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Results from 4-H shows at Allegany County Fair

Photo by Lynn Bliven

In the Dairy Show of the 2022 Allegany County Fair, Master Showmanship winners were (from left) Reserve Master Showman Morgan Holcomb and Master Showman Natalie Burrows. The judge was Courtney Charlesworth (right) of Cattaraugus.


ANGELICA — Several young people earned ribbons and awards during the Allegany County Fair livestock shows.

DAIRY SHOW

Beginning the show with Intermediate Showmanship, Morgan Holcomb of Friendship was first in class followed by Natalie Burrows and Shaelynn Eddy, both of Cuba, with blue ribbons. The first red award went to Jim Eshelman of Scio followed by Abigail Morton and Riley Blarr, both of Belmont.

In the Senior Showmanship division, first blue went to Taylor Brokaw of Friendship and second blue to Halayna Eddy of Cuba.

For the Novice division, topping the class was Hunter Hint of Friendship, while also receiving blue ribbons was Grant Bell of Bolivar.

In the Junior Showmanship division Bentley Foster of Friendship and Ben Eshelman of Scio received blue ribbons.

Winners in the Junior, Intermediate and Senior divisions received a halter sponsored by Zane Covert, while Novice received a halter sponsored by the Allegany County Pomona Grange.

The top two from each division competed for Master Showmanship. This year’s winner, Natalie Burrows, received a director’s chair sponsored by Lester York of The York Agency. Reserve Master Showmanship winner Morgan Holcomb received a backpack award from the Lyman family.

Four participants in Cloverbub Showman this year, open to 5- to 7-year-olds — Tinsley Foster, Lily Morton, Lynn Morton and Aubrey Tavano — received participation ribbons and buckets of supplies sponsored by Wild Geese Farm and the Allegany County Farm Bureau.

In the breed classes, highlights included:

  • Grade Junior Champions, Chet & Donna Greene: Abigail Morton
  • Ayrshire Junior Champion, Dave’s Printing: Morgan Holcomb
  • Ayrshire Reserve Junior Champion, Hillcrest Homestead, LLC: Natalie Burrows
  • Guernsey Junior Champion, Val Dale Farms: Jim Eshelman
  • Holstein Junior Champion, Val Dale Farms: Riley Blarr
  • Holstein Reserve Junior Champion, Lost Valley Farm: Taylor Brokaw
  • Jersey Junior Champion, Hillcrest Homestead, LLC: Shaelynn Eddy
  • Jersey Reserve Junior Champion, Dave’s Printing: Morgan Holcomb
  • Brown Swiss Junior Champion, Hillcrest Homestead, LLC: Morgan Holcomb
  • Brown Swiss Reserve Junior Champion, For Kids Auto Repairs & Towing: Halayna Eddy
  • Ayrshire Senior Champion, Hillcrest Homestead, LLC: Morgan Holcomb
  • Ayrshire Reserve Senior Champion, For Kids Auto Repair & Towing: Natalie Burrows
  • Guernsey Senior Champion, Hillcrest Homestead, LLC: Natalie Burrows
  • Jersey Senior Championship, Center Vu Farm: Morgan Holcomb
  • Jersey Reserve Senior Champions, Hillcrest Homestead, LLC: Morgan Holcomb
  • Grade Grand Champion, Missy & Mike Holcomb: Abigail Morton
  • Ayrshire Grand Champion, Windfall Farms: Morgan Holcomb
  • Ayrshire Reserve Grand Champion, Missy & Mike Holcomb: Natalie Burrows
  • Holstein Grand Champion, Missy & Mike Holcomb: Riley Blarr
  • Holstein Reserve Grand Champion, Missy & Mike Holcomb: Taylor Brokaw
  • Jersey Grand Champion, Missy & Mike Holcomb: Morgan Holcomb
  • Jersey Reserve Grand Champion, Missy & Mike Holcomb: Morgan Holcomb
  • Brown Swiss Grand Champion, Windfall Farms: Morgan Holcomb
  • Brown Swiss Reserve Grand Champion, Missy & Mike Holcomb: Morgan Holcomb
  • Guernsey Grand Champion, Missy & Mike Holcomb: Jim Eshelman
  • Guernsey Reserve Grand Champion, Windfall Farms: Natalie Burrows
  • Supreme Champion, Birds All Dairy: Morgan Holcomb
  • Best Breed and Owned, Cheyenne Wolfer Memorial: Morgan Holcomb
  • Dairy Herd-1st place: Friendship Everlasting 4-H Club
  • Club Herd 1st place: Friendship Everlasting 4-H Club

HORSE SHOW

The 4-H horse showing during the Allegany County Fair got underway last week with English Showmanship, followed by English Pleasure, English Equitation, English Command, Hunter Hack, Equitation over Fences, Working Hunter Over Fences, Driving and Minis.

  • Senior Grand Champion: Paris Billings of Alfred
  • Senior Reserve Champion: Alison Wojtkowiak of Almond
  • Junior Grand Champion: Regina Dougherty of Belmont
  • Pony Grand Champion: Abigail Hurd of Belmont
  • Pony Reserve Champion: Alexandra Hurd of Belmont
  • Grand Champion for Driving: Leah Brown of Alfred
  • Grand Champion Mini: Anna Bliss

Next was Lead Line Versatility followed by Western Showmanship, Western Pleasure, Western Equitation, Western Command, Western Road Hack, Western Ranch Riding, Ranch Working Horse and Trail.

