BELMONT, N.Y. — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Allegany County’s Agriculture Program is excited to announce:
2021 Allegany County Fair Youth Beef Show Results
Lynn Bliven, Agriculture & Natural Resources Issue Leader
Tuesday, July 20th youth exhibitors showed off their beef projects at the Allegany County Fair. The contest is a culmination of a year plus of hard work caring for and training their animals.
In the Senior Showmanship division, Caitlin Steward with a first-place finish received a blue ribbon along with a bucket sponsored by the Dave’s Printing; Ethan Cole second blue was awarded a show harness sponsored by Grant C. Seaman DVM for novice exhibitor.
For the Junior Showmanship Sarah Wilson topped the class followed by Luke Wilson and Shane Ploetz receiving blue ribbons, red ribbons awarded to Kadin Pierce and Jeffery Wilson. Sarah received a bucket sponsored by General Roofing.
The top from each division competed for Grand Champion Showman. This year’s winner Sarah Wilson received award sponsored by Mark & Lorraine Stone Fillmore, NY. Reserve Grand Champion Showman, Caitlin Steward received award sponsored by Almond Rod & Gun Club.
Following the showmanship market classes were held starting with the Dairy Steer. The entry of Shane Ploetz received a blue ribbon along with a banner sponsored in Memory of Sarah Beiler.
Heavy Weight Beef Steer with 3 blue ribbons winners exhibited by Kadin Pierce, Luke Wilson and Sarah Wilson. In the Medium Weight Division receiving blue ribbon Shane Ploetz and Luke Wilson. Red ribbons awarded to Kadin Pierce and Jeffery Wilson. Both enters in the Lightweight Division exhibited by Ethan Cole and Sarah Wilson received blues.
Grand Champion Market Beef sponsored Nicholson Pharmacy exhibited by Kadin Pierce. The Reserve Grand Champion Market Swine sponsored by Bugman & Sons was awarded to Shane Ploetz.
In the breeding beef division, an excellent group of blue-ribbon stock exhibited by Kadin Pierce, Shane Ploetz, Caitlin Steward, Jeffery Wilson, Luke Wilson, and Sarah Wilson. Grand Champion Female, sponsored in Memory of Harold & Ruby Anderson, awarded to Charolais yearling exhibited by Shane Ploetz. Reserve Grand Champion Female, sponsored in Memory of Douglas Freeman, awarded to Red Angus Cow/Calf pair exhibited by Luke Wilson. Grand Champion Bull awarded Caitlin Steward for her yearling bull and Reserve Grand Champion Bull to the junior calf exhibited by Luke Wilson. Both bull awards sponsored by Cattaraugus County Troopers Association. Additional breeding beef exhibited by Gianna Loiacono, Kyla Jozwiak, Caitlin Stewart, Jeffery Wilson and Sarah Wilson all receiving blue ribbons.
This year’s judge for the show was Courtney Charlesworth. She grew up showing registered black angus cattle participating in the Cattaraugus County 4-H program as well as the NYS Junior Angus Association. A graduate of Alfred State College with a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Entrepreneurship in 2020.
Youth shows at the fair are one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Allegany County (CCE-Allegany). The association is part of the national cooperative extension system, an educational partnership between County, State, and Federal governments. As New York’s land grant university Cornell administers the system in this state. For more information, call 525-268-7644 or visit our website at www.cce.cornell.edu/allegany. Cornell Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension of Allegany County
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