Brothers' steers, Buzz and Scuzz, gussy up for Cole County Fair

2 years 1 month 4 weeks ago July 28, 2014 Jul 28, 2014 Monday, July 28 2014 Monday, July 28, 2014 8:51:00 AM CDT in News
By: Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Reporter

JEFFERSON CITY - Corban and Wyatt Bonnett woke before the sun rose Monday. Their 1,200-pound steers Buzz and Scuzz did too.

The Bonnett brothers plan to show their steers at the Cole County Fair in Jefferson City this week. The fair begins Monday night at 5 p.m. and runs through Saturday. The brothers have been working all year to prepare for the weigh in, show and auction of their steers.

"It takes quite a bit of work and dedication," 13-year-old Corban Bonnett said. Despite the demands it takes to raise the steer, Corban said he enjoys his time spent with Buzz.

"They're kind of like a human buddy. You just get to know them. It's kind of like a friend."

The Bonnett's arrived at the Jefferson City Jaycees Fairground with their mother early Monday morning. LeAnne Bonnett said she likes to beat the rush and let the steers get settled before a long day of grooming, weighing and showing.

"During the day it won't be too bad," Corban said, "Then the night it'll get pretty crazy because we have to fit our steers, then we'll have to show them and then we'll go in for the extra if we win then we'll go into the grand drive."

Fitting a steer is a lengthy process.

"We make ‘em pretty," Corban said. "We'll put them through adhesive to make their hair stand up."

He said they clip any uneven hairs and wash and blow dry the steers to help show the definition of their muscle. 

LeAnne Bonnett said, "It's like a lady going to the beauty shop."

Corban said he's not nervous to show Buzz this year. This is the sixth time he's been to the fair.

"We make them as big as possible," he said. "How big and strong they are and just how powerful they are."

Corban and Wyatt adopt their steers from their grandparent's farm in Indiana and raise them with the Brazito Eager Elves 4-H Chapter.

While Corban has a busy week ahead, he said he's looking forward to spending time with his friends after the show and checking out the rides.

The Cole County Fair schedule is packed with livestock shows, live music, rides and games planned throughout the week.

Monday is Family Fun Night and entry tickets are discounted at cost two dollars. Rides will be one dollar. Fair admission rises to $10 throughout the week and ride arm bands will be available for $12. Gates open at 5 p.m. and close at 1:30 a.m.

For information about more events scheduled can be found at the fair's website.

 

