March 2022 - 4-H Animal Lines
Table of Contents
MS Livestock Council Meeting
Horse Project Information
4-H Horse Education Contests
2022 District Livestock Shows & Contests Results
2022 Dixie National Junior Round-Up Show & Contests Results
For more information on the Mississippi 4-H Livestock Program, visit http://extension.msstate.edu/4-h/4-h-livestock-program/youth-livestock.
Dates to Remember
March 7 -State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest, Jackson
March 25 -4-H Hippology Contest, MSU
March 26 -4-H Horse Judging, Hippology and Communication Contests, MSU
April 8 -4-H Dairy Judging Contest, MSU
April 9 -4-H Horse Bowl, MSU
May 1 -Ownership Deadline on Horses for 2022
District and State Shows
May 1 -Membership deadline for 4-H’ers showing in
4-H Horse Shows
May 2 -Entry deadline for District 4-H Horse Shows & State Only Classes
June 1 -Ethics certification deadline for NEW exhibitors/parents & volunteers to show in 2022 District & State 4-H Horse Shows
June 9-10 -NW District 4-H Horse Show, Winona
June 9-10 -SW District 4-H Horse Show, Jackson
June 9-10 -SE District 4-H Horse Show, Meridian
June 9-11 -NE District 4-H Horse Show, Verona
June 22-25 -State 4-H Horse Championship, Jackson
August 3-7 -Southern Regional 4-H Horse Championships, Perry, GA
August 5-6 -Heifer Development Contest, Raymond
▶Mississippi Livestock Council Meeting
The Mississippi Livestock Council will meet on Tuesday, March 22, 2022, starting at 1:00 p.m. in the Coliseum on the fairgrounds in Jackson. Minutes from the Livestock Directors meeting will be made available as soon as possible after their meeting.
▶Alert Horse Project Members about Ownership & Ethics Certification!!!
NOTE: The 2022 Horse Show Rule Book is being formatted! 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 2022 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 2nd.
In addition, a NEW 4-H’er who plans to show in the 2022 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.
▶4-H Horse Education Contests
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 25-26, hippology, horse judging, and all horse communication contests will be held at MSU. Hippology will start on March 25 and conclude during the horse judging contest on March 26. The horse communication contests will be held after the horse judging contest on March 26. Horse bowl will be held on Saturday, April 9, at MSU. For more information, contact your Extension Agent.
▶DISTRICT LIVESTOCK SHOWS
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! View the PDF to look at the figures on district show exhibits for 2022 and a comparison for the past few years.
▶2022 DIXIE NATIONAL SALE OF JUNIOR CHAMPIONS
The 53rd 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 28th year in a row for the sale to gross over $100,000. The preliminary gross total for the 46 animals sold was a new record amount of $448,500. The 9 steers averaged $14,917 per head; the 15 hogs averaged $9,903 per head; the 10 lambs averaged $7,620 per head; and the 12 goats averaged $7,458 per head. The Grand Champion Steer was purchased by Adcamp, The Gaddis Farms, Gaddis & McLaurin Store, Merchants & Planters Bank, Helena Agri-Enterprises, Signs First, Nutrien Ag, Erickson Agency LLC, Bozeman Farms, Hancock Whitney Bank, MS Farm Bureau Federation, Gaddis & McLaurin Gin, Ted Kendall III, Classic Convenience, Dr. Clyde Muse, REM, LLC, BankFirst Financial Services, and Adams & Reese LLP for $22,000. Blue Cross/Blue Shield of MS, Haley & Marsha Barbour, and Ergon purchased the Grand Champion Hog for $11,000. The Grand Champion Lamb was purchased by Regions Bank, Southern States Utility Trailer Sales, Stribling Equipment, LLC, Empire Truck Sales, LLC, and KLLM Transport Services for $10,000. The Grand Champion Goat was purchased by APAC of MS, Inc., Entergy Mississippi, Inc., W.G. Yates & Sons Construction Co., Puckett Machinery, MMC Materials, and Deviney Construction Co. for $8,500.
