Steer Show, low in numbers, high in quality
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[August 04, 2017]
On Thursday morning, the last of the
4-H livestock shows for this year’s Logan County Fair were held in
two locations on the north end of the fairgrounds. While the Beef
Show was going on in the main show barn, the 4-H, Junior, and Open
Sheep Shows were taking place in the sheep barn arena.
At the Beef Show this year, once again numbers were down a bit
compared to a few years ago, but there was no lack of quality as
Judge Dillion Lemenager spent more than a fair amount of time
examining each animal.
Within the breeds and weight classes, most classes consisted of two
and sometimes three entrants. In the first breed class of the day,
Angus, there was only one entrant for each weight. To expedite the
judging, all three animals were brought in at once, they were scored
and received ribbons, and the champion of breed was determined with
just one show of the animal.
During the show, Miss Logan County Fair Queen Meg Meeker was on hand
to help present ribbons and to share in a photo op of the Grand and
Reserve Champions at the end of the show.
Queen Meg is a Logan County native, hailing from rural Emden. Her
parents are Bob and Diane Meeker. The Meeker family is heavily
involved in swine production on their family farm. Meg has now aged
out of 4-H, but when she was an active member she showed animals in
the 4-H swine shows, and often faired very well in those
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On Thursday she noted that in her past history with the livestock
shows, much of her attention had been focused on the swine shows.
However, she said she enjoyed watching the cattle shows, and was
pleased to be able to be on hand to congratulate each one on their
At the end of the day, as was the case on Wednesday at the dairy
show, the lady 4-Hers dominated.
A very young and very excited Aidyn Barber took Overall Grand
Champion with her Herford Steer. She enjoyed setting up for the
cameras in front of the green curtain at the end of the barn. She
was joined for the picture by her parents and her sister who helped
hold all the ribbons and plaques for the picture. Judge Lemenager
and Queen Meg also joined in for the photo.
The Reserve Champion went to Ashlyn Hickey.