March 2021- 4-H Animal Lines
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For more information on the Mississippi 4-H Livestock Program, click HERE.
March 26: 4-H Hippology Contest, MSU
March 27: 4-H Horse Judging, Hippology and Communication Contests, MSU
April 17: 4-H Horse Bowl, MSU (make-up date)
April 23: 4-H Dairy Judging Contest, MSU
May 1: Ownership Deadline on Horses for 2021 District and State Shows
May 1: Membership deadline for 4-H’ers showing in 4-H Horse Shows
May 3: Entry deadline for District 4-H Horse Shows & State Only Classes
June 1: Ethics certification deadline for NEW exhibitors/parents & volunteers to show in 2021 District & State 4-H Horse Shows
June 5: State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest, MSU
June 10-11: NW District 4-H Horse Show, Winona
June 10-11: SW District 4-H Horse Show, Jackson
June 10-11: SE District 4-H Horse Show, Gulfport
June 10-12: NE District 4-H Horse Show, Verona
June 23-26, 7/28-8/1: State 4-H Horse Championship, Jackson -Southern Regional 4-H Horse Championships, Perry, GA
August 6-7: Heifer Development Contest, Raymond
The Mississippi Livestock Council will meet on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, starting at 1:00 p.m. on the fairgrounds in Jackson. Minutes from the Livestock Directors meeting will be made available as soon as possible after their meeting.
Mississippi Livestock Council Scholarship
The Mississippi Livestock Council will present a $500 academic scholarship to J.D. Chism, Pontotoc 4-H, at their annual meeting. Congratulations!
Alert Horse Project Members about Ownership & Ethics Certification!!!
NOTE: The 2021 Horse Show Rule Book is finished! When it is ready, we will let you know!
Remind your 4-H’ers and adult leaders that May 1st is the ownership deadline for horses to be shown in the 2021 4-H horse shows. Also, each horse showing in the district 4-H horse shows must be accompanied by original registration certificate or official ownership form for grade horses (BOTH DATED & SIGNED BY MAY 1ST). Copies of registration certificate or ownership form must be sent in with entries by district show deadline. Horses must be in the name of the 4- H’er, or in the name of an immediate family member (farm name is not eligible). Also, any youth that wishes to show in this year’s District and State 4-H Horse Shows must be a 4-H member by May 1st. The horse show entry deadline is May 3rd.
In addition, a NEW 4-H’er who plans to show in the 2021 District & State 4-H Horse Shows and at least one parent must have completed the Horse Ethics Certification program by June 1st. Also, any NEW volunteers that assist 4-H’ers with their horses must be horse ethics certified by June 1st. Be sure to comply with the recently released Registered Volunteer Certification Process before certifying volunteers for horse ethics.
4-H’ers that are only competing in the non-riding contests (horse bowl, horse judging, art contest, photography contest, hippology, public speaking, and demonstration contests) do not have to be ethics certified. However, these 4-H’ers should be encouraged to be ethics certified!
An Official Negative Equine Infectious Anemia Test Certification or certified Coggins document (PHOTOCOPIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED) bearing lab number with animal identification issues within 12 months of the show date must accompany each horse in hand for all district and state 4-H horse shows. These certificates will be checked and must be in possession of the exhibitor and/or with the horse at the shows. If agent maintains original registration papers, agent MUST BE PRESENT at time of check in. Now is the time to be taking care of these important matters. Alert your 4-H’ers.
New this year is that the 4-H Horse Education Contests will be held in the spring. The horse bowl results are below. On March 26-27, the other horse contests will be held at MSU. Hippology will start on March 26 and conclude during the horse judging contest on March 27. The horse communication contests will be held after the horse judging contest on March 27. For more information, contact your Extension Agent.
We had excellent shows at the five district locations. District show managers, agents, parents, leaders, and exhibitors are to be commended for their excellent job! Look at the following figures on district show exhibits for 2021 and a comparison for the past few years.
See page 3 of PDF for list of results.
