Steers are loaded onto a trailer to be hauled to a slaughterhouse after being shown. Thomas Asplund, 12, from Milton, WA peers through metal grates at his sister's red angus cow, that she raised for the Northwest Junior Livestock Show at the Washington State Spring Fair in Puyallup, WA. He says eventually he will go into the FFA but he has no desire to be a farmer. He helped his sister a lot raising the cow."He likes having the spot under his chin scratched,." he said.
Students in the FFA and 4H programs participate in the auction of livestock including steers, lambs and hogs in the Northwest Junior Livestock Show at the Washington State Spring Fair in Puyallup, Wash. on April 19, 2015. (photo © Karen Ducey Photography)