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4-H Livestock Club brings home awards

by Russell Pedrett

The Douglas County 4-H clubs that exhibited at the 1999 Nevada Junior Livestock Show May 6-10 in Reno had another very successful year.

The Nevada Junior Livestock Show is a livestock show for 4-H and FFA members to show swine, sheep and steers. Over 80 swine kids, 100 sheep kids and over 30 beef kids from all over the state went to the show this year to show their animals that they have been raising for the past four months to “see how they have done.” The Nevada Junior Livestock Show is very fun for all people.

Douglas County 4-H this year had one steer exhibitor, eight sheep exhibitors and eight swine exhibitors.

Results for the Carson Valley Shepherds Sheep Club are as follows. Kyle Martinez showed the first place heavyweight lamb, the grand champion overall market lamb and placed second in intermediate showmanship. Jessica Greer showed the second place heavyweight market lamb and reserve grand champion overall market lamb, and she won champion intermediate showman. Charlie Pedrett showed the sixth place heavyweight market lamb and placed third in intermediate showmanship. Bridget Wood showed the third place heavyweight market lamb and placed eighth in senior showmanship. Shea Vick showed the fifth place middleweight market lamb. Austin Carrasco showed a heavyweight group 2 and placed with a blue ribbon in junior showmanship. Whitney Robinson showed a heavyweight group 2 and placed eighth in intermediate showmanship.

The Carson Valley Shepherds did very well this year. Overall, they had the grand and reserve champion market lambs and the top three in intermediate lamb showmanship. Congratulations, Austin, Bridget, Charlie, Jessie, Kyle, Shea and Whitney. Carson Valley Shepherds had the champion pen of five market lambs, also.

Baa Sheep Company, also from Douglas County, did well, too. Tyrel Dressler received a blue ribbon and placed fifth in his market lamb class. His breeding ewe placed second in her class, and Tyrel also received a group 2 in senior showmanship. Amber Cornelius received second place in her market class and placed fourth overall in intermediate showmanship. Torrie Cornelius also received second in her market class, and she was the second overall junior sheep showman. Jennifer Hedgecock received a group 2 in her market class. Troy Saunders received a group 1 in his market class and a group 2 in his intermediate showmanship class. Congratulations Troy, Jennifer, Torrie, Amber and Tyrel. The Baa Company also won reserve champion pen of five market lambs.

The Douglas Divine Swine Club also did well this year. Skyler Zulian showed a heavyweight blue ribbon hog and placed first in intermediate showmanship. Russell Pedrett showed the first place super heavyweight hog, won champion senior swine showman and also won the John Ascuaga Award of Excellence. Trevor Kolbus had a pig that placed eighth in its heavyweight class, and he was the reserve champion intermediate swine showman. Jessica Kolbus placed second in junior showmanship, placed seventh in her pig’s super heavyweight class and was the champion junior master showman overall. Henry O’Hair showed the fifth place super heavyweight market hog and placed with a group 2 in intermediate showmanship. David Hoskin was the sixth place intermediate showman and received a blue ribbon in his heavyweight class. Brian Hoskin showed the eighth place super heavyweight market hog and received a group 2 in junior showmanship.

Overall, the Divine Swine Club did really well! They had the first place senior showman, first place intermediate showman and second place junior showman. This club stresses showmanship, as you can see.

In the breeding show, congratulations go to Russell Pedrett for showing the champion and reserve champion purebred breeding gilts, the champion overall gilt and the supreme champion feeder pig and to Shea Vick for showing the reserve champion crossbred commercial gilt in the breeding show. Congratulations Brian, David, Henry, Jessica, Russell, Skyler and Trevor on a job well done. Douglas County also had the champion pen of five market hogs.

In the steer division, congratulations to Richie Ryan for being the seventh place intermediate steer showman and for showing a group 2 market steer.

Douglas County did very well at the 1999 Nevada Junior Livestock show. All exhibitors would like to thank the buyers and award sponsors for this year’s show, without whom none of this would be possible.