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Cloned steer wins Iowa State Fair Cattle Show

Doc, a cloned steer, raised eyebrows this fall when he was crowned 4-H grand champion steer at the Iowa State Fair

Doc, a cloned steer, raised eyebrows this fall when he was crowned 4-H grand champion steer at the Iowa State Fair. The steer, a clone of the 2008 champion, was shown by Tyler Faber of Sioux City, whose father is president of Trans Ova Genetics of Sioux Center, AP reports.

Mike Anderson, an Iowa State University Extension specialist and the 4-H livestock judging director, says judges didn’t know Doc was cloned, though he was registered as such. “It’s not against the rules,” Anderson says.