This year we had twelve 4-H'ers exhibit 20 head of beef and dairy animals at the 154th Mississippi State Fair. The first weekend was the beef shows and the second weekend was the dairy shows. Results were as follows.

In beef showmanship we had Elizabeth Sanders, Summer Sanders, Chloe Pinter, Brody Pinter, Chandler Fortenberry, Cayla Fortenberry and Casea Cheatham to participate. Casea placed ninth.

In the Simmental Show Summer Sanders placed fourth with her late junior yearling heifer. Elizabeth Sanders placed fourth with her junior yearling bull.

In the Angus Show Chandler Fortenberry placed tenth and Cayla Fortenberry placed eighth with their senior heifer calves. Chandler placed fifth and sixth with his early junior yearling heifers.

In the Beefmaster Show Brody Pinter placed seventh with his late junior heifer calf. Casea Cheatham placed sixth with her early junior heifer calf. Chloe Pinter placed fourth with her winter heifer calf.

In the Open Dairy Show results were as follows. Helen Beason showing for Mattie Kaitlin Nowell placed 13th and Hunter Beason placed twelfth with their spring heifer Jersey calves. Micaela Beason placed tenth with her winter heifer Jersey calf. Cole Beason placed 13th and Micaela Beason placed eleventh with their fall heifer Jersey calves. Cole Beason placed fifth with his summer yearling Jersey heifer. Landon Beason showing for Logan Nowell placed fifth and Hunter Beason placed twelfth with their winter yearling Jersey heifers. Cole Beason placed first with his fall yearling Jersey heifer. Micaela Beason placed sixth with her junior 2 year old cow. Hunter Beason placed second with his senior 2 year old cow.

In the Junior Dairy Cattle Show results were as follows. In showmanship Hunter Beason placed third in the 10-11 year old division, Micaela Beason placed first in the 12-13 year old division and Cole Beason placed eleventh in the 16-18 year old division.

In the actual show Hunter Beason placed third with his spring heifer Jersey calf. Micaela Beason placed third with her winter heifer Jersey calf. Micaela Beason placed fifth and Cole Beason placed seventh with their fall heifer Jersey calves. Cole Beason placed first with his summer yearling Jersey heifer. Hunter Beason placed sixth with his winter yearling Jersey heifer. Cole Beason placed fourth with his fall yearling Jersey heifer.

Micaela Beason placed first with her junior 2 year old Jersey cow. This cow went on to receive the Reserve Senior Champion Jersey Cow and the Reserve Grand Champion Jersey in the show. Hunter Beason placed first with his senior 2 year old Jersey cow. The Neshoba County 4-H group also placed third and received $50 for the clean aisle award.

Congratulations to each one of these 4-H'ers. They and their 4-H families worked hard in showing these animals and did an excellent job in representing Neshoba County. I encourage family and friends to tell them what a good job they did when you see them back home.

UPCOMING EVENTS

• Oct. 23 - Horse Judging Interest Meeting, 3:45 p.m., Neshoba Coliseum.

• Oct. 24 - Fall Fun Day for Special Needs Youth, 9 a.m.-Noon, Neshoba Coliseum.

• Oct. 28-29 - Leadership Neshoba Retreat, Depart 11 a.m. on Monday, Return 3 p.m. on Tuesday, From Central Hills Baptist Retreat in Kosciusko.

Until next week, get into 4-H!