On Saturday, June 20, youth exhibitors and their families gathered at Tullyfergus Farm in Lyons, NY, for the first of several shows organized recently, inspired and driven by Phil Paradis and Jeanne White of Simme Valley, Groton, NY.
As trucks and trailers began to roll in on a beautiful sunny morning they were quickly unloaded of cattle and tack into the 120×50 barn. The cattle were stalled all around the inside walls with a few in stand-alone panels in the center. The south end of the barn held the showring and announcers booth.
At 11 a.m. everyone stood and honored our country with the national anthem and thanks for our servicemen and women, first responders and law enforcement.
Judge Cindi Shelley, Cobleskill, NY started with our showmanship classes. 30 exhibitors were put through their paces.
Winners were as follows:
- Pee Wee – Hailey Rousch, Beaver Dams.
- Junior – Sally Brown, Horseheads
- Res. Champion – Evan Kingdon, Pavillion
- Intermediate – Kaitlyn Broughton, Silver Springs.
- Res. Champion – Sierra Brown, Horseheads
- Senior – Cara Ando, Houghton
- Res. – Chase Gerhardt, E. Aurora
- Master Showman – Kaitlyn Broughton
- Res. Champion – Chase Gerhardt.
After showmanship a break for lunch was taken, a chance to relax and visit with friends for a while.
Breed show commenced at 2.30 p.m. with Angus, Hereford, Simmental, AOB and Commercial divisions. Results as follows:
Champion – Evie Groom with Tullyfergus Everelda 529
Res. Anna King with KRA Evelyn G927
Champion – Cara Ando with GRO-JDL Temptation 322
Res. Lindsey Wright with AMF MJA 413B Grace
Champion – Sierra Brown with Simme Valley Flirty
Res. Elsie Donlick with Simme Valley Giselle
All Other Breeds (AOB)
Champion – Kaitlyn Broughton with Hill Haven Pretty Rose (Shorthorn)
Res. – Alexis Washburn with SFF Merida (Highland)
Champion – Aubrey Gerhardt with Calypso
Res. – Dylan Bozeman with Roxie
Supreme female – Kaitlyn Broughton
Res. – Sierra Brown.
Following on from the breed show was a very competitive steer show with 18 head in three weight classes that ranged 1,075-1,199 lbs for lightweight, 1,200 – 1,299 lbs medium weight and 1,300+ for heavyweight. Winners were as follows:
Lightweight – Kyra Pence with Puff Daddy.
Res. Champion – Ben Kron, Alden.
Medium weight- Chase Gerhardt with Buddy Jr.
Res. Champion – Sally Brown with Pookie
Heavyweight – Audrey Hurlburt with Nutty Butty.
Res. Champion – Mandy Hurlburt with Honey.
Supreme Champion steer – Audrey Hurlburt
Res. Champion – Chase Gerhardt.
Huge thanks to many sponsors:
- Seneca Stone Corp. – Backdrop
- Sew Fancy, Paige Henderson – Chairs and T-Shirts.
- Triple S farms and Tim June, Homer – T-Shirts.
- Simme Valley & Specialty Trophies, Dryden – Trophies and plaques.
- Region 3 NYBPA – showring bark.
- Justin Gaines, Farm Family Insurance – Supreme Champion Female and Steer
- Cayuga View Farm, Tim & Melanie Pallokat – Master Showman.
- Dr. Becky Silvanic – Veterinarian
- Seneca County Fair, Ellen TenEyck.
- MMT Cattle, Marc & Nicole Tommell
- Casey & Melissa Spence.
- Susanne Smith.
- Anderson Maple Farm
- Broughton Farm
- Elm-side Farm, Art Reynolds
- CNY Autohub, Dryden.
- And many others who donated on the day.
Special thanks to Skip Lear for steer weigh in and line up.
Paige Henderson for handing out prizes.
Matt Henderson and Phil Paradis ring men.
Jeanne White and Evie Groom for check-in.
Linda Groom for food and refreshments.
Cindi Shelley for judging.