'Remember all this'

McCook Daily Gazette - 07-19

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Hitchcock County 4-H'er 13-year-old Katie Jarecke of Culbertson visits with judge Lee Schroeder of West Point during intermediate hog showmanship on the county fairgrounds in Culbertson this morning. Schroeder told intermediate showmen that he wants each one of them to make a positive impression as he or she individually enters the show ring, establishes eye contact and gives him the best view of their animal. "Then take your animal behind me and get out of the way. That gives each showman the same shot at making a good first impression," Schroeder said. Schroeder said he prefers a long whip over a noisy slapper, and that it should be used on a hog's "go button," located is on its side not on its shoulder. In the intermediate showmanship class, Katie won Schroeder's third purple; Trent Kisker was reserve champion and Ashton Parker-Johnson was grand champion.

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