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Getting ready for the ‘Wagyu Olympics’

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    Students from Miyazaki Prefectural Kobayashi Shuho High School in Japan shampoo a heifer named Rena. The 15-month-old cow, nurtured by eight members of the school’s agriculture club, will be shown at the national wagyu exhibition — dubbed the “wagyu Olympics.”

Students from Miyazaki Prefectural Kobayashi Shuho High School shampoo a heifer named Rena in Takaharu in the prefecture. The 15-month-old, 400-kilogram (881-pound) cow, nurtured by eight members of the school’s agriculture club, was shown as a representative of the prefecture at the national wagyu exhibition — dubbed the “wagyu Olympics” — in Sendai this month. It is the first time for a bovine raised at a high school to represent Miyazaki, which seeks a third straight overall title at the exhibition.

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