The Farmer City Fair's Breeding Cattle Show was Thursday morning. Kids of all ages and from all over central Illinois brought their cattle out to show this weekend.
Alec Murphy showed a couple of calves at the fair this year. Murphy had a lot of success this year, he had the reserve Champion Female Angus group and also the summer yearly bull group. Murphy explains keeping the calves cool yet dry is a key part in showing cattle at the fairs.
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Chris Chestnut shows cattle every year at the fair. He says every year the Farmer City Fair is one of the most competitive fields to enter. Numbers this year for the cattle show were down, he believes the heat played a factor in the drop in attendance this year.
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Chet McClure came to the Farmer City Fair this year representing the farm he works for and showing off the cattle they had. He says the key to having good cattle is making sure they are structurally sound and that they have good size when you show them.
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The 81st Farmer City/DeWitt County Fair continues on today and concludes tomorrow. You can hear live coverage of the fair from 1-2 pm today and 9:30-11 am tomorrow morning on The Big 1520 AM/92.3 FM WHOW. Also, upon the conclusion of the fair, you can read the results from the fair at dewittdailynews.com.