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Kids Show off Their Cattle at Delaware State Fair

Posted: Updated: Jul 24, 2019 3:31 AM -04:00
HARRINGTON, Del.- Children of all ages brought their cows and competed for showmanship in the Quillen Arena at the Delaware State Fair on Tuesday.
 
Grant Kidner from Dover is one of seven children from Faith Community Church in Camden who are competing. He has been competing for six years, but this is his cow's first time in the show. Kidner worked with his cow since it was a calf and now it's 1,300 pounds.
 
Kidner explains you have to start training with them when they're young. 
 
"You've got to break them when they're young cause you can't let it get away from you, otherwise you can't break them. They're too heavy, they're too big and they have a mind of their own."
 
Another Faith Community Church member is Nolan Lynch who learned to control a cow that's a bit more stubborn that the others. But today he won first place in his grade. 
 
"It's a very fun and learning experience. It gives you a lot of respect for these animals. Most people don't give a lot of respect, that's just another animal and they'll leave it by," said Lynch. 
 
His sister Allison, who's the youngest of the church group, competed for the first time today. Her and her cow Ferdinand won second place, a journey from where they started. 
 
"At first I was a little scared, but then I got more used to him, I got a lot more practice and then I felt okay with him," said Lynch.
 
Her bond with him has gotten stronger as well. "We know each other now. I talk to him and stuff."
 
This group of kids were just a handful of those who competed Tuesday.
 
The state fair concludes Saturday night, when some of these animals will also compete in a pretty animal contest in the Quillen Arena. 
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