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When a girl and her goat must part

Fairs, 4-H, animal husbandry, and animal auctions

When a girl and her goat must part

Photo by David Timmerman/Grant County Herald Independent

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POSTED August 21, 2018 5:53 p.m.

The fair season is wrapping up for Hailee Wetter with bittersweet notes. The Stitzer native is headed for UW-Platteville to begin classes as an incoming freshman in two weeks, having graduated from Fennimore High School in the spring. And then there is Frank.

Frank was sold just a few days ago, headed for the butcher’s block...“He’s such a sweetheart,” she says, forgetting to put him into the past tense.

Frank is, or rather was, a goat with a heart of gold and a track record of performing well. The first attribute earned him Hailee’s affection. The second earned him a high earning spot in the champion’s meat animal auction at the Grant County Fair last week.

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For the complete article, please see the Aug. 23, 2018 issue of the Fennimore Times.

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