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Spear wins big in 4-H and FFA Fair steer show

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Brock Spear gets a kiss from his steer O.J. after the pair won grand champion in the market steer show Thursday morning at the Chaves County 4-H and FFA Fair at the Eastern New Mexico State Fairgrounds. Brock, 10, also won reserve grand champion with his steer Brutus. His third steer in the contest, Drift, placed second in class 1 of the show. (Juno Ogle Photo)

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Years of hard work paid off Thursday for Brock Spear.

Brock Spear, 10, leads his steer O.J. from the ring after they took first place in class 3 of the market steer show Thursday morning at the Chaves County 4-H and FFA Fair at the Eastern New Mexico State Fairgrounds. Brock went on to win grand champion with O.J. (Juno Ogle Photo)

The 10-year-old won not one, not two, but five awards with his three entries in the market steer show at the Chaves County 4-H and FFA Fair at the Eastern New Mexico State Fairgrounds.

He was all smiles after his steers O.J. and Brutus were named grand champion and reserve grand champion, respectively, after winning their classes. His third steer in the contest, Drift, came in second in its class of the show.

Friends and family gathered around in the show ring for hugs and photos, and Brock even gave a kiss — and got one back — from O.J.

This is the second year Brock, a member of Diamond H 4-H Club, has competed at the fair, but he’s been showing cattle since he was 4.

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“Riding on someone’s hip,” is where Brock said he learned about showing cattle. His mom, Nichole, didn’t take credit for that.

“His daddy grew up a showman,” she said of her husband, Chris.

The steers take a lot of work every day, Brock said.

“We work with them every day. We feed them every night. We wash them two times a week,” he said.

Brock said he wasn’t sure which of his steers would do best going into the ring.

“We just try to find them good, feed them good and treat them good,” Chris said.

Thursday was the last day of livestock shows at the fair with an awards program in the evening.

Friday night’s junior livestock sale concludes the fair.

City/RISD reporter Juno Ogle can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 205, or reporter04@rdrnews.com.

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