Family Farm Faces Beefy Competition at SC State Fair
Cattle from Sunny Day Farms wait to be groomed before heading into competition.
By: Kelsie Weekes
Posted On: October 18, 2010
Dewayne Redford is an expert at blowdrying, clipping, and brushing to create the best hairstyles. But he doesnt work at a salon. He works in a barn at the South Carolina State Fair, grooming dairy and heifer cattle for competition.
Sunny Day Farms has been bringing their cattle to the fair for 20 years. Redford is a longtime friend of the family business and has been working for them for five years. He says that keeping the cattle healthy for competition is harder than you may think.
"Moving cows from place to place creates alot of sickness and things. You got to stay on top of that," Redford says.
Even Brice Horn, the son of the farm's owners, gets involved.
"Sometimes I clip them. Basically I just wash them and scrub them and get them shiny," Horn says.
The competition was held on Saturday and Sunny Day Farms placed second in the Winter Heifer Calf category and third in the Summer Yearling Heifer category.
Win or lose though, you can bet that Sunny Day Farms will be back again next year continuing their tradition.