Judge Leo Hoff, Jr., of Windthorst, a noted Texas Dairyman and Cattle Judge,
visits with Colton Price, about his heifer in the 2012 Dairy Classic Show, Saturday.
Stowater and Andrews Take Top
Honors in 2012 Dairy Classic Show
by: Bobby McDonald
It was a large class of dairy heifers that was placed in Saturday's 2012 Dairy Classic Show
in the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center Arena.
Local youth began working with their heifers last fall and the "fruits" of their labors were on display in the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center, Saturday morning, as they paraded their animals before noted Dairyman and Cattle Judge, Leo Hoff, Jr., of Windthorst, Texas, hoping to gain the top spots for Thursday's sale. The Hopkins County Dairy Classic Show had attracted almost twenty head of animals, this year, and the competition was keen.
In the final judging, it was Ben Stowater's Holstein heifer that was chosen Grand Champion by Hoff and the Holstein heifer exhibited by Brynden Andrews was chosen for the Reserve Champion honors. These two heifers will be the first two animals in the sale ring, on Thursday, June 21st, at 1:00 p.m., at the Sulphur Springs Livestock and Dairy Auction. Prior to Thursday's sale, a Buyers Preview will be hosted at the Livestock Commission, beneath the tent, and a Buyers Luncheon will be hosted at noon. "We hope that local businesses and individuals will come out and see the hard work these kids have completed and the results of their labor," advised organizers of the Dairy Classic. "We'll have 19 youth that will be selling their heifers in this year's Classic Sale!"
Make you plans to attend and support Hopkins County youth, as they sell their projects and use the money to further their projects and to save for their future educations!
Ben Stowater exhibited the Grand Champion Dairy Classic heifer,
in this year's 2012 Show.
Hopkins County 4-H member, Brynden Andrews, exhibited the
Reserve Champion heifer.
Enjoy these photos from Saturday's show:
Showmanship winner, Breanna Bowen.
Top Jersey in the Classic Show.
Anxious dads and granddads......left to right, Tate Price, Junior Hinton, and Ronnie Vanginault, all
who have been involved in the dairy industry, watch their kids and grandkids in Saturday's show.
Dairy Classic Sale:
Thursday, June 21st, 1:00 p.m.
Sulphur Springs Livestock & Dairy Auction