Written by Lora Kirmer
The Bucket Calves wrapped up 4-H activities Monday night. Bucket calves have had less than a year to be worked with, and many of the Champions and Reserve Champions will make an appearance in the pen again next year.
Rowdy O'Rear and Stich. Photo by Lora Kirmer
Rowdy Orear, of Chamness, took Grand Champion in the 11-12 year old class with his calf Stitch. He worked with Stitch daily to achieve a level of trust which carried into the show pen.
Jenna Smith of Happy Harvesters earned Reserve Grand Champion.
Lilly Skalsky and Oreo. Photo by Lora Kirmer.
In the 9-10 year old class, Lilly Skalsky, of Busy Beavers, and her calf Oreo claimed the Grand Champion trophy. She plans to bring Oreo back after working for another year following the same routine.
Reserve Grand Champion was bestowed upon Kaleb Arnold of Chamness.
Lauryn Finnerty and Suckle. Photo by Lora Kirmer.
Lauryn Finnerty of Busy Beavers was named Grand Champion in the 7-8 year old class. Her calf's name is Suckle. This was Lauryn's first year showing a bucket calf. She talks about her routine with Suckle.
Myah Arndt of Model Boosters earned Reserve Grand Champion.
Champion (7-8 Years): Lauryn Finnerty, Busy Beavers
Reserve Champion (7-8 Years): Myah Arndt, Model Boosters
Champion (9-10 Years): Lilly Skalsky, Busy Beavers
Reserve Champion (9-10 Years): Kaleb Arnold, Chamness
Champion (11-12 Years): Rowdy O'Rear, Chamness
Reserve Champion (11-12 Years): Jenna Smith, Happy Harvesters