Area 4-H member wins national award for steer

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Posted: August 17, 2013

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John Thomas Heyl leads his steer Jason out of the barn at his family’s farm in Boyce. The animal was chosen as the Grand Champion Combined Progress Steer at the Junior National Hereford Expo in Kansas City, Mo. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)
John Thomas Heyl poses for a portrait with his steer Jason, who was shown on Wednesday at the Clarke County Fair in the Market Steer division and won Grand Champion honors. The steer will be auctioned today. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)

Boyce — The moment the judge slapped John Thomas Heyl’s steer on the rump was one of the proudest in his show career.

The action signified that the steer, named Jason, had been chosen as the Grand…

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