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Local boy to exhibit steer

Carter Munson, 12, and his steer Hot Tamale at the Eastern New Mexico State Fair in Roswell Monday. (Alex Ross Photo)

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After nearly a year of raising his steer, Carter Munson will be among the many children who enter an animal into one of the shows at the Eastern New Mexico State Fair.

Munson, 12, who lives on a small farm in Roswell, has entered Hot Tamale, a 1,410 pound steer into Thursday’s steer show. Monday afternoon, just hours into the fair, he stood among the dust with some of his friends and show competitors.

For Munson, who has entered steers before into shows, the fair each year is a significant event.

“I take it pretty seriously, but it’s pretty fun too because I get to see all my friends,” he said.

For Munson, the competition is a year in the making as he has had to wash, feed, groom and work with the steer.

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He said that he entered a steer last year, taking second or third place and then made sale.

Based on that track record, Munson said he thinks he will finish strong in this year’s show.

Breaking news reporter Alex Ross can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 301, or at breakingnews@rdrnews.com.