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September 2, 2012

FFA youth do well at Marlow District Show

CENTRAL HIGH — The annual Marlow District Fair was held Aug. 18, at Stephens County fairgrounds with over 50 animals exhibited. Central High Ag instructor, Ron Curry, said, “This show gives young students the opportunity to show off the hard work they put in over the summer.”

Curry said that while many students, not involved in agriculture, FFA and 4-H programs, may be enjoying sleeping late on a Saturday morning, those in his program are usually up by sunrise.

“These dedicated members are up at sunrise working their animals to show their excellence in livestock preparation,” he said. “They are also learning life skills that they will use for the rest of their lives. In the end it will make them better leaders for today, tomorrow and their futures.”

Curry credits their efforts, noting that they become more responsible and get recognition for the hard work.

In the beef barn, taking the English Breed Champion Prospect steer was out of class 2 shown by Victoria Harper. Reserve breed out of class 1 was shown by Tanner Childers. In class 1 Brayden Waldrop placed 2nd and in class 2 Jonathon Cantwell,  2nd.  

In the Cross Prospect Steers, Lucas Harper was champion and Ben Ivory took reserve. Overall grand was Lucas Harper, and for reserve, Victoria Harper. In the market steers Jarrod Harper received English Breed Champion and Austin Harper took Cross Breed and Grand Champion Steer.

In the angus heifer division, class 1 Sam Ivory was 1st; class 2 Sarah Ivory, 1st and reserve breed, and Brayden Waldrop, 1st breed.

In Chianina, Will Derryberry, 1st and breed champion. Shorthorn’s class 1 Cale Brady, 1st and reserve breed champion, and Ty Linam, 2nd. Class 2,  Josh Goodrich, 1st place and breed champion, and Ben Ivory, 2nd.

Simmental class 1 Riley Julian, 1st and reserve breed, class 2 Riley Julilan, 1st and breed champion.

Commercial division class 1, Tanner Childers, 2nd and reserve breed, and Jarrod Harper, 1st and breed champion.

Grand Champion heifer went to Will Derryberry, and Reserve went to Jarrod Harper.  

Showmanship — Tanner Childers, senior; Ben Ivory, intermediate; Sam Ivory, junior.

In the Market Barrows show, the Berkshire Class saw Patrick Kelly taking 1st and breed. Hampshire class, Kye Helderman, 1st and breed. Spot class, Patrick Kelly, 1st and breed champion. In the crossbreed class Deekota Williams, 1st and breed champion. Sage Helderman, 1st, reserve breed and Reserve Grand Champion.

In the Gilt division, Duroc class Derik Clement, 1st, Maverick Williams, 1st and breed champion.

Hampshire class Deekota Williams. 1st and breed champion. In the Spot class, Kelsi Clement, 2nd and Maverick Williams 1st and breed champion. Crossbred, Emily Lepein, 1st and breed champion, MaKayla Clement, 1st place.

Showmanship — Deekota Williams, senior; Maverick Williams, intermediate; Kye Helderman, junior; Derik Clement, pee-wee.

In the Sheep division, SouthDown Ewe class 1st and breed champion went to Garrett Fishgrab, also in the Shropshire class 1st and Breed Champion went to Garrett. In the Speckle lamb class Cody Fishgrab, 1st and breed champion. In the Hampshire class Fishgrab, 1st and breed champion. In the Cross class Hayden Travis, 1st and breed champion, and Presliegh Bowles,  2nd and reserve breed.

Hampshire class Cody Fishgrab took home Grand, from the Cross class Hayden Travis was Reserve.

In the Market Lamb division, South Down lamb class Makenna Fishgrab, 1st and breed champion. Speckle class Kylie Wilcher, 1st and breed champion. Hampshire class 1 Ashton Fisher, 2nd place; Cody Fishgrab, 1st. In class 2 Austin Fisher, 2nd; Hayden Travis, 1st. Class 3 Payton Bowles, 1st. breed champion went to Hayden Travis, and Cody Fishgrab took Reserve. Suffolk went to Deekota Williams with 1st. In the Natural Class, Kylie Wilcher, 1st, and breed champion, and Payton Bowles, 2nd and reserve breed. Cross class 1 Austin Fisher, 1st. Class 2 Deekota Williams, 1st. Class 3 Ashton Fisher, 1st, Parker Bowles, 2nd. Class 4 Hayden Travis, 1st. Hayden Travis was breed champion, and Austin Fisher was  Reserve Champion. Grand Champion Market lamb from the cross class went to Hayden Travis. Also from the Cross class went Austin Fisher.

Showmanship — Hayden Travis, senior; Cody Fishgrab, intermediate; Kylie Wilcher, junior; Makenna Fishgrab and Payton Bowles, pee-wee.

In the Goat division, Makenna Fishgrab, 1st, breed champion, Grand Champion and showmanship.

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