Highland Fair Livestock Show Results

Monterey, VA – The livestock shows are now complete for the 2010 Highland County Fair. The youth of Highland competed in the Cattle and Hog show on Wednesday and Thursday in the Sheep and Goat show. The shows feature a variety of categories of competition and those include Showmanship and Market Animals.

For the showmanship category, the judge is watching how the competitors handle their animals, how the animals react to their handler, how well the handler answers questions about their animal, and it is also important for the animal to be well groomed.

Charlie Moyers of Doe Hill, VA won Master Beef Showmanship and his brother Robert Moyers won overall Senior Beef Showmanship.

Ashley Hiner of Monterey won the overall Senior Sheep Showmanship award and Highland High School senior Cindy Hull won for Senior Sheep Showmanship. For the Hog Showmanship class, Charlie Moyers was awarded with that honor.

Market animals are judged by their appearance. These animals are sold and then later on slaughtered. The animals are graded before the show and judged on which animal will make the best choice cuts.

Robert Moyers was awarded with the Champion Market Steer and his brother Charlie received Reserve Champion Market Steer.

Sydney Armstrong of Headwaters, VA received the honor of Overall Market Lamb Champion and Ashley Hiner was awarded the Reserve Champion in that category.
Charlie Moyers won the Market Hog Champion class and Kayla Simmons received the Reserve Champion Hog honors.

In the Goat competition, Rhonda Obaugh was awarded with Market Goat Championship and Breanna Judy won Reserve Champion.

Wednesday and Thursday were very busy days for the competitors. All the youth that participated in the livestock shows should be commended for all their hard work.

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