The 2016 Saline County 4-H Beef Show, held this past summer, follows the Annual 4-H Family Picnic, which is a potluck style lunch. 4-H is a family activity and the picnic gives 4-H members, adult volunteers and families from all clubs an opportunity to get together for food, fun, and fellowship.
Senior Showmanship Grand Champion was Taylor Hale, with Caleb Huelsmann receiving Senior Showmanship Reserve Champion. Intermediate Showmanship Grand Champion was Trevor Hale. Katherine Smith received the Intermediate Showmanship Reserve Champion ribbon. Junior Showmanship Grand Champion was Grayson Rann, with Tristen Hale receiving Junior Showmanship Reserve Champion.
In the Breeding classes, Grand Champion Breeding Angus went to Taylor Hale and Reserve Champion Breeding Angus went to Katherine Smith. Grayson Rann received Grand Champion and Reserve Champion Breeding Hereford honors.
Grand Champion Breeding Simmental went to Katherine Smith and Reserve Champion Breeding Simmental went to Taylor Hale. Kayla Richey earned Grand Champion Breeding AOB, with Katherine Smith earning Reserve Champion in that class.
Kolten Oglesby earned the ribbon for Grand Champion Breeding Shorthorn, with Kale Oglesby receiving the Reserve Champion ribbon for this class.
The Overall Breeding Beef Grand Champion was Kayla Richey with her AOB entry and the Overall Breeding Beef Reserve Champion was Taylor Hale with her Angus entry. These exhibitors each received beautiful banners with their category and species depicted and the Champion received an engraved tray.
In the Market class, Caleb Huelsmann received Grand Champion Market Steer and Kayla Richey earned Reserve Champion Market Steer. Both of these 4-H members received personalized banners for their Overall Grand Champion and Overall Reserve Champion Market Steers, respectively, and the Champion received an engraved tray.
The Beef Bred and Owned classes were divided into Breeding and Market this year. The winner of the Breeding Beef Bred and Owned Champion plaque and gift card, sponsored by Anderson Crop Insurance – Phil and Karen Anderson, was Taylor Hale. Sierra Wilson won the Reserve Champion Breeding Beef Bred and Owned plaque and gift card, sponsored by B & M Farms – Ron and Carla Bradley.
The winner of the Market Beef Bred and Owned Champion plaque and gift card was Eran Oglesby. Kale Oglesby won the Reserve Champion Market Beef Bred and Owned plaque and gift card.