Show Days

August 17, 2018

DeKalb County 4-H Fair 2018


Madelynn Swanson, Genoa Prairie Gems, showed the top chicken, winning Poultry of Show at the 4-H Fair.


Lewis Anderson of Somonauk Haymakers created this blue ribbon flower arrangement displayed in a toy farm wagon for the General Projects Show.


The breeding heifer class was judged by Bodee Schlipf (right) with animals shown by (from left) Samantha Fleming, Addison Herrmann, Morgan and Tate Johnson, and Logan Suddeth, all of Shabbona Pioneers 4-H Club. Morgan Johnson won the class and showed the Reserve Grand Champion Female. Samantha Fleming won Senior Showmanship.


Warren Schweitzer, Malta Mustangs, talks to beef judge Bodee Schlipf about his bucket calf. He placed second in bucket calf competition and won Champion Purebred Barrow in the hog show.


Bailey Botterman of Genoa Prairie Gems earned Intermediate Showmanship and Reserve Champion Medium Weight Barrow awards.


Ellie Bend of Shabbona Pioneers earned a blue ribbon for her metal and wood sign at the General Projects Show.


Kera Giblin and Olivia Vasak, Genoa Prairie Gems, showed Kera’s pair of market lambs at the 4-H Fair.


Della Harrod, Hinckley Harvestors, won Grand Champion Meat Goat and Grand Champion Market
Goat at the 4-H Fair.


Sophia Mahan, Genoa Prairie Gems, built a small bird house as a woodworking project for the fair and explained her project to judge Dick Braun.


Kaylie Sell of Malta Mustangs showed the Grand Champion Dairy Goat at the fair.


Rabbits were judged by Eric Meyer while 4-H members observed (from left) Megan Johnson, Delores Drendel, Emily Trzynka, all of Genoa Prairie Gems, and Cody Sell of Malta Mustangs. Emily Trzynka won Grand Champion Meat Pen and Intermediate Showmanship. Cody Sell earned Champion Production and Senior Showmanship.


Jaedyn Slutz, Green Meadows, showed the Grand Champion Market Lamb and Ewe as well as winning Intermediate Showmanship. She also won Overall Grand Champion Hog and Market Gilt at the 4-H Fair.


Blake Hanson’s market barrow was the Grand Champion Barrow of the hog show and Reserve Grand Champion Overall Hog. Hanson, a member of the Green Meadows 4-H, also won Reserve Grand Champion Market Steer.


Chase Engel, Genoa Prairie Gems, had the Grand Champion Market Steer for the second consecutive year and also showed the Champion Beef Female.


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