Cattle show becomes sibling rivalry

Published 10:03 am Tuesday, July 14, 2009

ROME TOWNSHIP — It was a competition for siblings during part of the dairy and calf shows at the Lawrence County Fair Grounds Monday night.

First up were sisters Jessica Jenkins and Beth Jenkins of Deering. They showed Holsteins under the watchful eye of judge Mark Wisner from Minford. Jessica took first place in the show portion of the program and also in the showmanship category.

Wisner said her animal had more growth and walks on a better set of feet.

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The winner was pleased with the decision.

“My good work shows,” she said.

Showing brown Swiss in the junior class were Cheryl Ann Crawford and her brother, Garrett Crawford of Arabia. In show Garrett pulled top marks with a calf showing more growth.

When the siblings competed in the Holstein heifer class, Garrett also took the first in both show. In showmanship Garrett took first place with the brown Swiss and Cheryl Ann the second with the Holstein.

In the beef breeding classification, Chelsey Keathley took first place from judge Brett King.

“It has a lot of rib shape, a lot of natural muscle,” King said.