Thankfully, the frigid weather on Thursday turned into pleasant temperatures on Friday and Saturday last weekend, as the FFA and 4-H youth brought their animals to exhibit in the 2014 Carson County Livestock Show. This year, there were 16 goats, 20 sheep, 14 steers, five heifers and 135 pigs.
Abbie Brainard of White Deer 4-H exhibited the Grand Champion Goat with her Heavy Weight goat and Gunner Lamb of Groom 4-H won the Reserve Champion with his Medium Weight goat.
Rowdy Cox of White Deer FFA took Best of Breed and Reserve Champion Lamb with his Fine Wool lamb and Zane Hackett of Panhandle FFA won Reserve Breed with his Fine Wool lamb.
Panhandle’s Will Weinheimer of FFA exhibited the Best of Breed and Grand Champion Lamb with his Medium Weight Medium Wool lamb and Seth Witt of Panhandle FFA won Reserve Breed with his Heavy
Weight Medium Wool lamb. MaKenna Reynolds of Panhandle FFA won Best of Breed with her Southdown lamb and Cammie Carpenter of Panhandle FFA won Reserve Breed with her Southdown lamb.
Jett Bradford of Panhandle 4-H was awarded Grand Champion Steer with his Heavy Weight Exotic Steer. Photo courtesy of Kinsey Brown
Kason Vigil of White Deer FFA won Best of Breed-English with his Hereford-English Steer, Reserve Breed-Exotic with his Light Weight Exotic Steer and he won Reserve Champion Steer. Jett Bradford of Panhandle 4-H won Reserve Breed-English with his Angus-English Steer, the Best of Breed-Exotic with his Heavy Weight Exotic Steer and won Grand Champion Steer.
Hanna Brainard of White Deer FFA won Best of Breed-Hereford with her Hereford Heifer and won Grand Champion Heifer. Ashby Dauer of Panhandle 4-H won Reserve Breed-Hereford with her Hereford Heifer and Cash Bixby of Panhandle FFA won Best of Breed-Maine-Anjou with his Maine-Anjou Heifer and won the Reserve Grand Champion Heifer.
Cash Bixby of Panhandle FFA earned Reserve Grand Champion Heifer with his Maine-Anjou Heifer.
Photo courtesy of Kinsey Brown
Jadyn Coffee of Panhandle FFA won Best of Breed with her Light Weight Berkshire pig, Jackson Kuehler of Panhandle FFA won Reserve Best of Breed with his Heavy Weight Berkshire pig. Keslea Ford of Panhandle FFA won Best of Breed with her Heavy Weight Chester pig. Locke Williams of Panhandle FFA won Reserve Best of Breed with his Heavy Weight Chester pig.
Acacia Barker of Panhandle 4-H exhibited the Best of Breed with her Medium Weight Duroc pig, Tayte Ogletree of Panhandle 4-H won Reserve Best of Breed with his Light Weight Duroc pig.
Locke Williams also won Best of Breed with his Light Weight Hampshire pig. Christopher McLaughlin of Panhandle 4-H won Reserve Best of Breed with his Medium Weight Hampshire pig.
Cash Bixby also won Best of Breed with his Heavy Weight OPB pig. Kendra Reining of Panhandle FFA won Reserve Best of Breed with her Heavy Weight OPB pig.
Cheyenne Davis of White Deer FFA won Best of Breed with her Medium Weight Yorkshire pig. Cassidy Crutchfield of White Deer FFA won Reserve Best of Breed with her Light Weight Yorkshire pig.
Aubrie Ingram of White Deer 4-H won Best of Breed with her Medium Weight Cross pig and also won Grand Champion Pig. Jordan Pohnert of White Deer 4-H won Reserve Best of Breed and Cheyenne Davis of White Deer 4-H won Reserve Champion Pig with her Medium Weight Cross pig.
Animal classes, placings and Panhandle youth exhibitors were:
Class #1 – Light Weight Goats: 1. Seth Witt, 2. Kendall McCall, 3. Justin Leven, 4. The 26th Jim Brinkley/Red Bell Memorial Basketball Tournament begins today with 24 teams participating in the fifth and sixth grade divisions. The third and fourth grade division tournament will be played on Feb. 15-16.
In the Fifth Grade Girls’ Division, teams represented will included are Spearman, Panhandle, Fritch, Amarillo, Miami and two teams from White Deer. Competing in the Sixth Grade Girls’ Division will be Memphis, Spearman, Dumas, Panhandle and Pampa. The Fifth Grade Boys’ Division includes towns from Fritch, Canadian, Spearman and Panhandle. The biggest division is the Sixth Grade Boys and will represent the towns of Sunray, Dumas, Spearman, Fritch, White Deer, Panhandle, Gruver and Canadian.
Three games will be played in all three gyms beginning at 5:30 p.m. today, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. On Saturday the games begin at 9 a.m. in all three gyms. On Sunday, Feb. 1, the finals in all four divisions will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the Panther Gym.
