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The bond between auctioneers, meat processors

Posted: Friday, Aug 30th, 2013

Howard Walker, owner of Freedom Meat Lockers, checks on a row of pigs from a neighboring county fair in cold storage that await butchering. (Photos by Tarmo Hannula/Register-Pajaronian)

WATSONVILLE — Cabrillo College student Katie Amirsehhi has always loved animals.

The 18-year-old Aptos High alumna has been a member of 4-H since she was eleven and over the years has raised chickens, horses and hogs as well as worked with dairy cattle and lambs.

Her little sister raises goats.

At the Santa Cruz County Fair, starting Sept. 10, Amirsehhi will be entering her Hampshire pig, “Lola” into the junior livestock competition, where she will be competing against other 4-Hers, FFA students and independent youth exhibitors.

After the competition the animals will be entered in the livestock auction where members of the public can bid on the hogs, beef, lambs, goats, rabbits and chickens the students have tended.

For the complete article see the 08-31-2013 issue.

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