DES MOINES, IOWA (September 19, 2019) — Iowa Dairies competed for top honors in the Iowa State Dairy Production Awards division at the Iowa State Fair August 8-18, 2019. Awards were given for the top two milk, combined fat and protein records in the Junior 3 Year Old, Senior 3 Year Old, 4 Year Old, 5 Year Old, and Aged Cow Classes.

Results are as follows:

 

PRODUCTION AWARDS

Ayrshire, CFP, Jr 3 Yr Old

1) BJs Ayrshires, St. Olaf

 

The US Navy confirms that three online videos showing two military air-encounters with what it calls "unexplained aerial phenomena," and the rest of us call "unidentified flying objects," are authentic, Popular Mechanics reports.

The videos are interesting, and some might find them disturbing. What's more disturbing to me is that the Navy thinks they're none of our business 15, or even four, years later (the incidents occurred in 2004 and 2015).

DES MOINES, IOWA (September 18, 2019) — Rocky Hill Farm of Elizabeth, Illinois (IL), took top honors in the Oxford Down Sheep show judged at the 2019 Iowa State Fair. The farm was awarded the Champion and Reserve Champion Ewe and Reserve Champion Ram banners. They also placed first in the Premier Exhibitor contest.

Lillibridge Oxfords of Plainfield earned Champion Ram honors and took third place in the Premier Exhibitor contest while Bode Niemeier of Butler, IL, took second.

DES MOINES, IOWA (September 18, 2019) — Rueber Shropshires of Marshalltown claimed Champion and Reserve Ewe, Champion Ram, and first-place Premier Exhibitor honors in the Shropshire Sheep show judged at the 2019 Iowa State Fair.

SS Shrops of Davenport took home the Reserve Champion Ram and second-place Premier Exhibitor.

Sugar Ridge Ranch of Viroqua, Wisconsin (WI), won third place Premier Exhibitor.

DES MOINES, IOWA (September 18, 2019) — Willwerth Southdowns of Eagle Grove won Champion Ewe, Reserve Champion Ram, and first-place Premier Exhibitor honors in the Southdown Sheep Show judged at the 2019 Iowa State Fair.

Lee Donald Olson of New Virginia received Champion Ram honors, along with third-place Premier Exhibitor honors.

Held Brothers Southdowns of Aurora, South Dakota (SD), took Reserve Champion Ewe and second-place Premier Exhibitor.

DES MOINES, IOWA (September 18, 2019) — Leroy Orth of Ames won Grand Champion Single Spike, Grand Champion Miniature or Seeding, and Grand Champion Three Spike at the Gladiolus show judged at the 2019 Iowa State Fair. Joseph Nosler of Atalissa won the Sweepstakes award in memory of John J Witmer.

Complete results below:

 

GLADIOLUS

Single Spike — White, Green, Cream, Yellow

1) Leroy Orth, Ames

2) Leroy Orth, Ames

3) Joseph Nosler, Atalissa

DES MOINES, IOWA (September 18, 2019) — Midwest dairies faced off in the Milking Shorthorn Dairy Cattle show judged at the 2019 Iowa State Fair.

Iow Ayr Farms of Brooklyn was awarded Grand Champion Female. Iow Ayr Farms took home Champion in the Senior Female class.

Reserve Grand Champion Female was awarded to Elron Farms of Lost Nation.

Complete results below (name, hometown and animal identification):

 

MILKING SHORTHORN

DES MOINES, IOWA (September 18, 2019) — Seven Chapters competed in the Youth Dairy Goat show during the 2019 Iowa State Fair.

Results below:

 

GRADES

Champion Junior Does: Skylar Tomlinson, Muscatine FFA

Reserve Champion Junior Does: Skylar Tomlinson, Muscatine FFA

 

Champion Senior Does: Allison Dicks, Bondurant 4-H

Reserve Champion Senior Does: Skylar Tumlinson, Muscatine FFA

 

DES MOINES, IOWA (September 18, 2019) — FFA chapters from across the state showed in the FFA Breeding Goat competition at the Iowa State Fair. The top ten chapters are recognized below.

 

Chapter Awards:

1) Southeast Polk FFA

2) Wayne FFA

3) Agri-Power FFA

4) North Polk FFA

5) Wilton FFA

6) Knoxville FFA

7) Tipton FFA

8) Benton Community FFA

9) Creston FFA

10) Boyden-Hull FFA

 

DES MOINES, IOWA (September 18, 2019) — Ribbons and banners were awarded at the Boer Goat Show judged August 17 and 18 at the 2019 Iowa State Fair.

Complete results below:

 

COMMERCIAL BREEDING DOES

 

Commercial Doe Class A

1) Lampe Girls, Fort Madison

2) Jaelynn Therring, Hayfield, Minnesota (MN)

3) Tallgrass Livestock, Lake Benton, MN

4) Wyatt Chittenden, Des Moines

5) BDNK Farm, Hillsboro, Illinois (IL)

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