Elizabeth Ausley, Anna Belle Adams show Grand Champs at the 2021 Seminole County Steer and Heifer Show

Photos and a complete list of the winners can be found on page 16 in the March 11th edition of your Donalsonville Ne ws.

The Seminole County Steer and Heifer Show was held this past Saturday at the Agricultural Center show barn.  Seven 4-H and FFA students exhibited their animals in the show. The show began at 10:00 a.m. with showmanship, followed by the heifer show, and concluded with the steer show. 

In the heifer show, Elizabeth Ausley exhibited the Grand Champion with her 1375 lb. Crossbred heifer.  Chloe Herrin exhibited the Reserve Grand Champion of the heifer show with her 1025 lb. Hereford heifer.  

In the steer show, Anna Belle Adams, daughter of Nick and Ericka Adams, exhibited the Grand Champion with her 1440 lb. Crossbred steer.  Beau Adams, son of Nick and Ericka Adams, exhibited the Reserve Grand Champion of the steer show with his 1450 lb. Simmental x steer.  

 After the show, the exhibitor awards program were held. The showmanship competition began with the “First Year Exhibitor” showmanship class.  The winner in this competition was Savanna Whitaker, twelfth grade FFA member and daughter of Lemuel and Martha Ross and Mark Whitaker.The senior showmanship winner was Elizabeth Ausley, eleventh grade FFA member and daughter of Bob and Renee Ausley.  Chloe Herrin, sixth grade 4-H member and daughter of Randi Herrin, was the winner of the junior showmanship class.  Each of the showmanship class winners was awarded a belt buckle and prize money.  

The Doyle Roberts Sportsmanship award is given annualy to the exhibitor who demonstrated exemplary courtesy and sportsmanship throughout the show.  This year’s award was presented to Chloe Herrin. 

Photos and a complete list of the winners can be found on page 17 in this edition. 

Anna Grace Parnell, Meat and Animal Science Department Research Technician at Auburn University, judged the show.  Ms. Parnell grew up on her family’s farm in Stanton, Alabama.  Her family runs around five thousand head of stocker cattle annually and manages a commercial cow herd.  Anna Grace helps manage and promote the family’s show cattle and purebred Shorthorn herd.  

After high school, she accepted a scholarship to Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College where she received her Associates of Science in Agriculture Business and was a member of a competitive livestock judging team.  In May of 2018, she received her Bachelor of Science in Animal Sciences from Oklahoma State University.  During her time at Oklahoma State, she was named a 2018 Academic All-American by the Collegiate Livestock Judging Team Coaches Association and was a member of the 2018 National Champion Livestock Judging Team.  Upon graduation, Anna Grace moved back home to Alabama.  In December 2020, she received her Master of Agriculture in Animal Sciences from Auburn University.  She currently serves as a Research Technician at Auburn University where she manages multiple industry sponsored research projects within the Meat and Animal Sciences departments.  

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