LaBelle Youth Livestock Poultry Show at Rodeo Grounds

(Submitted photo/Tricia Gonzalez) L to R – Nicholas Alexander, Jalyn Porth, Jacob Porth, Zackary Dalrymple, Logan Alexander and Ariana Alexander.

The LaBelle Youth Livestock Poultry Show sponsored by LaBelle Ranch Supply was held on Sunday, February 10th with Mrs. Cindy Kinard of Arcadia, Florida serving as the official judge. Exhibits were judged on the Danish system using blue, red and white ribbons for each poultry entry.

Pee-wee exhibitors did great at exhibiting their poultry. All pee-wee exhibitors received blue ribbons for their participation. The pee-wee exhibitors were Kassi Dupree, Aiden Lujan and Pandora Lujan.

Exhibitors may exhibit more than one poultry breed. Ariana Alexander, Logan Alexander, Nicholas Alexander, Shawn Alexander, Colton Clark, Zackary Dalrymple, Damian Davis, Tyrese Davis, Nichole Lujan, Morgan Lujan, Amelia Martinez, Jacob Porth and Jalyn Porth were among the exhibitors.

In the Bantam Breed division: Logan Alexander captured Grand Champion with his Black Old English Game hen. The Reserve Champion award was achieved by Zackary Dalrymple with his Modern Game hen.

In the Standard Breed division: Grand Champion was awarded to the Rhode Island Red rooster exhibited by Nicholas Alexander with Ariana Alexander taking Reserve Champion with her Heritage Rhode Island hen.

In the Fowl division: Jacob Porth won Grand Champion with his Emerald Green Peacock and Jalyn Porth captured Reserve Champion with her Emerald Green Peahen.

In the Junior Showmanship division: Nichole Lujan captured the first-place award with Colton Clark winning second place. In the Intermediate Showmanship division: Jalyn Porth was awarded first place with Logan Alexander taking second place.

The Poultry exhibitors were either members of the Pioneer Small Animal 4-H Club led by Pat Bosley, LaBelle Small Animal 4-H Club led by Mylissa Dalrymple, or the Poultry 4-H Club led by Dave and Cindy Alexander. Thank you LYL committee members, 4H leaders and parents for a great show. LaBelle Ranch Supply’s sponsorship was greatly appreciated.

Sonja Crawford Hendry County 4H/Livestock Agent Can be reached at cbnews@newszap.com

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