The flyball tournament this weekend was held at the Marion County Fair. I slipped away after racing was over on Saturday to go take a look at the livestock pavilion.
Sheep were being shown for wool and meat.
Rabbits were being shown for breeding, 4-H handling, and for meat.
Guinea pigs were shown for 4-H handling only, I believe. These are the only animal I ever had in 4-H as a kid.
Cattle were there for breeding, milk production, and meat. I even had a chance to watch part of the cattle auction, which was fun.
This guy in the picture below was the Reserve Grand Champion steer at the fair. He was very solid, huge compared to most of the others showing, and was very friendly, enjoying chest scratches and forehead rubs. Of the ones I saw, he went for the best price per pound at the auction.
Sorry, no cow butt pictures this year.
And for those guessing about Diva, she is none of the breeds mentioned yet. She is actually a Coton De Tulear.