Local youths win awards in Wichita
Youths from across the state, including many locally, received several awards at the 77th Kansas Junior Livestock Show, Sept. 25-28 in Wichita.
The show featured 744 4-H and FFA members from 83 counties exhibiting 1,268 head of livestock. Local participants were:
From Tonganoxie: Grace Coffin, 10th in class three, duroc market barrow; Sam Coffin, eighth in class five, duroc market barrow; Heath Moore, third in class three, shorthorn market steer; Hilary Saathoff, fourth in class 20, Hampshire market lamb, ninth in class 13, crossbred market lamb, $1,500 KJLS scholarship; and Tanner Walden, first in class 15, shorthorn breeding heifer, first in class 40, Chianina breeding heifer, third in junior beef showmanship.
From Bonner Springs: Lauren Hoge, second in class 18, commercial ewe, fourth in class 13, crossbred market lamb, fifth in class four, natural market lamb and fifth in senior sheep showmanship; and Mollie Hoge, sixth in class 13, commercial ewe and sixth in class 22, Hampshire market lamb.
From Leavenworth: Blaine McDougal, second in class nine, Hampshire market barrow and fifth in senior swine showmanship; Cody Theis, champion angus breeding heifer and second in class four, angus breeding heifer; Victoria Thompson, 12th in class two, meat goat and 14th in class three, meat goat.
Major sponsors of the show are the Kansas Livestock Association, Kansas State University and the Agri-Business Council of Wichita.