Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 16 May 2007 06:23Ty Goossen of Hillsboro shows the angus heifer that won grand champion for the breeding heifers in the annual Spring Beef Show April 28 at the Marion County Fairgrounds in Hillsboro. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press Click image to enlarge.
Sixty-six 4-Hers from Marion County and beyond competed April 28 in the annual Spring Beef Show at the Marion County Fairgrounds in Hillsboro.
The show is an indicator of the growth rate and condition of animals intended for show in upcoming county fairs, according to Rickey Roberts, Marion County extension agent who coordinated the event.
Following are the results.
Grand champion: Ty Goossen (Angus)
Reserve grand champion: Haley Lauer (AOB)
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 16 May 2007 06:09Area youth will be up early on Saturday, May 19, trimming and preparing for the yearly showing of their dairy goats at the Marion County Fairgrounds in Hillsboro.
A showmanship clinic is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. led by accomplished youth showman. At this day-long event there will be the Toy, Tool and Miscellaneous drawing, a goat photography contest and exhibition, management and tool identification contest, and a goat obstacle coarse competition.
Show time begins at 9 a.m. with check in between 7 and 8:45 a.m. Breed classes available are Alpine, LaMancha, Nigerian Dwarf, Nubian, Oberhasli, Sable, Toggenberg and Recorded Grade.
For further information to show, register, or purchase, contact Jennifer Stulz 620-974-2866 or Laura...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 09 May 2007 07:10Click image to enlarge.
Two Riffel families enjoyed success at the Kansas Classic Meat Goat Show in Hutchinson this weekend. Kailyn, Karl and Kyle Riffel each led class-winning entries, receiving embroidered director’s chairs. Callie Riffel placed second in class. Kyle’s entry was named the champion lightweight division winner and later reserve grand champion overall. Karl's class-winner was named reserve champion lightweight. Callie and Kailyn are the daughters of Jeff and Tana Riffel of Lincolnville. Karl and Kyle are the sons of James and Beth Riffel of Tampa. All attend Centre School and are members of the Tampa Triple Ts 4-H Club. Pictured with their animals are (from left) Kailyn, Callie, Kyle and...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 09 May 2007 07:03Congressman Jerry Moran visited wheat fields in four Kansas counties April 30 to get a first-hand look at the damage caused by the Easter weekend freeze.
Moran said he wanted to “see and get a feel for what farmers are facing.”
Also on the tour were Rebecca Davis, director of the Risk Management Agency’s Topeka regional office, Jim Shroyer, extension agronomist at Kansas State University, and representatives of the Kansas Association of Wheat Growers.
“The freeze stopped the main tillers in their tracks,” Shroyer said.
Once the main tillers were killed, the secondary tillers began to grow. These secondary tillers will produce a head; however, the yield loss will be significant, reducing some crops from more than 60-bushel...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Wednesday, 09 May 2007 06:59Larry Zieammerman and sister Cara Martin with one of their miniature horses.
Siblings Cara Martin, 12, and Larry Zieammerman, 6, received several ribbons at the Heartland Miniature Horse Classic held April 28 and 29 at the Kansas Coliseum in Wichita.In his first time to show horse CMH Robert “Bob” H. Sox, Zieammerman received four third-place ribbons, a fourth-place ribbon and a second-place rosette ribbon in the 7-and-under category in showmanship, PeeWee Hatter Gelding and costume divisions. He also assisted his sister in the liberty (music and rhythm) class.
In her second year at the Classic, Martin showed two horses, her own CMH Robert “Bob” H. Sox and CMH Cajun Commander, owned by Larry and Deana Olson of...
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