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January 23, 2014

Competitors lend a farm hand

Cameron Fallon simply couldn’t miss school this week, so a couple of friends in Grayson County 4-H stepped up to help him.

“I really should be working on my daughter’s heifer,” said Jeff Sargent, 49, as he held a forced-air hose that was blowing dust out of a shorthorn heifer’s hair. On the other side of the stall in Cattle Barn No. 1, Justin Carney, 23, was doing the same. It's not unusual to find folks helping one another as Fort Worth Stock Show events approach. Fallon’s heifer is scheduled for the Junior Breeding Heifer Show Saturday.

Candy Corn, the 2-year-old Limousin that belongs to Sargent’s daughter, Harley, was in the adjoining stall and is scheduled to show Sunday. A proven winner who was grand champion in Waco and Wichita Falls shows, the heifer was next in line to be pampered. But Harley was in classes, too.

“Even when the the kids can’t be here, there’s work that needs to be done,” Sargent said. – Terry Evans

Heifer 1

Justin Carney, left, and Jeff Sargent of Grayson Co. 4-H work on Cameron Fallon's project for the Junior Breeding Heifer event at the Fort Worth Stock Show. Photo by Terry Evans

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