Despite their efforts, they came in fifth place out of seven teams. The two were exhausted and taking a nap when the boy’s father came in and took a photo of them snuggling together. “Our son Mitchell and his heifer after showing yesterday,” the caption reads. It went viral almost immediately, with over 15,000 likes the next day.
The boy’s mother, Laura Miner, told the Des Moines Register, “I believe it’s just when you spend that much time with farm animals, they get incredibly comfortable.” She and her husband both grew up on a farm, but now that they have moved away, they want their children to have a connection to their roots. As a result, her family borrows animals for the summer so that her children can experience farm life. Mitchell’s father, Jeremy Miner, said, “We learned a lot from the farm. Those values have been instilled in us, and we are doing everything we can to preserve them.”
Mitchell Miner and his cow Audri recently participated in the Iowa State Fair dairy kettle show.
It is certain that the boy will not give up, maybe he will have better luck next time.