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Schaunaman lives, breathes showing cattle

Amanda Nolz

Photo by Amanda NolzEmma Schaunaman in action during the 2009 South Dakota State Fair

What fair goers see when they attend a cattle show at the state fair is only the tip of the iceberg. Underneath the fluff and puff of show day glamour is hours of work behind the scenes. For Emma Schaunaman, getting her calves ready for show day is a year round job, a job that she is happily dedicated to. Like many other cattle kids her age, showing cattle is a way to travel to different places and meet new people.

Emma remembers when she first got started showing cattle. Her dad, Craig, and her uncle, Mark, were friends with the Holt Brothers, Jordan and Justin. When they asked her to show cattle for them, she began traveling to national shows to help them out. After that, Emma never looked back, and the rest is history. Today, she spends most days working on her show calves and traveling to various events. A sophomore at South Dakota State University majoring in Agriculture Business, this often means missing class and other school activities. However, Schaunaman learned a long time ago how to balance her studies with her extracurricular activities.

What fair goers see when they attend a cattle show at the state fair is only the tip of the iceberg. Underneath the fluff and puff of show day glamour is hours of work behind the scenes. For Emma Schaunaman, getting her calves ready for show day is a year round job, a job that she is happily dedicated to. Like many other cattle kids her age, showing cattle is a way to travel to different places and meet new people.

Emma remembers when she first got started showing cattle. Her dad, Craig, and her uncle, Mark, were friends with the Holt Brothers, Jordan and Justin. When they asked her to show cattle for them, she began traveling to national shows to help them out. After that, Emma never looked back, and the rest is history. Today, she spends most days working on her show calves and traveling to various events. A sophomore at South Dakota State University majoring in Agriculture Business, this often means missing class and other school activities. However, Schaunaman learned a long time ago how to balance her studies with her extracurricular activities.

What fair goers see when they attend a cattle show at the state fair is only the tip of the iceberg. Underneath the fluff and puff of show day glamour is hours of work behind the scenes. For Emma Schaunaman, getting her calves ready for show day is a year round job, a job that she is happily dedicated to. Like many other cattle kids her age, showing cattle is a way to travel to different places and meet new people.

Emma remembers when she first got started showing cattle. Her dad, Craig, and her uncle, Mark, were friends with the Holt Brothers, Jordan and Justin. When they asked her to show cattle for them, she began traveling to national shows to help them out. After that, Emma never looked back, and the rest is history. Today, she spends most days working on her show calves and traveling to various events. A sophomore at South Dakota State University majoring in Agriculture Business, this often means missing class and other school activities. However, Schaunaman learned a long time ago how to balance her studies with her extracurricular activities.