Last night my husband, Kelly, and I took a trip to the Sioux County Youth Fair in Sioux Center, IA, the Northwest corner of the state. Admission to the fair is free so we were pretty excited upon arrival – you don”t see that much anymore!
Some of you may know that my husband works for the American Simmental Association. Yes, he”s a beef boy. But the great thing is, he”s really interested in Holsteins too! So, our first stop was to the Dairy Barn to hear how the show had gone earlier in the day. We visited with Alan & Barb Dykshorn to learn that about 90 head were shown in the 4-H show, which is a little up in numbers from last year. The Dykshorn kids, Maggie & Levi, had a fun day showing as their heifers were named Junior and Reserve Junior Champion. The Jr. Champ was Shawnee Dundee Carbon, a MAY Jr. Yearling from Wilcoxview Rudi Cali-ET (EX-90). This heifer has grown extremely well and competes hand in hand with the full-aged heifers in her class. Res. Jr. Champ was Rodash-View Durham Nike, a Fall Yearling that was the IA State Jr. Show Jr. Champion last year as a Fall Calf. Grand Champion of the show was exhibited by the Vierhout Family and Res. Grand was shown by the VanderVeen Family. I”m sorry I wasnt able to get more info on the Champions – I”ll do some investigating and see what I can find.
After a brief trip to the Beef Barn, we then checked out the rest of the fair. It was a beautiful, but warm, evening to go to the fair and we had a fun time. Nothing beats fair food for dinner!
Do you have any fun fair stories to share? If so, I”d love to hear about them!