Effingham County 4-H Dairy Show Results
Published on September 4 2012 5:02 pm
Last Updated on September 4 2012 5:08 pm
Written by Greg Sapp
Nine dairy steers competed for grand champion honors Sunday, Aug. 5 at the Effingham County 4-H Show at the fairgrounds in Altamont. Judge Will Rincker selected his champion lightweight steer exhibited by Hanna Wolff of Mason for his grand champion dairy steer. He followed with a steer exhibited by Hanna’s sister, Abigail Wolff, for his reserve grand steer which he had earlier selected as champion of the heavy-weight division.
(FRONT, LEFT TO RIGHT, MASON CIELAK AND SARAH MUELLER...BACK, LEFT TO RIGHT, MORGAN WENDLING, JEREMY CIELAK AND MACY WENDLING)
Ben Wente of Teutopolis claimed the trophy for the fastest gaining steer in the dairy division, exhibiting a steer which gained 3.03 pounds per day during the test period. Dr. Michael Hutjens, retired University of Illinois Extension specialist in dairy, served as judge for the dairy female show held Thursday, Aug. 9 at the fairgrounds. Hutjens selected the senior division champion exhibited by Jeremy Cielak of Des Plains for his grand champion dairy female. He stayed in the senior division for his reserve grand champion female with a cow exhibited by Morgan Wendling of Altamont.
Earning junior champion female honors was Macy Wendling of Altamont, and Cielak took reserve champion in the junior division.
It was a battle between sisters for the senior showmanship trophy. Grand champion honors went to Macy Wendling, with reserve honors being won by Morgan Wendling. In the junior division, Sarah Mueller of Altamont was named the showmanship champion, and Mason Cielak of Des Plains, in his first year in 4-H, was the reserve winner.