Justin Lemmerman, a student at Hilliard-Bradley High School, and a member of the Monroe Winners 4-H Club, raised a Jersey heifer and showed her at the Madison County Fair. They were awarded Reserve Grand Champion in Monday’s show. Lemmerman, 18, has been showing dairy cattle at fairs since he was four. His project began in May, when he began care and feeding of the buff-colored bovine. Contrary to the “look” of a beef heifer, a dairy heifer’s look has to be “sharp and angular,” according to Lemmerman. So to gain that look as the heifer grows, primary content of her feed is protein. That gives her the nutrients she needs to grow, but not added weight through fat.
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