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8 months and 600 pounds later, it’s fair time for the McCrum steers

With fair day and the baby beef auction just weeks away, Grace McCrum is down to the final preparations before introducing her hereford bull Admiral to potential buyers.

“I need to pick up some pink oil,” McCrum said. “And I need to finish our stall sign.”

“I bathe him and then spray him with the pink oil before I blow dry him,” McCrum said. “It makes him really fluffy.”

Fluffy and huge.

When Admiral arrived at the McCrum farm he weighed in at 800 pounds. As of this week he was topping the scales at 1,400 pounds — his target weight.

“He’s right where I thought he’d be,” McCrum said. “And he’s still gaining weight.”

To read the rest of “8 months and 600 pounds later, it’s fair time for the McCrum steers,” an article by contributing Bangor Daily News staff writer Julia Bayly, please follow this link to the BDN online.

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