The 2013 Dixie National Junior Round-Up livestock shows were successful on many levels. Over the course of seven days, 1,525 4-H and FFA youth exhibited 2,248 head of livestock in our junior breeding and market shows. Many Mississippi youth, families and volunteers realize the importance of the livestock project and the benefits youth reap by putting in the hard work and hours with their livestock projects.

The week of livestock shows concluded with the Sale of Junior Champions last Thursday in the Trade Mart Building. Three records were broken at the sale with 42 market animals bringing in a record total of $316,913.75. The other records included that largest price paid for a steer ($25,000) and goat ($15,500). A record amount of scholarships were awarded to 34 4-H and FFA youth at the Sale of Champions totaling $53,500.

SOUTHWEST DISTRICT LIVESTOCK SHOW RESULTS

We had ten 4-H's from Neshoba County to exhibit 22 head of beef and dairy cattle. Youth exhibited registered Jerseys, registered Angus, registered Simmentals, a beef commercial heifer and a beef steer.

In beef showmanship Cayla Fortenberry placed fourth in 8 year old showmanship, Chandler Fortenberry placed ninth in 11 year old showmanship, Summer Sanders placed ninth in 13 year old showmanship and Elizabeth Sanders placed eighth in 15 year old showmanship.

In the European Cross Steer Show Chandler placed third with his steer. In the European Cross Commercial Heifer Show Casea Cheatham placed ninth with her heifer.

In the Angus Show in the junior heifer calf class Chandler placed fourth and Cayla placed fifth. In the summer yearling heifer class Chandler exhibited the first and second place heifers.

In the Simmental Show in the winter heifer calf class Summer placed second. In the winter bull calf class Elizabeth placed first.

In Dairy Showmanship we had three of our 4-H's to place first. Logan Nowell placed first in 8-9 year old showmanship, Hunter Beason placed first in 10-11 year old showmanship, Micaela Beason placed first and Mattie Kaitlyn Nowell placed fifth in 12-13 year old showmanship and Cole Beason placed fourth in 16-18 year old showmanship.

In the Dairy Show with Neshoba's Jerseys placings were as follows. In the fall heifer calf class Micaela placed second and Cole exhibited the third and fourth place heifers. In the summer heifer calf class Cole placed first. In the winter yearling heifer class Logan placed third and Hunter placed fourth. In the fall yearling heifer class Micaela placed second, Cole placed fifth and Mattie Kaitlyn placed sixth. In the summer yearling heifer class Hunter placed first. In the spring yearling heifer class Micaela placed first, Cole placed third and Hunter placed fourth. Cole's summer heifer calf was named the Reserve Junior Jersey Champion.

In the 2 year old class Hunter placed first. In the 3 year old class Micaela placed third. Neshoba County's Jersey herd placed second in the county herd competition.

The Neshoba County dairy judging team placed first in district competition. Members were Mattie Kaitlyn, Micaela and Hunter. Hunter was the high individual.

JUNIOR ROUND-UP RESULTS

All our 4-H's from Neshoba County qualified to compete at the Junior Round-Up. This included ten 4-H's exhibiting beef and dairy animals. Results were as follows.

In beef showmanship Chandler Fortenberry placed eleventh in 11 year old showmanship. In the Market Steer Show Chandler placed tenth with his European Cross steer. Casea Cheatham exhibited a European Cross beef commercial heifer.

In the Angus Show in the junior heifer calf class Chandler placed 13th. Cayla Fortenberry also exhibited a junior heifer calf but did not place. In the summer yearling heifer class Chandler exhibited the third and fourth place heifers. In the Simmental Show in the winter heifer calf class Summer Sanders placed fifth. In the winter bull calf class Elizabeth Sanders placed fourth. In the Ultrasound Steer Carcass competition Chandler placed 32nd out of over 80 steers competing.

In the Dairy Showmanship we had three 4-Híers to place first. Logan Nowell placed first in 8-9 year old showmanship. Hunter Beason placed first in 10-11 year old showmanship. Micaela Beason placed first and Mattie Kaitlyn Nowell placed sixth in 12-13 year old showmanship. Cole Beason placed tenth in 16-18 year old showmanship.

In the Dairy Show with Neshobaís Jerseys placings were as follows. In the fall heifer calf class Micaela placed second and Cole exhibited the third and fourth place heifers. In the summer heifer calf class Cole placed first. In the winter yearling heifer class Logan placed third and Hunter placed fourth. In the fall yearling heifer class Micaela placed second, Cole placed fifth and Mattie Kaitlyn placed sixth. In the summer yearling heifer class Hunter placed first. In the spring yearling heifer class Micaela placed first, Cole placed third and Hunter placed fourth. Coleís summer heifer calf was named the Reserve Junior Jersey Champion.

In the 2 year old class Hunter placed first. In the 3 year old class Micaela placed third. Neshoba Countyís Jersey herd placed second in the county herd competition.

The Neshoba County dairy judging team placed first in district competition. Members were Mattie Kaitlyn, Micaela and Hunter. Hunter was the high individual.



JUNIOR ROUND-UP RESULTS

All our 4-Híers from Neshoba County qualified to compete at the Junior Round-Up. This included ten 4-Híers exhibiting beef and dairy animals. Results were as follows.

In beef showmanship Chandler Fortenberry placed eleventh in 11 year old showmanship. In the Market Steer Show Chandler placed tenth with his European Cross steer. Casea Cheatham exhibited a European Cross beef commercial heifer.

In the Angus Show in the junior heifer calf class Chandler placed 13th. Cayla Fortenberry also exhibited a junior heifer calf but did not place. In the summer yearling heifer class Chandler exhibited the third and fourth place heifers. In the Simmental Show in the winter heifer calf class Summer Sanders placed fifth. In the winter bull calf class Elizabeth Sanders placed fourth. In the Ultrasound Steer Carcass competition Chandler placed 32nd out of over 80 steers competing.

In the Dairy Showmanship we had three 4-Híers to place first. Logan Nowell placed first in 8-9 year old showmanship. Hunter Beason placed first in 10-11 year old showmanship. Micaela Beason placed first and Mattie Kaitlyn Nowell placed sixth in 12-13 year old showmanship. Cole Beason placed tenth in 16-18 year old showmanship.

In the Dairy Show fall heifer calf class Cole placed third and sixth and Micaela placed fifth. In the summer heifer calf class Cole placed first. In the winter heifer calf class Logan placed seventh and Hunter placed ninth. In the fall yearling heifer class Micaela placed second, Cole placed third and Mattie Kaitlyn placed eleventh. In the summer yearling heifer class Hunter placed third. In the spring yearling heifer class Micaela placed first, Cole placed fourth and Hunter placed fifth.

In the 2 year old cow class Hunter placed first and this cow was later named the Reserve Senior Champion. In the 3 year old cow class Micaela placed eighth. Neshoba County also placed first in the Herdsman competition also referred to as the ìClean Aisleî award.

Congratulations to each of these 4-Híers and their families. They have worked hard prior to and during these livestock shows and are to be commended for all their efforts. They have made Neshoba County proud and I encourage friends and relatives to tell them how proud they are of them.

UPCOMING EVENTS

* March 20 ñ County 4-H Council, 3:30 p.m., Neshoba Coliseum.



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