Proud mom: Kim Blue reacts with jubilation at the moment her son's steer was named grand champion at the Beef Show earlier this week. Conner Cross also won the supreme heifer honor. It's believed to be the first time a 4-H'er has won both top awards in the same year at the Hancock County 4-H Fair. (Tom Russo/Daily Reporter)
Emotional conclusion: Conner Cross leaves the ring at the Show Arena after hearing bids for his steer hit $10,000. 'It's totally worth it,' Conner, 14, said of spending up to four hours a day tending his two top-ranked animals. (Tom Russo/Daily Reporter)
GREENFIELD – Conner Cross knew he had a good steer for this year’s Hancock County 4-H Fair – maybe even, if he dared to think it, a grand champion steer.
But even after being the first Hancock County 4-H’er ever to win both grand champion steer and supreme heifer – the top award in each project – the 14-year-old didn’t know he had a $10,000 steer.