Dunkirk, NEW YORK (August 17, 2022) --On Tuesday, July 19, the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County 4-H Beef Project held their beef steer and heifer show at the Chautauqua County Fairgrounds in Dunkirk, NY. Judging the show was Bradley Gill of Newport, PA.
The 4-H Beef Program offers two options for participants: either raising a steer to sell at the Meat Animal Sale at the county fair and/or raising a beef heifer to show and possibly bring back to fair with a calf by her side. All participants in this program attend meetings and gain knowledge about raising beef animals in preparation for showing them at our county fair. Beef animals can be unpredictable and are over ten time the weight of their handlers. The participants have worked with their animals since last October and produced animals that behaved beautifully in the show arena. That takes many hours of work and lots of perseverance on the part of the kids.
The Grand Champion Steer of 2022, Machina, belonged to Lucas Overend of Falconer. The Reserve Champion Steer, Benson, belonged to Corinne Covert of Lakewood. Third Overall Steer was shown by Adam Lesch of Fredonia, Fourth Overall Steer belonged to Lydia Covert of Lakewood and Fifth Overall Steer was shown by Levi Overed of Falconer. Winning Grand Champion Steer Showman was Corinne Covert of Lakewood and taking Reserve Steer Showman was Parker Schauman of Ashville.
In the Breeding Show, the Supreme Female, AHTH Almost Famous, belonged to Lydia Covert of Lakewood and the Reserve Champion Female was shown by Corinne Covert of Lakewood. Lydia is eligible to show her heifer at the New York State Fair in August for NYS Supreme Female in the entire state. Hannah Schauman with her heifer, Twilight, is also eligible to show at State Fair due to Lydia winning Supreme Female at another show previously. Grand Champion Overall Heifer Showman was Lydia Covert, and the Reserve Overall Heifer Showman was Wyatt Harrington of Stockton.
Chautauqua County Beef Producers also sponsor a show for 4-H beef participants to encourage participants to purchase a beef animal from local county producers. Grand Champion Chautauqua County Born & Bred Steer belonged to Lucas Overend with a steer purchased from ted Card/Moon Meadow Farms. Reserve Champion belonged to Laine Carpenter (Butternut Brook Farm), and Third Place was won by Lydia Covert (Shadowbrook Farm). Champion Heifer belonged to Hannah Schauman (Flatsview Farm) and Reserve Champion Heifer belonged to Parker Schauman out of Flatsview Farm. Each of the winners will receive a monetary award from the Chautauqua County Beef Producers.
The 4-H Beef Project is one of many programs offered by Chautauqua County 4-H. If anyone is interested in joining the beef project or any other program offered by the 4-H Youth Development Program of Cornell Cooperative Extension, please contact Lindsey Crisanti at 716-664-9502 x212 for more information.
The 4-H Youth Development Program is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County (CCE-Chautauqua). CCE-Chautauqua is a community based educational organization, affiliated with Cornell University, Chautauqua County Government, the NYS SUNY system, and the federal government through the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. For more information, call 716-664-9502 or visit our website at www.cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua. Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.
Last updated August 17, 2022