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2012 Fair sheep show avoids afternoon heat

Friday, July 27, 2012

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This black face lamb shown by Cody Laughton, Le Mars, was named grand champion market lamb during the Plymouth County Fair sheep show Thursday. Colton Herbold, Kingsley Krowners, showed the reserve champion lamb.
Good planning and a little bit of luck enabled 4-H exhibitors and their lambs to keep cool at the Plymouth County Fair sheep show on Thursday.

"We really didn't have any problems. Heat wasn't a major factor," said Dennis Baldwin, sheep show superintendent.

Overhead fans have been running on the each of the sheep pens. Baldwin said exhibitors brought in the fans for their animals.

A brief drop in temperature also helped.

Thursday morning was cooler than previous days, and officials kept things moving to complete the show before the heat returned.

Judges Jim Prunty, of Corydon, and Justin Spieker, of Spencer, skipped their usual one-hour noon break and worked straight through to the end.

The show was done by 1:30 p.m. instead of the usual mid-afternoon finish.

Despite concerns about rising temperatures, Prunty didn't rush as he considered the entries and selected the top animals in each class.

A lamb shown by Cody Laughton, of Grant Little Giants, was named grand champion market lamb after first winning the black face market lamb competition.

Colton Herbold, of Kingsley Krowners, showed the reserve champion market lamb.

Spieker selected competitors for senior and junior showmanship competition after observing them during the show.

Cody Laughton and Denton Ohlrichs, of Portland Preston Pillars, were chosen as the top two senior showmen.

Junior showmanship honors went to Jenna Laughton, of Grant Little Giants, and Colton Herbold.

Other sheep show awards earned by Cody Laughton include grand champion honors in both the performance lamb live and performance lamb scan contests.

Riley Riediger, of Lincoln Toppers, received the reserve champion trophy in the performance lamb live category. Logan Niehus, of Grant Little Giants, was the performance lamb scan reserve champion winner.

Mackenzie Moodie, of Kingsley Krowners, had the champion white face market lamb.

Kurtis Hoffman, of Johnson Juniors, showed the champion spotted face market lamb.

Whitney Ten Napel, of Grant Little Giants, showed the grand champion pen of 3 market lambs. Those lambs also won top honors in the black face pen of 3 market lamb contest.

Lambs showed by Mackenzie Moodie won top place in the white and spotted face pen of 3 market lamb category and overall pen of 3 market lamb reserve champion.

A lamb shown by Whitney Ten Napel won the championship trophy in the commercial ewe lamb competition after first winning the black face ewe lamb contest.

Cody Laughton received the reserve champion commercial ewe lamb award.

Kurtis Hoffman, of the Johnson Juniors, took top honors in the top white face and spotted face commercial ewe lamb competitions. Emily Meerdink, of Johnson Juniors, had the champion registered ewe lamb.

The top pen of 3 breeding ewes was exhibited by David Weidauer, of the American Eagles. Shae Muecke, of Lincoln Toppers, showed the champion yearling breeding ewe.

Kurtis Hoffman was named champion in the average daily gain contest with an ADG of .9474.

Samantha Ten Napel, of the Grant Little Giants, won second place ADG honors.



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