Top Honors Awarded in Iowa State Fair FFA Market and Carcass Lamb Show

DES MOINES, IA (08/09/2014)(readMedia)-- Grand Champion honors were awarded Thursday in the FFA Market and Carcass Lamb shows at the 2014 Iowa State Fair.

Tanner Berry of Sac City showed the Grand Champion FFA Market Lamb, and Chelsea Nelson of Exira took Reserve Grand Champion honors.

In the carcass judging, Megan Collison of Rockwell City earned Grand Champion honors while James Leonard of Newton received the Reserve Grand Champion banner.

The judges saw 367 animals from 136 exhibitors in the Market Lamb division and 77 animals from 50 exhibitors in the Carcass division.

Additional results below:

MARKET WETHERS

Champion Light Weight Wether: Tanner Berry, Sac City

Reserve Champion Light Weight Wether: Chelsea Nelson, Exira

Champion Medium Weight Wether: Chelsea Nelson, Exira

Reserve Champion Medium Weight Wether: Heather Ziesman, Algona

Champion Heavy Weight Wether: Chelsea Nelson, Exira

Reserve Champion Heavy Weight Wether: Heather Ziesman, Algona

Champion Market Wether: Tanner Berry, Sac City

Reserve Champion Market Wether: Chelsea Nelson, Exira

MARKET EWES

Champion Light Weight Ewe: Garret Gourley, Webster City

Reserve Champion Light Weight Ewe: Chansea Nelson, Exira

Champion Medium Weight Ewe: Paige Petzenhauser, Roland

Reserve Champion Medium Weight Ewe: Cade Suhr, Adair

Champion Heavy Weight Ewe: Chance Deppe, Maquoketa

Reserve Champion Heavy Weight Ewe: Derek Henningsen, DeWitt

Champion Market Ewe: Garret Gourley, Webster City

Reserve Champion Market Ewe: Paige Petzenhauser, Roland

CARCASS LAMBS

Champion Live: Tanner Berry, Sac City

Reserve Champion Live: Austin Himes, Central City

Champion Scan: Megan Collison, Rockwell City

Reserve Champion Scan: James Leonard, Newton

The Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion market lambs, as well as 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 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.

 

Watkins FFA Member Wins Grand Champion Market Pig at Iowa State Fair

DES MOINES, IA (08/09/2014)(readMedia)-- Erin Schmidt of Watkins showed the Grand Champion Market Pig at the FFA Market Swine contest judged Thursday during the 2014 Iowa State Fair.

Alexis Delaney of DeWitt claimed Reserve Grand Champion Market Pig honors.

Luke Worden of Belmond won Champion Purebred Market Swine honors, and Cory Sampson of Nevada received Reserve Champion Purebred Market Swine honors.

Nearly 250 exhibits showed 568 animals in this year's competition.

Additional results below:

Champion Light Weight Market Gilt: Elizabeth Jones, Williamsburg

Reserve Champion Light Weight Market Gilt: Theresa Fitzgerald, Boone

Champion Medium Weight Market Gilt: Alex Alliger, Gowrie

Reserve Champion Medium Weight Market Gilt: Luke Worden, Belmond

Champion Heavy Weight Market Gilt: Grant Wolfe, Hudson

Reserve Champion Heavy Weight Market Gilt: Kolton Greiner, Keota

Champion Light Weight Market Barrow: Luke Greiner, Keota

Reserve Champion Light Weight Market Barrow: Alex Alliger, Gowrie

Champion Medium Weight Market Barrow: Erin Schmidt, Watkins

Reserve Champion Medium Weight Market Barrow: Austin Lane, Spragueville

Champion Heavy Weight Market Barrow: Alexis Delaney, DeWitt

Reserve Champion Heavy Weight Market Barrow: Kale Boysen, Morning Sun

Champion Chester White: Alexis Delaney, DeWitt

Reserve Champion Chester White: Makayla Scanlon, Oskaloosa

Champion Duroc: Luke Worden, Belmond

Reserve Champion Duroc: Cory Sampson, Nevada

Champion Hampshire: Austin Lane, Spragueville

Reserve Champion Hampshire: Alexis Delaney, DeWitt

Champion Berkshire: Austin Lane, Spragueville

Reserve Champion Berkshire: Mary Heiller, Madrid

Champion Spotted: Spenser Becker, Keota

Reserve Champion Spotted: Lexi Marek, Riverside

Champion Poland China: Alex Umbaugh, Adair

Reserve Champion Poland China: Walker Wegener, DeWitt

Champion Yorkshire: Luke Worden, Belmond

Reserve Champion Yorkshire: Dan Harmsen, Rock Valley

Champion All Other Breeds: Brittany Schafer, Sheldon

The Grand and Reserve Champion Market Pigs, 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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