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I really hope Ballanorman Arthur hasn't noticed the notice on his pen...


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With wool like that he is not in any danger of being sold for meat any time soon! It is hilarious though. I grew up in a semi-rural area, where at our local county fairs high school kids raised animals which were awarded competed for ribbons and one of the last and most popular events was to see how much meat processors would bid for the Grand Champion steer and hog of the year! There was a lot of excitement around record-breaking bids and, even in my youth, those were in the thousands of dollars. (I looked up some recent figures online--in the U.S. a champion steer might sell for $50-100,000.) I never heard any moaning or weeping about their ultimate demise until I was far from home in a university setting. One would always hear some crusty old farmer saying, "That steer just paid for that boy(or girl)'s university education!"

Edited at 2017-10-27 10:31 pm (UTC)
Yes - Ballanorman Arthur is from their Angora herd not the meat herd - the meat on sale was from the Boer herd - he was the eye-candy to draw in the buyers :)

But the Agricultural Show is very like the fairs you went to; beef cattle are bred for beef, there is no point in getting sentimental over them.