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Morgan County Junior Livestock

Jun 16, 2023 08:13AM ● By Ethan Hoffmann

Each spring, Morgan County Junior Livestock holds an annual show to allow the local and surrounding youth to show their animals. Not only is this a great opportunity to interest potential buyers, but it gives them the chance to put their hard work and skills on display. 

The Junior Livestock show began as a requirement for exhibitor's animals to qualify for the sale at the Morgan County Fair in August. ‘‘It has been a huge success in helping the kids grow and learn with their animals." said Leslie Shupe, one of the organization's advisors.  

Kaycee Vollmar was the judge this year and she really tested the showmanship skills of the youth in Morgan. Vollmar took extra time with each participant in the show stating that “it's really important that these kids learn something from me because it's down the road that they are going to be making a difference. They are the future of our industry and I think that there is a lack of good in the world in general. I think that there is no better place than to be raised in a barn and the lessons that we get to learn from these livestock and getting to work with our families. These agriculture teachers truly shape our lives. It's not always about the banners and the buckles but it's the lessons you learned." 

All the youth from Morgan will advance on to show and sell their animals at the Morgan County Jr Livestock Show and Sale on Aug. 2-5 at the Morgan County Fairgrounds.

Senior Hog Showmanship

Grand Champion: Ty Black

Reserve Champion: Cambree Anderson

Intermediate Hog Showmanship

Grand Champion: Jessie Black

Reserve Champion: Drew Turner

Junior Hog Showmanship

Grand Champion: Haze Heiner

Reserve Champion: Tenlee Smith

Market Hog Champions

Grand Champion: Lorie Wardell

Reserve Champion: Jadie Shupe

Senior Beef Showmanship

Grand Champion: Addison Turner

Reserve Champion: Oakley Marriott

Intermediate Beef  Showmanship

Grand Champion: Quincee Rhead 

Reserve Champion: Kassidy Wardell

Junior Beef Showmanship

Grand Champion: Paislee Haslam 

Reserve Champion: Hallie Clark

Market Beef Champions

Grand Champion: Shelby Wardell 

Reserve Champion: Addison Turner

Lamb Senior Showmanship

Grand Champion: Addison Turner

Reserve Champion: Madison Gale

Lamb Intermediate Showmanship

Grand Champion: Huntley Gale

Reserve Champion: Hayze Johnson

Lamb Junior Showmanship

Grand Champion: Baylor Johnson

Reserve Champion: Montana Fuller

Lamb Market Champions

Grand Champion: Addison Turner

Reserve Champion: Millie Jensen λ

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