The Swine, Beef, and Sheep Skillathons held at the Fulton County Fairgrounds on August 28th were an opportunity for Jr. Fair youth to display their knowledge of their 4-H or FFA animal projects. The youth who entered the skillathons answered questions on feeding, care, medication, parts of the animal, meat cuts and breed identification.
The Swine Skillathon, is divided into three age groups and the 2013 winners of the Senior Division, ages 15-18 were: 1st place – Elizabeth Grieser, daughter of Tim and Carrie of Wauseon; 2nd place – Samantha Norman, daughter of Roy and Anna of Wauseon; and 3rd place – Garrett Cass, son of Dave and Krissy, of Delta. Winners in the Intermediate Division, ages 12-14 were: 1st place – Mason Creager, son of Todd and Patti of Wauseon, 2nd place – Taylor Smith, daughter of Steven and Nancy of Lyons; and 3rd place – Cody Spiess, son of Linda Rorick of Wauseon and Chad Spiess of Delta. Junior Division winners, ages 8-11 were: 1st place – Eli Warncke, son of Todd & Amy of Wauseon; 2nd place – Roman Dominique, son of Trent and Angelique of West Unity; and 3rd place – Emily Herr, daughter of Jeff and Michelle of Metamora.
Sponsors of the Swine Skillathon who provided cash awards to the winners were: Just Mulch of Archbold; friends of Everett & Virginia Ricker who were past sponsors of the Swine Skillathons and J & B Feeds of Wauseon. Plaques and rosettes were given by the Fulton County Pork Producers.
The Outstanding Market Swine Exhibitor for 2013 was Mason Creager, son of Todd and Patti. Sponsors of this award were: Jim Hogrefe of Moorman ShowTec Feeds of Archbold, Fred Stockburger of Fayette Feed Mill, and Gerald Grain of Archbold. The Fulton County Pork Producers sponsored a fold-up bag chair for the participant.
Winners of the 2013 Beef Skillathon for the Senior Division, ages 14-18 were: 1st place – Nate Herr, son of Tom & Jenny of Metamora; 2nd place – Samantha Norman, daughter of Roy and Anna of Wauseon; 3rd place – Demi Powers, daughter of Ryan and Amy of Fayette. The Junior Division winners, ages 8-13 were: 1st place – Lynnsey Crouch, daughter of Jeremy and Kim of Wauseon; 2nd place – Adam Kinsman, son of Rod and Joyce of Archbold; and 3rd place – Dallin Beltran, son of Megan and Ryan Pursel of Wauseon.
Alternative Management Resources, Inc., of Swanton again sponsored the cash awards for the Beef Skillathon in memory of Lauren and Jacob Saunders. Plaques and rosettes were sponsored by Phil and Donielle Herring Family of Wauseon.
The winner of the 2013 Outstanding Market Beef Exhibitor award was Lynnsey Crouch, daughter of Jeremy and Kim of Wauseon. The award was sponsored by PNC Bank of Wauseon and Pettisville Grain Co. The Phil and Donielle Herring Family sponsored a fold-up bag chair for the participant.
The Sheep Skillathon winners for 2013 in the Senior Division, ages 14-18 were: 1st place – Troy King, son of Duane and Jenifer of Pettisville; 2nd place – Casen Burkholder, son of Randy and Carol of Fayette; and 3rd place – Breanna Demaline, daughter of Kim and Jill of Wauseon. The Junior Division winners, ages 8-13 were: 1st place – Mason Kinsman, son of Lynn and Kimberly of Archbold; 2nd place – Graeme Jacoby, son of John of Callie of Wauseon; and 3rd place – Hannah Richer, daughter of Chad and Carla of Wauseon.
The 2013 Sheep Skillathon award sponsor was Beck Family Show Lambs of Wauseon. Rosettes were sponsored by the Craig Goldsmith Family of Wauseon.
The Outstanding Sheep Exhibitor for 2013 was Troy King, son of Duane and Jenifer of Pettisville. Sponsors of this award were: PNC Bank of Wauseon, Circle K RV’s of Pettisville, Burkholder Club Lambs of Fayette, Terry and Jean Kovar of Fayette, and Short Excavating of Archbold. The Craig Goldsmith Family of Wauseon sponsored a trophy and a fold-up bag chair in memory of Hollis Richer.
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