Kimberlee Gieseker gets up at 3 a.m. everyday to feed, rinse the cattle, tie them in the barn, turn on misters, and clean out the barn at Hillard Cattle Company, in Holliday, Mo. In addition to her responsibilities on the barn, Kimberlee juggles college, a couple of jobs and a boyfriend.
All in a day’s work for champion heifer showman, but it is easy to understand why Kimberlee was emotional after winning eight awards on the first day of the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia.
“It’s my last year to show in the junior show, so I wanted to go out with a bang,” said Gieseker.
That would be an understatement.
Kimberlee won champion heifer calf, champion senior heifer calf, champion reserve senior heifer calf, champion reserve overall heifer, junior bull champion, champion cow calf, grand champion bull and champion showman for the FFA show.
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