NETLA Hopkins County Junior Market Livestock Show 2022 Heifer Contest Results

The NETLA Hopkins County Junior Market Livestock Show 2022 Heifer Contest Friday evening featured 19 cows in five different heifer classes, with showmanship awards presented in three categories based on age of exhibitors, and two championship awards bestowed for the two heifers rated best overall.

Youth exhibitors whose heifers competed for class recognition received ribbons based on ranking. Top class winners then advanced to the championship round, where the two heifers determined by the judge to be the best overall were named Grand and Reserve Champions.

Kaitlyn Myers Friday night received the Senior Showmanship Award for her skills showing her heifer. Myers. The North Hopkins FFA member was one of six Hopkins County students ages 14 and up who exhibited during the showmanship portion of the heifer contest with her Class1 black baldie heifer.

Two youth competed for Intermediate Showmanship honors in the 2022 Heifer Contest. Abbie Melton went home with the award among exhibitors ages 11-13 years. The Miller Grove FFA members showed three heifers at the Feb. 25 contest, one each in Class 1, Class 2 and Class 5. One of Abbie’s heifers was also named Grand Champion at the show Friday in the Civic Center Arena.

The Junior Showmanship Award for heifer exhibitors went to Katie Alexander. The Miller Grove FFA member was among three Hopkins County youth ages 8-10 competing in the showmanship contest. Katie exhibited one heifer each in Class 2 and Class 4.

Caroline Melton, a Miller Grove FFA/Hopkins County 4-H member, not only showed the heifer rated first in Class 2, but her heifer also was named the overall Reserve Champion.

Students receiving ribbons for their heifer’s class rankings were as follows:

Class 1 Heifer

  1. Cash Vititow, Sulphur Springs FFA
  2. Abbie Melton, Miller Grove FFA
  3. Kaitlyn Myers, North Hopkins FFA
  4. Slayton McClendon, SSFFA
  5. Mika Gray, Hopkins County 4-H
  6. Kylee Jo Anderson, SSFFA

Class 2 Heifer

  1. Caroline Melton, MGFFA
  2. Peyton John, SSFFA
  3. Abbie Melton, MGFFA
  4. Claire Jalufka, Como-Pickton FFA
  5. Katie Alexander, MGFFA

Class 3 Heifer

  1. Bryson Rawson, SSFFA
  2. Dylan Strain, Sulphur Bluff FFA

Class 4 Heifer

  1. Chloe Jalufka, CPFFA
  2. Destiny Lackey, HC4H
  3. Katie Alexander, MGFFA

Class 5

  1. Coen Bell, SSFFA
  2. Abbie Melton, MGFFA
  3. Cash Vititow, SSFFA

While the Showmanship and Championship exhibitors were recognized during the NETLA Hopkins County Livestock Show Sale of Champions Saturday, unlike all other livestock categories, heifers are not sold at auction.

Author: Faith Huffman

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