Central Trail hosts the 2024 Decatur County Open Calf Show

Story Submitted by Cortlynn Cook and Megan Young The Central Trail FFA hosted the Decatur County Open Calf Show on Sunday, April 21st. We had 51 animals shown in total, with 36 breeding heifers, 2 market heifers, and 13 market steers, which was a great turnout. We would like to make a special thank you to Mike Craig and Darci Buckingham of the Leon Rodeo Committee, Decatur County Fairboard, Cassie Martin, and Whitey Brines. This show was successful with all of your help! Thank you to our Judge this year Eric Foss.

The Breeding Heifer division winners are: 

Aberdeen % Champion- Rylie Weyhrich

Angus Champion- Kinsey Coffey

Charolais Champion- Taylor Kent

Chianina Champion- Cayden Olson

Polled Hereford Champion- Brynlee Ann Thompson

Horned Hereford Champion- Brynlee Ann Thompson

Limousin Champion- Addaline Thompson

Lim-Flex Champion- Kyle Linhart

High % Maine- Anjou Champion- Ashton Conover

Main Angus Champion- Braydn Greubel

Miniature Hereford Champion- Caitlyn Rozenboom

Purebred Simmental Champion- Broc Henderson

% Simmental Champion- Isaac Schroeder

Commercial Heifer Champion- Zoe Joiner (pictured above)

The top five breeding heifers are, Zoe Joiner, Kinsey Coffey, Kyle Linhart, Braydn Greubel, and Skyler Coffey

The Market Animal division winners are:

Charolais Champion- Adaline Gade

Angus  Champion- Sam Greiman

Chianina Champion- Dalton Lukavsky

Maine Anjou Champion- Jaxsen Jones

Miniature Hereford Champion- Shay Kress

Shorthorn Champion- Ella Gade

Shorthorn Plus Champion- Austin Bishop

Tucker Lain Champ Market

Crossbred Champion- Tucker Lain (pictured above)

Market Heifer Champion- Jackson Allen

The top five market animals are Tucker Lain, Jaxsen Jones, Dalton Lukavsky, Jackson Allen, and Sam Greiman

The Grand Champion and Reserve for breeding and market received buckles. We had a cash payout for all classes, as well as the top 5 classes. Winning our Senior Showmanship was Hunter Kress and Payton LaPorte took second, for the Junior Showmanship Jaylee Zika

received first, with Jaxsen Jones taking second. 

Thank you to our sponsors: CTI Marketing, Decatur County Cattlemens, Hullinger Farms- Jan & Kevin, Grand River Cattle Company, Lamoni Livestock Auction, Circle Y Cattle- Chloe Yoder, Petty Cattle- Evelyn & Chris, Flying H Simmental- Wade & Bill Hill, Jim Scott Family Farms, and L&L Farms. Thank you to everyone that helped make this show possible, yet again.