Otto Fitzpatrick & Vern

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Otto Fitzpatrick & Vern

Hello, my name is Otto W. Fitzpatrick. This is my 4th year in 4-H. I am 12 years old, I have a market steer project and I am also in the 4-H foods class.
My 4-H steer this year is named Vern, after my favorite character in STAND BY ME. Vern is a Charlios/Angus cross and he weighs approximately 1325 lbs. I am feeding him Keddies 4-H finisher ration and free choice alfalfa timothy brome hay.  The things I like about Vern are he is deep through the shoulders and carries thickness through his rump. One thing I dislike about him is that he is the most challenging steer that I’ve had for halter breaking. I am still working on it. My favorite parts of 4-H are going to big events like Frostie Fest, Spring Rally, skiing, and summer camp. Along with 4-H I also play hockey and was on the Savanna U15 team this year. I also really enjoy fly tying and fishing and hunting. I look forward to seeing and welcome everyone at our District Achievement Day this year in Savanna.