2018 North American International Livestock Exposition Junior Show Results

Southdowns were represented well at the 2018 North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) in Louisville, Kentucky, November 10-14, 2018.

Junior members exhibited in the showring, participated in the skillathon, received scholarships and were highlighted through the futurity. View 2018 futurity results here.

In the junior show, JaLeigh Oldenburg, Mulhall, Oklahoma, took home champion ram honors with Oldenburg 8076. Preston Forsee, Owenton, Kentucky, received reserve champion honors with Fame Forsee R18-30. Champion ewe went to Madelyn, Caroline and Silas Groth, Lexington, Kentucky, with Groth KY7511-1805, who was first champion junior ewe. JaLeigh Oldenburg, won reserve champion ewe with Oldenburg 8082, who first won reserve champion junior ewe.

Additional results in the junior show:
Rams 
Senior Ram Lamb, Preston Forsee, War Eagle Forsee R17-299
January Ram Lamb, Preston Forsee, Fame Forsee R18-30
February Ram Lamb, JaLeigh Oldenburg, Oldenburg 8006
March and After Ram Lamb, JaLeigh Oldenburg, Oldenburg 8076

Ewes
Senior Champion Ewe, Aliva Porter, Ashkum, Illinois, Bowman 1743
Reserve Champion Ewe, JaLeigh Oldenburg, Oldenburg 8076

Futurity Standings

*These points are accurate as of September 1, 2018.

As the summer show season winds down, Junior Futurity points continue to change. Points have been sent in on a total of 61 animals being shown in the four futurity categories. Points will continue to change as the fall shows gear up. Another update will be posted in October with the final points being calculated at the North American International Livestock Exposition in November. The current standings are now posted for review. Download the file here

Expanding Junior Southdown Opportunities

KMW_1577The American Southdown Breeders’ Association recognizes the role Southdowns play in not only the sheep industry but also in the lives of families and youth. Many families choose to incorporate showing Southdowns into their vacations and recreation. Whether it is the slick shearing, the size and disposition, or any other qualities of the Southdown, we are grateful to families for their choice. The Pot ‘O Gold Futurity has grown to include fall ewe lambs, yearling ewes, and market lambs. Other sheep breeds have viewed the futurity’s success and have incorporated it into their programs. Our association desires to continue expanding Southdown opportunities to our juniors.

As a result, the ASBA will be creating a junior coordinator position to assist with this goal. We plan to launch the position beginning in 2019. Any ideas for events, activities, programs, trainings, or demonstrations the membership would like to suggest are welcomed. Feel free to make your suggestions known by contacting the ASBA Office in the next couple of weeks.

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National Junior Southdown Show and All-American Junior Show

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The National Junior Southdown Show and the All-American Junior Show were held last weekend, July 6 – 9, 2018, in Indianapolis, Indiana, at the Indianapolis State Fairgrounds and Events Center. Over 170 juniors exhibited their Southdowns in one of the largest Southdown shows ever. Results of each class can be seen by clicking here. All class winners and champions can be viewed on the American Southdown Breeders Association Facebook Page as well as the American Junior Southdown Association Facebook Page.

Additional winnings captured by our Southdown youth include:

Premier Junior Southdown Breeder

Preston Forsee, Owenton, KY

Southdown Top Gun

1st JaLeigh Oldenburg, Mulhall, OK

2nd Mackenzie Padgett, Kirklin, IN

3rd Preston Forsee, Owenton, KY

Junior Skill-A-Thon

1st Mallory Bowers, Lafayette, IN

2nd Maddie Hauger, Connersville, IN

Beginner Skill-A-Thon

2nd Trinity Young, Clayton, WI

3rd Lucas Wilson, LaPorte, IN

Junior Judging Contest

2nd Callen Oldenburg, Mulhall, OK

Showmanship Group 2

1st Caleb Formo, Blue Mounds, WI

2nd Kennedy Mitchell, Waveland, IN

Showmanship Group 3

1st Ephraim Fowler, Salesville, OH

2nd Braden Bowers, Lafayette, IN

Showmanship Group 4

2nd Ryker Beckmier, Atwood, IL

3rd Brynn Shearer, Wooster, OH

Showmanship Group 5

2nd Josie Nold, Brookings, SD

Showmanship Group 7

2nd Kate Bowers, Bellbrook, OH

Showmanship Group 8

1st Carson Knittel, Greenfield, IL

Showmanship Group 11

1st Lexy Grace, Westmorelan, NH

Showmanship Group 12

1st Briley Burns, Jamestown, IN

2nd JaLeigh Oldenburg, Mulhall, OK

Showmanship Group 14

1st Mackenzie Padgett, Kirklin, IN

2nd Preston Forsee, Owenton, KY

Beginner Logo Contest

2nd Kassidy Perkins, Maysville, KY

3rd Wyatt Perkins, Maysville, KY

Intermediate T-Shirt

Emily Nold, Brookings, SD