15-year-old Mitchell Miner took his cow Audri to the Iowa State Fair, hoping to come out with a win. While they didn’t take first prize in the youth dairy cattle show, they have since won the hearts of the nation.
The pair had spent the last two months together while preparing for the show, with Mitchell attending to Audri’s every need. He bathed, groomed, and walked her daily ahead of the competition, and the two grew quite close.
There was a lot of last minute preparation in the days leading up to the contest, leading to three days of 3am starts for the pair. Mitchell and Audri achieved an admirable fifth place in the cattle show but were understandably worn out afterwards.
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