Photo by Michael Buckelew

Photo by Michael Buckelew

Newton High School senior Bryan Vasquez trims the hair on his cow, Otiz, on Thursday afternoon to prepare him for this weekend's cattle show in Elbert County. Otiz is a cross-breed cow born in November 2009. Cattle are usually shown until they are about a year and a half old. This is the first year Vasquez has shown cows. He showed pigs at area shows during his freshman and junior years.