By Natalie Jones
For Greene County News
XENIA — The feeder calf show had a late start, but a quick win for Haley Quallen.
Quallen won grand champion overall feeder calf in the open show, reserve champion feeder calf overall, and the senior showmanship. She did an “awesome job,” according to the judge.
Being on junior fair board and participating in the Greene County Fair for her 10th year shows her dedication to the county.
Quallen started doing 4-H because everyone in her family has and of course it was a must for her. Having a feeder calf, hogs, and sheep can be tough at times, but Quallen said she enjoys showing very much.
This year the heat was a challenge with her calf’s hair growth and eating habits. Quallen constantly works with her animals to make sure they all perform to their best ability.
Over the past couple of years, Quallen has learned that hard work really does pay off. Last year she won Grand Champion Hog and Gilt overall.
Quallen said, “I’m very thankful for the experiences I have had throughout the Greene County Fair and the life-long friendships I have made.”
The young 4-Her said she is looking forward to the rest of fair week.