Cooper County Fair focusses on livestock
The first full day of the Cooper County Fair on Thursday was all about the livestock as goat, sheep, swine and multiple cattle shows were held.
The goat show began at 9 a.m, and was greeted by cooler temperatures. The show featured over 26 classes. Among the grand champion winners for the morning included, Boonville resident Paige Davis. She won both Senior and Junior Buck Grand Champion and Percentage Doe.
"He is only six months old, which says a lot because he won Grand Champion in the bucks. Since I have been doing this for eight years, bucks have always been my strongest category," Davis said.
She added it feels good to continue to be able to be strong in the buck category.
Winners in the goat show included, Jared Twenter and Robert Ivy, who received Grand Champion in the Rate of Gain goat category. Brittany Grandestaff received Grand Champion for the Yearling Buck category. Morgan Beach received Grand Champion in the Full Blood Junior Doe, Full Blood Senior Doe, Percentage Yearling Doe and Meat Goat Showmanship categories. Cassandra Grandestaff received Grand Champion in the Full Blood Yearling Doe category. Jared Twenter received Grand Champion in the Percentage Junior Doe and Percentage Doe categories. Gracie Imhoff won in the Junior Showmanship overall.
Morgan Beach received Grand Champion in the Rate-of-Gain Lamb, Ewe, Weather Lamb, Market Ewe, Market Lamb and Senior Showmanship categories. McKenna Vesser received Grand Champion in the Junior Showmanship category.
The Division I Grand Champion was awarded to Allie Adair while the reserve Champion was awarded to Kendra Stinson. The Division II Grand Champion was awarded to David Vest while the Reserve Grand Champion was awarded to Trevor Huth. The Division III Grand Champion was awarded to David Vest while the Reserve Grand Champion was awarded to Jenna Gerke.
Overall Grand Champion and Reserve Champion Steer was awarded to David Vest.
Grand Champion Purebred Gilt was awarded to Justin Kueckelhan while the Reserve Grand Champion was awarded to Madison Lester. Grand Champion Boar was awarded to Justin Kueckelhan while the Reserve Grand Champion was awarded to Ty Stinson. Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Commercial Gilt was awarded to Ty Stinson. Champion Barrow was awarded to Tanner Drechsel while Reserve Champion was awarded to Adam Lester. Austin Timm won Senior Showmanship and Dana Lester won Junior Showmanship.