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Hopkins County Junior Market Livestock Show Steer, Heifer Winners

The second day of the Hopkins County Junior Market Livestock Show concluded with steer and swine exhibitions and showmanship events.

In the steer show, students entered 19 projects in six weight classes, with steer ranging from 1,035 pounds to 1,550 pounds.

The Grand Champion Steer was exhibited by Tracey Shackleford; the North Hopkins FFA member also earned the Senior Showmanship award. Shackleford entered a 1,340 pounds steer in Class 5 and a 1,550 pound steer in Class 6.

Rolando Massey showed the Reserve Champion, a 1,335 pound Class 5 steer.

Intermediate Showmanship honors in the steer show went to Hopkins County 4-H member Mika Gray, who exhibited a 1,105 pound Class 2 steer.

Dodge Chamness received Junior Showmanship recognition with a 1,215 pounds steer.

The heifer show drew 18 entries in four classes, grouped by age, starting at 7 months and ranging up to 22 months.

The two top heifers were shown by Sulphur Springs FFA. The Grand Champion Heifer was shown by Coen Bell of Sulphur Springs FFA. The Reserve Heifer was shown by Savannah Allen, who also received the Senior Showmanship award with her heifer.

Kaitlin Myers won Intermediate Showmanship in the heifer show.

Miller Grove FFA’s Abbie Melton earned Junior Showmanship honors with her heifer.

The Junior Market Livestock Show concludes Saturday. A stew and chili will be offered at noon to give people a chance to fellowship with exhibitors and the many generous individuals who help support the NETLA program. The Sale of Champions will begin around 1 p.m., immediately following the stew and chili and awards presentations.

Author: Faith Huffman

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