Big Week at the Northwest Georgia Regional Fair
Williams and the Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb was shown by Emma Long.
The Beef Cattle Heifer and Steer Shows took place on Friday, September 15. Participating in these shows were 15 exhibitors in grades 4-12 showing a total of 21 head of steers and heifers. Winning their respective showmanship classes were:
Grades 4-6: Blaine Terry, Floyd County 4-H
Grades 7-8: County 4-H
Grades 9- 10: Olivia Gordon County 4-H
Grades 11-12: Brett Dyer, Dade County 4-H
In this year’s steer show, Brett Dyer exhibited the Grand Champion Steer. The heifer show was split into two divisions, Registered and Commercial. Winning Grand Champion Commercial Heifer was Gabrielle Jones and Reserve Grand Champion was exhibited by Kylie Hurd. Winning the Grand Champion Registered Heifer was Olivia Tierce and having the Reserve Grand Champion Registered Heifer went to Brent McDaniel. Ending the show was the selection of the Overall Grand Champion and Overall Reserve Grand Champion; those honors went to Olivia Tierce and Brent McDaniel.
The final show of the fair was the swine show, held on Saturday, September 16th. Thirty-five youth exhibited fifty- four pigs in the show. Winning their grade level showmanship class were: Lexi Terry, Floyd Tierce,
Grades 4-6: Levi Cantrell, Gilmer County 4-H
Grades 7- 8: Pickens FFA
Grades 9- 10: Taylor Dobson, Pickens FFA
Grades 11- 12: Brady Carney, Calhoun High FFA
The hog show was split into two divisions: market hog and breeding gilt. Thirty- seven hogs were shown in the market hog show, while seventeen hogs were shown Kelsie Hancock, in the breeding gilt show. Grand Champion Market Hog honors went to Mackenzie Coffey and Reserve Grand Champion Market Hog was shown by Brady Carney. The Grand Champion Breeding Gilt was exhibited by Taylor Dobson and Reserve Grand Champion Breeding Gilt was shown by Brady Carney.
Market goat show results from the September 9th show were published in the September 20, 2017 edition of the Calhoun Times.
Mackenzie Coffey with her Grand Champion Market Hog.
1st place fair booth; Leaders are Popping Up in 4-H.
Olivia Tierce, winner of Showmanship Class and Overall Grand Champion Heifer.