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When a girl and her goat must part
Fairs, 4-H, animal husbandry, and animal auctions
Hailee Wetter Res Goat
Photo by David Timmerman/Grant County Herald Independent

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.


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