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Teen Thrives At Competing In Cattle Events

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COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) - Sixteen-year-old Samantha Reese's face was focused as she used a "show stick" to position Lizzie's legs.

The seven-month-old heifer was mostly well-behaved for Samantha Reese's first round in the recent Maury County Fair Beef Cattle Show showmanship class. That behavior, along with the teen's skill at showing, helped the pair remain before the judge as others were pulled out of the running for the top places.

As the judge narrowed down the pairs, Samantha Reese continued to use the stick to scratch Lizzie's belly and move the heifer's feet into a rectangle. But a sign from the judge, and she was done. She placed fourth.

The Cornersville girl has shown beef cattle at fairs near and far since she was in fourth grade.

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