JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK (July 20, 2023) -- On Tuesday, July 18, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s 4-H Beef Program held their beef steer and heifer show in the Warren K Brown arena at the Chautauqua County Fairgrounds in Dunkirk, NY. The show was judged by Jenna Barbour of West Salem, OH.
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 in July and/or raising a beef heifer to show at county fair. All participants in this program attend educational meetings and gain knowledge about raising beef animals and they also attend clinics which help them learn about how to control and show their animal to their best advantage. Beef animals can be unpredictable and can be over ten times the weight of their handler. Many hours of work go into raising a beef animal and all this work produces a child who has the qualities of perseverance and grit to carry on into adulthood.
In the Heifer/Breeding portion of the show, Lydia Covert, Lakewood, won Grand Champion Heifer Showman as well as her heifer winning Supreme Female Overall. Parker Schauman of Ashville won Reserve Champion Heifer Showman as well as Reserve Champion Female.
Grand Champion Steer Showman was also won by Lydia Covert of Lakewood and the Reserve Champion Steer Showman was won by Adam Lesch of Fredonia. Parker Schauman of Ashville was the Champion Junior Steer Showman and Alyssa Brown of Mayville was the Champion First Year Showman. The Grand Champion Steer this year belonged to Lydia Covert of Lakewood. Reserve Champion Steer belonged to Liam Griffith of Kennedy. Third Overall Steer was won by Alyssa Brown of Mayville. Fourth Overall Steer was won by Adam Lesch of Fredonia and the Fifth Overall Steer was won by Parker Schauman of Ashville.
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 July 20, 2023