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By Bev Odom/The Red River Sun—
WELLINGTON — A total of 55 4-H and FFA youth exhibited their animals at the Collingsworth County Jr. Livestock Show on Saturday, Jan. 16 at the Wellington Fairgrounds.
“The Collingsworth County Jr. Livestock Show board of directors, exhibitors and their advisors would like to thank the public for coming out and supporting our 4-H and FFA programs and making the 2021 show, sale and BBQ a success,” said Marcie Orr, president. “We appreciate those that came out to the fairgrounds and supported the youth.”
Isabella Padilla exhibited the Grand Champion Swine and Hunter Stark showed the Reserve Champion Swine. Easton Wischkaemper earned the Jr. Swine Showmanship award and Carvin Wischkaemper netted the Sr. Swine Showmanship title.
Market Swine Division placings are as follows:
Class 1: 1st Conner Bowen, 2nd Addy Mock, 3rd Miles Ouellette, 4th Mallory O’Rear, 5th Mikyela James, 6th Carter Ouellette, 7th Christell Melendez, 8th Major Brown.
Class 2: 1st Hunter Stark, 2nd Isabella Padilla, 3rd Kali Brewer, 4th Karver Field, 5th Aison Skelton, 6th Maci Brewer, 7th Kenady Skelton, 8th Maggie Tillman, 9th Conner Bowen, 10th Emma Flores.
Class 3: 1st Easton Wischkaemper, 2nd Mikyela James, 3rd Kali Brewer, 4th Halle Hedrick, 5th Quade Mock, 6th Maggie Tillman, 7th Jossaline Cervantes, 8th Emma Flores.
Class 4: 1st Hunter Stark, 2nd Carvin Wischkaemper, 3rd Sammy McLain, 4th Brylnn Kemp, 5th Baron Mitchell, 6th Gavin Wood, 7th Hunter Hedrick, 8th Kaitlin Bawcom, 9th Major Brown.
Class 5: 1st Isabella Padilla, 2nd Easton Wischkaemper, 3rd Carvin Wischkaemper, 4th Sammy McLain, 5th Baron Mitchell, 6th Kendra Bawcom, 7th Kaitlin Bawcom, 8th Kendra Bawcom, 9th Marc Ramirez.
The Grand Champion Lamb award went to Rileigh Henard and Reserve Champion Lamb to Jacy Lampe. Natalya Pena received Jr. Lamb Showmanship and Jacy Lampe earned Sr. Lamb Showmanship.
Placings for the Lamb Division of the show are as follows:
Class 1: 1st Rileigh Henard, 2nd Arianna Pena, 3rd Natalya Pena, 4th Arianna Pena, 5th Eliya Pena.
Class 2: 1st Jacy Lampe, 2nd Keira Pina.
Class 3: 1st Anna Henard, 2nd Jacy Lampe, 3rd Madilyn Armstrong, 4th Madilyn Armstrong.
Barret Phillips showed the Grand Champion Goat and Kenna Darrow exhibited the Reserve Champion Goat.
Grace Peters earned the Jr. Goat Showmanship title and Brecklyn Powell received the Sr. Goat Showmanship award.
Goat Division placings are as follows:
Class 1: 1st Ashlyn Peters, 2nd Ellie Thomas, 3rd Jacey Clark, 4th Grace Peters, 5th Ashlyn Peters, 6th Jorgia O’Rear, 7th Elli Ouellette, 8th Eryn Torrez, 9th Eryn Torrez.
Class 2: 1st Kenna Darrow, 2nd Brecklyn Powell, 3rd Brecklyn Powell, 4th Jacy Lampe, 5th Jace Darrow, 6th Heather Peters, 7th Heather Peters, 8th Jacey Clark, 9th Elli Ouellette.
Class 3: 1st Barret Phillips, 2nd Brynlee Phillips, 3rd Grace Peters, 4th Kenna Darrow.
Bailey Page showed the Grand Champion Steer while Madison Waters exhibited the Reserve Champion Steer. Page earned the Jr. Steer Showmanship title as well and Waters received the Sr. Steer Showmanship award.
Steer Division awards are as follows:
Class 1: 1st Madison Waters, 2nd Briley Waters, 3rd Baron Mitchell, 4th Kane Waters.
Class 2: 1st Bailey Page, 2nd Bailey Page, 3rd Madison Waters, 4th Briley Waters.
The sole competitor in the Heifer Division, Baron Mitchel took the Grand Champion title.
Additional members of the livestock show committee include Vice President Mark Fourmentin, Secretary Landey Waters, Treasurer Nicole Mock and members Ronnie Ward, Veronica Gray, Kelly Bawcom, Kim Phillips, Gene Pena and Jason Wischkaemper.
The committee continues to collect donations for the exhibitors.
“Funds may be given at the extension office in the courthouse or mailed to Collingsworth County Jr. Livestock Show Committee, 800 West Ave., Box 12, Wellington, TX 79095,” Orr added.
Advisors to the committee and exhibitors include Drew Taylor, Wellington FFA Chapter Advisor and Kenny Patterson, Collingsworth County AgriLife Extension Agent.