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Annual livestock show runs smoothly

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Emma Parrigon, of Stark City, at right, and Garrett Grimm, of Aurora, at left, were exhibitors in the peewee dairy show at Saturday's Monett Junior Livestock Show. Photos of winners from the show will appear in future issues of The Times. [Times Photo by Murray Bishoff] [Order this photo]
Warm though generally overcast weather provided nearly ideal conditions for the Monett Chamber of Commerce's annual Junior Livestock Show on Saturday at Monett's South Park.

Tents provided by Weiser Tent were set up west of the south soccer field, offering separate venues for the beef and dairy cattle, goats, sheep and swine. A small show ring created by cattle fencing was set up between the fences, providing a short distance between the contests, ideal for young people exhibiting in both shows.

Judges awarded 25 ribbons in the beef show and nine ribbons in the dairy show. Sheep received 24 ribbons while 13 goats were awarded ribbons. Three swine received ribbons.

Each exhibitor received a bucket for entering the show. Those winning grand and reserve grand champion honors received accessories and tools for their buckets.

Showmanship winners received ribbons.

In the beef show, Ashley Bailey, of Mt. Vernon, won senior showmanship. Bailey McAlister, of Neosho, won junior showmanship.

In the dairy show, Christopher Parrigon won senior showmanship. Kelsie Grimm, of Aurora, won the supreme champion with her brown Swiss.

In the goat show, Kaitlin Lawrence, of Mt. Vernon, won the senior showmanship prize while junior showmanship honors went to Halle Roper, of Barton County. In the sheep show, Kacie Klonts, of Stark City, won senior showmanship honors. Kaylie Hulette, of Webb City, won junior showmanship.

Brenden Kleiboeker, of Monett, won showmanship in the swine show.

The event moved along at a steady clip without as many livestock as expected arriving.

Eldon Cole, livestock specialist for the University of Missouri Extension, pointed out to the crowd that beef judge Derrick Paradise followed a family tradition in judging this year. Both of his parents have been past judges at the show.

Chamber Executive Director Suzy McElmurry said the show ran smoothly. She was disappointed by the small number of spectators and hoped to see higher participation next year.

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