The Sale of Junior Champions continues to mean a lot to our Mississippi youth livestock program. The 53 sales have grossed over $8.5M. The first sale in 1970 had a gross total of $7,621.35. This outstanding activity has come a long way in 53 years! In addition to the sale of champion animals, 39 scholarships were awarded totaling $61,500. In the past 30 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
Fifty-eight applications were received for the Premier Exhibitor Program at the 2022 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 21 exhibitors in the beef division, 3 in the dairy cattle division, 7 in the lamb division, 14 in the swine division, 8 in the meat goat division, and 5 in the dairy goat division. The 2022 Premier Exhibitors are:
Beef Cattle – Elizabeth Rone, Panola 4-H
Dairy Cattle – Lauren Bryant, Tippah 4-H
Lamb – Leighton Horton, Tippah 4-H
Swine – Audrey Ann Eldridge, Montgomery 4-H
Meat Goat – Mason Williams, Hinds 4-H
Dairy Goat – Brinkley Boswell, Rankin 4-H
►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. Will Manning, Union 4-H, received this award with his Champion Angus heifer. The Dixie National Junior Round-Up Supreme Beef Bull was selected from the champion bulls of each breed. Delton/Chase Boone, Smith 4-H/Raleigh FFA, received this award with their Champion Percentage Simmental 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. Lauren Bryant, Tippah 4-H, received this award with her 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. Randon/Ryland McDaniel, Union 4-H, received this award with their English 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. Jadyn Sanford, Covington 4-H, received this award with her Champion Crossbred Gilt. This award was a $1,500 scholarship presented by the Sale of Junior Champions.
►DIXIE NATIONAL JUNIOR ROUND-UP SUPREME WETHER DAM AWARD
The champions of each weight division in the wether show competed for the Dixie National Junior Round-Up Commercial Gilt. Katy Kendell/Hannah Hayes Ware, Montgomery 4-H, received this award with their Champion Wether Dam from Division 2. 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. Hayes Henderson, Montgomery 4-H, received this award with his 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. Kaitlyn Skelton, Hinds 4-H, received this award with her Alpine 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:
Caycen Ratliff, Stone 4-H
Lillian Dixon, Amite 4-H
Leighton McCulley, Pike 4-H/North Pike FFA
Regan Hand, Newton 4-H/Newton Co. FFA
Reed McKay, Jones 4-H
Hannah Buse, Jones 4-H
Seth Ball, Hinds 4-H
Cali Allison, Pontotoc 4-H
McKenna Clay, West Lauderdale FFA
Briana Middleton, Jones 4-H/NE Jones FFA
Karley Cotten, Jones 4-H/NE Jones FFA
Adam Cornelius, Nettleton FFA/Lee 4-H
Hannah Houston, Smith 4-H
Logan Johnson, West Lauderdale FFA/Lauderdale 4-H
Morgan Miller, Greene 4-H/Greene Co. FFA
Jorja Roberson, Union 4-H
Tatum Madden, Covington 4-H
Claire-Mann Taylor, Tishomingo CTC FFA
Tucker Woods, Covington 4-H
Wade Lang, Humphreys 4-H
Maggie Boswell, Rankin 4-H
Justin Hooper, Brooklyn FFA
Camden Patton, Rankin 4-H/Pelahatchie FFA
Faith Sullivan, Smith 4-H/Mize FFA
Cheyenne Hughes, Tishomingo CTC FFA
▶DIXIE NATIONAL BOOSTER CLUB ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS
The Dixie National Booster Club again presented seven $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 - Drew Wagner, Newton 4-H/Newton Co. FFA
Dr. Ben Clower Academic Scholarship Award for SWINE - Kolby Donahoo, Humphreys 4-H
Bill Dupree Academic Scholarship Award for LAMB - Jorja Roberson, Union 4-H
Sonny & Doris Thompson Scholarship Award for DAIRY - Brianna Collins, Walthall 4-H
Buddy Banes Scholarship Award for GOATS - Payton Lemoine, Rnakin 4-H/Puckett FFA
Norman McCarty Scholarship Award for DAIRY GOAT - Maggie Boswell, Rankin 4-H
Scholarship Award for COMMERCIAL GILTS - Kolby Donahoo, Humphreys 4-H
▶2022 – DIXIE NATIONAL JUNIOR ROUND-UP LIVESTOCK SHOWS
The 2022 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!
View the attached PDF for the full list of winners.