AGRICULTURE: Holy $24,135 Cow

When Chuck Wood Jr., 17, first caught sight of the Aberdeen-Angus calf on his father's Iowa farm 14 months ago, his practiced eye told him it had the build of a potential champ. He exclaimed "Holy cow!" The calf, duly named Holy Cow, was given to Wood to care for. Last week, Holy Cow, grown to a 925-lb. steer, won the grand championship in the Chicago International Livestock Exposition. Wood collected $1,010 in prize money, plus $23,125 from Restaurant Owner Howard Johnson Jr. who bought the steer at auction and will use...

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