What Raising an Animal Through 4-H is Truly Like, and How You Can Get Involved
“We make a living by what we get. But we make a life by what we give.” -Winston Churchill
Some of the things I learned today that surprised me most about Grace and Cowboy:
-Grace has raised TONS of different animals, and has shown many at the fair! (Starting with her dog Wyoming!)
-Cowboy eats 40 pounds of food every single day! (And hay and treats on top of that!)
-Cowboy’s favorite treats are carrots and zucchini! (Make sure to follow us on Instagram by clicking here to watch a behind-the-scenes video of me feeding him!)
-Shorter, wider steer are best for fairs and auctions, but no matter how much Cowboy eats, the specific breed of steer that he is provides unique challenges to the “bulking up” process. (Find out more about her goals for next year here.)
-Grace would ultimately love to raise a dairy heifer, but with college coming soon, she thinks she will stick to another beef project like Cowboy. (Want to get involved with 4-H? Check out this link to San Diego’s local 4-H groups!
If you would like to donate to Grace and Cowboy’s fund, please check it out here! Every little bit helps, and goes back to your local community through Grace’s efforts with these animals. Thanks so much to those who have already contributed! Let’s get Grace another steer!