BELMONT, N.Y. — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Allegany County’s Agriculture Program is excited to announce:
2021 Allegany County Fair Youth Sheep Show Results
Lynn Bliven, Agriculture & Natural Resources Issue Leader
Tuesday, July 20th youth exhibitors showed off their sheep projects at the Allegany County Fair. The contest is an opportunity to be rewarded for the months of hard work caring for and training their animals.
In the Senior Showmanship division, Madison Morehouse with a first-place finish received a blue ribbon along with a banner sponsored by Bob & Donna Wilson, Canaseraga, NY. Caleb Hilsher also awarded a blue ribbon.
For the Junior Showmanship Sarah Wilson topped the class followed by Jeffery Wilson, Luke Wilson, Collin Wilson, Jim Eshelman and Ben Eshelman all receiving blue ribbons. Sarah received a banner sponsored by Bob & Donna Wilson.
There were five participants in the novice divisions, each of these first-year exhibitors awarded a blue ribbon. First blue to Brendon Wilson followed by Drew Wilson, Shane Ploetz, Leah Wilson and Riley Blarr. Brendon received a banner sponsored by Bob & Donna Wilson.
The top from each division competed for Grand Champion Showman. This year’s winner Sarah Wilson and Reserve Grand Champion Showman, Jeffery Wilson received award sponsored by Bob & Donna Wilson.
Our Cloverbud class of youth ages 5-7, Lily Morton, Garrett Ploetz, Anna Wilson and Faith Wilson received participation ribbons. The judge commended the great job these young showmen did handling their lambs.
Three divisions in the market lamb program, starting with heavy weight. All receiving blues: Jeffery Wilson, Collin Wilson and Caleb Hilsher with 2 lambs in the class. The medium weigh blue ribbon class exhibited by Sarah Wilson, Leah Wilson, Luke Wilson and Jeffery Wilson. First blue in the lightweight class was exhibited by Sarah Wilson followed by Drew Wilson, Brendon Wilson and Madison Morehouse.
Grand Champion Market Lamb sponsored by Dave’s Printing Belmont, NY exhibited by Sarah Wilson. The Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb sponsored by Almond Rod & Gun Club was awarded to Jeffery Wilson.
In the breeding sheep division Grand Champion Female exhibited by Jeffery Wilson. Reserve Grand Champion Female exhibited by Sarah Wilson. Grand Champion Flock exhibited by Sarah Wilson. These 3 awards sponsored by Bob & Donna Wilson. Additional breeding sheep exhibited by Riley Blarr, Ben & Jim Eshleman, Shane Ploetz, Brendon Wilson, Drew Wilson, Collin Wilson, Leah Wilson and Luke Wilson all receiving blue ribbons.
This year’s judge for the show was Liz Kron from Alden, NY; she grew up on a family farm raising registered Cheviots and Club lambs. She enjoys the opportunity to help teach other and promote her passion for sheep raising. She complimented the high quality of sheep shown in both market and breeding classes. A successful show to round out the day.
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 Allegany County
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