Hard work and dedication showcased at youth livestock exhibition

Hard work, quality care, and dedication paid off as 4-H members in Henderson County showcased their animals at this year's Henderson County Fair. These events provide an opportunity for youth to display sportsmanship and exude confidence as they showed the "best of the best" during the annual livestock and animal shows.

4-H youth who raise beef, swine, sheep, goats, rabbits, and poultry for their annual projects also had the opportunity to participate in the livestock auction and participants receive the full proceeds from the sale of their livestock.

The results of the Henderson County livestock and animal shows are:

Beef Show
Dayne Gittings, Champion Angus Heifer
Curtis Randall, Reserve Champion Angus Heifer
Jacob Sparrow, Champion Hereford
Ruby Gittings, Champion Simmental
Ruby Gittings, Champion Chianina
Tyler Ricketts, Champion Crossbred
Curtis Randall, Reserve Champion Crossbred
Dyane Gittings, Grand Champion Heifer
Tyler Ricketts, Reserve Grand Champion Heifer
Dayne Gittings, Grand Champion Steer
Dexter Ricketts, Reserve Grand Champion Steer
Brooklyn Miller, Grand Champion Rate of Gain
Isaac Mohr, Reserve Grand Champion Rate of Gain
Blake Ricketts, Junior Showmanship
Ruby Gittings, Senior Showmanship
Dayne Gittings, Advanced Showmanship

Goat Show
Ruby Gittings, Grand Champion Meat Doe
Johnathan Garner, Reserve Grand Champion Meat Doe
Ruby Gittings, Grand Champion Doe
Johnathan Garner, Reserve Grand Champion Doe
Ruby Gittings, Grand Champion Market Goat
Johnathan Garner, Junior Showmanship
Ruby Gittings, Advanced Showmanship

Poultry Show
Ruby Gittings, Grand Champion Poultry
Bridget Brokaw, Reserve Champion Poultry
Bridget Brokaw, Champion Chicken Eggs
Jordan Kane, Reserve Champion Chicken Eggs
Brynn Johnson, Champion Other Eggs

Rabbit Show
There were no entries this year.

Sheep Show
Dayne Gittings, Champion Hampshire Ewe
Dayne Gittings, Reserve Hampshire Ewe
Kendyl Kane, Champion Crossbred Ewe
Dayne Gittings, Reserve Crossbred Ewe
Dayne Gittings, Champion Flock
Dayne Gittings, Reserve Flock
Dayne Gittings, Champion Breeding Pair
Dayne Gittings, Reserve Breeding Pair
Dayne Gittings, Grand Champion Ewe
Kendyl Kane, Reserve Grand Champion Ewe
Dayne Gittings, Grand Champion Market Lamb
Alexia Kane, Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb
Dayne Gittings, Grand Champion Market Pair
Alexia Kane, Reserve Grand Champion Market Pair
Claire Day, Junior Showmanship
Kendyl Kane, Senior Showmanship
Dayne Gittings, Advanced Showmanship

Swine Show
Rose Leary, Champion Pair of Gilts
Jolie Johnson, Reserve Champion Pair of Gilts
Jolie Johnson, Champion Purebred Gilt
Rose Leary, Reserve Champion Purebred Gilt
Keaton Ruebush, Champion Crossbred Gilt
Jolie Johnson, Reserve Champion Crossbred Gilt
Jolie Johnson, Champion Breeding Gilt
Keaton Ruebush, Reserve Champion Breeding Gilt
Rachel Leary, Champion Pair of Barrows
Keaton Ruebush, Reserve Champion Pair of Barrows
Wyatt Michael, Champion Purebred Barrow
Rachel Leary, Reserve Champion Purebred Barrow
Rachel Leary, Champion Crossbred Barrow
Collin Leary, Reserve Champion Crossbred Barrow
Rachel Leary, Grand Champion Barrow
Collin Leary, Reserve Grand Champion Barrow
Dillon Leary, Junior Showmanship
Laney McLaughlin, Senior Showmanship
Keaton Ruebush, Advanced Showmanship

To learn more about 4-H experiences in Henderson County, visit our website at extension.illinois.edu/hkmw or contact the University of Illinois Extension office at (309) 924-1163.

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