STEER SHOW: Kids show off goats, cows at Cattlemen Park

Published 9:02 pm Monday, February 3, 2020

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Cattlemen Park arena was the site of the 5th Annual Pike County Goat Show and the 78th Annual Steer Heifer Show Saturday afternoon.

Muddy shoes were of no concern for the young people who had worked several months to show their animals. The Pike County Goat Show featured kids ages two to eight and the “kids” in their care. The steer and heifer show included young cattlemen and cattlewomen through age 16.

No matter the age, their eyes were on the prize.

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Heath Wesley, show organizer, said there was an increased number of young people showing in both the goat and steer and heifer shows.

“We had 13 kids showing calves and 20 showing goats,” Wesley said. “The purpose of the goat show is to get kids interested in animal projects. Showing goats is rather inexpensive and not as involved so it’s a good feeder program for the steer and heifer shows.

Wesley expressed appreciation to all those who competed and congratulated them on jobs well done.

The winner of the Grand Champion Costume competition was Flowers and the Reserve Champion Costume winner was Conners Minton.

Also in the two-four-year-old category were, Rowan Cameron, Grand Champion Doe; Paislee Smith, Grand Champion Buck; Walker Barfield, Grand Champion Showman; and Ryles Godbold, Reserve Champion Showman.

Five-year-old Goat Show Champions were Ailey Grace McCraney, Grand Champion Costume; Isla Flowers, Grand Champion Buck; and McKinley Wood, Grand Champion Showman.

The seven- and eight-year-old champions were: MJ Flowers, Grand Champion Costume; Levi Wesley, Grand Champion Doe; Reid Godbold, Grand Champion Showman; Hadley Kate McCraney, Grand Champion Showman; and Eli Wesley, Reserve Champion Showman.

The 78th Annual Steer and Heifer Show winners in the Showmanship Classes were seniors: Annabelle Wesley, first place; Brandon Cuahua, second; and Matthew Speros, third.

In the Intermediate Class, were Braxton Jordan, first place; Wyatt Johnston, second; Gradyn Wesley , third; and Jack Redmon, fourth.

In the Junior Division, were Greer Jones, first; Asa Thompson, second; and William Speros, third.

In the Pee Wee Division, Lou Lou Thompson, first, and MJ Flowers, second.

Steer Show Results include two classes of steers that were divided into weight classes.

Class 1: Brandon Cuahua, first and William Speros, second.  Class 2, Braxton Jordan, first, and Greer Jones, second.

Brandon Cuahua showed the Grand Champion and Braxton Jordan, the Reserve Champion.

The Heifer Show Results were divided into weight classes.

Class 1: Wyatt Johnston, first, and MJ Flowers, second.

Class 2: Gradyn Wesley, first, and LuLu Thompson, second.

Class 3: Matthew Speros, first; Brandon Cuahua, second; and Matthew Spersos, third.

Class 4: Asa Thompson, first; Greer Jones, second; and Jack Redmon, third.

Class 5: Asa Thompson, first;  Greer Jones, second; and Brandon Cuahua, third.

Class 6: Braxton Jordan, first; Braxton Jordan, second; and Jack Redmon, third.

Class 7: AnnaBell Wesley, first; and Brandon Cuahua, second.

The Grand Champion Heifer was shown by Asa Thompson, from Class 5. The Reserve Champion Heifer was shown by Wyatt Johnston from Class 1.

Sponsors for the 78th Pike County Steer and Heifer Show were: Pike County Cattlemen’s Association, Pike County Cattlewomen’s Association, Pike County Jr. Cattlemen’s Association; Pike County Farmer’s Federation, South Alabama Electric Cooperative, SS Gill, MD LLC, First South-South Alabama, Whaley Construction, South Alabama Stockyard, AL Ag Credit, Troy Bank & Trust Company, Pike County Commission-Robin Sullivan, Wesley Farms, Derrick and Ammie Thompson, Pike County Commission-Chad Copeland and an anonymous donor.

Thanks to all the young people who participated and their families. And, all those who came in support of the Pike County Goat and Steer and Heifer shows.