This year’s show set a new record of fifty-seven 4-H and FFA members who exhibited fifty-seven heifers and twenty-four steers for a total of eighty-one animals.
The Southwest Georgia Invitational Cattle Show was held this past Saturday at the Seminole County Agricultural Center show barn. The event is one of the few existing invitational cattle shows in Southwest Georgia. Just last year, the show experienced a huge boost in participation which resulted in a show record of fifty-three youngsters who exhibited fifty-five heifers and twenty-three steers for a total of seventy-eight animals. This year’s show set a new record of fifty-seven 4-H abd FFA members who exhibited fifty-seven heifers and twenty-four steers for a total of eighty-one animals. The weigh-in for all steers and heifers was held from 8:00-9:00 a.m., and the show began at 10:00 a.m. with Senior Showmanship followed by Junior and Elementary Showmanship. The heifer show was held next with a total of ten classes followed by five classes of steers.
The first place winner in each of the three showmanship classes received a belt buckle and a large-sized laser-cut metal cow. The Senior Showmanship winner was Trace Lamberth. Runner-up was Peyton Brazel. The Junior Showmanship winner was Malee Dean. Runner-up was John Haven Stalvey. The Elementary Showmanship winner was Lauryn Edwards. Runner-up was Maddox Miller. The Grand and Reserve Champion Heifers were both exhibited by Trace Lamberth. The Grand Champion Steer was exhibited by Maddox Miller. The Reserve Champion Steer was exhibited by Maddie Dean.
The Seminole County Young Farmers are proud to host this annual event, and look forward to its continued growth. The fifty-seven exhibitors from Georgia, Florida and Alabama who competed are to be commended for their efforts on such a hot day.
The Young Farmers would also like to recognize and thank LMC for donating the laser cut cattle that was awarded to our exhibitors for their participation and winning efforts.
The first and second place class winners for the heifer and steer shows were as follows: (first place followed by second)
Heifer Show: Class 1 – John Haven Stalvey, Greer Jones; Class 2 – Amy Deariso, Anastin Herring; Class 3 – Brayden Dell, Summer Boutwell ; Class 4 – Malee Dean, John Haven Stalvey; Class 5 – Fallon Ray, Anastin Herring; Class 6 – Taylor Yoder; Class 7 – Trace Lamberth, Lauryn Edwards; Class 8 – Maci Dell, Addie Murphree; Class 9 – Shelby Kriser, Christee Deariso; Class 10 – Trace Lamberth, Payne Murphree; Grand Champion Heifer – Trace Lamberth; Reserve Champion Heifer – Trace Lamberth
Steer Show Classes: Class 1 – John Haven Stalvey, Loren Hudson; Class 2 – Mackenzie Blair, Claire Wells; Class 3 – Shelby Kriser, River Hudson; Class 4 – Maddie Dean, Parker Ausley; Class 5 – Maddox Miller, Shelby Kriser; Grand Champion Steer – Maddox Miller; Reserve Champion Steer – Maddie Dean.
Grand Champion Steer Maddox Miller, son of Stacy and Beth Miller of Jakin and fourth grade Seminole County Elementary School student and 4-H member, is shown here exhibiting the Grand Champion Steer.