Local heifer Raspberry tastes sweet success as grand champion

October 15, 2013

Katie Jo Jensen, an 11-year-old girl from Issaquah, and her 1,200-pound Black Angus heifer Raspberry took this year’s Palouse Empire Fair Grand Champion prize in the Open Beef class.

The Palouse Empire Fair holds exhibitions for students to train and groom animals for show. Katie spent the summer training Raspberry, also affectionately known as Razzy Jazzy, on her grandparents’ farm.

Contributed Katie Jo Jensen, flanked by her aunt Kris McIntosh and grandfather Rhod McIntosh, shows off her grand champion 1,200-pound black angus heifer Raspberry at the Palouse Empire Fair.

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Katie Jo Jensen, flanked by her aunt Kris McIntosh and grandfather Rhod McIntosh, shows off her grand champion 1,200-pound black angus heifer Raspberry at the Palouse Empire Fair.

Katie took inspiration from her brother Joey, who showed a cow named Hiccup at the show when he was in fourth grade. The relationship he developed with Hiccup was something that resonated with her.

“I thought it was really cool how they got connected,” Katie said.

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