INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Fair 4-H Grand Drive is the Olympics of the livestock show season for 4-H exhibitors from across Indiana. After tight competitions, several of these exhibitors were crowned Grand and Reserve Champions Aug. 8 during the 2021 Indiana State Fair Grand Drive presented by Farm Credit Mid-America.
During the event, 4-H members showed livestock of various species, weights, and classes on the dirt in the Indiana Farmers Coliseum. Categories included Dairy Steer, Meat Goat Wether, Meat Goat Wether Dam, Market Lamb, Market Barrow, Beef Heifer, and Beef Steer.
The Grand and Supreme Champions for each species are as follows:
- Grand Champion Dairy Steer: Laney Parker, Class 3, Allen County
- Supreme Champion Meat Goat Wether: Colton Kephart, Lightweight, Johnson County
- Supreme Champion Meat Goat Wether Dam: Parker Miller, Middleweight, Boone County
- Grand Champion Market Lamb: Kelby Roberts, Blackface Cross, Rush County
- Grand Champion Rabbit Meat Pen: Owen Mitchell, Wayne County
- Grand Champion Market Barrow: Shelby Martin, Crossbred, Monroe County
- Supreme Champion Beef Heifer: Warner Ott, Shorthorn, Noble County
- Grand Champion Beef Steer: Harlee Henney, Charolais, Steuben County
Reserve Champion (2nd place) was awarded to the following:
- Reserve Champion Dairy Steer: Emily Alma, Class 4, White County
- Reserve Champion Meat Goat Wether: Spencer Goettemoeller, Heavyweight, Randolph County
- Reserve Champion Meat Goat Wether Dam: Parker Miller, Heavyweight, Boone County
- Reserve Champion Market Lamb: Chayenee Tennant, Hampshire, Wabash County
- Reserve Champion Market Barrow: Eli Wischmeier, Reserve Crossbred, Jackson County
- Reserve Champion Beef Heifer: Braydon Reibolt, Angus, Franklin County
- Reserve Champion Beef Steer: Spencer Goettemoeller, Crossbred, Randolph County
Approximately $150,000 was raised by the Indiana State Fair Foundation, the Indiana State Fair’s non-profit organization, to provide monetary awards for the winners of tonight’s competition. Top placing 4-H members will be recognized for their hard work at the Celebration of Champions event, held at 6 p.m. on August 22nd in the Indiana Farmers Coliseum. The Celebration of Champions provides an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the achievement, scholarship, and hard work of these 4-H exhibitors. To learn more about donation opportunities available with the Indiana State Fair Foundation, visit https://www.indianastatefair.com/p/foundation-mission/giving-opportunities.
ABOUT THE INDIANA STATE FAIR
The Indiana State Fair is the state’s largest multi-day event celebrating Hoosiers’ spirit and agricultural heritage. These 18 days celebrate Indiana agriculture and promote it to hundreds of thousands of people across Indiana, and beyond. Nationally recognized for offering great entertainment, showcasing 4-H youth, interactive agriculture education programs, premier facilities and a variety of unique, fun foods, the Indiana State Fair has been an annual attraction for generations of Hoosiers since 1852. The 2021 Indiana State Fair will be held July 30-August 22. The theme for this year’s fair is Celebrating the Hoosier Spirit. For more information, visit www.indianastatefair.com or follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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