Davison County Calf Show results
for Tri-State Livestock News
Although snow and cold temperatures kept many away, there was around 60 entries at the Davison Co. Winter Calf Show, held on Dec. 27-28, 2012 at the Davison Co. 4-H Grounds in Mitchell, SD.
“The numbers were down, but the quality was not,” said Peggy Nolz, one of the show committee chairs. “We were pleased with the turnout of great calves, and we appreciated everyone traveling in the winter weather to get to the event.”
Judging the 4-H show was Trae Simmons, who works at Bushy Park Farms in Mitchell, SD.
In the 4-H English heifer division, Grand Champion honors went to Kylee Geppert, with a January Angus heifer. Reserve Champion Heifer went to Dani Jo Stoltz, showing a January Hereford heifer.
In the 4-H Exotic heifer division, Kaley Nolz earned top spot with a March Limousin female, and Mitch Johnson won reserve honors with a Mainetainer heifer.
Moving onto the 4-H English steer division, Simmons selected Mitch Johnson’s Shorthorn steer.
In the 4-H Exotic steer division, Dani Jo Stoltz won the top spot with a crossbred steer, and Samantha Podzimek had reserve with her Charolais composite steer, respectively.
Immediately following the 4-H show was the open division with Jeff Lounsbery, Extension educator in Lincoln County.
Lounsbery selected Tyler Bush’s January Angus female to win overall Champion English Heifer, and Kylee Geppert’s January Angus heifer earned the reserve spot.
In the Open Exotic heifer division, Sean Jorgensen earned grand champion honors with an April Chi heifer, followed by Shannon Duxbury with a percentage Simmental female.
Lounsbery chose his favorites in the Open market animal divisions, as well. Grand Champion Market Heifer went to Jessica Goeken, and Samantha Podzimek earned the reserve spot, respectively.
Champion Steer honors went to Dani Jo Stolz, and the Reserve Champion Steer award went to Colin Geppert.
Overall Champion Market Animal honors went to Dani Jo Stoltz, with Taylor Hurd earning Reserve Champion Market Animal in the open show, respectively.
The Davison Co. Winter Calf Show is a sanctioned show of the South Dakota Junior Point Show, and is held annually each year after Christmas. South Dakota 4-H Extension also hosted a skillathon the evening before the show, followed by