- Associated Press - Thursday, September 28, 2017

UNITY, Maine (AP) - A rare steer is back with its owner after escaping from a Maine county fair last week.

The Kennebec Journal reports (https://bit.ly/2ychZwS ) Jason Stutheit captured his Wagyu steer Wednesday night near the fairgrounds. Stutheit’s 13-month-old steer jumped out of the stall while at the Common Ground County Fair in Unity last week.

The steer evaded searchers by travelling at night and cooling off in the shade during the day.

Stutheit runs a grass-fed beef farm in Brooks where he sells both Angus and Wagyu beef. The farmer owns two Wagyu steer. Wagyu beef is valued for its quality and sells for about $100 per pound.

Stutheit says he enjoyed the fair but hopes his steer is better behaved next year.

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Information from: Kennebec Journal, https://www.kjonline.com/

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