LOCALS COMPETE AT KANSAS JUNIOR LIVESTOCK SHOW
(HUTCHINSON) – Winning exhibitors at the 88th Kansas Junior Livestock Show (KJLS) earned premiums, while others were presented scholarships for excelling academically, in community service and in 4-H/FFA. The largest youth livestock show in Kansas featured 661 showmen from 93 counties, who exhibited 1,395 head of livestock, including 108 market steers, 269 breeding heifers, 153 market hogs, 174 breeding gilts, 214 market lambs, 201 breeding ewes, 140 market goats and 136 commercial doe kids. The statewide event was held October 2-4 at the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson.
Last weekend was the Kansas Junior Livestock Show in Hutchinson. A modified schedule was implemented due to COVID-19 and began on Thursday at the State Fairgrounds.
Three local children, Sandra and Greydon Einspahr, and Mia Boy showed their animals. This was Sandra’s third year and Greydon and Mia’s first.
Mia Boy showed first on Friday morning. Showmanship and Breeding Ewes were set for the same time keeping exhibitors and parents on high alert. She began with her purebred Southdown breeding ewe and took third in her class.
She didn’t get call back in showmanship but did place 11th commercial breeding ewe. She had a great time.
“That was so fun. I can’t wait for the state fair next year,” said Mia.
Saturday morning, Greydon Einspahr was first to show his goat in Showmanship but didn’t get call back. Sandra was next and didn’t place either in a very close race.
Breeding doe classes were next.
Greydon placed just outside the ribbons at 11th place. And Sandra was 7th in her class of 13.
Then Sandra was second with her heavier doe and got a call back for the division finals.
Finally, in the market show, Sandra took tenth place, and Greydon placed ninth with their market wethers.
Sandra said, “I placed the highest I have ever placed at a KJLS. It was cool how all my hard work came together at the end.“
Greydon said, “It was really fun and it’s something I wish everyone could get a chance to do at some point.”
Hamilton County results:
Mia Boy, Syracuse
11th in class 13 - Commercial Ewe Lamb
3rd in class 13 - Southdown Breeding Ewe
Greydon Einspahr, Syracuse
11th in class 6 - Commercial Doe Kid
9th in class 11 - Meat Goat Meat Goat
Sandra Einspahr, Syracuse
10th in class 6 - Meat Goat Meat Goat
2nd in class 11 - Commercial Doe Kid
7th in class 7 - Commercial Doe Kid
The Kansas Livestock Association and Kansas State University serve as major show sponsors. In addition to Cargill, Merck Animal Health and Seaboard Foods, other sponsors included Kansas Farm Bureau and Farm Bureau Financial Services, Friends of KJLS, the Kansas Department of Agriculture and American AgCredit. In addition to these groups, volunteers from across the state also help organize and put on the show.
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