This year 10 Neshoba County 4-H'ers exhibited 22 head of cattle at the 2013 Neshoba County Junior Livestock Show held Jan. 19 at the Neshoba Coliseum.

They exhibited Jerseys, Angus, Simmental, a beef commercial heifer and a beef steer. Results were as follows.

In dairy showmanship Cole Beason placed first in senior division showmanship. In the intermediate division Micaela Beason placed first and Mattie Kaitlyn Nowell placed second. Micaela went on to receive the overall dairy showman award and a $50 cash prize. In the junior division Logan Nowell placed first and Hunter Beason placed second.

In the junior dairy show in class 1 fall heifer calves Micaela placed first and Cole exhibited the second and third place heifer.

In the class 2 summer heifer calves Cole placed first. In the class 4 winter yearling heifers Hunter placed first and Logan placed second. In the class 5 fall yearling heifers Micaela placed first, Cole placed second and Mattie Kaitlyn placed third. In the class 6 summer yearling heifers Hunter placed first.

In the class 7 spring yearling heifers Micaela placed first, Cole placed second and Hunter placed third. Micaela's class 7 heifer received Junior Champion Female award. Hunter's class 4 heifer received Reserve Junior Champion Female.

In class 10 which is 2 year old cows Hunter placed first. In class 11 which is 3 year old cows Micaela placed first. Hunter's class 10 cow received Senior Champion Female and Grand Champion Female. Micaela's class 11 cow received Reserve Senior Champion Female and Reserve Grand Champion Female.

In beef showmanship Elizabeth Sanders placed first in senior division showmanship. In intermediate showmanship Summer Sander placed first and Casea Cheatham placed second. In junior division showmanship Chandler Fortenberry placed first and Cayla Fortenberry placed second.

Chandler went on to receive overall beef showman award and a $50 cash prize.

Casea exhibited the first place European Cross Commercial Beef Heifer. Chandler exhibited the first place

European Cross Beef Steer. In the Simmental Show Summer exhibited the first place class 2 winter heifer calf. Elizabeth exhibited the first place class 12 winter bull calf. In the Angus Show in class 3 junior heifer calves Cayla placed first.

In class 6 summer yearling heifers Chandler exhibited the first and second place heifers. Cayla's class 3 heifer received Champion Angus Heifer honors while Chandler's class 6 heifer received Reserve Champion Angus Heifer honors.

I would like to congratulate each of these 4-H'ers and their families who work so hard to prepare these animals for showing.

We also want to especially thank our 2012 calf donors. They were the Neshoba County Cattleman's Association, Neshoba County Gin Association and Neshoba County Farm Bureau.

There were also numerous other businesses and individuals who contributed to this year's Neshoba County Junior Livestock Show.

Thank you so much. I ask for the community to support these young people this week and next week as they will be participating in both the Southwest District and Junior Roundup Livestock Shows.



UPCOMING EVENTS

• Jan. 28-Jan. 31 - Southwest District Livestock Show, State Fairgrounds, Jackson.

• Jan. 30 Check in Beef Cattle, 9-11 a.m., State Fairgrounds, Jackson.

• Jan. 30 - Beef Showmanship, 1 p.m., State Fairgrounds, Jackson.

• Jan. 30 - Check in Dairy Cattle, 2-3 p.m., State Fairgrounds, Jackson.

• Jan. 31 - Beef Show, 8:30 a.m., State Fairgrounds, Jackson.

• Jan. 31 - Dairy Show, 10 a.m., State Fairgrounds, Jackson.

• Feb. 1 - Dairy Judging Competition, 3 p.m., State Fairgrounds, Jackson.

• Feb. 2 - Junior Roundup Dairy Show, 8 a.m., State Fairgrounds, Jackson.

• Feb. 4 - Junior Roundup Market Steer Show, 8 a.m., State Fairgrounds, Jackson.

• Feb. 4 - Junior Roundup Beef Showmanship, 1 p.m., State Fairgrounds, Jackson.

• Feb. 5 - Junior Roundup Beef Show, 8 a.m., State Fairgrounds, Jackson.

• Feb. 6 - Junior Roundup Beef Show, 8 a.m., State Fairgrounds, Jackson.

Until next week, get into 4-H!