Bainbridge students do well at state cattle show
Published 7:23 am Tuesday, August 13, 2013
The Bainbridge FFA Show Team had a great weekend in Perry at the GA Young Farmers Show.
Hannah Bius and Chelsea Lynn from the Bainbridge High Chapter and Carlton Lynn from the Bainbridge Middle School Chapter all competed against 285 entries from across the state.
Hannah Bius exhibited the Reserve Champion Crossbred Heifer and won Reserve Supreme over all.
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Chelsea Lynn exhibited the Grand Champion Maine Anjou Heifer and won 4th Overall in the Top Five.
Carlton Lynn Placed 3rd in class with his Registered Chi Heifer and place 7th in a very competitive class with his steer.
Congratulations to these Show Team members on their outstanding weekend in Perry.
About steer breeds
The Georgia Young Farmer’s Association sets out the following breed classification guidelines for entries in its show, which is limited to Georgia 4H and FFA members.
Steers must show a predominance of characteristics indicating that the animal is approximately 50% or more of the breed entered. Continental breeds include (but are not limited to) Charolais, Chi-Influence, Gelbvieh, Limousin, Maine-Anjou, Simmental.
Angus: Must show all the characteristics of the Angus breed; black in color with no white above the underline, or on leg, foot, or tail. (White is allowed in front of the navel). Smooth polled, no scurs.
Hereford: Must show all characteristics of the Hereford breed. Freckles, eye pigmentation, and line-backs are acceptable. Horned and Polled Herefords are eligible. (Horned steers must be dehorned).
Shorthorn: Must show all characteristics of the Shorthorn breed. Color typically should be red, white, or red/white roan. No black or blue/white roans allowed.
Red Angus: Must show all characteristics of the Red Angus breed. Smooth polled, no scurs.
Must show evidence of Brahman (or Brahman derivative) parentage.
About the Georgia Young Farmer Association
The Young Farmer Program began in 1951 and functioned as an instructional program coordinated by full time young farmer teachers. In 1971, the Georgia Young Farmers Association (GYFA) was organized as an extension of the instructional program. The purpose of the state association is for the coordination of state level activities and to provide leadership activities for members.
County Young Farmer Programs conduct educational seminars on everything from agricultural technology to legislative issues affecting agriculture. The local advisor plays an instrumental role in providing these opportunities and assisting farmers in the community.
Georgia Young Farmer Teachers provide instruction through organized classes on everything from new farming techniques, risk management strategies, water management, and agricultural awareness to legislative issues affecting agriculture. Providing on-site technical assistance is a strong part of the program.