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District FFA fair wraps up with three more livestock shows

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Sweet Springs FFA member Taylor Loges exhibited the Grand Champion Heifer at the annual Central District FFA Fair Beef Show held on July 12. Pictured with Loges is Saline County Senior Fair Queen Sandy Patel.
The Central District FFA Fair wrapped up a hot, but successful two-day event on July 12 at the Saline County Fairground. In all, approximately 60 schools, representing Areas 6, 7 and 8, participated in at least one event.

On Tuesday, the Beef, Dairy and Goat shows were held.

A large number of cattle were shown at the FFA Cattle Show, which was judged by Marshall Swafford, an FFA advisor at Albany.

Sweet Springs FFA member Brittany Higgins showed the Grand Champion Steer at the Central District FFA Fair Beef Show held on July 12 at the Saline County Fairground. The judge for the day was Marshall Swafford of Albany. Pictured with Higgins is Saline County Fair Senior Queen Sandy Patel.
In the end, two Sweet Springs FFA members took Grand Champion honors.

The Grand Champion Steer was shown by Brittany Higgins of Sweet Springs, while the Reserve Grand Champion Steer was shown by Garrett Brooks of the Nichols Career Center in Jefferson City.

A large group of heifers vied for the champion heifer title, but in the end Taylor Loges of Sweet Springs exhibited the Grand Champion Heifer, with a Chianina, while Ashlyn Richardson of Lincoln showed the Reserve Grand Champion Heifer, with an Angus.

For the second year in a row, Shannon Yokley, of Nichols Career Center, showed the Grand Champion Bull and was named High Point Individual at the show. Davielle McCoy, of LaMonte, exhibited the Reserve Champion Bull.

Yokley also won the Champion Showmanship Award, while her chapter, Nichols Career Center FFA of Jefferson City took home the Chapter Sweepstakes Award.

The Meat Goat Show kicked off the morning Tuesday, with about 30 goats being exhibited.

The Grand Champion Meat Goat was shown by Mikayla Vesser of the Pilot Grove FFA chapter. Victoria Warden of Cole Camp FFA exhibited the Reserve Champion Meat Goat and she also won Champion Showmanship. Austin Reedy of Warsaw FFA was the High Point Individual, while Pilot Grove FFA won the Chapter Sweepstakes Award.

The Dairy Show was held behind the Duncan Building. The Champion Dairy Cow was a Holstein, shown by Blake Moreland of Harrisonville. He also won Champion Showmanship. The Chapter Sweepstakes Award went to Pleasant Hill FFA, which was represented by High Point Individual, Katie Springer.

Other results from the two-day show:


Chapter Sweepstakes, Cole Camp FFA;

Fruits and Vegetables

Chapter Sweepstakes - Pleasant Hill

High Point Individual -Miranda Yearington, Midway;

Agriculture Mechanics

Grand Champion - Tanner Drechsel, Boonville;

Reserve Champion - Clint Smith, Warrensburg;

Chapter Sweepstakes - Eldon;

High Point Individual - Drew Kammerich, Pilot Grove;


Chapter Sweepstakes -Warrensburg;

High Point Individual - Sofia Metcalf, Warrensburg;

High Point Individual - Makayla Hill, Warrensburg;

High Point Individual - Lena Chambers, Warrensburg;

High Point Individual - James Dooley, Warrensburg;

High Point Individual - Catie Hoemann, Warrensburg;

High Point Individual - Josiah Searfoss, Boonville;

Field Crops

Chapter Sweepstakes - Appleton City;

Results from shows on Monday, July 11, which were not previously reported:


High Point Individual - Ethan Bracher, Appleton City.

Showmanship Award - Josiah Searfoss, Boonville

Chapter Sweepstakes Award - Chilhowee


Chapter Sweepstakes - Warrensburg


Champion Rabbit Exhibit - Haley Innes, Boonville

Chapter Sweepstakes - Boonville;

Meat Goat

Chapter Sweepstakes - Pilot Grove


High Point Individual - Clayton Thompson, Russellville


High Point Individual - Klarissa Minish, Nichols Career Center

For more results from Monday, July 11:


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