Prowers County at National Western Stock Show

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By Lacey Mann, CSU 4-H Extension Agent, Bent & Prowers Counties

Southeast Area—Prowers County 4-H is sending a Catch a Calf contestant, market swine and goat exhibitors to the annual National Western Stock Show (NWSS) January 9-25. This year Angelina Downing; Dalton and Coen Lewis, and Lexy and Sterling Koehn, and Makendra, Makenzie, Leandra Melgoza and Makayla Torres will exhibit their livestock.

Downing began her project last January when she caught a calf in front of 10,000 spectators at one of the NWSS PRCA rodeo performances. In May she traveled to the NWSS grounds to meet her fellow exhibitors and pick up her market steer. She named him Cantankerous, Tank for short, after the long drive home. She has been working with him since May and has shown him at the Sand and Sage junior livestock show and at the Holly Gateway Fair. She has written letters to her steer sponsor each month and looks forward to showing her sponsor and the committee what she has been able to accomplish over the past year.

The Lewis, Koehn and Torres families are continuing on their already busy market livestock operations at the national level. All have exhibited at the Colorado State Fair, but are anxiously looking forward to the NWSS. They will face off against market exhibitors from all over the United States. Look for results later in the month.

If your child is interested in joining 4-H or you would like further information on the 4-H program, please contact your local CSU Extension Office; Baca County 719-523-6971, Bent County 719-456-0764, Cheyenne County 719-767-5716, Crowley County 719-267-5243, Kiowa County 719-438-5321, Otero County 719-254-7608, Prowers County 719-336-7734. 4-H is a cooperative effort between CSU Extension and the County.

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