

Haines says when judging the cattle, the amount of meat, muscle, and overall bone and body structure is taken into consideration. This year Haines showed two dairy beef cows which placed 3RD, and a show calf which earned a Grand Champion Title. Haines says that placing in a show allows her to feel accomplished.

"I feel like I’ve worked for it and I feel good when I do win and I feel like the time I did put in was worth it."

Haines is a sophomore in college, so this is the last year she is able to show cattle in 4-H. She told us it was a bittersweet experience.