2012-03-01 / Front Page

Four 4-H’ers to compete in area steer and heifer show

The 58th Annual Washington Area Junior Steer & Heifer Show & Sale will take place at the McGill- Woodruff Agricultural Center in Washington on Saturday, March 3.

Jary Douglas, livestock judging coach at the University of Georgia, has been invited to judge the event, which will feature steers and heifers from Lincoln, Wilkes, Oglethorpe, Madison, and Elbert counties.

Check-in for all steers and heifers entering this year’s show is from 1 until 4 p.m. Friday, March 2, with the Steer & Heifer Show Banquet set for 7 p.m. that night at the ag center.

Tickets to the banquet are $6 for students and $12 for adults, with showmen admitted free of charge.

The livestock show is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. the next morning and includes events such as the Heifer Show; First through Seventh Grade Showmanship (steer and heifer); Eighth and Ninth- Grade Showmanship (steer and heifer); Tenth and Eleventh-Grade Showmanship (steer and heifer); Twelfth-Grade Showmanship (steer and heifer); the Steer Show; the County Group of Five; and the Breeder Special.

Rev. Chris Townsend, minister to students at First Baptist Church in Washington, will serve as the chaplain for the event.

Five steers and two heifers from Lincoln County will be exhibited at this year’s show, according to Christie Padgett, 4-H associate for the Lincoln County UGA Extension Service.

“We’re looking forward to an outstanding show,” stated Padgett. “These steers and heifers are some of the finest in the state. The competition will be tough, but I know we’ll do well.”

She went on to say that the annual steer and heifer show offers area residents an excellent opportunity to see Georgia’s livestock industry at its best.

The Lincoln County 4-Hers participating in the show are Ivie Sue Aycock, Tanner Aycock, Bentley Beggs, and Carson Goldman.

“It takes a great deal of dedication to get steers and heifers ready for a show like this,” said Padgett. “Our exhibitors have worked hard, and I’m very proud of them.”

Local residents are also encouraged to attend the steer sale at 2 p.m. on March 3 and stock up on some of the best beef in Georgia. A three-percent selling commission will be charged.

The directors of the Washington Area Steer & Heifer Show Committee, representing Lincoln County, are John Welch, Alva Aycock, Christie Padgett, Stan Tankersley, Jason Aycock, Fred McWhorter, Steve Ashmore, Adam Aycock, and Herbert Powell. Serving as president of the committee is Bonnie Simmons. Vice presidents are Frank Watson, Doug Patton, Howard Roberts, and Chris Goldman.

The chairman of the show is Dr. M.R. Clayton; Stanton Tankersley is the vice chairman.

For more information about the steer and heifer show, contact the Lincoln County UGA Extension Service at 706-359-3233.

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