Cooper Tucker (left) showed the Grand Champion Heifer and Coy Harris showed the Reserve Champion Heifer at the Slater Purple Ribbon Livestock Show on Saturday, July 23.
Slater's Purple Ribbon Livestock Show was held on Saturday, July 23 at the livestock facility near the Slater City Park.
A large number of exhibitors from Slater, as well as other neighboring towns, braved the warm temperatures and exhibited hogs, sheep, goats and cattle.
The annual show was originally held each year in connection with the city's Volkfest and included a sale. In recent years, the show has been held earlier and is coordinated by a group of individuals including Zach Crews, Slater High School FFA advisor and the Page family of Slater. The Purple Ribbon Club receives donations from many area businesses, including the State Bank of Slater, Central Missouri Agri-Service, Deems Farm Equipment, Wood and Huston Bank, W.B. Young and nearly every business in Slater.
Montana Plattner with the Grand Champion Meat Goat Doe. Judge for the show was Lance Martin of Chillicothe.
"All the businesses are really willing to give," said Crews.
Instead of a sale, each exhibitor receives a generous premium for showing. In addition, the grand and reserve champions receive an additional premium, as well as a prize.
On Saturday morning, the winners were:
Evan Summers, Grand Champion Steer
Grand Champion Gilt: Morgan Fuehring; Reserve Champion Gilt, Kyle Fuehring;
Grand Champion Market Hog: Tyler Jenkins; Reserve Champion Market Hog: Johnny Johnson
Vivian Buie, Grand Champion Market Lamb
Showmanship: Junior (13 and under): Lawton Johnson; Senior (14 and older): Kyle Fuehring
Grand Champion Ewe: Matti Page: Reserve Champion Ewe: Simeon Buie;
The Grand Champion Market Goat was shown by Abby Gass, right and the Reserve Champion Market Goat was shown by Jake Miller.
Grand Champion Market Lamb: Vivian Buie; Reserve Champion Market Lamb: Jade Jenkins;
Showmanship: Junior (13 and under): Vivian Buie; Senior (14 and older): Olivia Knox;
Vivian Buie was the junior Showmanship winner in the Goat Show, while (right) Kaitlyn Smith was the senior Showmanship winner.
Grand Champion Doe: Montana Plattner: Reserve Champion Doe: Kade Plattner;
Grand Champion Market Goat: Abby Gass; Reserve Champion Market Goat: Jake Miller;
Showmanship: Junior (13 and under): Vivian Buie; Senior (14 and older): Kaitlyn Smith;
Kade Plattner, Reserve Champion Meat Goat Doe
Grand Champion Heifer: Tucker Cooper; Reserve Grand Champion Heifer: Coy Harris;
Grand Champion Steer: Evan Summers;
Reserve Champion Market Lamb, Jade Jenkins
Showmanship: Junior (13 and under): Coy Harris; Senior (14 and older): Evan Summers.
Judging all the shows was Lance Martin, the ag teacher at Chillicothe High School and former member of the University of Missouri judging team.
A photo gallery of the event is available at: http://www.marshallnews.com/gallery/8496
The Grand Champion Market Hog was shown by Tyler Jenkins.
Matti Page exhibited the Grand Champion Ewe.
Swine Showmanship winners were: Kyle Fuehring, senior and Lawton Johnson, junior.
Sheep showmanship winners were: Vivian Buie, junior and Olivia Knox, senior.
Johnny Johnson exhibited the Reserve Champion Market Hog.
Kyle Fuehring showed the Reserve Champion Gilt.
Morgan Fuehring exhibited the Grand Champion Gilt.
Simeon Buie, center, exhibited the Reserve Champion Ewe. Pictured holding his lamb is his sister, Vivian.
Evan Summers (left) was the senior Showmanship winner in Cattle and Coy Harris was the junior Showmanship winner.