2011 Sand & Sage Fair Sale Award Winners in Livestock

A very special thank you goes out to the professionalism and thoughtfulness of Sally DePra for these photos and information on the youngsters who were recognized during this year’s fair.

August 23, 2011

27 4H & FFA members exhibited Breeding Livestock at the Sand & Sage Fair in Lamar on August 10, 2011. Exhibitors paraded Breeding Goats, Breeding Sheep, & Breeding Heifers for judging by Frank Swan of Johnson, KS. Breeding Swine, Breeding Rabbit, and Breeding Poultry projects were also judged. 11 youth brought their best goats in for the competition. Overall Champion Breeding Meat Goat was awarded to Ty Witt. Ty also had the Champion Meat Goat Buck and Doe, as well as Champion Breeding Record Book. Overall Reserve Champion Breeding Meat Goat was awarded to Leandra Melgoza and her young Meat Goat Buck. Makenzie Torres exhibited the Champion Dairy Goat, and Makayla Torres was awarded Reserve Champion for her Dairy Goat doe.

6 exhibitors with sheep of four different breeds were on hand for the judging. Tel Parmely received the award for Overall Champion Breeding Sheep with his yearling ram, as well as Overall Reserve Champion Breeding Sheep with his crossbred yearling ewe.

4 members brought their breeding heifers to the show, where Brady Rink was deemed Overall Champion as well as Overall Reserve Champion Breeding Beef exhibitor.

Breeding Swine are not allowed to be exhibited live at the Sand & Sage Fair, but the Breeding Swine projects were judged on location as well as by interview with project display boards created by the members of this project. 3 youth entered the Breeding Swine competition, with Amber Comer selected as Overall Champion Breeding Swine, and Bailey Comer as Overall Reserve Champion Breeding Swine.

Breeding Poultry Overall Champion was awarded to Skylar Phillips, with Reserve Overall Breeding Poultry going to Maddie Thompson. Overall Champion Breeding Rabbit honors went to Ashlyn Crossland, who also exhibited the Reserve Champion Breeding Record Book. Overall Reserve Champion Breeding Rabbit project was awarded to Skylar Phillips.

A special thank you goes out to all the local sponsors of the Sand & Sage Breeding Livestock Show: Peterson-Payne Agency-Colorado Farm Bureau, Crop Risk Advisors, Bison Title Company, Valley National Bank, Civis & Company Auctioneers, Colorado Mills, Gale & Melody Tempel, Wallace Gas & Oil, Brase Insurance Agency, Guaranty Abstract, TLP Club Lambs, Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel, Connelley Club Lambs, Ace Tire, Chez W. DuVall’s, DeWitt Excavating, Eaton Veterinary Clinic and H. Manning Company. Without them, the awards for these exhibitors would not have been possible. Overall Champions received Trophy Belt Buckles. Overall Reserve Champions will receive Custom Embroidered Jackets, and all exhibitors received premium money donated by the sponsors.

Congratulations to all our Breeding Livestock exhibitors. You are to be commended for putting forth the extra effort required to maintain and exhibit your breeding projects! Thanks for making this year’s Breeding Livestock Show a great success!

Submitted by Minda Witt

Rabbit – Ashlyn Crossland Best of Show, INT Supreme Champion

Poultry – Lucas Montgomery Grand Champion, INT Supreme Champion

Sheep – Sydney Crist Grand Champion, SR Reserve Champion

Swine – Bailey Rushton –Grand Champion

Goat – Tanner Crist –Grand Champion

Beef – Jordan Schwartz –Grand Champion, SR Reserve Champion

Rabbit – Skylar Phillips– JR Supreme Grand, Reserve  GrandChampion

Poultry – Lucas Rink

Sheep – Tel Parmely Reserve Champion,– INT Reserve G. Champion

Swine – Dalton Lewis— Reserve Champion

Goat – Jericka Melgoza

Beef – Shelbie Weeder

Rabbit – Holly Pennington —SR showman

Poultry – Grace Rink —INT Reserve Supreme

Sheep – Tanner Barth— SR Supreme Grand Champion

Swine – Chase Holden

Goat – Ty Witt

Beef – Brady Rink

Sheep – Hannah Kalma– INT Supreme Champion

Swine – Sterling Koehn


Sheep – Christiana Dickson– JR Supreme Champion

Swine – Sy Spitz

Goat – Brecken Payne


Swine – Bart Gruenloh– INT Reserve Champion

Goat – Danielle Wallace

Sheep – Jackson Kalma – JR Reserve Supreme Champion

Swine – Lexy Koehn

Goat – Jozlyn Sutphin




SR Reserve Champion, Tanner Barth with Meaghan Green, Wiley Ag Teacher

SR Champion, Sydney Crist with Meaghan Green

INT Reserve Champion, Cole Smith with Dwight Burns of Farm Credit, Meaghan Burns

INT Champion, Jericka Melgoza with Meaghan Green and Dwight Burns

JR Champion, Leandra Melgoza with Dwight Burns

JR Reserve Champion, Jozlyn Sutphin with Dwight Burns

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