This year at the 2017 Highland County Fair there were 14 FFA members that exhibited beef.
Hillary Hamilton had the Grand Champion County Born and Bred Steer, Grand Champion Steer and Reserve Champion Steer. Hamilton donated the all of the proceeds from her Reserve Champion Steer to the Jr. Fair. She also had a first place in showmanship and was the skillathon winner for her age division. In addition, she serves as Highland County Beef Queen and won Outstanding Market Exhibitor for her age division.
Joe Helterbrand had the Reserve Champion County Born and Bred Steer and Lana Grover had the Reserve Champion Rate of Gain Steer.
“I had a great first year exhibiting cattle and it was a great learning experience. I will never forget this memorable experience,” said Joe Helterbrand.
Gavin Puckett had the Champion Maine Heifer and Emma Parry had the Reserve Champion Maintainer Heifer. Larkyn Parry was the skillathon winner for her age division, Gavin Puckett was the Reserve Intermediate Showman and Gabrielle Elmore was the Reserve Champion Senior Showman. Members who also exhibited were Lawton Parry, Brennen Priest, Brogen Priest, Tyler Carnes, Bryce Stanley, Heather Burba and Lane Hetzel.
Thank you to everyone who supported the Hillsboro FFA this year at the Highland County Fair.
Submitted by Larkyn Parry.