ESCANABA, Mich. (WZMQ) – An 18-year-old and his animal won Reserve Champion Market Steer at the U.P State Fair.
Levi Hill showed his steer, Redington, at the fair this week. Hill says he is excited to receive the honor.
Hill, of Hill Family Show Cattle, has been working with steer for eight years. He began preparing for the fair with Redington in February.
“We go through a process of washing him, combing him out, and brushing his hair,” Hill said. “That happens twice a day. We feed him twice a day.”
Hill says he is grateful to receive the title of Reserve Champion, just one spot behind the Grand Champion. He encourages young people interested in raising livestock to give it a try.
“Your first few years, for those that start doing it, just do it to have fun,” he said. “If you want to do it later and get competitive with it, go ahead and do it. It’s really fun. It’s been a dream of mine. I had my family to help me, especially my brother and my mom, and it feels good to be up here.”
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