In the Lead Line Versatility for Cloverbuds, ages 5-7, all riders placed blue: Hunter Geer of Almond, Thomas Billings of Wellsville and Stella Billings of Wellsville.

  • Senior Western Grand Champion: Paris Billings of Alfred
  • Reserve Western Champion: Alison Wojtkowiak of Almond
  • Junior Western Grand Champion: Regina Dougherty of Belmont
  • Pony Western Grand Champion: Abigail Hurd of Belmont
  • Pony Western Reserve Champion: Alexandra Hurd of Belmont
  • Walk/Trot Western Grand Champion: Ryan Hurd of Belmont
  • Walk/Trot Western Reserve Champion: Steven Dougherty of Belmont
  • Trail Senior Grand Champion: Paris Billings
  • Trail Senior Reserve Champion: Alison Wojtkowiak
  • Trail Junior Grand Champion: Regina Dougherty
  • Walk/Trot Grand Champion: Steven Dougherty
  • Walk/Trot Reserve Champion: Ryan Hurd

SWINE AND GOATS

Youth exhibitors showed off their swine projects at the Allegany County Fair on Monday, with the contest an opportunity to be rewarded for the months of hard work caring for and training their animals.

In the Senior Showmanship division, Kadin Pierce of Cuba, with a first-place finish, received a blue ribbon along with a bucket sponsored by the Miller Family.

Ethan Cole of Cuba, Taylor Brokow of Friendship, Natalie Burrows of Cuba and Gianna Loiacono of Friendship also earned blue ribbons.

For the juniors, receiving blue ribbons were Sarah Wilson of Dansville, who topped the class and received a bucket sponsored by Elizabeth Schiralli, CPA., followed by Collin, Drew and Luke Wilson of Dansville, Mason Findlay of Fillmore, Brendon Wilson of Dansville, Morgan Holcomb of Friendship, Shane Ploetz of Cuba and Bentley Foster of Friendship.

In the novice class, first blue was awarded to Anna Wilson of Dansville, who received a showman harness sponsored by Elizabeth Schiralli, CPA, followed by Garrett Ploetz of Cuba, Connor Armison of Farmersville and Grant Bel of Bolivar.

The top two from each division competed for Grand Champion Showman. This year’s winner, Sarah Wilson, received the chair award sponsored by Mark and Lorraine Stone. Reserve Grand Champion Showman went to Collin Wilson, who received an award sponsored by Alfred State College.

Three future 4-H’ers participated in the Cloverbub showmanship, open to youth between 5 and 7 years old. The judge complimented Tinsley Foster, Beverly Ploetz and Faith Wilson for an excellent job controlling their animals.

There were four classes in the market swine division, starting with heavy weight. The class all receiving blues included Sarah Wilson, Collin Wilson, Shane Ploetz, Garrett Ploetz, Shane Ploetz (second entry), Conner Armison and Taylor Brokow.

Starting the intermediate weight swine, first place was exhibited by Mason Findlay, followed by Ethan Cole with second and third place hogs, Mason Findlay (additional entry), Grant Bell, Gianna Loiacono and Taylor Brokow.

Brendon Wilson placed first blue in the medium weight class followed by Kadin Pierce, Morgan Holcomb with third and fourth, Bentley Foster, Gianna Loiacono and Bentley Foster with second entry in class. Another group of blue-ribbon winners.

Blue ribbon light weight hogs were exhibited by Luke Wilson, Drew Wilson, Anna Wilson, Kadin Pierce, Natalie Burrows, Grant Bell and Conner Armison.

Grand Champion Market Swine receiving a banner in memory of Sarah Beiler, along with a wall plaque from the New York State Pork Producers Association, was exhibited by Sarah Wilson. The Reserve Grand Champion Market Swine sponsored by Alfred State College was awarded to Collin Wilson.

All of these animals will be sold at the Annual Youth Market Animals Sale this week.

In the breeding division Grand Champion Gilt was exhibited by Shane Ploetz. He received an award sponsored by Grant C. Seaman, DVM. Reserve Grand Champion Gilt was exhibited by Morgan Holcomb.

This year’s judge for the swine show was Brenden Kroll from Hamburg and owner of BGDK show pigs and herdsman at S&K Show pigs in Arlington, Ohio. He has been judging for seven years in five states. The youth were complimented on the high-quality projects shown and work each youth had clearly put in training their hogs for show.

There were also three blue ribbon entries in the youth Market Goat Division.

The Grand Champion, receiving a banner sponsored by Nicholson Pharmacy, was exhibited by Sarah Wilson. Reserve Grand Champion, receiving a banner sponsored by General Roofing & Heating Company, was shown by Isabella Morehouse of Cuba. Also receiving a blue ribbon was Madison Morehouse.

The youth market goats were judged by Meghan Snyder of Sunny Cove Farm in Alfred. These animals will also be sold this week.