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Local 4-Hers compete at Fort Worth Stock Show

By Chrissy Karrer | Published Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo has come and gone. Wise County 4-Hers exhibited steers, heifers, longhorns, meat goats, dairy goats, rabbits and pigs. Each participant did a great job with showmanship and represented Wise County well.

The first stop for our 4-H members was the Goat Judging contest. Seven teams made up of four individuals represented Wise County 4-H. The second-place team consisted of Christian Cross, Cody Kimbro, Keaton Vawter and Kendall Vawter. The fifth place team consisted of Madison McPherson, Garrett Schneeman, Savannah Schneeman and Molly Cook.

Other team members consisted of Dalton Outlaw, Clayton Egle, Emily Egle, Lyndi Luttrull, Michaela Martin, Jessie Outlaw, Kooper Martin, Clint Demmitt, Bailey Morris, Haylee Barksdale, Amanda Peters, Kara Demmitt, Shelby Simmons, Amber Orr, Rosie Stephens, Carson Read, Will Tackett, Trenton Kelsey and Calli Gordon.

Individual placings were as followed: first place, Kendall Vawter; sixth place, Clint Demmitt; eighth place, Molly Cook; 15th, Clayton Egle; and 17th, Keaton Vawter.

The Longhorn program is continuously growing across Wise County.

At the Junior Longhorn Show, Shelby Rooker placed first in class 3 Longhorn Heifers, first in class 28 Longhorn steers and received Reserve Grand Champion Steer. Shelby also won the Intermediate showmanship class.

Kalli Winters received first place with her 15-month-old female longhorn and third place 12-month-old female longhorn. Cathleen Rangel’s heifer received second place with her fall heifer and Mackinlie Tucker took third in the same class.

Cason Rangel also took first place with his summer heifer. Molly Cook places second with her heifer, first with her bull and first with her longhorn steer. Cason Rangel’s heifer came in first in the 2010 Female class.

In the Spring 2010 heifer class, the placings were second Sydney Tucker, third Kelby Meadows and fourth Tanner Hudson.

Hudson’s bull placed first in his class, and Carson Tucker took fifth with his bull.

There were five 4-Hers who were competitors in the Heifer show and each did a wonderful job showing their projects. Kaylyn Shallene’s Angus heifer came in at fourth place. Cody Holloway’s Maine Anjou heifer placed third. Remington Swensson’s heifer placed sixth in her Shorthorn class. Seth Byers placed fifth with his Beefmaster heifer.

Nevada Huffman had Supreme Champion Braunvieh Heifer in the Open Beef Cattle Show.

The exhibitors in the junior market swine show were Maley Mader, Miley Mader, Carson Read and Tiffany Hawkins. Read’s Second Class Market Hampshire Barrow took sixth. In the Breeding Swine show, Magan Haestande had the Reserve Champion Yorkshire Boar and had the first place Summer Born Yorkshire Boar.

In the steer show, the Wise County 4-Hers were strong competitors. Seth Byers exhibited the Champion American steer. Lacey Erwin placed 14th with her Light Weight Exotic steer. Carson Read had the ninth place Light Weight Shorthorn steer.

Other steer exhibitors include Blake Arrington, Micheal Chandler, Katie Claborn, Cassady Craddock, Tyrel Draper, Wyatt Draper, Leah Guinn, Dalton Meadows, Haley Rector, Taylor Rector and Kendall Vawter.

This year youth also competed in the Horse Show. Amber Tai Jeanne placed third in poles and fifth in barrels in APHA show in her class. Mikayla Cox placed first in NRHA Youth 13 Under Reining, first in AQHA Youth 13-under reining, fourth in solid bred paint (all ages) poles and sixth in solid bred paint (all ages) barrels.

Great Job Wise County 4-Hers!

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