The annual Huron County Junior Fair market beef weigh-in took place Saturday at the fairgrounds. Seventy-six head were weighed and tagged, which was down slightly from the 81 weighed in 2006. Thirty-nine beef steers (45 in 2006), three beef heifers (five in 2006), and 34 dairy beef steers (31 in 2006) were weighed and tagged for 43 exhibitors (47 in 2005). T
he calves ranged in size from 404 pounds to 1095 pounds.
All market beef which will be shown at the 2007 Huron County Junior Fair must have been weighed and tagged on Saturday.
A voluntary feeder calf show, sponsored by the Huron County Cattleman's Association, followed weigh-in. Judge for the show was Josh Jacobs, a 2003 graduate of The Ohio State University, a former member of the OSU Livestock Judging Team, and a crossbred cattle producer from Wilmington. Eleven calves were entered in the show. The show consisted of one dairy beef class, two beef steer classes, and a championship beef feeder class.
The big winner of the dairy beef show was Richard Bolden, Wakeman Blue Ribbon who won both Grand and Reserve Champion. Austin Bursley placed third and Evan Bursley was fourth.
Results of the light-weight beef feeder class were as follows: First place, Caleigh Ott, Hartland Scramblers; second place, Macie Ott, Hartland Scramblers; third place, Alex Bauer, Flashes, and fourth place, Olivia Bauer, Flashes.
The heavy weight beef feeder class was won by Richard Bolden, Wakeman Blue Ribbon. Lauren Ott, Hartland Scramblers, took second place and Richard Bolden also placed third.
Winners from the two beef feeder calf divisions competed for grand champion beef feeder. The honor went to Caleigh Ott. Reserve champion honors were awarded to Macie Ott.
Gifts to all exhibitors and prizes to champion winners were provided by Benich Show Supplies.