Celebrating Champions

A sign with green text that reads, “To Make the Best BETTER” with 4-leaf clovers on either side.

The 2023 Dixie National Junior Round-Up, held annually in February at the Jackson fairgrounds, hosted 1,257 young people, including more than 1,000 4-H’ers, showing 2,153 head of livestock. Animals shown included beef and dairy cattle; meat, dairy, and Boer goats; hogs; and lambs. In addition, 4-H hosted its first-ever rabbit show. The 2023 Sale of Junior Champions grossed $456,285 for 48 animals sold, a new sales record. Also, 39 scholarships were awarded for a total of $61,500. The 2023 event was the largest sale yet supporting Mississippi young people showing animals.

A boy and a girl standing in front of a goat.
Isaiah and Lilah Woodard of Webster County
A girl standing in a show ring.
Jadyn Sanford of Covington County
A girl holding a rabbit.
Jaden Claire Everett of Oktibbeha County
A girl showing a goat.
Anna Grace Fineburg of George County
Two young people, a boy and a girl holding goats and looking up.
Jordan Brooks (left) of Holmes County and Rylee White of Covington County
A boy leaning on a thin black column.
Jase Kennedy of Walthall County
A boy showing a pig.
John Michael Donahoo of Humphreys County
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