Grand Champions Named In Annual Livestock Show (With Photo Gallery)

April 7, 2013

The 20th annual Gulf Coast Agricultural & Natural Resources Association Livestock Spring Show was held  Saturday at the Langley Bell 4-H Center on West Nine Mile Road.

The show provided an opportunity for local 4-H and FFA members to show their steers, swine, goats, lambs, heifers, rabbits and poultry. In addition, many of the steers and swine in the program were auctioned off.

Coming Monday: Saturday’s 20th anniversary livestock show will be the last at the Langley Bell 4-H Center after the property  was sold to Navy Federal Credit Union. We’ll update you on the search for a new 4-H facility.

This year’s Grand Champion Steer was exhibited by Donald Cunningham. Donald, age 15, is a member of the Barrineau Park 4-H Club. In addition to showing steers, he enjoys swimming, NJROTC, basketball, football, working and being a Boy Scout. He is the son of Lewe and Beth Cunningham. He attends Pace High School. His Grand Champion Steer sold at auction to Dr. Tom Lampone for $3.50 per pound.

The Reserve Grand Champion was exhibited by Ashley Cunningham, a 17-year old Northview High School Student and member of the Northview FFA.  Ashley is the daughter of Andy and Christina Cunningham. She is a Northview High cheerleader and a member of the Northview Dance Teams. Her hobbies include bowling, playing tennis, showing cattle, and volunteering at the Century Care Center.

For a photo gallery, click here.

Other winners Saturday included:

Beef Breeding Registered:

  • Grand Champion: Willow Foxworth
  • Reserve Grand Champion: Tyler Simmons

Beef Breeding Commercial:

  • Grand Champion:  Austin Cunningham

Beef Breeding Registered and Commercial

  • Supreme Grand Champion: Willow Foxworth
  • Reserve Supreme Grand Champion: Tyler Simmons

Swine:

  • Grand Champion: Patra Miller
  • Reserve Grand Champion: Whitney Patterson

Patra Miller’s Grand Champion Swine sold to Mike Johnson for $5 per pound.

Meat Breeding Goats:

  • Grand Champion: Izzy Kent

Dairy Goats

  • Grand Champion: Virginia Montgomery
  • Reserve: Madison Fendley

Lamb:

  • Grand Champion: Jessica Baldwin

Rabbits:

  • Best in Show: Donnie Dixon
  • Reserve Best in Show: Ethan Thorne

Poultry:

  • Best in Show:  Joshua McLamb
  • Reserve Best in Show: Ami Rodgers

The 20th annual Gulf Coast Agricultural & Natural Resources Association Livestock Spring Show was sponsored in part by NorthEscambia.com.

Complete results were not available Saturday night. NorthEscambia.com anticipates receiving complete results for publication later this week.

Pictured top: Donald Cunningham. Pictured top inset: Ashley Cunningham. NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.

Comments

2 Responses to “Grand Champions Named In Annual Livestock Show (With Photo Gallery)”

  1. sarah crumpton on April 9th, 2013 5:48 pm

    Have watched these children parents and grandparents working the steers every saturday for weeks getting ready to show. Hard work pays off !

  2. Frank on April 7th, 2013 2:36 pm

    Great job, glad to see there are still some “GOOD KIDS” out there!, …Keep up there good work guy & gals!





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