Lakewood Ranch High School sophomore Camryn Shear grabbed a blow dryer and started fluffing the hair of her steer, Yeti.
She was blowing off any shavings from Yeti, who was sitting in its stall waiting for the steer auction at the Manatee County Fair on Jan. 13.
Shear said Yeti is her favorite steer she's shown at the fair.
"He's just so sweet," she said. "He loves to show and always behaves well."
Shear and Yeti placed third overall in steer showmanship.
Kendall Huerta, a Lakewood Ranch High junior, appreciated the love and support she received as it was her first year showing a steer at the fair.
Huerta said it was sad to say goodbye to her steer at the auction, but she knew he served a purpose.
"After all the hard work and effort I put into him, I'm proud that I raised good quality beef for people in the county," she said.
The Manatee County Fair began its run Thursday and runs through Jan. 21. For more information about events and ticket prices, go to ManateeCountyFair.com.