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2023 Allegany County Fair Youth Dairy Show Results


Cornell Cooperative Extension of Allegany County’s Agriculture Program is excited to announce:

By Lynn Bliven, Agriculture & Natural Resources Issue Leader

On Wednesday, July 19th the Allegany County Fair held the Youth Dairy Show. This year’s show opened with meet and greet with the judge, Dorothea Fitzsimmons from Mount Morris, NY.

Beginning the show with Senior Showmanship division all receiving blue ribbons: 1st to Natalie Burrows Cuba, NY followed by Taylor Brokaw Friendship NY, Jamilyn Giberson Hinsdale NY, Halayna Eddy and Shaelynn Eddy both from Cuba, NY

Moving into the Intermediate Showmanship, Morgan Holcomb from Friendship, NY was first in class followed Lindsey Reynolds Cuba NY, Abigail Morton Caneadea NY, and Jim Eshelman from Scio, NY with blue ribbons; first red award to Riley Blarr of Belmont, NY and 2nd red to Huntar Hint Friendship NY.

In our Junior Showmanship division, 1st was Grant Bell Bolivar NY flowed by Bentley Foster Friendship NY both received a blue ribbon. For the Novice division topping the class was Grace Bell Bolivar NY, also receiving blue ribbons Lily Morton Scio NY.

Winners in Each of the showmanship divisions received a halter sponsored by Zane Covert. The top 2 from each division competed for Master Showmanship. This year’s winner Natalie Burrows received a director’s chair sponsored by The York Agency, Lester York. Reserve Master Showmanship, Taylor Brokaw received a duffle bag award from Zane Covert.

Five participants in Cloverbub Showman this year, open to youth 5-7 years old. Gardy Bell, Grayson Bell, Tinsley Foster, Lynn Morton, and Aubrey Tavano received a participation ribbon and a bucket of supplies sponsored by Wild Geese Farm.

Following the showmanship breed classes were held. Highlights for these classes:

Award                                                 Sponsor                                               Recipient

Grade Junior Champions                    Chet & Donna Greene                        Abigail Morton

Ayrshire Junior Champion                  Dave’s Printing                                   Grace Bell

Ayrshire Reserve Junior Champion    Hillcrest Homestead, LLC                  Morgan Holcomb

Guernsey Junior Champion                Country Crossroads Feed & Seed      Jim Eshelman

Guernsey Reserve Junior Champion  Dave’s Printing                                   Natalie Burrows

Holstein Junior Champion                  Kim Shaklee & Janice Brown            Abigail Morton                      

Jersey Junior Champion                      Hillcrest Homestead, LLC                  Shaelynn Eddy

Jersey Reserve Junior Champion        Dave’s Printing                                   Natalie Burrows

Brown Swiss Junior Champion          Hillcrest Homestead, LLC                  Lindsey Reynolds

Brown Swiss Res Junior Champion   Dave’s Printing                                   Shaelynn Eddy

Ayrshire Senior Champion                 Hillcrest Homestead, LLC                  Natalie Burrows

Ayrshire Reserve Senior Champion   Dave’s Printing                                   Morgan Holcomb

Guernsey Senior Champion                Kim Shaklee & Janice Brown            Natalie Burrows

Jersey Senior Championship               Center Vu Farm                                  Halayna Eddy

Jersey Reserve Senior Champions      Kim Shaklee & Janice Brown            Morgan Holcomb

Holstein Senior Champion                  Will-Cara Farm                                   Taylor Brokaw                       

Holstein Reserve Senior Champion    The York Agency                               Riley Blarr

Brown Swiss Senior Champion          Kim Shaklee & Janice Brown            Natalie Burrows

Grade Grand Champion                      The York Agency                               Abigail Morton

Ayrshire Grand Champion                  The Arlig Family                                Natalie Burrows

Ayrshire Reserve Grand Champion    Country Crossroads Feed & Seed      Morgan Holcomb

Guernsey Grand Champion                Country Crossroads Feed & Seed      Natalie Burrows

Guernsey Reserve Grand Champion  Kim Shaklee & Janice Brown            Jim Eshelman

Holstein Grand Champion                  Will-Cara Farm                                   Taylor Brokaw                       

Holstein Reserve Grand Champion    The York Agency                               Riley Blarr

Jersey Grand Champion                      The York Agency                               Halayna Eddy

Jersey Reserve Grand Champion        Lost Valley Farm                                Morgan Holcomb

Brown Swiss Grand Champion          The Arlig Family                                Lindsey Reynolds

Brown Swiss Res Grand Champion   Country Crossroads Feed & Seed      Shaelynn Eddy

Supreme Champion                            Kim Shaklee & Janice Brown            Natalie Burrows Ayrshire

Best Breed and Owned                       Cheyenne Wolfer Memorial               Morgan Holcomb

Dairy Herd – 1st place Friendship Everlasting 4-H Club
Club Herd – 1st place Friendship Everlasting 4-H Club

We want to thank our judge, Dorothea Fitzsimmons grew up on Ayrshire Farm in Cortland, NY. She was active in 4-H participating in dairy judging showing and several homemaking projects. She attended Cornell Vet School and practiced in Northern/Central NY for 20 years before becoming a professor at Alfred State College teaching dairy management and animal husbandry. While at Alfred she coached the dairy judging teams. She congratulated all the youth on the quality of their animals and a successful showing throughout the day.

Youth shows at the fair are one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Allegany County (CCE-Allegany). The association is part of the national cooperative extension system, an educational partnership between County, State, and Federal governments. As New York’s land grant university Cornell administers the system in this state. For more information, call 585-268-7644 or visit our website at Cornell Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.

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