2021 DIXIE NATIONAL SALE OF JUNIOR CHAMPIONS
The 52nd Sale of Junior Champions was another great event for our youth involved in the Mississippi 4-H Livestock Program. The Sale’s committee is to be commended for the hard work that they put into this sale to make it a very successful activity. This was the 27th year in a row for the sale to gross over $100,000. The preliminary gross total for the 45 animals sold was $389,425. The 9 steers averaged $9,944 per head; the 16 hogs averaged $7,125 per head; the 10 lambs averaged $6,700 per head; and the 10 goats averaged $7,200 per head. The Grand Champion Steer was purchased by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi, Haley & Marsha Barbour, and Ergon for $18,000. Gray-Daniels Ford/Lincoln and Mac Haik Auto Group - Jackson purchased the Grand Champion Hog for $10,000. The Grand Champion Lamb was purchased by The Gaddis Farms, Inc., Gaddis & McLaurin Store, and Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation for $12,500. The Grand Champion Goat was purchased by US Senator Roger Wicker, US Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith, MS Treasurer David McRae, MS Ag Commissioner Andy Gipson, MS Lt. Governor Delbert Hosemann, MS Attorney General Lynn Fitch, MS Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney, MS Secretary of State Michael Watson, MS Auditor Shad White, and US Congressman Michael Guest for $9,000.
The Sale of Junior Champions continues to mean a lot to our Mississippi youth livestock program. The 52 sales have grossed over $8.07 million. The first sale in 1970 had a gross total of $7,621.35. This outstanding activity has come a long way in 52 years! In addition to the sale of champion animals, 38 scholarships were awarded totaling $60,000. In the past 29 years, over $1M have been awarded to Mississippi youth to assist them with their college education.
The buyers, contributors, sale committee members, Extension staff members assisting with the sale, and other supporters who help make this a special event for our youth are to be commended. Thanks to everyone!
DIXIE NATIONAL JUNIOR ROUND-UP PREMIER EXHIBITORS
Sixty-seven applications were received for the Premier Exhibitor Program at the 2021 Dixie National Junior Round-Up. The Sale of Junior Champions Promotion Committee sponsored a $2,000 academic scholarship for the Premier Exhibitor in beef, sheep, swine, dairy cattle, meat goat and dairy goat. There were 29 exhibitors in the beef division, 5 in the dairy cattle division, 7 in the lamb division, 16 in the swine division, 5 in the meat goat division and 5 in the dairy goat division. The 2021 Premier Exhibitors are:
- Beef Cattle – Hannah Buse, Jones 4-H
- Lamb – Katy Kendell Ware, Montgomery 4-H
- Meat Goat – Regan Hand, Newton 4-H
- Dairy Cattle – Connor Kilpatrick, Pontotoc 4-H
- Swine – Rachel Carr, Leflore 4-H
- Dairy Goat – Amanda Johnson, Lee 4-H/Saltillo FFA
DIXIE NATIONAL JUNIOR ROUND-UP SUPREME BEEF AWARDS
The champion heifers of each breed competed for the Dixie National Junior Round-Up Supreme Beef Female. Addison Vowell, Scott 4-H, received this award with her Champion Red Angus heifer. The Dixie National Junior Round-Up Supreme Beef Bull was selected from the champion bulls of each breed. Tyler Lindsey, Jones 4-H, received this award with his Champion Grey Brahman bull. Each award was a $1,500 scholarship presented by the Sale of Junior Champions.
DIXIE NATIONAL JUNIOR ROUND-UP SUPREME DAIRY CATTLE FEMALE AWARD
The grand champions of each dairy cattle breed competed for the Dixie National Junior Round-Up Supreme Dairy Cattle Female. Carl Taylor, Prentiss 4-H, received this award with his Jersey female. This award was a $1,500 scholarship presented by the Sale of Junior Champions.
DIXIE NATIONAL JUNIOR ROUND-UP SUPREME COMMERCIAL BEEF HEIFER AWARD
The champions of each breed-type of beef heifer competed for the Dixie National Junior Round-Up Supreme Commercial Beef Heifer. Dalton Cooper, Union 4-H, received this award with his European female. This award was a $1,500 scholarship presented by the Sale of Junior Champions.
DIXIE NATIONAL JUNIOR ROUND-UP SUPREME COMMERCIAL GILT AWARD
The champions of each weight division in the commercial gilt show competed for the Dixie National Junior Round-Up Commercial Gilt. Kolby/John Michael Donahoo, Humphreys 4-H, received this award with their Champion Crossbred Gilt. This award was a $1,500 scholarship presented by the Sale of Junior Champions.
DIXIE NATIONAL JUNIOR ROUND-UP SUPREME COMMERCIAL MEAT GOAT DOE AWARD
The champions of each weight division in the commercial meat goat doe show competed for the Dixie National Junior Round-Up Commercial Meat Goat Doe. Payton/Mallary/Paxton Lemoine, Rankin 4-H/Puckett FFA, received this award with their Mediumweight Division Champion Doe. This award was a $1,500 scholarship presented by the Sale of Junior Champions.
