Amazing Property in Lakeville! 5707 Big Tree Rd
Tuesday, July 19th 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, Caleb Hilsher received a blue ribbon along with a banner sponsored by Bob & Donna Wilson, Canaseraga, NY.
For the Junior Showmanship Sarah Wilson topped the class followed by Jeffery Wilson, Luke Wilson, Brendon Wilson, Collin Wilson, Shane Ploetz, Leah Wilson, Jim Eshelman, Drew Wilson, and Ben Eshelman all receiving blue ribbons. Sarah received a banner sponsored by Bob & Donna Wilson.
There were two participants in the novice divisions, each of these first-year exhibitors awarded a blue ribbon. First blue to Anna Wilson followed by Garrett Ploetz. Anna received a harness sponsored by Bob & Donna Wilson.
The top from each division competed for Grand Champion Showman. This year’s winner Jeffery Wilson and Reserve Grand Champion Showman, Caleb Hilsher received award sponsored by Bob & Donna Wilson.
Our Cloverbud class of youth ages 5-7, Beverly Ploetz, Faith Wilson and Kate 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, Luke Wilson, Drew Wilson, Sarah Wilson and Caleb Hilsher. The intermediate weigh blue ribbon class exhibited by Sarah Wilson, Jeffery Wilson, Garrett Ploetz, Caleb Hilsher, and Shane Ploetz. First blue in the lightweight class was exhibited by Anna Wilson followed by Leah Wilson, and Garrett Ploetz.
Grand Champion Market Lamb sponsored by Dave’s Printing Belmont, NY exhibited by Sarah Wilson. The Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb sponsored by Alfred State College was awarded to Jeffery Wilson.
In the breeding sheep division Grand Champion Ewe exhibited by Brendon Wilson. Reserve Grand Champion Ewe exhibited by Sarah Wilson. Grand Champion Flock exhibited by Sarah Wilson. These 3 awards sponsored by Bob & Donna Wilson.
This year’s judge for the show was Max Peterson, a graduate of Penn State College with a bachelor’s in animal science, from Kennedy, NY. He has been raising Hampshire and club lambs for 16 years that compete on a national level. 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 585-268-7644 or visit our website at www.cce.cornell.edu/allegany. Cornell Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.
Photo Credit; Lynn Bliven