A local 4-Her showing off her steer at the livestock presentation ring
My personal highlight of the fair was the 4-H Steer Sale. I have lived in Saskatchewan my entire life, and I have never been to a livestock auction before. I was quite impressed with everything about it, especially the hard work and the amount of time these kids committed to raising their cattle. The Grand Champion steer was sold for $2.55/lb (It had a live weight of more than 1500lbs.) to an ag business in Riverhurst, SK. More than 100 were sold to several individuals and businesses from all over the prairies, and the buyers had a choice of keeping it, or giving it to one of the local packing plants or abbatoirs. Some of the steers were reluctant, and even incensed they were being separated from the humans who raised them, and that just shows the emotion involved in cattle ranching, from both the rancher and the cattle.
It's been a great weekend. Can't wait for next year.