After weeks of working with cattle, goats, hogs or sheep, Pendleton County youth showed their animals last week at the 101st annual Tri-County Fair in Petersburg. On Saturday some of the livestock exhibitors, with tears in their eyes, sold their market animals.
Pendleton County youth claimed some top honors during the week.
Beef premier exhibitor – Bailee Kiger;
Sheep premier exhibitor – Katie Keyser;
Herdsman award and master showman winner – Trina Mallow;
Beef rate-of-gain award – Lindsey Smith (.56 pounds per day);
Beef Showmanship: – Kiger, first, and Mallow, fifth; junior – Aubriana Holloway, second; junior novice – Maycee Woods, third, and Tori Heavner, fifth; peewee (age 3-5) – Norah Hubbard, second; and peewee (age 6-8) – Piper Hubbard, third, and Claire Nelson, sixth.
Sheep Showmanship: senior – Katie Keyser, first place; junior – Kallie Keyser, Holloway, Phoebe Pownell, Ty Heavner, Aiden Whetzel and Tia Heavner, first through sixth, respectively; senior novice – Vivian Pownell, second; junior novice – Tori Heavner, fifth, and Britlee Basagic, Owen Champ and Breymann Keesecker, placed second in their classes; and peewee – Gracie Hedrick, first;
Goat Showmanship: senior – Marissa Hoover, third, Kiger, fifth, and Ryleigh Cook, sixth; junior – Ty Heavner, first, and Tia Heavner, second; and peewee – Hedrick, second, and Bella Hoover, sixth; and
Hog Showmanship: senior – Smith, second place in her class; and peewee – Hedrick, Hoover and Colton Whetzel participated.
Phoebe Pownell – reserve grand champion (heavyweight class winner/heavyweight reserve champion);
Tori Heavner – middleweight class winner/middleweight champion;
Tia Heavner – lightweight class winner/lightweight champion and champion bred and owned market lamb;
Katie Keyser – reserve champion bred and owned market lamb and second in her lightweight class;
Owen Champ (fourth), Marley Champ (second), Keesecker (fourth) and Alanna Miller (10th) placed in their lightweight classes;
Basagic (seventh), Jameigh Miller (eighth), Ty Heavner (fourth), Ross Pownell (second), Ethan Kile (sixth), Hannah Heavner (third), Katie Heavner (second) and Lydia Heavner (fifth) placed in their middleweight class; and
Alexis Hedrick (fourth), Kallie Keyser (second), Whetzel (third), McKenna Hedrick (fourth), Trina Mallow (third) and Tanner Hedrick (fourth) placed in their heavyweight class.
Kiger – reserve champion/middleweight champion;
Ty Heavner – reserve champion heavyweight;
Reagyn Atkins (first), Tia Heavner (first) and Marissa Hoover (third) placed in their middleweight classes; and
Lydia Heavner – second place in heavyweight class.
Woods – champion feeder heifer and the reserve champion feeder steer;
Tori Heavner – placed second in her feeder calf heifer and third in her feeder calf steer class; and
Branson Smith – third place in his feeder calf heifer and feeder calf steer classes.
Open and Junior Breeding Cattle
Kiger – supreme champion heifer, the champion commercial heifer and the champion Maine Anjou heifer;
Holloway – junior show champion Hereford heifer and open show reserve champion Hereford heifer;
Brynleigh Ruddle – open show champion Hereford heifer;
Hubbard – open reserve champion commercial heifer; and
Tori Heavner – second place in her commercial heifer class.
Open and Junior Breeding Sheep
Vivian Pownell – champion crossbred ewe junior show, champion crossbred ewe open show and supreme champion ewe;
Tia Heavner – reserve champion crossbred ewe junior show, champion bred and owned ewe, reserve champion yearling ewe open and junior show and reserve supreme champion ewe;
Ty Heavner – champion crossbred yearling ewe, reserve champion bred and owned ewe and fourth place crossbred ewe junior show;
Kallie Keyser, Trina Mallow and Katie Keyser placed, third, fifth and sixth, respectively, in the crossbred ewe junior show; and
Gracie Hedrick (first), Owen Champ (third) and Marley Champ (third) placed in their crossbred ewe junior show classes.
Smith – fourth in heavyweight and fifth in lightweight classes (two steers); and
Mallow – second in lightweight class.
Marissa Hoover – second and fifth in heavyweight classes (two hogs); and
Lindsey Smith – fourth and eighth in middleweight classes (two hogs).
Horse – junior: Kallie Keyser, first, and Phoebe Pownell, second; and senior – Kiger, fourth, and Lindsey Smith, fifth;
Sheep – junior: Phoebe Pownell, first, Ty Heavner, third, and Kallie Keyser, fifth; and senior – Katie Keyser, first;
Swine – junior: Kallie Keyser, first, and Ty Heavner, third;
Goat – junior: Ty Heavner, first; and senior – Marissa Hoover, fourth, and Katie Keyser, fifth;
Beef – junior: Katie Heavner, first, and Kallie Keyser, third; and senior: Kiger, fifth; and
Overall – junior: Kallie Keyser, first, Phoebe Pownell, second, and Ty Heavner, third; and senior Katie Keyser, fourth.
Lamb and Goat Costume Contest
Middle age division – Basagic (first), Marley Champ (second) and Owen Champ, Keesecker, Katie Keyser and Kallie Keyser participated; and
Younger age division – Kiger with 6-year-old Wyatt Martin (first), Gracie Hedrick (second) and Bella Hoover participating.
Pendleton Youth Representatives on Committees
Beef – Mallow, goat – Ty Heavner, sheep – Katie Keyser, and swine – Lindsey Smith.
(Note: Pendleton County youth livestock sale results will be published in next week’s paper.)