NETLA Hopkins County Jr. Market Livestock Show 2022 Lamb Competition Results

Siblings Win Lamb Showmanship, Championship Awards

When a thin layer of potential ice and a mix of sleet and rain were predicted for Thursday morning, officials with Hopkins County Junior Market Livestock Show host NETLA determined the annual show and sale of livestock projects would proceed as scheduled since weigh-ins for the first two shows weren’t scheduled until the afternoon.

In spite of the frigid temperatures, school-aged youth from across Hopkins County packed Hopkins County Civic Center Arena early Thursday afternoon for the 2022 lamb competition to show more than 30 livestock projects in at least 6 different lambClasses, as well as overall grand champion, reserve grand champion and showmanship awards, and a spot in the Sale of Champions on Saturday.

Although by no way the only siblings to compete at the show with the same type or even class of animal, but three Hopkins County siblings did capture the top honors in this year’s lamb show, receiving both showmanship and championship honors, in addition to one first place class ranking each.

Intermediate Showmanship honors went to Hopkins County 4-H member Ramsey Ragan, who showed a Class 2 lamb, which not only was ranked first in class but also was named Grand Champion.

Hopkins County 4-H member Ryan Ragan showed the Reserve Grand Champion lamb. Ryan showed Class 1 and Class 3 lambs. Ryan’s Class 3 lamb place first and is listed second in sale order for lambs. The 4-H member also earned Junior Showmanship honors for the first place Class 1 lamb.

The Senior Showmanship award went to Hopkins County 4-H member Reese Ragan, who showed a Class 3 lamb. Reese’s lamb placed third in class and is listed fourth in sale order, just behind Sulphur Springs FFA member Caroline Coke lamb, which placed second in Class 3 and is third in sale order.

Of course, these are not the only Hopkins County lamb exhibitors to earn recognition with their show project. Each student who showed their lamb was commended for their project. Students’ individuals rankings by class at Thursday’s Junior Market Livestock Show Lamb competition included, by class:

Class 1 Lambs

  1. Ryan Ragan, Hopkins County 4-H, Junior Showmanship
  2. Braxton Northcutt, Miller Grove 4-H
  3. Dallas Davidson, North Hopkins 4-H
  4. Rachel Davidson, North Hopkins FFA
  5. Allissa Sallee, Miller Grove 4-H

Class 2 Lambs

  1. Ramsey Ragan, Hopkins County 4-H, Intermediate Showmanship
  2. Brett Boatman, Hopkins County 4-H
  3. Rachel Davidson, North Hopkins FFA
  4. William Sallee Jr., Miller Grove FFA
  5. Tatum White, Como-Pickton FFA

Class 3 Lambs

  1. Ryan Ragan, Hopkins County 4-H
  2. Caroline Coker, Sulphur Springs FFA
  3. Reese Ragan, Hopkins County 4-H
  4. Bayler Boatman, Hopkins County 4-H
  5. Kollyn Gibson, Hopkins County 4-H
  6. Dallas Davidson, North Hopkins FFA

Class 4

  1. Keegan Callihan, North Hopkins FFA
  2. Sam Gamblin, Sulphur Springs FFA
  3. Trenton Wood, Cumby FFA
  4. Harlee Northcutt, Miller Grove FFA
  5. Ashlyn Hudson, Cumby FFA
  6. Danny James, North Hopkins FFA
  7. Laney Bankston, Sulphur Springs FFA

Class 5

  1. William Sallee Jr., Miller Grove FFA
  2. Keegan Callihan, North Hopkins FFA
  3. Lilly Bankston, Sulphur Springs FFA
  4. Danny James, North Hopkins FFA
  5. Chloe Ivy, Miller Grove FFA
  6. Chloe Miller, Hopkins County 4-H
  7. Kannon Gibson, Hopkins County 4-H

Class 6

  1. Cash Gamblin, Sulphur Springs FFA
  2. JAX Hudson, Cumby FFA
  3. Allissa Sallee, Miller Grove FFA
  4. Chloe Miller, Hopkins County 4-H

The top 17 lambs will be sold at auction on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022. All are welcome to attend and bid on these and other top projects at the sale which begins at 1 p.m. Saturday. Those who wish to contribute an add on or serve as a sponsor to help with scholarship funds as well as providing money for the youth to recoup some of the funds put into the project and/or provide funding to help raise their next livestock project.

Author: Faith Huffman

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