4-H contests continue at the 133nd Annual Chautauqua County Fair

The 2014 Chautauqua County Fair has been a maze of excitement as Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s 4-H members prepare, care for, and show their animals. The weather on Wednesday at the Chautauqua County Fair was no exception to the excitement, with the smell of rain in the air and the smell of sugary sweets and animals. Show results for 4-H exhibitors also continues the excitement.

4-H Goat Program participants performed in the Goat Arena Wednesday in the Dairy Goat and Meat Goat Shows. Youth were judged by Heather Snider who evaluated youth in Showmanship Classes based on how well each youth and goat performed together. Youth in the Goat Show also participated in Dairy and Market Classes in which animals were judged on respective breed standards and in Market Classes on finish and projected carcass quality. Market Goat participants sold their animals at the 4-H Meat Animal Sale today.

Wednesday’s Goat Show results are:

Goat Senior Showmanship

1st) Autumn Walters

2nd) Nicole Ewer

Goat Junior Showmanship

1st) Anna Talbot

2nd) Makayla LaRoy

Goat Novice Showmanship

1st) Lacey Johnson

2nd) Brooke Angelo

Grand Champion Showman is Anna Talbott

Master Showman is Anna Talbott

Cloverbuds are 4-H members under 9 years old that participate in non-competitive animal activities. This year, four youth participated in the 4-H Goat Cloverbud Program and exhibited their goats in the 4-H Goat Show. Each Cloverbud member received a variegated ribbon, trophy and a donated gift.

Cloverbud participants were: Kamryn Harper, Baker Huntington and Mariah LaRoy.

4-H Goat participants showed their animals in breeding classes in which the animals were evaluated on structure, balance, breed standards and body composition. In the A.O.P. the Best Junior Doe in Show All Other Breeds is Mariah LaRoy with “Lucy,” Best Senior Doe in Show went to Autumn Walters with “Freckles.”

Senior Reserve Champion A.O.P. went to Autumn Walters with “Florence.” Autmn Walters received top honors for the Best Dam and Daughter with “Florence” and “Diamond.” The Best Udder Award went to Autumn Walters’ goat “Alien.”

In the Meat Goat Breeding Class, Robbie Clutter’s goat “Boogie Time” received Best Junior Doe and Nicole Ewer’s “Randi” received Best Senior Doe and Champion Breeding Doe. Robbie Clutter’s “Red” and “Mimi” received top honors as Best Dam and Daughter pair.

Madeline Lancaster received Champion Meat Goat. Lindsey Bennett received Reserve Champion Meat Goat.

In the Pygmy Goat Division, Cole Morrison received Grand with “Lotsa Divatude” and Anna Talbot received Reserve Champion Pygmy with “Rockhaven Ranch Sweet Pea.”

Supreme Champion of Show went to Nicole Ewer with her Meat Goat Breeding Doe “Randi.”