More News

Grid
List
COLUMBIA – More than 150 people registered to participate in a walk at Stankowski Field Sunday morning to raise awareness... More >>
11 hours ago September 25, 2016 Sep 25, 2016 Sunday, September 25 2016 Sunday, September 25, 2016 4:34:00 AM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department responded at 8:16 p.m. Saturday to a shooting outside of a home at 2800... More >>
18 hours ago September 24, 2016 Sep 24, 2016 Saturday, September 24 2016 Saturday, September 24, 2016 9:35:00 PM CDT in Continuous News
COLUMBIA- On Saturday, Meals with Mom brought together mothers and their children to make homemade pizza rolls and desert. ... More >>
20 hours ago September 24, 2016 Sep 24, 2016 Saturday, September 24 2016 Saturday, September 24, 2016 7:08:00 PM CDT in News
WARSAW (AP) — A 51-year-old Springfield man already in prison on drug charges has been sentenced to life in prison... More >>
21 hours ago September 24, 2016 Sep 24, 2016 Saturday, September 24 2016 Saturday, September 24, 2016 5:58:00 PM CDT in News
JOPLIN (AP) — A former Joplin police officer has pleaded guilty to a federal charge for offering to help a... More >>
22 hours ago September 24, 2016 Sep 24, 2016 Saturday, September 24 2016 Saturday, September 24, 2016 5:32:00 PM CDT in News
FULTON - Fulton Police arrested two siblings Saturday morning at a residence on the 900 block of Lyle Street. ... More >>
22 hours ago September 24, 2016 Sep 24, 2016 Saturday, September 24 2016 Saturday, September 24, 2016 5:20:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - A 41-year-old man was accused of beating his significant other with a hammer Friday, according to the Boone... More >>
23 hours ago September 24, 2016 Sep 24, 2016 Saturday, September 24 2016 Saturday, September 24, 2016 4:03:00 PM CDT in News
JEFFERSON CITY - The Old Munichburg Association brought the community out to celebrate German culture during Saturday's Oktoberfest. The... More >>
1 day ago September 24, 2016 Sep 24, 2016 Saturday, September 24 2016 Saturday, September 24, 2016 3:52:00 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - MU Children's Hospital held a tailgate for the MU vs. Delaware State football game Saturday. With help... More >>
1 day ago September 24, 2016 Sep 24, 2016 Saturday, September 24 2016 Saturday, September 24, 2016 3:15:00 PM CDT in Continuous News
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 25-year-old man was struck and killed after he got out of a vehicle stopped... More >>
1 day ago September 24, 2016 Sep 24, 2016 Saturday, September 24 2016 Saturday, September 24, 2016 2:50:51 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - Missouri Tigers' quarterback Drew Lock threw for 402 yards and five touchdowns, including four to wide receiver J’Mon... More >>
1 day ago September 24, 2016 Sep 24, 2016 Saturday, September 24 2016 Saturday, September 24, 2016 2:22:00 PM CDT in Sports
HAZELWOOD (AP) — St. Louis area police said injuries have been reported after a car hit people waiting for a... More >>
1 day ago September 24, 2016 Sep 24, 2016 Saturday, September 24 2016 Saturday, September 24, 2016 1:51:48 PM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - This morning officers confirmed a report of shots fired in the area of Arlene Drive and Gillespie Bridge... More >>
1 day ago September 24, 2016 Sep 24, 2016 Saturday, September 24 2016 Saturday, September 24, 2016 12:54:00 PM CDT in Top Stories
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — One person was killed when a vehicle plunged into a Kansas City area lake. ... More >>
1 day ago September 24, 2016 Sep 24, 2016 Saturday, September 24 2016 Saturday, September 24, 2016 12:15:43 PM CDT in News
ROGERSVILLE (AP) — A 13-year-old Missouri boy who's mowing lawns for free for single mothers, senior citizens and the disabled... More >>
1 day ago September 24, 2016 Sep 24, 2016 Saturday, September 24 2016 Saturday, September 24, 2016 11:30:43 AM CDT in News
KANSAS CITY (AP) — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump tried unsuccessfully to buy a Kansas City casino in 1999, but... More >>
1 day ago September 24, 2016 Sep 24, 2016 Saturday, September 24 2016 Saturday, September 24, 2016 10:50:02 AM CDT in News
COLUMBIA – Puppies with Purpose, a CHAMP Assistance Dogs, Inc. program gives puppies the opportunity to train to become assistance... More >>
1 day ago September 24, 2016 Sep 24, 2016 Saturday, September 24 2016 Saturday, September 24, 2016 8:35:00 AM CDT in Top Stories
COLUMBIA - A 23-year-old man is accused of breaking into the MU Alpha Chi Omega sorority house Thursday. John... More >>
1 day ago September 23, 2016 Sep 23, 2016 Friday, September 23 2016 Friday, September 23, 2016 10:40:00 PM CDT in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 81°
4pm 75°
5pm 74°
6pm 72°
7pm 69°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

12:30p
PGA Tour Golf
5:00p
KOMU 8 News @ 5
5:30p
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt
1:30p
Spanglish
4:00p
Open Season
6:00p
Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult

Tonight's Schedule

6:00p
Football Night in America
7:20p
Sunday Night Football
6:00p
Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult
8:00p
Paid Program
8:30p
Cops Reloaded
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Seinfeld