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Hayley Cox takes a second place finish at The Royal

Hayley Cox with her Holstein in Toronto

-by Anne Farries

    Hayley Cox took her cattle skills to Toronto and came back a winner.
    The Mabou grade 10 student showed the top-ranking Holstein out of 25 entries in the junior conformation class, which took her into the championship competition November 3rd at the TD 4H Canadian Dairy Classic, better known as The Royal.
    In that, she placed second out of 377 entries.
    “The Royal is to Canadian cattle showing as the NHL is to hockey — a big, national competition,” Cox said Saturday.
    “To get there, you have to pick out a calf in May and work with that calf – in Inverness County, in at least two shows – then be eligible for a provincial show, where eight members out of 150 competing are chosen to be the NS Dairy team.”

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