Admission to the games is $4for adults and $2 for students. All proceeds from the gate will benefit the scholarships to Panhandle Seniors. There will be a concession operated during the games
Class #2 – Medium Weight Goats: 4- Kaylee Brassfield
Class #1 – Fine Wool Lambs: 2- Zane Hackett, 3- Maddox Reynolds, 4- Abbie Carpenter
Class #2 – Light Weight Medium Wool Lambs: 2- Cammie Carpenter, 4- Hunter Thompson
Class #3 – Medium Weight Medium Wool Lambs: 1- Will Weinheimer, 2- Haylei McCall, 3- Hunter Thompson, 4- Espn McCall
Class #4 – Heavy Weight Medium Wool Lambs: 1- Seth Witt, 2- Will Weinheimer, 4- Justin Leven
Class #5 – Southdown Lambs: 1- MaKenna Reynolds, 2- Cammie Carpenter, 3- Abbie Carpenter
Class #1 – Angus-English Steer: 1- Jett Bradford, 2- Braedyn Kowalewski, 3- Kloee Kowalewski, 4- Noah Ford
Class #2 – Hereford-English Steer: 2- Ashby Dauer, 3 & 4- Jared Dauer
Class #3 – Light Weight Exotic Steer: 3- Hagan Heck
Class #4 – Heavy Weight Exotic Steer: 1- Jett Bradford
Class #1 – Hereford Heifer: 2- Ashby Dauer, 3- Jared Dauer
Class #2 – Hereford Heifer: 1- Ashby Dauer
Class #3 – Maine-Anjou Heifer: 1- Cash Bixby
Class #1 – Light Weight Berkshire: 1- Jadyn Coffee, 2- Katlynn Freeman, 3- Brennon Freeman, 4- Keylee Mayfield, 5- Andrew Smith, 6- Alex Thompson
Class #2 – Heavy Weight Berkshire: 1- Jackson Kuehler, 3- Katlynn Freeman, 5- Savannah Sinclair
Class #3 – Light Weight Chester: 1- Halle Ford, 3- Cash Bixby, 4- Owen Elliott
Class #4 – 1- Keslea Ford, 2- Locke Williams, 4- Whitman Martin
Class #5 – Light Weight Duroc: 1- Tayte Ogletree, 2- Joe Smith, 3- Kandin Ford, 4- Gauge Hackett, 5- Christopher Coffee, 6- Kate Kuehler
Class #6 – Medium Weight Duroc: 1- Acacia Barker, 2- Kayla Williams, 3- Kendra Reining, 4- Jett Bradford
Class #7 – Medium Heavy Weight Duroc: 3- Chloe Harris, 5- Kinlea Ford, 6- Zach Baze
Class #8 – Heavy Weight Duroc: 1- Savannah Sinclair, 3- Ty Gabel, 5- Ethan Arganbright
Class #9 – Light Weight Hampshire: 1- Locke Williams, 3- Shyann Bixby, 4- Mack Leven, 6- Larke Leven, 8- Noah Ford
Class #10 – Medium Weight Hampshire: 1- Christopher McLaughlin, 2- Kasey Lindsey, 3- Grace Kuehler, 5- Baylee Gabel
Class #11 – Heavy Weight Hampshire: 1- Evee Horner, 3- Kate Kuehler, 7- Keslea Ford
Class #12 – Light Weight Black OPB: 1- Sterling McCall, 2- Evyn Winborne, 5- Baylee Ogletree
Class #13 – 1- Cash Bixby, 2- Kendra Reining, 3- Kylee Kowalewski, 6- Olivia Horner
Class #14 – Light Weight Yorkshire: 2- Kandin Ford, 3- Halle Ford
Class #15 – Medium Weight Yorkshire: 3- Grace Kuehler, 4- Jackson Kuehler, 5- Kinlea Ford
Class #16 – Heavy Weight Yorkshire: 1- Shyann Bixby
Class #17 – Prospect Cross: 2- Triston Inman, 4- Christopher McLaughlin, 5- Mack Leven, 6- Hudson Inman
Class #18 – Light Weight Cross: 1- Audree Brassfield, 4- Ethan Arganbright, 5- Brady Gabel, 6- Brennan Reed
Class #19 – Light Medium Weight Cross: 5- Hagan Heck, 7- Baylee Ogletree
Class #20 – Medium Weight Cross: 3- Noah Ford, 7- Tayte Ogletree, 8- A.J. Thompson
Class #21 – Heavy Medium Weight Cross: 3- Hudson Inman, 4- Kayla Williams, 5- Grayson Davis, 6- Cablan Horner
Class #22 – Heavy Weight Cross: 2- Triston Inman, 4- Evyn Winborne, 5- Shayla Gandy, 6- Justin Gandy
Class #23 – Super Heavy Weight Cross: 1- Spencer Keys, 3- Owen Elliott, 4- Grayson Davis
Buckles were awarded to the winners. They are as follows:
Rookie – Kendra Reining, Panhandle-FFA, from the Carson County Junior Livestock Association
Senior Citizenship – Katlynn Freeman, Panhandle-FFA, from C.J. Whatley “In Memory of Darrel Whatley”
Senior Showmanship (Pig) – Jordan Pohnert of White Deer, from White Deer FFA
Junior Showmanship (Pig) – K’Leigh Thornton of Groom, from Great Plains Crop Consultant, Tim Case
Senior Showmanship (Lamb) – Seth Witt of Groom, from Stop N Shop
Junior Showmanship (Lamb) – Cammie Carpenter of Panhandle, from Melvin and Kim Hammer
Senior Showmanship (Beef) – Karlee Vigil of White Deer, from John Dale Kelly
Junior Showmanship (Beef) – Jett Bradford of Panhandle, from Animal Health International / Leo Britten
Senior Showmanship (Goat) – Abbie Brainard of White Deer, from Panhandle FFA Booster Club
Junior Showmanship (Goat) – Landry Brainard of White Deer, from T&H Towing
Grand Champion and Reserve Champion Buckles were donated by Joe and Barbara Homer, Bling & Beyond – Stephanie Davis, Panhandle FFA, Attebury Grain, Panhandle Chamber of Commerce, Brandvik Pipe – Mike and Brandi Brandvik, Robinson Grain and Carson County Gin.
Winners of the Carson County Junior Livestock Association Raffle were: Dayna Britten, Rex Ruthardt and Steve Ford. They each received $1000.