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Youth Earn 4-H Herdsman, Showmanship Awards at N.D. State Fair

Youth receive top honors in the State Fair 4-H livestock show.

The North Dakota State 4-H livestock show ended on Saturday, July 30, with the selection of the overall showmanship winners in the junior, intermediate and senior divisions. In addition, the winners of the State Fair herdsman awards were announced for all species.

The top two showmanship participants from the beef, sheep, swine, goats and dairy shows competed in Round Robin events at the State Fair, held in Minot. The contestants received three minutes for each animal, and judges evaluated their skills in showing the animals.

The recipients of the top herdsman and showmanship awards by county were:


  • Lillian Steeke, Rhame, reserve champion, Junior Overall Showman


  • Kaitlyn Peterson, Bismarck, champion, Sheep Herdsman


  • Lynsey Schmitz, Oakes, champion, Intermediate Overall Showman


  • Molly Hansen, Carrington, champion, Junior Overall Showman


  • Dutton family, Steele, champion, Goat Herdsman


  • Bornemann family, Center, champion, Swine Herdsman
  • Hoger family, New Salem, champion, Dairy Herdsman


  • Lindsey Galbreath, Enderlin, reserve champion, Intermediate Overall Showman


  • Seth Kjellberg, Ypsilanti, reserve champion, Senior Overall Showman
  • LaMae Turk, Jamestown, champion, Senior Overall Showman


  • Jacob Scheresky, Des Lacs, champion, Beef Herdsman

NDSU Agriculture Communication - Aug. 3, 2016

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Source:Jackie Buckley, 701-391-7113,
Editor:Ellen Crawford, 701-231-5391,
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