DIXIE NATIONAL JUNIOR ROUND-UP SUPREME DAIRY GOAT FEMALE AWARD
The grand champions of each senior dairy goat breed competed for the Dixie National Junior Round-Up Supreme Dairy Goat Female. Brinkley Boswell, Rankin 4-H, received this award with her All Other Purebreds (LaMancha) Best in Show Senior Dairy Goat Doe. This award was a $1,500 scholarship presented by the Sale of Junior Champions.
DIXIE NATIONAL SALE OF JUNIOR CHAMPIONS ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS
The Dixie National Sale of Junior Champions Promotion Committee presented twenty-five $1,500.00 academic scholarships this year. Thirty-nine exhibitors competed for these prestigious scholarships. Winners were:
- Chase Foster, Pontotoc 4-H/Pontotoc Ridge FFA
- Alyssa Moak, Lincoln 4-H/Lawrence Co. FFA
- Kathryn Johnson, Lincoln 4-H
- Marley Thornton, Smith 4-H/Raleigh FFA
- Savana Ashley, Wilkinson 4-H
- Davian Powell, Holmes 4-H
- Tristen Phillipson, Raleigh FFA
- Jewell Vandevere, Yazoo 4-H
- Anna Grace Todd, Jones 4-H
- Madalyn Boyd, Lincoln 4-H/West Lincoln FFA
- Jessica Fulgham, Leflore 4-H
- Abigayle Case, Covington 4-H
- Chloe Tolar, Smith 4-H
- Trevor Philips, Lee 4-H
- Eli Hunter Wilkerson, Scott 4-H
- Mary Kathryn Shaw, Leflore 4-H
- Todd Rogers, Jones 4-H
- Olivia Howell, Holmes 4-H
- Elizabeth Rone, Panola 4-H/South Panola FFA
- Hunter Beason, Neshoba 4-H/Neshoba Central FFA
- Anna Beth Blackwell, Smith 4-H/Raleigh FFA
- Holden Lane Brown, Jasper 4-H
- Nicholas Beatty, Scott 4-H
- Collin Mullins, Montgomery 4-H
- Ryan Purvis, Smith 4-H/Raleigh FFA
DIXIE NATIONAL BOOSTER CLUB ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS
The Dixie National Booster Club again presented six $1,200 academic scholarships at this year’s Round-Up. These awards are presented to the highest placing graduating senior for each species in showmanship. Winners were:
- Eric Biedenharn Academic Scholarship Award for BEEF - Hayden Kilgore, Newton 4-H
- Dr. Ben Clower Academic Scholarship Award for SWINE - Anna Beth Blackwell, Smith 4-H/Raleigh FFA
- Bill Dupree Academic Scholarship Award for LAMB - Hayden Kilgore, Newton 4-H
- Sonny & Doris Thompson Scholarship Award for DAIRY - Tristan Rushing, Walthall 4-H
- Buddy Banes Scholarship Award for GOATS - Mallory Causey, Lee 4-H
- Norman McCarty Scholarship Award for DAIRY GOAT - Kaitlyn Anne Shelton, Hinds 4-H
2021 – DIXIE NATIONAL JUNIOR ROUND-UP LIVESTOCK SHOWS
The 2021 Dixie National Junior Round-Up was another excellent educational event for youth in Mississippi with animal projects. The weather for the District Shows and the Junior Round-Up was excellent again this year. It really takes a lot of people working together to make a show like this a success. Let me express my appreciation to all agents, leaders, parents, exhibitors, specialists, and others who worked so hard during long days, etc. to make this an outstanding event. We have an outstanding junior livestock program and dedicated Extension workers doing an outstanding job. Your 4-H’ers, exhibitors, and parents should be proud of you. Congratulations!
See page 6 of PDF for list of results.
DIXIE NATIONAL PREMIER COUNTY AWARD FOR LIVESTOCK
The Premier Livestock County Award winner is Smith County. They will receive an award at the upcoming Mississippi Livestock Council meeting on March 23.
DIXIE NATIONAL PREMIER COUNTY AWARD FOR DAIRY
The Premier Dairy County Award winner is Oktibbeha County. They will receive an award at the upcoming Mississippi Livestock Council meeting on March 23.
See page 7 of PDF for list of results