LIBERTY - Travis Stringer shows seven or eight Jersey cows in fair dairy shows, but his favorite is an 8-year-old named Miss.
He said the older and bigger the cow is, the easier it is to handle. Miss was the oldest Jersey he showed in the Casey County Fair dairy show competition Thursday night. The youngest was Vision, a junior calf born in March.
He won a grand champion ribbon in the 4-H youth class.
"I really enjoy this," said Travis as he prepared the animals to show in one of the largest dairy shows the fair has had. More than 130 Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Holstein and Jersey dairy animals were transported to the Central Kentucky Ag/Expo Center for competition.
Travis, son of Barry and Susan Stringer of Mount Olive, is only 10 years old and has been showing five years. He started in the kids class for youngsters too little to enter the competition. He's outgrown that now, but his sister, 8-year-old Shelby Stringer, and cousins Trent Stringer, 5, and Andrew Stringer, 2, children of Bruce and Carolotta Stringer of Somerset, showed young Jersey cows in the Kiddie Show.