Mahaska County 4-H Members Exhibit during Iowa State Fair

Mahaska County 4-H members participated in livestock showcase events during the 2019 Iowa State Fair.

“Youth gain so many positive skills by exhibiting in animal project areas,” Mike Anderson, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H youth program specialist and 4-H agriculture superintendent explained. “In all animal project areas, 4-H members can learn responsibility, sportsmanship, and confidence. Important skills are also developed in animal science related to animal care, feeding, recordkeeping, and safety through project area work year round.”

Mahaska County 4-H Livestock Exhibitors, Divisions, and Results:

Beef Showmanship
Abree Belcher, Junior, Purple; Brady Belcher, Intermediate, Blue; Greyson Belcher, Intermediate, Blue; Macy Schroeder, Intermediate, Purple; Logan Schroeder, Senior, Blue

Breeding Beef
Macy Schroeder, High% Maine-Anjou, Blue; Abree Belcher, Champion Shorthorn Breeding Beef, Purple; Logan Schroeder, Maine-Angus, Blue; Brady Belcher, Maine-Angus, Blue

Market Beef
Raegan Rozenboom, Crossbred Steer, Blue

Dairy Cattle

Logan Baldock, Brown Swiss Sr, Blue

Ally Nolan, Western Pleasure, Blue; Barrel Racing, Blue; Flags, Red; Pole Bending, Red; Trail, White; Western Walk/Trot, Red

Breeding Meat Goats
Olivia Rupe, Jr Spring Does, Purple; Yearling Does, Purple; Jr Winter Does, Purple; Regan Middlesworth, Jr Spring Does, Blue (2)

Market Meat Goats
Merek Padgett, Purple; Regan Middlesworth, Purple

Meat Goat Showmanship
Regan Middlesworth, Junior, Blue; Olivia Rupe, Junior, Blue

Allen Hayes, Continental cock, Purple; Miscellaneous cock, Blue; Miscellaneous hen, Blue; William Hayes, Bantams Rose Comb Clean Legged cock, Blue; Bantams Rose Comb Clean Legged pullet, Purple

Rabbit Showmanship
Karter Flaherty, Novice Showmanship, Red

Karter Flaherty, Sr Fancy Doe, Purple

Breeding Sheep
Merek Padgett, Reserve Champion White Face Commercial Ewe, Purple; Black Face Commercial Ewe, Purple; Gentry Walston, Black Face Commercial Ewe, Blue (2)

Market Sheep

Olivia Rupe, Black Face Market Lamb, Blue; Merek Padgett, Black Face Market Lamb, Purple (2); Taylor Rozenboom, Black Face Market Lamb, Blue; Gentry Walston, Black Face Market Lamb, Blue

Sheep Showmanship
Gentry Walston, Intermediate, Blue; Taylor Rozenboom, Intermediate, Blue; Olivia Rupe, Intermediate, Blue; Merek Padgett, Intermediate, Purple

“During the 4-H program year, members work and learn in partnership with caring adult volunteers and mentors to develop their skills in each of their project areas,” said Amy Brainard, County Youth Coordinator, at the ISU Extension and Outreach Mahaska County office. “We’re pleased that these Mahaska County 4-H members have chosen to showcase their successes in project area learning at the Iowa State Fair.”

For more information on 4-H opportunities, please contact Amy Brainard at the ISU Extension and Outreach Mahaska County office at or 641-673-5841, or visit the Iowa 4-H website at

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