At the Saline County Fair: Participation up in Cattle Show | Loges girls take top honors in market steer competition

Monday, July 19, 2010
Olivia Loges of Sweet Springs showed the Grand Champion Market Steer at the Saline County Fair Cattle Show held on Friday, July 16, at the Saline County Fairground. Also pictured is judge Allen Robinson and Senior Saline County Fair Queen Kaleigh Summers. (Marcia Gorrell/Democrat-News)

Numbers were up from 2009 in the 2010 Saline County Fair Cattle Show as several new, young exhibitors took part in the event Friday, July 16.

A total of 46 animals, including 24 in the breeding show and 22 in the market steer classes, took part in the show held in the Duncan Memorial Building at the fairground.

The Loges family of Sweet Springs had a good day as Olivia Loges exhibited the Grand Champion Market Steer, while older sister Taylor Loges showed the Reserve Champion Market Steer.

Taylor Loges also showed the Supreme Champion Heifer, while Bre Clemens of rural Marshall exhibited the Reserve Champion Heifer.

Showmanship winners in each class included two first-time exhibitors and one last-time exhibitor.

Jaden Riley, showing in his first Saline County Fair, took home the award for Junior (8-12) Champion Showmanship.

Tyler Jenkins, showing cattle for the first time at the fair, won in the Intermediate (13-15) Division.

Long-time exhibitor Bre Clemens, showing in her last Saline County Fair show, took home the honor in the Senior (ages 16 and up) Division.

Clemens also was awarded the Johnny Page Memorial Award, presented each year to a cattle exhibitor by the Page family.

In other results, the Champion Angus Heifer was shown by Clemens, while Tate Malter exhibited the Reserve Champion Angus Heifer.

The Champion Maine Anjou Heifer was shown by Kade Plattner and the Reserve Champion Maine Anjou was shown by Austin Knipmeyer.

The Champion and Reserve Champion Red Angus heifers were shown by Bill Gorrell. Mikalah Vogelsmeier showed the Champion Shorthorn Heifer and Gaines Branson exhibited the Champion Simmental Heifer.

The Champion Crossbred Heifer was shown by Taylor Loges and Jaden Riley had the Reserve Champion Crossbred Heifer.

Katie Wansing had the Champion Crossbred Bull.

In the five market steer classes, winning premiums for being first in class were: Spencer Thomas, Vivian Buie, Taylor Loges, Jaden Riley and Olivia Loges. Receiving premiums for being second in their class were: Tyler Jenkins, Dane Branson, Cole Perkins, Bre Clemens and Vivian Buie.

The judge for the show was Allen Robinson of Wellsville.

All the results from the cattle show can be found at

Contact Marcia Gorrell at

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