Tava Gustafson had the grand champion market steer in the 4-H Beef Show at the Geary County Free Fair. "I'm happy that I did it but I'm really going to miss this steer. We spent a lot of time together. He's probably one of my favorite steers I've ever had." Tava estimated she spent about three hours per day working with the steer, named Hayden.
This is the third consecutive year that Gustafson has had the grand champion in the Beef Show.
Kaitlyn Butler had the reserve grand champion. This is her first year in the steer project. She noted that this is her final year in 4-H since she is 18. "So I really told my dad for my last year I wanted to take a steer. " Butler put in a lot of work with the steer, named Ricardo. "I have put in a lot of Sunday mornings going out to see the steer, to tie him up, wash him, feed him, blow him everything you could imagine. It just feels really good to know that my hard work has paid off."