Big numbers of cattle show up for Rapid City show
What has traditionally been a one-day cattle show at the Central States Fair proved to be growing at an unprecedented rate, leaving organizers considering a two-day show next year. With over 400 head slated to show between 5 shows, the last Saturday at the Central States Fair was bustling all day long in the livestock barns. The first four shows were judged by Kevin Nickel of Veteran, Wyoming, and the later two shows were judged by Clint Filipek of McClusky, North Dakota.
The day started with showmanship classes. Winner of the Taylor Thomas Memorial buckle and Grand Champion Showman went to Shannon Duxbury, age 21, of Wessington, South Dakota.
Following showmanship classes was the Youth Show.
Grand champion feeder steer was a crossbred calf shown by Shannon Duxbury of Duxbury Cattle Company out of Wessington, South Dakota.
Reserve grand champion feeder steer was another calf out of the crossbred division show by Royce Bruns, age 10, of the Bruns Angus Ranch out of Plankinton, South Dakota.
Grand champion feeder heifer was a crossbred heifer calf shown by Carson Wilmont, age 16, out of the Wilmont Ranch in Mitchell, Nebraska.
Reserve grand champion feeder heifer was also a crossbred heifer calf shown by 1st time showman Daniel Young, age 7, out of Mills Cattle Company from Gordon, Nebraska.
Grand champion market steer was a shorthorn steer shown by Brayden West, age 13, out of Dinnert Cattle Company from Sheridan, Wyoming.
Reserve grand champion market steer was an Angus crossbred steer shown by Jake Elwood, age 15, out of Elwood Cattle Company from Gordon, Nebraska.
Grand champion market heifer was a crossbred shown by Karter Otte, age 11, a homebred heifer out of Gordon, Nebraska.
Reserve grand champion market heifer was also out of the crossbred class shown by Whitney Castillo, age 12, with a homebred heifer from Scottsbluff, Nebraska.
Grand champion breeding heifer was an Angus heifer shown by Sage Krebs, age 11, out of Krebs Ranch from Gordon, Nebraska.
Reserve grand champion breeding heifer went to the Simmental heifer class winner shown by Storm Johnsen, age 14, a homebred heifer out of Wessington, South Dakota.
Grand champion bull was a Hereford yearling bull shown by Sage Krebs, age 11, of Krebs Ranch from Gordon, Nebraska.
Reserve grand champion bull was a Gelbvieh bull calf shown by Logan Zemlicka, age 15, a homebred bull from Wolsey, South Dakota.
After the Youth Show was the Black Hills Angus Futurity.
Heifer calf champion was KAR Miss Lucky 604 (DOB Jan. 2016) out of Kammerer Livestock shown by Jessica Kammerer.
Yearling heifer champion was Miss JT Lady CC 510 (DOB Feb. 2015) out of Sletten Angus Ranch shown by Matthew Gray.
Next up was the Black Hills Gold Youth Futurity.
Grand champion heifer of this show went to Gelbvieh/Balancer bred heifer BABR 5236C shown by Jessica Lehrkamp, consigned by Wes & Britney Spencer.
Reserve grand champion heifer of this show went to Foundation Simmental heifer PGF Black Jade C200 shown by Garrett Wessel, consigned by Pleasant Grove Farms.
Following the futurities was the Angus Show.
Grand champion Angus female went to FF Regan 551 (DOB May 2015) of Duxbury Cattle Company shown by Shannon Duxbury.
Reserve grand champion Angus female went to KR Delia 5901 (DOB Sept. 2015) of Krebs Ranch shown by Sage Krebs.
Grand champion Angus bull went to Iron Mountain Boulder Dam C021 of Iron Mountain Cattle Company.
Reserve grand champion Angus bull went to Kammerer Livestock shown by Jessica Kammerer.
Rounding out the day was the All Breeds Show.
Grand champion female was a Simmental heifer shown by Shannon Duxbury of Duxbury Cattle Co. from Wessington, South Dakota.
Reserve grand champion female was also a Simmental heifer shown by Storm Johnsen, a homebred heifer from Wessington, South Dakota.
Grand champion bull was a Hereford yearling shown by Sage Krebs out of Krebs Ranch from Gordon, Nebraska.
Reserve grand champion bull was a Gelbvieh calf shown by Jayden Carrier of Hermosa, South Dakota. F
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