FFA Members Stomp Out Competition in Iowa State Fair Beef Championship

DES MOINES, IA (08/09/2014)(readMedia)-- FFA exhibitors competed in the Performance Beef Show judged Wednesday prior to the start of the 2014 Iowa State Fair. Entries were open to purebred, grade or crossbred market steers.

Complete results below:

Choice Retail Beef - Window A

Champion: Brooke Sieren, Keota

Reserve Champion: Logan Bauer, Exira

Champion Produce: Logan Bauer, Exira

Reserve Champion Produce: Lucas Looney, Wheatland

Lean-Lite Beef - Window B

Champion: Shana Hilgerson, Elkader

Reserve Champion: Trevor Stevenson, Wheatland

Champion Produce: Trevor Stevenson, Wheatland

Reserve Champion Produce: Jacob Looney, Wheatland

Hotel-Restaurant Beef - Window C

Champion: Logan Bauer, Exira

Reserve Champion: Luke Orr, Elkader

Champion Produce: Luke Orr, Elkader

Reserve Champion Produce: Lucas Looney, Wheatland

Perry Hampshire Sets New Iowa State Fair Big Ram Record

DES MOINES, IA (08/07/2014)(readMedia)-- A two-year-old Hampshire ram from Perry set a new Iowa State Fair record, tipping the scales at 507.5 pounds during the Big Ram competition judged Thursday at the 2014 Iowa State Fair.

The top ram, dubbed "Zeus" by owner Daryl Mickelson, bested his nearest competitor by 86.5 pounds.

Second place was claimed by Seelow Sheep Farms' two-year-old Rambouillet ram who weighed in at 421 pounds.

Solid Rock, the four-year-old Suffolk ram owned by Merle Van Klompenburg of Orange City claimed third place at 408.5 pounds.

Peabody Wins Hearts and Iowa State Fair Big Boar Title

DES MOINES, IA (08/07/2014)(readMedia)-- Fueled by the memory of a friend, a group of former college buddies set out to win the Iowa State Fair Big Boar contest judged Thursday at the 2014 Iowa State Fair.

The five-year-old Hampshire boar named Peabody, owned by Pleasant Hill's Friends of Peabody, weighed in at 1,273 pounds. Peabody was shown by Lori Dvorak of Ankeny and raised by Dvorak with assistance from Craig Rowles and Tom Dittmer.

The winning boar was named after Brad Peyton, an Urbandale attorney, businessman and founder of the Shining City Foundation, who died last year following a battle with pancreatic cancer. Peabody was Peyton's nickname when he attended Iowa State University.

Big Mac, a two-year-old crossbred shown by McDonald Acres of Ryan earned second place at 1,142 pounds.

Boss Hog, the four-year-old crossbred shown by Gene Stoltzfus and Kip Granger of North English claimed third place at 1,132 pounds.

The Shining City Foundation is based in Urbandale. It was founded in 2001 and is dedicated to enhancing the general welfare of underserved populations around the world through improved health care, housing and education.

Prescott Charolais Tops Iowa State Fair Super Bull Competition

DES MOINES, IA (08/07/2014)(readMedia)-- Big Daddy, the 3,012-pound Charolais bull owned by Craig Stalcup of Prescott, outweighed the competition to win the Super Bull contest judged Thursday at the 2014 Iowa State Fair.

Doug Sudbrock of Indianola took second place with his 2,501-pound Red Angus bull, Wingnut, and third place with his 1,329-pound Red Angus bull, Grumpy.

Big Daddy, as well as the Big Boar and Big Ram, will be on display at the Iowa State Fair in the Cattle, Swine and Sheep Barns, respectively, through August 17.

4-H Siblings Win Grand and Reserve Champion Market Broiler at Iowa State Fair

DES MOINES, IA (08/08/2014)(readMedia)-- 4-H members from all around Iowa competed in the 4-H Poultry Show held Thursday at the 2014 Iowa State Fair. Hannah Van Roekel of Wellman exhibited the Grand Champion Market Broiler, and her brother, Jonah Van Roekel also of Wellman, showed the Reserve Grand Champion Market Broiler.

Additional results below:

Grand Champion Bantam: Trey Tempel, Kamrar

Reserve Grand Champion Bantam: Tate Linton, Sioux City

Grand Champion Water Fowl: Tate Linton, Sioux City

Reserve Grand Champion Water Fowl: Tate Linton, Sioux City

Grand Champion Large Fowl: Shau Landt, Charles City

Reserve Grand Champion Large Fowl: Sydney Hansen, Monticello

Grand Champion Commercial Fowl: Kyrnan Liske-Rochholz, Walcott

Reserve Grand Champion Commercial Fowl: Brett Schoenherr, Monmouth

Egg Production

1) Brett Schoenherr, Monmouth

2) Attylissa Bailey, Hamilton

3) Bridget Hughes, Winterset

Champion Poultry Presentation: Grace Westercamp, Farmington

Reserve Champion Poultry Presentation: Tommee Pelky, Bonaparte

Champion Junior Showmanship: Taylor McCreedy, Atlantic

Reserve Champion Junior Showmanship: Emilee Beekman, Pierson

Champion Intermediate Showmanship: Lillian Dahir, Minden

Reserve Champion Intermediate Showmanship: Madelyn Cink, Wesley

Champion Senior Showmanship: Attylissa Bailey, Hamilton

Reserve Champion Senior Showmanship: Hannah Dagel, Sibley

The Grand and Reserve Champion Market Broilers, along with 14 other livestock champions, will be auctioned in the prestigious Sale of Champions on Saturday, August 16, at 2 p.m. in the Penningroth Media Center of the Putney Family Cattle Barn. The event is sponsored by the Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement, a non-profit organization established to encourage the pursuit of agriculture-related careers by Iowa's youth.

"Nothing Compares" to the 2014 Iowa State Fair, August 7-17. The Fairgrounds are located at East 30th and East University Avenue, just 10 minutes east of downtown Des Moines, and are open 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. each day of the Fair. Exhibit hours may vary. For more information, call 800/545-FAIR or visit iowastatefair.org.

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