HUTCHINSON — Winning exhibitors at the 87th Kansas Junior Livestock Show (KJLS) earned auction premiums, while others were presented scholarships for excelling academically, in community service and in 4-H/FFA. The largest youth livestock show in Kansas featured 644 youth from 94 counties showing 1,396 head of livestock. The statewide event was held September 27-29 at the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson.
The Kansas Livestock Association and Kansas State University serve as major show sponsors. In addition to Cargill, Merck Animal Health and Seaboard Foods, other sponsors included Kansas Farm Bureau and Farm Bureau Financial Services, Friends of KJLS, the Kansas Department of Agriculture and American AgCredit. In addition to these supporters, numerous volunteers from across the state help organize and put on the show.
Great Bend: Steele Brack, 2nd in class 16 - Crossbred Market Steer, 3rd in class 1 - Meat Goat, 6th in class 5 - Commercial Doe Kid, 7th in class 15 - Crossbred Market Steer, 7th in class 5 - Meat Goat; Dalton Dicks, 2nd in class 41 - Chianina Breeding Heifer; Parker Dicks, 3rd in class 41 - Chianina Breeding Heifer;
Pawnee Rock: Dylan Ferguson, 9th in class 15 - Crossbred Market Steer; Sierra Ferguson, 7th in class 11 - Chianina Market Steer
Albert: Kolton Maneth, 6th in class 5 - Angus Breeding Heifer, 8th in class 5 - Shorthorn Plus Market Steer
Ellinwood: Luke Wondra, 8th in class 18 - Light Cross Market Barrow
Rozel: Chancey Hauck, 3rd in class 30 - Simmental Pct Breeding Heifer, 3rd in class 7 - Simmental Market Steer, 5th in class 16 - Crossbred Market Steer
Larned: Karley Lemuz, 3rd in class 48 - Commercial Breeding Heifer; Grayson Maxwell, 10th in class 19 - Blackface Market Lamb, 1st in class 7 - Suffolk Breeding Ewe, 8th in class 6 - Commercial Ewe Lamb
St. John: Garrett Dunn, 5th in class 35 - Gelbvieh Breeding Heifer; Ian Dunn, 3rd in class 35 - Gelbvieh Breeding Heifer; Preston Dunn, 4th in class 35 - Gelbvieh Breeding Heifer
Macksville: Cali Newdigger, 10th in class 16 - Crossbred Market Steer; Cody Newdigger, 14th in class 3 - Commercial Doe Kid, 8th in class 10 - Hereford Breeding Heifer, 9th in class 14 - Meat Goat
Otis Cora Anderson, 3rd in class 4 - Shorthorn Market Steer, 8th in class 15 - Crossbred Market Steer
Olmitz: Danica Bartonek, 5th in class 1 - Angus Market Steer
Russell: Emma Karst, 2nd in class 29 - Simmental Pct Breeding Heifer, 5th in class 1 - Meat Goat, 7th in class 7 - Meat Goat; Gracie Karst, 2nd in class 42 - Chianina Breeding Heifer, 4th in class 5 - Meat Goat; Katherine Krauss, 3rd in class 5 - Shorthorn Plus Market Steer, 3rd in class 9 - Hereford Breeding Heifer, 5th in class 46 - Commercial Breeding Heifer, Champion Hereford Market Steer; Braden Mai, 1st in class 13 - Dark Cross Market Barrow, 1st in class 3 - Commercial Gilt, 1st in Senior Swine Showmanship