Throughout the morning, the five 4-Hers
participating in the dairy show stayed moving, bringing in their
Junior and Senior Heifer Calves, and Junior and Senior Yearlings,
and Cows, grouped off according to breed. With the morning show
about the female dairy cows, it was only fitting that four out of
five of the exhibitors were females as well. Participants included
sister team Dawn and Sarah Irwin, Laura Rankin, Charlotte Toohill,
and the only guy in the show – Walker Allen.
Breeds included in this year’s show were Holstein, Guernsey, and
Milking Shorthorn. In the end, the Irwin sisters made a clean sweep
of the show with Dawn winning Grand Champion Heifer overall breeds
and Sarah taking Grand Champion Cow overall breeds. Sarah also took
the 4-H Showmanship award.
While the dairy show was going on in the east side of the Livestock
Show Barn, the Swine Show was underway on the west end. The show
began with the Gilt Show. In the swine show, there were perhaps
fewer exhibitors than a few years ago, but it was still a large show
with many of the 4-Hers showing multiple animals in multiple
In the end, the Grand Champion Gilt went to Reagen Tibbs with
Reserve Grand Champion going to Landon Smith. Another entry from
Landon earned third place overall, with Palmer Scheets taking fourth
overall and Ryan Fruge coming in with fifth overall.
In the Market Hogs competition the Grand Champion Barrow went to
Ella Bobell. Ella was awarded the Don Crane Memorial Traveling
Trophy. She will have the trophy for the next year, and her name
will be added to the standing record of recipients noted on the base
of the massive award. The trophy was presented to Ella by Linda
Crane and her grandson Aiden.
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At the end of the show, the swine judge, Jonas McGrew
addressed the audience talking about the integrity of the young
people he sees at the Logan County fair, and complementing them on
their hard work and dedication to the livestock shows.
McGrew is a judge of international proportions, he is a graduate of
Blackburn College in Iowa and travels the country and even globally
Wednesday morning was also the first day on the job for the new 2017
Miss Logan County Fair Queen, Junior Miss Logan County and Little
Miss Logan County. Little Miss Eliana Park was the first one to be
spotted in the barn. Miss Logan County Fair Queen Meg Meeker arrived
soon after and enjoyed handing out ribbons at the dairy show. She
along with Little Miss Eli, and Junior Miss Karson Mott were all
three in the ring with the livestock during the barrow show, and all
three enjoyed handing out ribbons and plaques to barrow class
All three were on hand to congratulate Bobell in her grand
championship and pose for a picture of the young lady and her
On the north end of the Logan County Fairgrounds, many look forward
to Watermelon Wednesday as Farm Credit Services sets up a tent and
serves up big think-cut slices free of charge to anyone interested.
Final results for the Barrow Show included Reserve Grand Champion
going to Lukas Aylesworth with Reagan Tibbs taking third overall.
Landon Smith took home fourth overall and Clay Aylesworth won fifth