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Tentinger shows champion, reserve fair dairy heifers

Friday, July 27, 2007

Samantha Tentinger of the Union Vikings 4-H Club was a big winner of the 4-H Dairy Show held Thursday night at the Plymouth County Fair. She took grand champion with her junior yearling Ayrshire heifer and earned reserve champion with her yearling Jersey heifer.
Winning, it seems, is becoming something of a habit for young Samantha Tentinger, Remsen. A member of the Union Vikings 4-H Club, Tentinger Thursday night left the 4-H Dairy Show Ring with both the grand champion and reserve winners.

The grand champion was her junior yearling Ayrshire heifer topping the Ayshire division with her reserve winner, a senior yearling Jersey heifer, also taking the purple in that breed division. The 11-year old, daughter of Travis and Kelly Tentinger, also walked away with the reserve junior showmanship award.

Caty Schwartz, a member of the Plymouth Pro's 4-H Club took top junior showmanship honors and also had the champion and reserve champion Brown Swiss entries in the show. The first place senior showmanship award went to Justin Cook, Sioux City, a member of the Lucky Liberty Lopers 4-H Club.

Cook also had the champion Milking Shorthorn in the dairy show with Kayla Rusk, Sioux City, Lucky Liberty Lopers, exhibiting the reserve winner. Tentinger exhibited the second place Ayshire heifer in the show.

Show Judge Doug Schoof, of Primghar, noted following the evening's judging that quality of entries in the 2007 show more than made up for the low number of entries in this year's competition.

"The quality of the animals out here tonight," Schoof said, "was great. You don't need a big show to have good quality entries, and that's what I told these young exhibitors. There was a lot of dairyness to the entries. The heifers were clean cut heifers, and the exhibitors did a fantastic job getting them fit and ready for the show."

"I also," Schoof said, "would encourage these young exhibitors to keep showing their heifers. That's the way they're going to learn. They do an excellent job in showmanship. At the same time, there's always the opportunity to learn new things and this often comes with taking part in additional shows."

Trophy contributors for the 2007 4-H/FFA Dairy Show include: Well's Dairy, Senior and Junior Showmanship; Prime Bank, Le Mars, Milking Shorthorn and Brown Swiss; Ten-Ayr Dairy, Remsen, Ayrshire; and Wurth Dairy, Remsen, Champion Dairy Heifer.

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