Swine, Poultry: Aug. 5, 2018 Featured

Isaac Dale Miller (left), Leo DeDonder (center) and Bethany DeDonder pose after participating in the Lyon County Fair 4H Swine and Poultry shows over the weekend. Isaac Dale Miller (left), Leo DeDonder (center) and Bethany DeDonder pose after participating in the Lyon County Fair 4H Swine and Poultry shows over the weekend. Chuck Samples/KVOE News

The 2018 Swine Show led off Sunday's activities at the Lyon County Fair.


Leo DeDonder showed a cross and a Hampshire. He says raising pigs is second nature to the family.

DeDonder says his dad let him handle the exhibits without a lot of extra input, and he also says there is a big difference in how you show hogs versus how you show cattle -- the other exhibit DeDonder brought to the fair this year.

DeDonder says he has really looked forward to the fair this year.

One participant in both activities was Bethany DeDonder of the Riverside 4H Club. She won reserve champion and won her showmanship age division in poultry, while her swine entries took third and fifth, respectively. She says there is a difference in how she approaches the two shows.

DeDonder says she was glad to do well -- especially she didn't have much final prep time before she was on the spot.

DeDonder says being part of 4H comes naturally to the family.

Meanwhile, contestants in the 2018 Poultry contest were hoping not to run afoul of the judges.

Isaac Dale Miller had the reserve showmanship honors for the intermediate category.

Miller says there is some study involved when it comes to poultry.

Having said that, Miller also says poultry is relatively easy to show when compared to other animals.

Miller says he has enjoyed his time in 4H.

 

Swine results


Level IV (15-19 years) Showmanship Champion: John Fritts, Happy Harvesters
Reserve Champion: Jack Creager, Happy Harvesters

Level III (12-14 years) Showmanship Champion: Viola Fritts, Happy Harvesters
Reserve Champion: Malorie Wecker, Happy Harvesters

Level II (9-11 years) Showmanship Champion: Keilee Finnerty, Busy Beavers
Reserve Champion: Hope Miller, Sunflower

Level I (7-8 years) Showmanship Champion: Lauryn Finnerty, Busy Beavers
Reserve Champion: Kelsey McCoy, Model Boosters

Champion Duroc: Aubrey Finnerty, Busy Beavers
Reserve Champion: Hope Miller, Sunflower

Champion Hampshire: Viola Fritts, happy Harvesters
Reserve Champion: Brooke Finnerty, Busy Beavers

Champion Yorkshire: Viola Fritts, Happy Harvesters
Reserve Champion: Keilee Finnerty, Busy Beavers

Champion Spot: Taylor Wilson, Cloverleaf
Reserve Champion: Taylor Pringle, Riverside

Champion Berkshire: Cale Steffes, Happy Harvesters
Reserve Champion: Lauryn Finnerty, Busy Beavers

Champion Crossbred: Jack Crager, Happy Harvesters
Reserve Champion: John Fritts, Happy Harvesters

Champion Prospect Market Hog: Malorie Wecker, Happy Harvesters

Grand Champion Market Hog: Jack Creager, Happy Harvesters
Reserve Champion: Viola Fritts, Happy Harvesters

Grand Champion Gilt: Malorie Wecker, Happy Harvesters
Reserve Champion: Keilee Finnerty, Busy Beavers

 

Poultry results

 
Senior Champion Showmanship: Emma Miller, Chamness
Reserve Champion:  John Pringle, Riverside
 
Intermediate Champion Showmanship: Bethany DeDonder, Riverside
Reserve Champion: Isaac Miller, Chamness
 
Junior Champion Showmanship: Isaac Knuth, Chamness
Reserve Champion: Mackenzie Kelley, Busy Beavers
 
Champion Standard Breed, Large Fowl: Lane Wilson
 
Champion Standard Breed, Bantam: Taylor Pringle, Riverside
Reserve Champion: Isaac Knuth, Chamness
 
Champion Production Class: Bethany DeDonder, Riverside
Reserve Champion: Sadie Pearson, Chamness
 
Champion Meat Type Chickens: Braxton Young, Cloverleaf
Reserve Champion: Isaac Knuth, Chamness
 
Champion Waterfowl: Bethany DeDonder, Riverside
Reserve Champion: Isaac Knuth, Chamness
 
Champion Other Class: Austin Moore, Model Boosters
Reserve Champion: Taylor Kelley, Busy Beavers
 
Grand Champion Poultry: Taylor Pringle, Riverside
Reserve Champion: Bethany DeDonder, Riverside
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