Cattle hit the ring at Tippecanoe Co. 4-H Fair

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LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – A herd of cattle made its way through the Tippecanoe Fairgrounds Tuesday night, and among it two new champions have been named.

Ethan Buck won Grand Champion Steer and said, “It feels exhilarating, I mean the feeling is just amazing.”

Buck said his next step is taking his award-winning steer to the state fair.

Grand Champion Heifer was awarded to Connor Royer, her second year winning with the same animal.

“She’s a fall born. You’re allowed to show them twice,” Royer explained. “So last year, I won with her. We took her out again this year, and I’m glad I did.”

Royer said she too will take her winning heifer to the state fair.

However after the fair, Royer has other plans for her blue-ribbon animal. She will turn her out to the pasture because she said she’s due in about a month and you can’t really show her after she has a baby.

On Wednesday, judges will select the grand champion gilt and barrow.

The Tippecanoe County 4-H Fair runs through Saturday. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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