GUÁIMARO, CAMAGÜEY. - In the middle of the bustles with the animals, in the competition of milking that was done in The Hills of Guáimaro, the thin boy of low height could have gone unnoticed. But his short age, shorter than he seems, was attracting attention.

The small wooden bank moored to the waist allowed to understand that nothing more that the udder of the black and robust cow could claim the attention of his hands. Repeatedly he was pulling of the nipples, in pairs and alternated, so that the white and frothy jet filled as quickly as possible the aluminum bucket.

Between him and Mariela (the cow), nothing seemed to intervene. They, calm, were doing their own things while around them, photographers and curious journalists, cowboys and authorities of the Party and the Agriculture were looking expectant.

Mariela surprised all in the double milking with little more than 16 liters of milk: 16 liters of milk she alone! and it turned into champion, and it made Darisbel Soto Pérez winner, therefore they gave him a new leather mount for the horse.

The shy boy, with a power of synthesis that surprises, told us then that he is milking substitute in the dairy of the Managerial Unit of Base El Caimito, belonging to the Genetic Company Rescate de Sanguily, of Jimaguayú. Although there he works for little more than a year, he was born and grew up among the cattle, and he swears that he did not study anything on the topic, but from the whole family comes to him the knowledge and the love to the ground and to the animals.

Of the works of the stockbreeder, milking is what he likes the most, and he makes sure that the hands do not hurt him, although he milks between 15 and 20 udders a day. The cow, Mariela, is fine, of race 25 Siboney, he clarifies us. It gives fair amount of milk and with quality.

This boy, that with peasant proud exhibits as better treasures the quality of the animals on which he attends, his boots, hat and checked shirt, is the youngest of the cowboys that attend on the fair animals in the genetic company, without doubts a good augury of the continuity of the cattle traditions in the Camagüey.

Translated by Linet Acuña Quilez