A&L: 4-H Members Compete in Arizona National Livestock Show

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Four Moffat County 4-H members and one 4-H member formerly of Moffat County competed in the 2013 Arizona National Livestock Show in Phoenix, held the last week of December 2012.

Exhibiting livestock were Call and Mackenzie Camblin of Maybell, Andrea Maneotis and Jerica DeLong of Craig, and Megan Prather of Bailey, formerly of Craig.

Competition included classes in Junior Market Swine, Lamb, Goat, and Steer as well as Junior Prospect Steer and Junior Heifer shows. Both Junior and Open shows also took place for Sheep Breeding.

In addition, Showmanship Contests were held in Beef, Sheep, Swine, Goat and Prospect Steers. Exhibitors competed in three age categories—Junior (13 years and younger), Intermediate (14 through 16 years), and Senior (17 years and older).

Andrea Maneotis placed first in Intermediate Beef Showmanship and Call Camblin placed fourth in Senior Beef Showmanship. In Intermediate Goats, Andrea Maneotis took third. She also placed third in Intermediate Prospect Steers Showmanship.

The Junior Heifer Show, judged by Alex Dees of Yuma. Arizona, took place Dec. 29. Mackenzie Camblin’s Angus heifer placed first in Class 1 and was named Reserve Champion Angus Heifer.

Troy Thomas of Harold, South Dakota judged the Junior Prospect Steer Show on Dec. 27. Andrea Maneotis placed third in Class 4 with her prospect steer.

Thomas also judged the Junior Market Steer Show, hosted Dec. 28. Call Camblin and Andrea Maneotis competed in the Crossbred amd AOB Market Steer Division. Call’s steer placed sixth in Class 15, and Andrea’s steer placed fifth in Class 16.

The official judge for the Junior Market Swine Show was Steve Rodibaugh of Rensselaer, Indiana.

The Show took place Dec. 28. During the Duroc competition, Mackenzie Camblin’s swine placed sixth in Class 2.

Placing eighth in Class 10 of Other Light Purebreds was Megan Prather. In Crossbred Swine competition, Mackenzie Camblin placed eighth in Class 14, and Call Camblin’s swine placed fifth in Class 15.

Jerica DeLong had two entries in Hampshire Class 3. Her animals placed third and fifth. In Class 4, the swine belonging to Andrea Maneotis placed second.

Also judged Dec. 28 were the Junior Market Lambs. The judge was Brenden Benson of College Station, Texas.

In the White Face and All Other division of the show, Megan Prather’s swine placed eighth.

Andrea Maneotis received a first place with her lamb in the Light Weight Black Face Show. The lamb was also chosen as the Reserve Champion Light Weight Black Face Market Lamb.

In Class 7 of the Middle Weight Black Face Show, Megan Prather’s lamb placed thirteenth. Jerica DeLong’s lamb was eighth in Class 12 of the Heavy Weight Black White Show, and in Class 13, Jerica’s lamb placed fourth.

Brenden Benson also judged the Junior Market Goat Show Dec. 29. In Class 3, Andrea Maneotis received a third place with her goat, and Jerica DeLong received an eleventh place.

Andrea’s goat placed first in Class 5, and Jerica’s goat placed tenth in Class 9.

During the last two days of the Livestock Show, competition was held in Junior and Open categories for Sheep Breeding. Megan Prather placed fourth with her Columbia Ewe in both Junior and Open Class.

Hats off to all of these 4-H members for a job well done!

Copyright Diane Prather, 2013

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