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Hard work and dedication showcased at youth livestock exhibition in Knox County

Hard work, quality care, and dedication paid off as 4-H members in Knox County showcased their animals at this year's Knox 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 Knox County livestock and animal shows are:

Beef Show
Hayden Beard, Champion Angus Heifer
Cal Shreeves, Reserve Champion Angus Heifer
Lola Link, Champion Hereford Heifer
Sadler Spring, Reserve Champion Hereford Heifer
Lauren Johnson, Champion Shorthorn Heifer
Lora Setterdahl, Champion Shorthorn Plus Heifer
Kalen Setterdahl, Reserve Champion Shorthorn Plus Heifer
Anna Link, Champion Charolais Heifer
Tucker Onion, Champion Chianina Heifer
Wravenna Johnson, Reserve Champion Chianina Heifer
Fletcher Onion, Champion Limousin Heifer
Ester Gibb, Champion Maine Anjou Heifer
Addyson Onion, Reserve Champion Maine Anjou Heifer
Rowan Main, Champion Mainetainer Heifer
Ester Gibb, Champion Red Angus Heifer
Anna Webel, Champion Simmental Heifer
Ethan Emken, Reserve Champion Simmental Heifer
Anna Webel, Champion Crossbred Heifer
Ciara Shreeves, Reserve Champion Crossbred Heifer
Hayden Beard, Grand Champion Heifer
Anna Link, Reserve Grand Champion Heifer
Ester Gibb, Champion British Breed Steer
Ester Gibb, Champion Shorthorn Steer
Jack Webel, Champion AOB Steer
Ainsley Link, Reserve Champion AOB Steer
Ester Gibb, Champion Chianina Steer
Cal Shreeves, Champion Main Anjou Steer
Jack Webel, Champion Simmental Steer
Ainsley Link, Reserve Champion Simmental Steer
Lauren Johnson Champion Shorthorn Plus Steer
Addysen Link, Champion Crossbred Steer
Will Shreeves, Reserve Champion Crossbred Steer
Dane Hennenfent, Champion Rate of Gain Steer
Ashlyn Brewer, Reserve Champion Rate of Gain Steer
Addysen Link, Grand Champion Steer
Will Shreeves, Reserve Grand Champion Steer
Vince Alfrey, Champion Bucket Calf
Addie Cain, Reserve Champion Bucket Calf
Addie Cain, Champion Record Book
Marissia Brown, Reserve Champion Record Book
Tucker Onion, Jr Showmanship
Anna Link, Intermediate Showmanship
Anna Webel, Sr. Showmanship

Goat Show
Logan Yeutson, Grand Champion Dairy
Aiden Yeutson, Reserve Grand Champion Dairy
Madilyn Pruett, Grand Champion Meat Wether
Bryce Varner, Reserve Grand Champion Meat Wether
Madilyn Pruett, Grand Champion Meat Doe
Erin Welch, Reserve Grand Champion Meat Doe
Zoey Yeutson, Intermediate Showmanship
Bryce Varner, Sr. Showmanship

Poultry Show
Max Main, Broiler Class Winner
Dylan Nimrick, Roaster Class Winner
Dylan Nimrick, Champion Meat Pen
Max Main, Reserve Champion Meat Pen
Zoey Yeutson, Champion American
Trent Stiers, Reserve Champion American
Sidney Stiers, Champion Asiatic
Max Main, Reserve Champion Asiatic
Ethan Main, Champion English
Logan Yeutson, Reserve Champion English
Trent Stiers, Champion Mediterranean
Sidney Stiers, Reserve Champion Mediterranean
Logan Yeutson, Champion Other Standard Breed
Sidney Stiers, Reserve Champion Other Standard
Trent Stiers, Champion Production Hybrid
Sidney Stiers, Reserve Champion Production Hybrid
Jessica Doubet, Champion Clean Legged Bantam
Jaden Doubet, Reserve Champion Clean Legged Bantam
Jaden Doubet, Champion Feather Legged Bantam
Jessica Doubet, Reserve Champion Feather Legged Bantam
Ethan Main, Grand Champion Poultry
Logan Yeutson, Reserve Champion Poultry

Rabbit Show
Jaden Doubet, Champion Mini Rex|
Adalynn Snyder, Reserve Champion Mini Rex
Abigail Cooper, Champion Netherland Dwarf
Rosalind Flater, Champion Rex
Paige Nimrick, Champion Meat Pen
Jaden Doubet, Grand Champion Rabbit
Abigail Cooper, Reserve Grand Champion Rabbit
Adalynn Snyder, Junior Showmanship

Sheep Show
Megan Peterson, Grand Champion Ewe
Kalen Setterdahl, Reserve Grand Champion Ewe
Megan Peterson, Grand Champion Market Lamb
Addysen Link, Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb
Drake Nimrick, Grand Champion Market Pen of Lambs
Allison Hopkins, Reserve Grand Champion Market Pen of Lambs
Addysen Link, Jr. Showmanship
Kalen Setterdahl, Intermediate Showmanship
Lora Setterdahl, Senior Showmanship

Swine Show
Lola Link, Champion Crossbred Gilt
Rowan Main, Reserve Champion Crossbred Gilt
Anna Link, Champion Purebred Gilt
Lola Link, Reserve Champion Purebred Gilt
Anna Link, Champion Berkshire Gilt
Mason Stone, Reserve Champion Berkshire Gilt
Sadler Spring, Champion Duroc Gilt
Lola Link, Champion Spotted Swine Gilt
Kolt Malone, Reserve Champion Spotted Swine Gilt
Kolt Malone, Champion Yorkshire Gilt
Sadler Spring, Champion Tamworth Gilt
Lola Link, Grand Champion Overall Gilt
Rowan Main, Reserve Grand Champion Gilt
Lola Link, Champion Crossbred Gilt
Lola Link, Reserve Champion Crossbred Gilt
Cooper Main, Champion Purebred Gilt
Sadler Spring, Reserve Champion Purebred Gilt
Lucy Kuelper, Champion Berkshire Gilt
Cooper Main, Champion Duroc Gilt
Kolt Malone, Reserve Champion Duroc Gilt
Sadler Spring, Champion Hampshire Gilt
Megan Peterson, Champion Hereford Gilt
Cooper Main, Champion Spotted Swine Gilt
Grady Anderson, Champion Tamworth Gilt
Mason Stone, champions Yorkshire Gilt
Sadler Spring, Reserve Champion Yorkshire Gilt
Lola Link, Grand Champion Barrow
Lola Link, Reserve Grand Champion Barrow
Shelby Taylor, Junior Showmanship
Alexis Main, Intermediate Showmanship
Megan Peterson, Senior Showmanship

To learn more about 4-H experiences in Knox County, visit our website or contact the University of Illinois Extension office.

ABOUT EXTENSION: Illinois Extension leads public outreach for University of Illinois by translating research into action plans that allow Illinois families, businesses, and community leaders to solve problems, make informed decisions, and adapt to changes and opportunities.

ABOUT ILLINOIS 4-H: Illinois 4-H is the flagship youth development program of University of Illinois Extension and administered through the College of Agriculture, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences. 4-H grows true leaders, youth who are empowered for life today and prepared for a career tomorrow. The hands-on approach in 4-H gives young people guidance, tools, and encouragement and puts them in the driver’s seat to make great things happen. Independent research confirms the unparalleled impact of the 4-H experience, demonstrating that young people are four times more likely to contribute to their communities; two times more likely to make healthier choices; two times more likely to be civically active; and two times more likely to participate in STEM programs.