Pettis youth shine at livestock show


Maggie Reed, 6, works to position her Polled Hereford Calf, Mittens, in the show ring at the Pettis County Junior Livestock Show and Sale Monday morning. The two-day event at the Missouri State Fairgrounds was open to 4-H members and FFA members throughout Pettis County. “Mittens is 4 months old and is no longer bottle-fed,” Natalie Reed, Maggie’s mother, said. “We have her on a diet of hay and cornmeal now.”


Tyler Gerke works his 229-pound market hog, Hank, for the judges early Monday morning. Gerke won Grand Champion for Hank and earlier in the day won his first Grand Champion of this year’s event for Maxine, a Yorkshire Gilt. It is the second year in a row Gerke has won at least one grand champion award at the Pettis County Youth Livestock Show.


Zack Cordes, who represents the Ringen Brushy 4-H Club, shows his calf Daisy. Before entering the ring, Cordes told ring supervisor Brittany Hall that Daisy likes to snack on animal crackers and marshmallows. The show had 184 entries in poultry, rabbits, dairy goats, beef, swine, goats and lamb classes. There were 114 from Pettis County who showed their livestock at the event.


Judge Steve Reid carefully looks at the coat and back of a percentage goat owned by Johnathan Curtiss, of Smithton. Twenty goats were shown Monday morning.


Johnathan Curtiss positions his Percentage Goat before it is is judged at the Pettis County Junior Livestock Show and Sale.


Maggie Reed, 6, works to position her Polled Hereford Calf, Mittens, in the show ring at the Pettis County Junior Livestock Show and Sale Monday morning. The two-day event at the Missouri State Fairgrounds was open to 4-H members and FFA members throughout Pettis County. “Mittens is 4 months old and is no longer bottle-fed,” Natalie Reed, Maggie’s mother, said. “We have her on a diet of hay and cornmeal now.”
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_tsd071415livestock1.jpgMaggie Reed, 6, works to position her Polled Hereford Calf, Mittens, in the show ring at the Pettis County Junior Livestock Show and Sale Monday morning. The two-day event at the Missouri State Fairgrounds was open to 4-H members and FFA members throughout Pettis County. “Mittens is 4 months old and is no longer bottle-fed,” Natalie Reed, Maggie’s mother, said. “We have her on a diet of hay and cornmeal now.”

Tyler Gerke works his 229-pound market hog, Hank, for the judges early Monday morning. Gerke won Grand Champion for Hank and earlier in the day won his first Grand Champion of this year’s event for Maxine, a Yorkshire Gilt. It is the second year in a row Gerke has won at least one grand champion award at the Pettis County Youth Livestock Show.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_tsd071415livestock2.jpgTyler Gerke works his 229-pound market hog, Hank, for the judges early Monday morning. Gerke won Grand Champion for Hank and earlier in the day won his first Grand Champion of this year’s event for Maxine, a Yorkshire Gilt. It is the second year in a row Gerke has won at least one grand champion award at the Pettis County Youth Livestock Show.

Zack Cordes, who represents the Ringen Brushy 4-H Club, shows his calf Daisy. Before entering the ring, Cordes told ring supervisor Brittany Hall that Daisy likes to snack on animal crackers and marshmallows. The show had 184 entries in poultry, rabbits, dairy goats, beef, swine, goats and lamb classes. There were 114 from Pettis County who showed their livestock at the event.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_tsd071415livestock3.jpgZack Cordes, who represents the Ringen Brushy 4-H Club, shows his calf Daisy. Before entering the ring, Cordes told ring supervisor Brittany Hall that Daisy likes to snack on animal crackers and marshmallows. The show had 184 entries in poultry, rabbits, dairy goats, beef, swine, goats and lamb classes. There were 114 from Pettis County who showed their livestock at the event.

Judge Steve Reid carefully looks at the coat and back of a percentage goat owned by Johnathan Curtiss, of Smithton. Twenty goats were shown Monday morning.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_tsd071415livestock4.jpgJudge Steve Reid carefully looks at the coat and back of a percentage goat owned by Johnathan Curtiss, of Smithton. Twenty goats were shown Monday morning.

Johnathan Curtiss positions his Percentage Goat before it is is judged at the Pettis County Junior Livestock Show and Sale.
http://sedaliademocrat.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_tsd071415livestock5.jpgJohnathan Curtiss positions his Percentage Goat before it is is judged at the Pettis County Junior Livestock Show and Sale.

Maggie Reed, 6, works to position her Polled Hereford Calf, Mittens, in the show ring at the Pettis County Junior Livestock Show and Sale Monday morning. The two-day event at the Missouri State Fairgrounds was open to 4-H members and FFA members throughout Pettis County. “Mittens is 4 months old and is no longer bottle-fed,” Natalie Reed, Maggie’s mother, said. “We have her on a diet of hay and cornmeal now.”

Tyler Gerke works his 229-pound market hog, Hank, for the judges early Monday morning. Gerke won Grand Champion for Hank and earlier in the day won his first Grand Champion of this year’s event for Maxine, a Yorkshire Gilt. It is the second year in a row Gerke has won at least one grand champion award at the Pettis County Youth Livestock Show.

Zack Cordes, who represents the Ringen Brushy 4-H Club, shows his calf Daisy. Before entering the ring, Cordes told ring supervisor Brittany Hall that Daisy likes to snack on animal crackers and marshmallows. The show had 184 entries in poultry, rabbits, dairy goats, beef, swine, goats and lamb classes. There were 114 from Pettis County who showed their livestock at the event.

Judge Steve Reid carefully looks at the coat and back of a percentage goat owned by Johnathan Curtiss, of Smithton. Twenty goats were shown Monday morning.

Johnathan Curtiss positions his Percentage Goat before it is is judged at the Pettis County Junior Livestock Show and Sale.

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