The Illinois Hereford Association will be sponsoring a tour the weekend of August 23 and 24. A block of rooms have been reserved in Springfield for $81 per night with the Northfield Center for the 23rd. You can contact them at 217.523.7900to make your reservation. The block is saved until the 8th of August. Look for more information to be coming about farm stops, dinner and RSVP.
THANK YOU to Lisa Edenburn for her work on putting this summary of Illinois’s accomplishments in Harrisburg! I was going to send out an update with a link to the AJHA website for everyone to go look up results because all though I was not there I heard Illinois really showed their stuff to rest of the country!
Congratulations to all the exhibitors, breeders, parents, family and friends who were involved in all of the success! What a week for Illinois Juniors and Illinois Breeders!
I apologize in advance if we missed anyone!
Illinois had a tremendous week in Pennsylvania. Illinois did well in many contests in and out of the showring. The following is a list of placings for the contest and in the showring 1st place and division winners. Congratulations to everyone.
ILLINOIS won the GKB Cattle Super States Award for over 25 head of cattle.
Protégé – John Crane
Mentors – Noah Benedict & Kendi Sayre
Waylon Lee – Honorable Mention – Hereford Cattle – Pee Wee
Waylon Lee – 1st Place – People – Pee Wee
Wade Allen – 2nd place – People – Pee Wee
John Crane – 1st place – Hereford Enhanced – Pee Wee
Lauren McMillan – 1st – Hereford Enhanced – Junior
2nd Place – James Bernard, Korbin Collins, Kesler Collins
Illustrated Speech Contest
Pee Wee Participants – Ty Bickelhaupt, John Crane, Waylon Lee
Senior Division – Emily Marlow – 3rd Place
Extemporaneous Speech Contest
Intermediate Division – Gabi Torrance – 2nd Place
Senior Division – Katie Burns – 1st place
Ed Bible Memorial Scholarship – Seely Sayre – 4th Place
Livestock Judging contest –
Adult Division – 2nd place Kyle McMillan, 3rd Place Tom Boatman
Junior Team – Illinois had both 2nd and 3rd place teams. Team members were Reid Allen, Victoria Allen, Haley Bickelhaupt, Trevor Bickelhaupt, Lauren McMillan, Mackenzie Perry, Kira Sayre, Nicholas Torrance
Senior Team – 1st place – Del Adcock, Kagney Collins, Marie Lock, Gracia Ramp
Adult Team – 1st place – Tom Boatman, Chad Crane, Bailey Edenburn, Kyle McMillan
7th Grade – Lauren McMillan
Junior Division – Lauren McMillan – 1st place
Junior Division – 1st place – Caleb Benedict, Noah Benedict, Lauren McMillan
Junior Top Written Score – Nick Torrance
Junior Division – 2nd Place Team – Lindsey Aden, Haley Bicklehaupt, Lauren McMillan, Nick Torrance
Senior Team advanced to buzzer round – Katie Burns, Rhiannon Branch, Gabi Torrance, Seely Sayre
Hereford Idol – Junior Winner – Kendall Boatman
3 on 3 Basketball – Senior Division – 1st place – Jake Bloomberg, Blake Lowderman, DJ Williams
Outstanding State Junior Member – Elise Hackett
Future Cattleman Scholarship – Seely Sayre
Herdsman of Year Nominee – Matt Johnson
Senior Premier Breeder – DelHawk Cattle Company
Pee Wee -5th place Kesler Collins
Junior –Champion Showman – Rhett Lowderman, 7th place – Corey Stumpf, 10th place Lauren McMillan
Intermediate – 3rd place – Lucas Stumpf, 9th place Emily Bernard
Senior – 9th place – Marie Lock, 10th place- Seely Sayre
Division and Class Winners
Division IV and class winner 16 – Lauren McMillan
B & O Heifers
Class Winner 22 – Mary Kline
Class Winner 24 – Gabrielle Torrance
Class Winner 30 – Blake Lowderman
Class Winner 35 – Ty Bickelhaupt
Class Winner 36 – Nicholas Torrance
Class Winner 41 – Gabrielle Torrance
Class Winner 42 – Lauren McMillan
Division V – Gabrielle Torrance
Class Winner 43 – Nicholas Torrance
Reserve Division VI – Nicholas Torrance
Class Winner 53 – Gracia Ramp
Reserve Grand Champion Steer – Gracia Ramp
Class Winner 61 – Jess Hawk
Reserve Division I Polled – Jess Hawk
Class Winner 63 – Mary Kline
Horned Division I Champion – Mary Kline
Class Winner 64 – Marie Lock
Class Winner 82 – Dean Adcock
Class Winner 85 – Miranda Edenburn
Class Winner 94 – Rhett Lowderman
Class Winner 95 – Garrett Post
Polled Division V Champion – Garrett Post
Class Winner 106 – Mary Kline
Class Winner 113 – Gabrielle Torrance
Class Winner 118 – Mariah Behrends
Class Winner 119 – Kagney Collins
Class Winner 125 – Nicholas Torrance
Illinois also had numerous 2nd place animals as well.
For 2014 – 2015 – The National Communications Chairman will be Elise Hackett and the National Leadership Chairman will be Taryn Adcock.
Congratulations to Everyone on a successful JNHE.
If anyone is interested they can see all the winning photographs on line and video of everyday from JNHE via the American Hereford Association Website.
Good Luck to All at the State Fair.