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All creatures – big and small

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 23 July 2013 at 12:00 am

Rabbits, steer get their chance in limelight

Photos by Tom Rivers

Allison Mathes, 9, uses all her might to get her dairy steer to cooperate during today’s show at the Orleans County 4-H Fair in Knowlesville.

Judge John Stenson looks over the rabbits during today’s show at the fair. The three boys waiting for their rabbit inspections include, from left: John Gabalski of Byron, Ian Smith of Lyndonville and Brian Neal of Albion. There are 84 rabbits at this year’s fair. Club leader Neil Johnson, right, served as emcee for the show.

Jayne Bannister, 15, of Point Breeze won the grand market steer competition at the fair today.

Lauren Becht, 14, of Barre tries to keep her dairy steer calm during today’s show at the fair. Lauren won the dairy steer category.