The Bond County Fair kicked off for local 4-H members on July 30th with the 4-H Rabbit and 4-H Poultry Shows.
In poultry the Champion Pen of 3 went to Emma Helmkamp and the Champion Overall went to Jake Helmkamp. Both are members of the Liberty 4-H Club. Awards were sponsored by Woolsey Bros.
Senior Poultry Showmanship went to Jessica Ronat of the Old Ripley 4-H Club, and Junior Poultry Showmanship went to Dalton Knerrer also of the Old Ripley Club. Poultry Showmanship awards were sponsored by County Insurance.
In 4-H Rabbits, Champion Meat Pen went to Hayley Gentry. Reserve Champion Meat Pen was shown by Lincoln Siebert. Champion Meat Rabbit was shown by Tyler Snow, and Champion Fancy Rabbit was shown by Lauren Gentry. Lauren also received the award for Best of Show overall and Champion Pee Wee Showmanship. Tyler Snow was the Champion Intermediate Showman, and Hailey Pierce the Champion Senior Showman.
Both Hayley and Lauren Gentry are members of the Dudleyville 4-H Club, Siebert and Pierce are members of Showstring, and Snow is a member of Old Ripley 4-H Club.
The 4-H Rabbit Show award sponsors included: 5G’s Rabbitry; Randy & Kalene Zerkel; D & D Farms; Doug Enloe Log Carving, and Country Insurance.
First thing Friday morning was the 4-H Beef Show. Beef Show honors included:
Champion Angus Heifer – Kayley Woker
Champion Hereford Heifer – Trista Koertge
Champion Shortorn – Kayley Woker
Champion AOB Heifer – Maddey Tebbe
Champion xbred – Emily Ulmer
Champion AOB Cow – Jade Koertge
Champion Heifer – Maddey Tebbe
Reserve Champion Heifer – Kayley Woker
Champion Cow – Emily Ulmer
Champion Steer – Briana Ulmer
Reserve Champion Steer – Kayley Woker
Rate of Gain Champion – Riley Unterbrink
PeeWee Showmanship – Dakota Driemeyer
Junior Showmanship – Emily Ulmer
Senior Showmanship – Brianna Tebbe
The 4-H Beef Show was sponsored by Ulmer Show Cattle, Tebbe Voegle Show Cattle and Country Insurance.
4-H Shows will continue throughout the rest of the fair. This year a new Parade of Champions will take place just before the start of the 4-H Auction on Monday evening. It is an opportunity for all animal show champions to be recognized, even if they are not selling a market animal or product at the auction.