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Local 4-H youth receive awards at 4-H Dairy Show

2021 4-H Dairy Showmanship Contest Winners: Left to Right- Ava Meyer, Country Critters 4-H Club received Reserve Grand Champion Showman; Erma Wolcott, Lone Member, received Grand Champion Showman; with Dan Crowell, 4-H Dairy Committee Chairman congratulating the youth.

The 4-H Dairy Show was held recently at the Chautauqua County Fairgrounds with 33 4-H youth participating from Chautauqua County who received ribbons and other awards for their efforts showing five different breeds of dairy cattle.

The official judge was Katie Coyne from Geneseo, N.Y.

The youth, ages 9 to 19, showed their dairy animals in 4-H dairy showmanship and in the judging contest. The showmanship contest involved competing for individual awards based upon how well the 4-H members presented their dairy animals to the judge. In the judging contest, youth received ribbons, based upon the judge’s opinion of their animal’s conformation characteristics. This year there were seven youth between the ages of 5 and 8 participating in the showmanship class for DairyBuds. They were not judged for placings, but to gain experience being in the show arena and interacting with the dairy judge. All 4-H Dairy Youth received a Chautauqua County 4-H Dairy t-shirt for their accomplishments in the 4-H dairy program.

4-H dairy junior superintendents Jillian Bond, lone member; and Katie and Maggie King, Cherry Creek Corn Huskers 4-H Club — helped younger youth with their dairy animals and helped wherever needed.

In the 4-H Dairy Showmanship contest, Erma Wolcott was named Grand Champion Dairy Showman and Ava Meyer of the Country Critters 4-H Club was named Reserve Grand Champion Showman.

Submitted Photos Seven enthusiastic 4-H DairyBuds, ages 5-8 years old with help from their “Big Buddies”, enjoyed their time in the show ring and received prizes for their efforts showing their dairy calves.

First place youth in the first three age groups received a 4-H Belt Buckle, the Beginners who have never shown in 4-H received a 4-H Clover Bag. Showmanship Results (first through fourth placings) are:

SENIORS (17 & 18 YEARS OLD)

Miranda Nickerson

Corinne Covert, Little Brokenstraws

JUNIORS (15 AND 16 YEARS OLD)

Erma Wolcott

Jillian Bond

Brason Frederes

Cole Nickerson

BEGINNERS (AGE 10-13 YEARS OLD, HAVE SHOWN BEFORE IN 4-H)

Ava Meyer, Country Critters

Ana Frederes

Ava Burridge

Carlie Ward

BEGINNERS (AGE 8-10, HAVE NOT SHOWN BEFORE IN 4-H))

Grace Meyer, Country Critters

Brielle Crowell

Tyler Crowell, Country Critters

Elise Marsh, Country Critters

Grand Champion Dairy Showman: Erma Wolcott, Lone Member

Reserve Grand Champion Showman: Ava Meyer, Country Critters

Dairy Bud Participants (youth 5 to 8 years of age): Each DairyBud received a bucket with show supplies, a DairyBud ribbon, a DairyBud T-Shirt, and a 4-H Clover Bag: Westyn Bruyer; August Carlberg; Owen Carlberg; Evan Mierzwa; Ella Olmstead; Violet Walker; and Paige Winton.

The results of the dairy conformation classes are as follows (first through fourth place blue ribbon winners):

SPRING HEIFER CALF

Brown Swiss: Carlie Ward

Holstein: Levi Mierzwa, Centralia Corner Kids; Tyler Crowell, Country Critters; Elise Marsh, Country Critters; Grace Meyer, Country Critters

WINTER HEIFER CALF

Ayrshire: Erma Wolcott, LynnDee Nagel

Brown Swiss: Ava Burridge, Carlie Ward

Holstein: Ava Meyer, Country Critters; Levi Mierzwa, Centralia Corner Kids; Brielle Crowell

Jersey; Rhett Nagel, Jillian Bond

FALL HEIFER CALF

Holstein: Brason Frederes, Levi Mierzwa, Centralia Corner Kids

Jersey: Cole Nickerson, Elizabeth Burridge, Jillian Bond

Milking Shorthorn: Elizabeth Burridge

SUMMER YEARLING HEIFER

Brown Swiss: Ava Burridge, Lone Member

Holstein: Miranda Nickerson, Devon Centner, Stockton Panthers

Jersey: Jasmine Bond, Ava Burridge

SPRING YEARLING HEIFER

Brown Swiss: LynnDee Nagel

Jersey: Corinne Covert, Little Brokenstraws

WINTER YEARLING HEIFER

Brown Swiss: Cole Nickerson

Jersey: Jasmine Bond

JUNIOR CHAMPIONS: (YOUTH RECEIVED A LARGE, COLORFUL CHAMPION OR RESERVE CHAMPION ROSETTE)

Ayrshire: Erma Wolcott

Reserve Ayrshire: LynnDee Nagel

Brown Swiss: Cole Nickerson

Reserve Brown Swiss: LynnDee Nagel

Holstein: Ava Meyer, Country Critters

Reserve Holstein: Miranda Nickerson

Jersey: Cole Nickerson

Reserve Jersey: Corinne Covert, Little Brokenstraws

Milking Shorthorn: Elizabeth Burridge

4-H Dairy Committee members who helped plan the show and volunteered during the show include Dan Crowell, Brian Jantzi, Gwen Nagel, Bart Nickerson, Kelsey Neckers, Lisa McConnell, Lynn Harris, Heather Woodis, and Arissa Hitchcock. Mick Lanphere stayed in the dairy barn overseeing the cattle.

Agribusinesses and families that made financial donations to the 4-H Dairy Project to assist with the show and educational programs for the 4-H dairy youth throughout the year include: Jeff Winton Associates & Wall Street Dairy LLC; Kate & Jim Finch; Nick & Diane Frederes; Brian & Mary Jantzi & Family; Joe & Linda Powell; LandPro Equipment; Gramco; Perry Veterinary Clinic PLLC; Gabel’s IBA; Randy Wiltsie, Southern Tier AI Service; Weaver Livestock; Chautauqua County Holstein Club; Niagara Frontier Jersey Cattle Club; Joe Ivory; Green Banks Farm; Ormond Farm, LLC; Dye’s Farm & Dye’s Maple Syrup – Peggy & Tim Dye; Karen & Phil Johnson, Carrie Gaynor and Families in Memory of Richard J. Lind; Miller’s Dairy Farm; R-Betterview Farm; Brehm Farms, Bradley & Jessica Brehm; Monty & Deb Winton; Jay Gould -Legislator, District 17; Brian & Sarah Winton, Dennis A. Carlberg & Family, Falcon Crest Holsteins; William Moss; James & Jennifer Dye, Colonial Hill Farm; Mid-Knight Dairy LLC; and Kent & Nannette Knappenberger Family, Allen-Dale Farm. Mike Wilson, Larry Romance & Son, provided the skid steer to use in the barns and show rings at this year’s 4-H shows.

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