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Winners named in 2020 4-H Livestock Fair

This year, for the first time, the 4-H Livestock Fair was held virtually because to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fifty-six 4-H members showed 177 livestock animals virtually by recording videos of themselves showing their animals from the safety of their home. Livestock judges then reviewed the videos and like every other year chose champions, reserve champions, grand champions and reserve grand champions.

While 2020 and COVID-19 has challenged youth in the DeKalb County 4-H program, they have met that challenge head-on and learned how to persevere and adapt to a new way of showing their livestock projects.

To view the videos and photos of the 4-H project exhibits, visit https://fairentry.com/Fair/Results/13945 and click on the 4-H member’s name to see their project. Following are the results:

Beef

Champion Purebred Senior Heifer: Sara Johnson, Esmond Echoes

Champion Purebred Summer Yearling Heifer: Brooklynn Hulmes, Shabbona Pioneers

Reserve Champion Purebred Summer Yearling Heifer: Logan Suddeth, Shabbona Pioneers

Champion Purebred Junior Yearling Heifer: Kylee Watry, Parke Victory

Grand Champion Breeding Beef Female: Brooklynn Hulmes, Shabbona Pioneers

Reserve Grand Champion Beef Breeding Female: Logan Suddeth, Shabbona Pioneers

Champion Hereford Purebred Steers: Allie Peterson, Shabbona Pioneers

Reserve Champion Hereford Purebred Steers: Megan Johnson, Genoa Prairie Gems

Champion Angus Purebred Steers: Allie Peterson, Shabbona Pioneers

Reserve Champion Angus Purebred Steers: Hannah Treme, Hinckley Harvestors

Champion Shorthorn Purebred Steers: Logan Suddeth, Shabbona Pioneers

Reserve Champion Shorthorn Purebred Steers: Brooklynn Hulmes, Shabbona Pioneers

Champion All Other Purebred Steers: Kylee Watry, Parke Victory

Reserve Champion All Other Purebred Steers: Elijah Schweitzer, Malta Mustangs

Champion Crossbred Steers: Brooklynn Hulmes, Shabbona Pioneers

Reserve Champion Crossbred Steers: Hannah Treme, Hinckley Harvestors

Grand Champion Market Beef: Kylee Watry, Parke Victory

Reserve Grand Champion Market Beef: Brooklynn Hulmes, Shabbona Pioneers

Champion Beef Efficiency: Allie Peterson, Shabbona Pioneers

Champion Land of DeKalb: Brooklynn Hulmes, Shabbona Pioneers

Champion Returning Bucket Calf: Elijah Schweitzer, Malta Mustangs

Champion Bucket Calf: Colton Hall, Kingston Juniors

Dairy

Champion Dairy Junior Female: Irene Krueger, Somonauk Haymakers

Grand Champion Dairy Overall Breeds: Irene Krueger, Somonauk Haymakers

Goats

Champion Junior Meat Goat: Della Harrod, Hinckley Harvestors

Reserve Champion Junior Meat Goat: Della Harrod, Hinckley Harvestors

Champion Senior Meat Goat: Della Harrod, Hinckley Harvestors

Grand Champion Meat Goat: Della Harrod, Hinckley Harvestors (Sr.)

Reserve Grand Champion Meat Goat: Della Harrod, Hinckley Harvestors (Jr.)

Grand Champion Market Goat: Allayna Wold, Somonauk Haymakers

Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat: Taylor Rhoads, Genoa Prairie Gems

Poultry

Champion American Standard: Madelynn Swanson, Genoa Prairie Gems

Reserve Champion American Standard; Nikola Freund, Shabbona Pioneers

Champion Mediterranean Standard: Nadya Freund, Shabbona Pioneers

Reserve Champion Mediterranean Standard: Nadya Freund, Shabbona Pioneers

Champion English Standard: Zachary Anderson, Shabbona Pioneers

Reserve Champion English Standard: Fredrick Nickels, Hinckley Harvestors

Champion Continental Standard: Nikola Freund, Shabbona Pioneers

Reserve Champion Continental Standard: Zachary Anderson, Shabbona Pioneers

Champion Crossbred Standard: Kylie Runkle, DeKalb Choreboys & Choregirls

Grand Champion Standard: Zachary Anderson, Shabbona Pioneers

Reserve Grand Champion Standard: Madelynn Swanson, Genoa Prairie Gems

Champion Single Comb Clean Legged Bantam: Hunter Swanson, Genoa Prairie Gems

Reserve Champion Single Comb Clean Legged Bantam: Hunter Swanson, Genoa Prairie Gems

Champion Game Bantam: Madelynn Swanson, Genoa Prairie Gems

Reserve Champion Game Bantam: Madelynn Swanson, Genoa Prairie Gems

Grand Champion Bantam: Hunter Swanson, Genoa Prairie Gems

Reserve Grand Champion Bantam: Madelynn Swanson, Genoa Prairie Gems

Grand Champion All Other Poultry: Hunter Swanson, Genoa Prairie Gems

Reserve Grand Champion All Other Poultry: Hunter Swanson, Genoa Prairie Gems

Grand Champion Poultry of Show: Hunter Swanson, Genoa Prairie Gems (Bantam)

Reserve Grand Champion Poultry of Show: Zachary Anderson, Shabbona Pioneers (Standard)

Rabbits

Champion Small Breed: Olive Brinkerhoff, Genoa Prairie Gems

Reserve Champion Small Breed: Brian Roach, Malta Mustangs

Champion Large Breed: Deloris Drendel, Genoa Prairie Gems

Grand Champion Rabbit: Olive Brinkerhoff, Genoa Prairie Gems

Reserve Grand Champion Rabbit: Deloris Drendel, Genoa Prairie Gems

Sheep

Grand Champion Ewe: Morgan Davis, Hinckley Harvestors

Reserve Grand Champion Ewe: Morgan Davis, Hinckley Harvestors

Grand Champion Market Lamb: Logan Roach, Malta Mustangs

Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb: Logan Roach, Malta Mustangs

Swine

Champion Purebred Gilt: Emma Rhoads, Genoa Prairie Gems

Reserve Champion Purebred Gilt: Emma Rhoads, Genoa Prairie Gems

Champion Crossbred Gilt: Taylor Rhoads, Genoa Prairie Gems

Reserve Champion Crossbred Gilt: Brooklyn Botterman, Genoa Prairie Gems

Grand Champion Gilt: Taylor Rhoads, Genoa Prairie Gems

Reserve Grand Champion Gilt: Brooklyn Botterman, Genoa Prairie Gems

Champion Purebred Barrow: Trevor Rhoads, Genoa Prairie Gems

Reserve Champion Purebred Barrow: Abigail Fellows, Genoa Prairie Gems

Champion Crossbred Barrow: Taylor Rhoads, Genoa Prairie Gems

Reserve Champion Crossbred Barrow: Taylor Rhoads, Genoa Prairie Gems

Grand Champion Barrow: Taylor Rhoads, Genoa Prairie Gems

Reserve Grand Champion Barrow: Taylor Rhoads, Genoa Prairie Gems

Grand Champion Market Hog Overall: Taylor Rhoads, Genoa Prairie Gems (Crossbred Barrow)

Reserve Grand Champion Market Hog Overall: Taylor Rhoads, Genoa Prairie Gems (Crossbred Barrow)

To learn more about the DeKalb County 4-H Program, call the Extension Office at 815-758-8194 or visit http://web.extension.illinois.edu/bdo/.

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