More than 100 show 210 dairy animals at state fair
TIMONIUM, Md, — Six teams, consisting of three youths each, participated in the Maryland State Fair 4-H/FFA Dairy Team Fitting event on Aug. 28.
The teams included one Junior aged member (8-10 years old, as of Jan. 1, 2019), one Intermediate aged member (11-13) and one Senior aged member (14-18).
Participants had one hour to completely fit and present an unclipped dairy animal for show.
The champion team all hailed from Washington County and included Addison Mallot, Grace Strite and Sam Strite.
The second place team was from Frederick County and members were Dana Frank, Rachael Frank and Allena Jaworski.
The teams were evaluated by Josh Sanders of Pennsylvania.
Eighty-six youth competed in the Maryland State Fair 4-H and FFA Dairy showmanship on Thursday, Aug. 29.
The youth were evaluated on their showmanship skills by Karen Knutsen, who judged the Junior and Intermediate aged youth and Trisha Knight, who judged the seniors.
The showmanship champions are listed below:
Showmanship Class Winners
• Age 8, Group 1: Lane Hoff, Carroll County; Group 2: Lilah Utterback, Frederick County;
• Novice Age 9-10: Darcy Shaffer, Anne Arundel County;
• Age 9: Jarrett Edwards, Carroll County;
• Age 10: Junior Champion: Caroline Kimball, Queen Anne’s County;
• Age 11-Paige Miller, Kent County
• Age 12-Claire Minde, Harford County;
• Age 13 and Intermediate Champion-Breckin Welsh, Frederick County;
• Novice Age 14-18 and Senior Champion: Faith Moore, Frederick County;
• Age 14: Jaycey Miller, Carroll County;
• Age 15: Rachael Frank, Frederick County;
• Age 16: -Milleanne Mullinix, Howard County; and
• Age 17-18-Belle Dallam, Harford County; and
• Grand Champion:Faith Moore, Frederick County
There were 101 4-H/FFA youths who exhibited 210 dairy animals on Aug. 30. Jake Hushon from Pennsylvania evaluated the Brown Swiss, Holsteins and Red & White breeds and Tommy Arrowsmith from Pennsylvania evaluated the Ayrshire, Guernsey, Jersey and Milking Shorthorn breeds.
The champions are listed below:
• Ayrshire: Junior Champion and Best Bred and Owned Heifer-Gavin Valentine, Vales-Pride Reagan Restless; Reserve Junior Champion-Faith Moore, Mowrys VP Major Goose; Senior & Grand Champion and Best Bred & Owned Cow-Gavin Valentine, Vales-Pride Gentle Evie; and Reserve Senior & Reserve Grand Champion-Alexandra Miller, Kent Manor Burdette Josephine.
• Brown Swiss: Junior Champion-Katelyn Bell, Dublin-Hills Falling Star; Reserve Junior Champion-Jack Kirby, Cutting Edge C Shannon; Best Bred & Owned Heifer- Milleanne Mullinix, West Winds Goliath Fantasia; Senior & Grand Champion-Jessica Martin, Dublin-Hills Birdie; Reserve Senior & Reserve Grand Champion-Tyler Burall, Burlin Tray Rolex; Best Bred & Owned Cow-Emma Schnebly, Crown Stone TNBK Veronica.
• Guernsey: Junior Champion and Best Bred & Owned Heifer-Emma Schnebly, Crown Stone Copper Daenerys; Reserve Junior Champion-Belle Dallam, Paradise Acres Legend Beth; Senior & Grand Champion-Kylan Keehan, Slatedale Navajo Lois; Reserve Senior & Reserve Grand Champion-Toolite Mints Vivian; Best Bred & Owned Cow-Evan Schnebly, Crown Stone Sputnik Holiday.
• Holstein: Junior Champion and Best Bred & Owned Heifer-Trinity Miller, Pheasant Echos Ava Dierk-ET; Reserve Junior Champion-Bryce Zepp, Windsor Manor Jordy Hokie; Senior & Grand Champion and Best Bred & Owned Cow-Atley Miller, Pheasant Echos Awe Izabella; and Reserve Senior & Reserve Grand Champion-Atley Miller, Pheasant Echos Brdnck Ilisa.
• Jersey: Junior Champion-Leah Ward, Drentex Ressurection Velvetta; Reserve Junior Champion and Best Bred & Owned Heifer-Caroline Schnebly, Crownstone Fizz Syrup; Senior & Grand Champion-Carly Nowell, Stoney Point Julian Shasta; Reserve Senior & Reserve Grand Champion-Natalie Youse, Saybrook Andreas Misty 6905; and Best Bred & Owned Cow-Morgan Osborn-Wotthlie-Bar-None Excitation Parisieene.
• Milking Shorthorn: Junior & Grande Champion-Claudia Fumagalli, Pinesedge Nutmeg; Reserve Junior Champion-Grace Strite, BJ Colors Blaine Peaches; Best Bred & Owned Heifer-Wyatt Snyder, W2 Fantasy Dot; Senior & Reserve Grand Champion-Jessica Martin, Dreamy Hollow Stanley Azalea; and Reserve Senior Champion-Wyatt Snyder, Dreamy Hollow Stanley Bella.
• Red & White: Junior Champion and Best Bred & Owned Heifer-Trinity Miller, Pheasant Echos DB Dedra-Red-ET; Reserve Junior Champion-Natalie Youse, Oakland-View F5981 7478-Red; Senior & Grand Champion-Kendall Welsh, SavageLee-TM Brita-Red-ET; Reserve Senior & Reserve Grand Champion-Gabe Dell, MD-Delight Add Reese-Red-ET; and Best Bred & Owned Cow-Natalie Youse, Oakland-View Legacy-Red-ET.
• Overall Best Breed & Owned Heifer-Trinity Miller, Pheasant Echos Ava Dierk-ET: Overall Best Bred & Owned Cow-Atley Miller, Pheasant Echos Awe Izabella; Supreme Junior Champion-Katelyn Bell, Dublin-Hills Falling Star; and Supreme Senior Champion-Atley Miller, Pheasant Echos Awe Izabella.
• Karsin Valentine Memorial Award Winner-Bryce Zepp, Carroll County.