The 2012 Chautauqua County Fair has been a maze of excitement as Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County's 4-H members prepare, care for, and show their animals. The weather on Wednesday was no exception to the excitement, with the smell of sugary sweets and animals.
Show results for 4-H exhibitors also continued the excitement. 4-H Goat Program participants performed in the Goat Arena in the Dairy Goat and Meat Goat Shows. Youth were judged by Warren Beeler who evaluated youth in Showmanship Classes based on how well each youth and goat performed together. Youth in the Goat Show also participated in Dairy and Market Classes in which animals were judged on respective breed standards and in Market Classes on finish and projected carcass quality. Market Goat participants sold their animals at the 4-H Meat Animal Sale on Friday.
Wednesday's Goat Show results are:
Pictured is Rachel Nomes, the Goat Novice Showmanship winner.
Grand Champion Showman and Master Showman is Emily Masiker.
Cloverbuds are 4-H members under 9 years old that participate in non-competitive animal activities. This year, four youth participated in the 4-H Goat Cloverbud Program and exhibited their goats in the 4-H Goat Show. Each Cloverbud member received a variegated ribbon and a medallion for their participation. The Cloverbud participant was Madeline Lancaster.
4-H Goat participants showed their animals in breeding classes in which the animals were evaluated on structure, balance, breed standards and body composition. In the A.O.P. the Best Junior Doe in Show All Other Breeds is Makayla LaRoy with "LaRoys Gr8 Eve," Best Senior Doein Show went to O'Brien with "O'Briens Mrs. Dash."
Senior Reserve Champion A.O.P. went to Abigail O'Brien with "O'Brien's Savannah Sunrise." Supreme Champion of Show is Nicole Ewer with "Emmie." Makayla LaRoy received top honors for the Best Dam and Daughter with "Grace" and "Eve." The Best Udder Award went to O'Brien's goat "O'Brien's Mrs. Dash."
In the Meat Goat Breeding Class, Nicole Ewer's goats "Clair" received Best Junior and "Emmie" received Best Senior. "Emmie" was also titled Champion Doe, and "Dru" and "Emmie" received top honors as Best Dam and Daughter pair.
Robert Clutter received Champion Meat Goat. Abigail O'Brien received Reserve Champion Meat Goat with "Woodstock."
In the Pygmy Goat Division, Gracie Morrison received Grand and Reserve Champion with her goats "Springwater Farms Sassy Attitude," and "Rockhaven Ranch Diva" respectively. In the Angora Division, Abigail O'Brien received Grand Champion with "Katie," and Reserve Champion went to Abigail O'Brien with "Buster."