Mason Ziamba navigates through the crowds of fair-goers in the Dairy barn at The Great New York State Fair. At ten years old, he is hardly the youngest in the barn. While the other children dart around the barn playing games and throwing hay, Mason remains contemplative and focused. He has responsibilities that exceed his peers. He is one of the youngest owners of cattle, claiming three Jersey cows as his own.
It takes Mason approximately 45 minutes to delicately clean his three cows after a long day of shows. Others in the bath area are completed within ten minutes, rinsing the cows and brushing down their chine. He won Blue Ribbons every day.
Mason takes pride in his girls. At the end of the day, he lays in the hay next to them. Each cow weighs around 1,000 pounds, Mason barely hits 90 pounds.