4-H livestock show brings cows from all over South Dakota

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Young ranchers from all over South Dakota displayed some of the healthiest cows in the state at the annual 4-H Dairy Show at the Central States Fairgrounds on Friday.

As part of the 80th Western Junior Livestock show, the heifers were judged based on what an ideal dairy cow would look like, and which one would produce the most milk. The cow’s posture, body size, health, and overall composure were considered in the judging.

Young ranchers who have varied levels of skill enter in the judging. For some like Josh Borah, this was his first show. Though he did not take home the coveted purple ribbon, he said he still enjoyed his time.

“Just getting the experience and doing something fun with my family, because we all show together, and we're all pretty new to it,” Borah said. “We're just having fun figuring everything out.”

During the Western Junior Livestock Show, cows, sheep, and goats are judged from all over the state.

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