Cody Skor, age 12, brushes one of his bovine entries Wednesday during the American Lowline Junior Nationals Show at the James E. Ward Agricultural Center. Skor and his family traveled from their 4 Skors Ranch in Williston, N.D., for the event which continues through Saturday. Skor has acquired a herd of about 20 head, according to his proud mom Lyssa, who said the young man has earned money through showing cows and selling steers to purchase the herd. Lowline cattle are a selected strain of Aberdeen Angus bred for smaller stature and efficiency of red meat production, according to Ruth Correll, director of the Wilson County UT Extension. All full-blood Lowline cattle trace directly to the foundation herd in Australia, she added. When asked about the 1,600-mile trip to Lebanon, Lyssa Skor commented, "the things we do for the children we love."
DALLUS WHITFIELD / The Wilson Post