Congratulations to the following sophomores who exhibited animals at the fair. Kirsten Plocher showed Guernsey yearlings in the dairy show. Both her spring and summer yearlings placed 1st in their classes and Kirsten placed 1st in intermediate showmanship. Brandon Metts showed Jersey dairy cattle in both 4-H and open class. His 4-H winter heifer placed 2nd in its class and his 2 year old placed 1st in its class. He also earned a 3rd and 7th place in open class. David Boyce also showed Jerseys in 4-H and open class. His heifer calf placed 1st and his cow won Jr. Grand Champion in the 4-H classes. His animals also placed 1st and Grand Champion in the open class dairy show. Tyler Chismar showed a horse at the fair and placed 5th in the stakes competition. Julia Bock entered a beef breeding project and a market hog. She earned 2nd in beef showmanship and reserve supreme female for beef. She also placed 4th overall in senior hog showmanship. Grayce McDaniel took several goats to the fair and placed well in showmanship. She earned 4th place for her showing abilities, her doe placed 1st in its class, and her dam and daughter pair placed 2nd.
Several freshman students also made many achievements during fair week. Kearstin Rummel entered a horse and rabbits at the fair and had a pen of broilers that stayed home due to the recent outbreak of avian influenza. She earned two Grand Champion ribbons with her horse and 3rd place with her rabbits. She created a poster about her poultry that was displayed in the poultry barn in place of her live animals, and was able to sell her broilers for $120 each. Thomas Kemp showed a dairy steer which he sold for $1,282 and a turkey, which he sold for $160. Taylor Snyder placed 1st with her Ayrshire summer yearling and earned another blue ribbon in a “Best of Three” Ayrshire class. Makala Bell was busy with her quarter horse throughout the week. She placed 4th in the Dressage Classic contest, 2nd in the W/T Cross Rails competition, 4th in the contest classic, and earned Grand Champion in the 13-15 cones and barrels competition.
Congratulations to all the West Branch Fair participants! We are proud of their accomplishments and wish them luck as they prepare for the 2016 Canfield Fair.
This article was submitted by students of Mrs. Zeisler.