Dairy feeder steer competition was announced for this year's Texas County Fair.

Children who wish to raise a dairy feeder steer for the 2017 Texas County Fair are encouraged to purchase the animal now.

Tiffany Hines said calves should be bought as babies on a bottle and must be Holstein in breed. No crosses or beef influence may be present or the steer will be disqualified.

The feeder steer category is for children ages 8 and older. This year’s event is July 26-29.

Hines said the feeder steers should weigh between 400 to 500 pounds at the time of fair. Starting as a baby on the bottle builds a bond with the child raising it, Hines said.

For more information, contact Hines at 417-217-2398 or tiffanyhines65555@gmail.com.

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