Chandler, Shultz win top prizes at GFB 2nd District Cattle Show
By: Georgia Farm Bureau
2/8/2017 2:20:06 PM
Georgia Farm Bureau's 2nd District held its 8th Annual Young Farmer Steer & Heifer Show Jan. 28 at the Habersham County Agriculture Center. About 300 people turned out to watch 69 students compete in the event, which helps cattle exhibitors in the district continue developing their showmanship skills between the Georgia National Fair in October and the Georgia Junior National Livestock Show in February.
The district uses the show to introduce exhibitors to Farm Bureau and the GFB Young Farmer program in hopes of encouraging students to get involved with their county Young Farmer Committees when they turn 18.
Wyatt Chandler of Jackson County and Keely Shultz of Jackson County won the top prizes in the show. Shultz won the $300 prize for Supreme Champion Heifer with her Limousin heifer. Chandler won the $300 prize for Grand Champion Steer with his crossbreed steer.
Ethan Dalton of Banks County received the $200 prize for Reserve Champion Steer with his Limousin cross steer. Casadi Smith of Stephens County won the $200 prize for Supreme Reserve Champion Heifer with her Percentage Simmental heifer.
Each of the students who competed received a GFB membership brochure, a GFB Young Farmer calendar and a souvenir t-shirt designed by Franklin County Young Farmer Heather Cabe. The prizes for the show awards were funded by donations from 2nd District county Farm Bureaus, county presidents and insurance agents.
Heidi Seagraves of Jackson County won the $250 academic scholarship given by the GFB 2nd District Young Farmer Steer and Heifer Show Committee. This was the first year the scholarship has been offered to 12th-Grade show participants. Jackson County's Madison Abbs won the 12th Grade Showmanship Award and a $250 prize. Other showmanship winners were: 11th Grade - Janna Anderson, Elbert County; 10th Grade - Wyatt Chandler, Jackson County; 9th Grade - Casadi Smith, Stephens County; 8th Grade - Grace McClain, Habersham County; 7th Grade - Ethan Dalton, Banks County; 6th Grade - Ashlyn Floyd, Hart County; 5th Grade - Keely Shultz, Jackson County.
In breed heifer classes, winners were: Percent Simmental Champion - Casadi Smith, Stephens County; Percent Simmental Reserve Champion - Janna Anderson, Elbert County; Angus Champion - Wyatt Chandler, Jackson County; Angus Reserve Champion - Wyatt Chandler, Jackson County; Charolais Champion - Ethan Dalton, Banks County; Charolais Reserve Champion - Tyler Sheridan, Banks County; Shorthorn Champion - Luke Fulcher, Jackson County; Shorthorn Reserve Champion - Janna Anderson, Elbert County; Chi Influence Champion - Madison Abbs, Jackson County; Chi Influence Reserve Champion - Chloe Boling, Banks County; Simmental Champion - Shelby Dalton, Banks County; Simmental Reserve Champion - Tanner Freeman, Franklin County; Other Breeds Champion - Keely Shultz, Jackson County; Other Breeds Reserve Champion - Sydney Arnold, Madison County; Charolais Record Champion - Madison Abbs, Jackson County; Charolais Record Reserve Champion - Ethan Dalton, Banks County; Commercial Heifer Champion - Peyton Puckett, Jackson County; Commercial Heifer Reserve Champion - Madison Abbs, Jackson County.
For photos of the top winners visit http://bit.ly/2ndDistcattle.
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