PHOTO GALLERY: Pee Wee Showmanship
July 23, 2012 | 9:53 p.m. CDTPee Wee Showmanship was held Monday at the Boone County Fair. Members of Clover Kids, a 4-H program for children under 8, participate in the competition with their animals.
Trysta Mcdannald hoses off her lamb in the hot sun Monday at the Boone County Fair. Her dad, Troy, watches on. Trysta is 9 years old and will be showing her lamb in the 4H show later in the week. In preperation for the show, when the lamb is dry, it will be sheared. | Kayla Kauffman
Schyler Angell, 9, waters a pig to keep him cool on Monday at the Boone County Fair. "This weather is especially hard on pigs," said Angell's family friend and helper Cooper Martin. The temperature is around 100 degrees, so pigs need to be regularly sprayed with water to be safe and comfortable. | Kayla Kauffman
Ethan Miller, who is "six and two-quarters" years old, feeds his bull calf Buddy a bottle of formula before the Pee Wee Showmanship competition on Monday at the Boone County Fair Grounds. Ethan is a member of Clover Kids, the branch of 4H Club for children younger than 8, and started hand-feeding Buddy soon after the calf was born. | Leah Beane
Brooke Schnarre, 11, combs her calf, Oreo, before the Bucket Calf competition Monday at the Boone County Fair Grounds. A "bucket calf" is one that has been taken from its mother and then hand fed from a bottle and later a bucket, and is usually a project taken on by new 4H members. | Leah Beane
Zach Schnarre, 8, rests while waiting to lead his calf into the Pee Wee Showmanship on Monday at the Boone County Fair.
Dalton Becklenberg, 6, pulls his calf Carmel into the ring at the Pee Wee Showmanship on Monday at the Boone County Fair. Dalton is in Clover Kids, a 4-H program for children under 8. | Kayla Kauffman
Morgan Sexten looks at her dad with pre-show anxiety Monday at the Boone County Fair. "Showing animals builds charachter," said Justin Sexten, "Waking up, feeding and watering animals every day teaches responsibility." | Kayla Kauffman
Morgan Sexten shyly answers the judge's questions at the Pee Wee Showmanship on Monday. Participants are asked questions about their animals, such as their breed, gender, age and what they are fed. Sometimes children can answer, but they are not expected to know everything. | Kayla Kauffman
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