ALLEGANY CO., N.Y. — On Wednesday, July 18th the Allegany County Fair held the Youth Dairy Show. The contest is a culmination of months of hard work and training of dairy animals for exhibition by 4-H and FFA members.
This year’s show opened with meet and greet with the judge followed up with a presentation by Cuba-Rushford FFA and Friendship Everlasting 4-H members of memorial bench in honor of Tom Parmenter in recognition of his 18+ years serving as youth program educator.
Junior Showmanship, Morgan Holcomb first in class receiving blue ribbon, Natalie Burrows second with red ribbon awarded.
Intermediate Showmanship 1st blue Taylor Brokaw, 1st red Halana Eddy and 2nd red awarded to Abigail Morton.
For the senior division: 1st blue Emily Lyman, 2nd blue Jennifer Burrows, 1st red Logan Kelley, 2nd red Kaylee Eddy, 3rd red Blake Hewitt and 4th red Kelsi Morton.
There were four participants in the novice divisions which is for first year exhibitors; receiving 1st blue Maddison Morehouse, 2nd blue Emma Bolzan with red ribbons awarded to Shane Ploetz and Riley Blarr.
Winners in each division received a halter sponsored by SAPUTO. The top 2 from each divisions competed for Master Showmanship. This year’s winner Emily Lyman received a director’s chair sponsored by Birds-All Dairy. Reserve Master Showmanship, Jennifer Burrows received a plaque and cash award from Jefferds Enterprises.
There were also 2 Clover Bub Showman, open to youth 5-7 years old, Ben Eshelman and Bentley Foster received participation awards sponsored by Wild Geese Farm.
Following the showmanship breed classes were held. Highlights for these classes:
Award Sponsor Recipient
Ayrshire Senior Champion Windfall Farms Emily Lyman
Ayrshire Reserve Senior Champion Missy and Mike Holcomb Jennifer Burrows
Holstein Senior Champion Center Vu farm Logan Kelley
Holstein Reserve Senior Champion Skyview Farm Kaylee Eddy
Holstein Best Udder Jennifer Dunlap Memorial Logan Kelley
by Santangelo / Dunlap family
Jersey Senior Champion Birdsall Dairy Farm Emily Lyman
Jersey Reserve Senior Champion Lost Valley Farm Emily Lyman
Brown Swiss Senior Champion Country Crossroads Feed & Seed Emily Lyman
Brown Swiss Res. Senior Champion Skyview Farm Madison Morehouse
Grade Junior Champion Reisdorf Brothers Riley Blarr
Grade Reserve Junior Champion Pete & Kathleen MacDonald Kelsi Morton
Ayrshire Junior Champion Cyril Jordon Morgan Holcomb
Ayrshire Reserve Junior Champion Cyril Jordon Morgan Holcomb
Holstein Junior Champion Allegany County Pomona Grange Logan Kelley
Holstein Reserve Junior Champion Will-Cara Farm Helayna Eddy
Jersey Junior Champion Kathy & Kevin Lewis Morgan Holcomb
Jersey Reserve Junior Champion Allegany County Farm Bureau Morgan Holcomb
Brown Swiss Junior Champion Fallbrook Farms Emily Lyman
Brown Swiss Res. Junior Champion Allegany County Farm Bureau Emily Lyman
Grade Grand Champion Dave’s Printing Riley Blarr
Grade Reserve Grand Champion Dave’s Printing Kelsi Morton
Ayrshire Grand Champion Missy and Mike Holcomb Emily Lyman
Ayrshire Reserve Grand Champion Windfall Farms Jennifer Burrows
Holstein Grand Champion Lost Valley Farms
Holstein Reserve Grand Champion Will-Cara Farm Kaylee Eddy
Jersey Grand Champion Birdsall Dairy Farm Emily Lyman
Jersey Reserve Grand Champion Allegany County Farm Bureau Emily Lyman
Brown Swiss Grand Champion For Kids Auto Repair & Towing Emily Lyman
Brown Swiss Res Grand Champion Allegany County Farm Bureau Madison Morehouse
Supreme Champion of 2017 Show The York Agency – Lester York Logan Kelley
Best Breed and Owned Jefferds Livestock Emily Lyman
Dairy Herd – 1st Cuba-Rushford FFA, 2nd Friendship Everlasting 4-H Club
Club Herd – 1st place Friendship Everlasting 4-H Club, 2nd Cuba-Rushford FFA
Top place finishers for Allegany County in the dairy judging contest senior Emily Lyman received a trophy sponsored by Val Dale Farms of Friendship, NY and junior Gianna Loiacono trophy from Country Crossroads Feed & Seeds.
This year’s judge for the show and judging contest was Chris Curtiss from Attica, NY; a professional cattle fitter for 15 years traveling across the US, Canada, Europe and South America. He provided positive feedback and tips for youth as he places classes throughout the day. Congratulations to all the youth on a successful show.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension Allegany County
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