Locals take top prizes at livestock show
Students from the Iowa Park Future Farmers of America (FFA), junior FFA and Valley View 4-H fared well at Saturday’s premium sale for this year’s Wichita County Junior Livestock Show.
“We had a nice county show, exhibiting 16 champions overall,” commented IPHS Ag. Science Instructor Wendy Meadows.
A good-sized crowd at J.S. Bridwell Agricultural Center saw the grand champion, best in show heifer go to Michaela Yandell of Iowa Park FFA.
Madison Yandell, Iowa Park FFA, received the ribbon for reserve champion market steer, sold to Capital Farm Credit for $2,000.
This year’s show had 252 exhibitors ranging in age from 9 to 18. Over 530 animals were registered in 16 divisions.
Students from Iowa Park landed the majority of division grand and reserve champion ribbons. They include:
Toby Cure, Grand Champion, Market Goat; Zach Moss, Grand Champion, Rabbit-Pen; Addison McCalip, Grand Champioin, Turkey Hen; Laret McCalip; Grand Champion, Turkey Tom; McKena Shafer (Valley View 4-H), Reserve Champion, Market Lamb; Jordan Starr, Reserve Champion, Market Swine; Laramie Eppler, Reserve Champion, Market Goat; Jace Langen, Reserve Champion, Rabbit-Pen; Zach Moss, Reserve Champion, Turkey Hen; Elliott Leath, Reserve Champion, Turkey Tom; Rowdy Raschke, Breed Champion, Market Lamb; Raschke, Reserve Breed Champion, Market Lamb; and Starr, Reserve Breed Champion, Market Swine.
Other local exhibitors making Saturday’s premium sale included:
Hagan Dutton, Market Goat; Michelle Cook, Market Goat; Kaleb Littleton, Market Goat; Amber Daniel, Rabbit-Pen; Toby Cure, Market Goat; Laramie Eppler, Market Goat; Kolton Kaulfhold, Market Goat; McKenna Untalan, Rabbit-Pen; Kaleb Littleton, Market Goat; Molly Dutton, Market Lamb; Madi Baughman, Market Swine, Nathan Davis, Market Goat; Hagan Dutton, Market Goat; Addison McCalip, Turkey Tom; Walter Gann, Market Swine; Casidy Young, Market Swine; Nathan Davis, Market Goat; Brady Reid, Market Swine; Kolton Kaufhold, Market Goat; Caleb Kyle, Market Goat; and Morgan Yandell, Market Swine.
Also, Kiersten Wainscott, Market Lamb; Bryce Mills, Market Lamb; Halee Langen, Turkey Tom and Rabbit-Pen; Jared Wood, Rabbit-Pen; Bubba Harris, Market Swine; Kenzy Mills, Market Lamb; Steven Gholson, Market Swine; Lyndsi Chitwood (Valley View 4-H) Market Swine; McKena Shafer (Valley View 4-H) Market Lamb; Savannah Bowers, Rabbit-Pen; Chitwood, Market Swine; Peyton Blackerby, Market Swine; Jessie Crewnshaw, Market Lamb; Mackenzie Yandell, Market Swine; Kaci Wells (Valley View 4-H) Rabbit-Pen; Jessie Crenshaw, Market Lamb; Garrett Starr, Market Swine; Molly Dutton, Market Lamb; and, Kaylee Reis (Valley View 4-H) Rabbit-Pen.