Angus Show Means ‘More Than Cattle’
By Tom Mitchell
Daily News Record (VA)
Cole Kaufman sat near his cow’s stall anxiously awaiting the start of Friday’s Showmanship round of the Eastern Regional Junior Angus Show.
In the six months since Cole bought the animal from his father, Jeff, the now 900-pound black-and-white Angus heifer that Cole informally calls ‘Oreo’ has almost tripled in weight.
Cole, 11, hoped that judges at this past weekend’s event at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds also would appreciate Oreo’s filling. After all, Cole had logged enough time with his creature.
“I’ve spent about two hours a day, and more since we got out of school,” said Cole, a rising sixth grader at Staunton’s Beverly Manor Middle School.