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Junior Livestock Show a Family Affair

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Rabbits, roosters,and guinea pigs lined the tables at MontanaFair as 4-H presenters waited to compete for their blue ribbons.

For 4-Her Colter Kirkland, showing animals is a family affair.

"I've lived around animals my whole life," he said.

Colter comes from a family of 4-Hers who are encouraging him to show his rabbit, Pebbles, this year.

"Now I'm old enough and I've been watching my sisters do it all this time," he said. "And it was really fun watching them and I just wanted to do it."

"We kind of made him," said Celia Kirkland, Colter's sister. "We were like you're going to show rabbits and like it because we've had a lot of fun showing rabbits and horses and everything in 4-H. It's been really fun."

His sisters say they think he's learning a lot from the experience.

"You are really responsible," Celia said. "You have to take care of your own animals, you have to show them, you have to bring them to fair, you have to get them ready."

"We just told him like you'll always get better, like this is your first year," said Maren Kirkland, Colter's sister. "And like there's always room for improvement."

He already won a blue ribbon for his rabbit and hopes to raise more animals in the future.

"It makes me feel good because it just feels like my rabbit's doing good and I think I'm going to win some more," he said.

Sunday is Agriculture Appreciation Day at MontanaFair.

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