Before the Smithton Town and Country Fair Livestock Show, Saturday morning, Ginger Cordes, right, talks with her son Zach, 8, who was showing his bottle calf Maggie. Kaysen Millsap, 8, the son of Blayne and Courtney Millsap, was also showing his bottle calf Buck. Both boys are members of Ringen Brushy 4-H Club.
Zander Shapley, 9, grooms his bottle calf, Fancy, before showing her in the Smithton Town and Country Fair Livestock Show on Saturday. His mother Leslie Shapley said this was Zander’s first time to show a calf. Last year he showed a goat. “He’s done better with the calf,” his mother said. “It’s more his size. He bottle feeds her and works with her every day even in the heat.”
Smithton Town and Country Fair Livestock Judge Megan Montgomery looks over Jonathan Curtis’s Boer goat named Diva Saturday morning. Curtis, 14, said Diva received a reserve grand champion ribbon. He also showed a male Boer goat named Dark Chocolate, who also received a reserve grand champion ribbon. Lyla Bybee, on left, helped pass out ribbons to the contestants.
While in the show ring, Tyler Gerke, 20, a member of Smithton FFA, grooms his 1,290-pound steer, George, Saturday morning at the Smithton Town and Country Fair. The steer, no novice to the show ring, received a champion main steer ribbon at the show. Gerke said he has shown George in 15 shows including shows in Kansas and Nebraska. He plans to show the steer at the Missouri State Fair this year.
Boer goats Holly, in back, and Henry wait to be taken into the show ring by Emma Slaughter, a member of Ringen Brushy 4-H Club, Saturday at the Smithton Town and Country Fair. After showing her goats, Slaughter said she received two first in class ribbons and two grand champion ribbons.