Over 30 exhibit at Slater livestock show
On Saturday July 24th, the Slater Purple Ribbon Club held its annual 4-H and FFA livestock show at the Slater Volkfest Building. Over 30 youth from around Saline County exhibited cattle, sheep, hogs, and goats in this year's show.
The show was judged by Shawn Varner from Maryville, MO. Shawn is a Malta Bend native, who grew up showing cattle and sheep in 4-H and FFA in Saline County.
The hogs show started the day with over 30 head of market barrow and breeding gilts. Johnny Johnson showed the Grand Champion Market Hog with Kyle Fuehring showing the Reserve Champion Market Hog. The Champion Breeding Gilt was shown by Rachel Thornton with Dylan Hayworth exhibiting the Reserve Champion Breeding Gilt. The Champion Showmen in the swine division were Lawton Johnson and Rachel Thornton.
Next, 15 goats were exhibited. Kade Plattner showed the Champion Market Goat and Abby Gass showed the Reserve Champion Market Goat. The Champion Breeding Doe was shown by Kade Plattner and the Reserve Champion by Vivian Buie. The Champion Showmen were Kade Plattner and Vivian Buie.
The sheep show had about 15 lambs. The Champion Market Lamb was exhibited by Jade Jenkins and the Reserve Market Lamb by Tyler Jenkins. The Champion Breeding Ewe was shown by Dylan Thomas and the reserve by Vivian Buie. The champion showmen were Cole Edwards and Tyler Jenkins.
The cattle show wrapped things up with nearly 25 head being shown. The Champion Breeding Heifer was shown Cole Edwards and the Reserve Champion by Jaden Riley. The Champion Steer was exhibited by Adam Harris and the Reserve Champion Steer shown by Evan Summers. The Champion showmen were Vivian Buie and Adam Harris.
The show was a huge success and the Purple Ribbon Club would like to think all the Saline County businesses that help in donating to the show. All the exhibitors appreciate the donations and we hope to continue the show for years to come. Also thank you to all the Slater FFA members who helped set-up, work and tear down the show.
Submitted by Ivory Dobbins, Madison Miller, and Casey Short