Hostetler grabs first Grand Champion title; Market Steer results (Audio included)
7/10/2013 4:46:16 PM
By Joel Penhorwood
The Logan County Fair Market Beef Show on Wednesday saw tough competition along with new and returning winners in the ring.
The biggest event of the day was the Market T-Bone Steer Show with about 35 animals exhibited.
Austin Hostetler, 16, showed the Grand Champion Market Steer. The honor marks his first Grand Champion award at the fair.
Hostetler said he was very happy about the win and that it was not at all expected.
His other market steer took second in its class.
Listen to Austin Hostetler talk about his first Grand Champion
Saul Boysel took Reserve Grand Champion T-Bone Steer.
Dairy steers were the next to show.
Hannah Gantz, 15, showed the Grand Champion Dairy Steer.
She had the Reserve Grand Champion Dairy Steer in 2012 and said she was extremely excited about the newest honor. When asked what advice she had to other showmen who would like to achieve a banner, she suggested work hard and enjoy the project at all times.
Listen to Hannah Gantz talk about the show experience
The show judge was Richard Bolden. He said the top dairy steer competitors were impressive enough to rise straight to the top of the three-class show.
Rachel Hostetler was another big winner of the day with her Grand Champion Beef Feeder.
The 10-year-old exhibitor has only shown for two years, but says she was confident in her animal to win the feeder class.
Listen to Rachel Hostetler talk about the competition
Madison King took home the Reserve Grand Champion Beef Feeder title. King had multiple wins throughout the day that included Beef Breeding Grand, Senior Market Beef Showmanship, and Beef Breeding Showmanship.
She explained the many difficult months that led up to the show and noted that she had a very busy Wednesday morning with the many different classes she took part in.
Listen to Madison King talks about her multiple wins
The judge for the show was Richard Bolden of Wakeman. Bolden, who is involved in the cattle industry through a feed company and his own herd, said he was extremely pleased with the quality of animals and knowledge of exhibitors throughout the show. He explained it is easy to distinguish the fairs with quality beef programs and that Logan County is one of them.
Full beef show results are as follows
Grand Champion – Austin Hostetler
Reserve Grand Champion – Saul Boysel
Rate of Gain Champion – Tarrah Berg, 3.49 daily gain, 729 total
Grand Champion – Hannah Gantz
Reserve Grand Champion – Kyle Ackley
Rate of Gain Champion – Hannah Gantz, 3.37 daily gain, 705 total
Grand Champion – Rachel Hostetler
Reserve Grand Champion – Madison King
Junior Champion (9-14 years old) – Kameron Schlumbohm