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2010 Loup Valley Livestock Challenge

HORSE RESULTS

Reserve Champion in
Western Pleasure and
Western Horsemanship

Nance County Fair representative Katie Lesiak
of Albion was named Reserve Champion in Western Pleasure and Western Horsemanship
by the panel of judges at the
2010 Loup Valley Livestock Challenge.
The Challenge is sponsored
by the Loup Valley Ag Society and is open to Grand Champions from any
county fair in Nebraska.
Lesiak’s awards were
sponsored by the First
National Bank in Ord.
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Grand Champion in
Western Horsemanship
and Western Pleasure

At the 2010 Loup Valley Livestock Challenge,
Grand Champion honors in Western Horsemanship and Western Pleasure went to
Lucy Geweke of Ord.
Each class was evaluated
by a panel of three judges.
Geweke’s awards, presented
by Valley County Fair
Queen Melani Hagge, were sponsored by L & D Insurance
in North Loup, the Florette in Ord and North American Wholesalers.
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Grand Champion
in Reining

Valley County Fair Queen Melanie Hagge (right) presents awards to Shayla Trotter of Arcadia for winning Grand Champion honors in Reining
at the 2010 Loup Valley Livestock Challenge.
The Champion Reining
awards were sponsored by
First National Bank in Ord, the Florette, and North American Wholesalers. The Livestock Challenge is sponsored by
the Loup Valley Ag Society
with the help of local ag businesses and is open to county fair champions from
all Nebraska counties.
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Reserve Champion
in Reining

Stephanie Rogers of
Stapleton, representing
Logan County, won Reserve Champion Reining honors at
the 2010 Loup Valley
Livestock Challenge
held August 21-22
in Ord. The show is
sponsored by the Loup
Valley Ag Society with
the help of local ag
businesses and is open
to county fair champions
from all Nebraska
counties. Rogers award
was donated by
Syngenta Seed.

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Reserve Champion in Reining
JaCee Johnson of Belgrade was Reserve Champion in the Reining division at the Loup Valley Livestock Challenge in Ord. Johnson received awards sponsored by Syngenta Seed, the Florette in Ord and North American Wholesalers. The Livestock Challenge is sponsored by the Loup Valley Ag Society with the help of local ag businesses and is open to county fair champions from all Nebraska counties. Johnson represented Nance County.
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Grand Championship
in Pole Bending
and Barrel Racing

Shayla Trotter, representing Valley County at the 2010
Loup Valley Livestock
Challenge, raced to Grand Championship in both Pole Bending and Barrel Racing. Trotter received awards sponsored by Syngenta
Seed, Dry Creek Western
Wear in Burwell, the Florette
in Ord and North American Wholesalers. 2010 marked
the first year that five performance horse
classes were added
to the lineup.

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Reserve Champion in Barrel Racing
Greeley County Fair representative Rachel Tighe of Cedar Rapids earned Reserve Champion honors in Barrel Racing competition at the Loup Valley Livestock Challenge held August 21-22 in Ord. The Livestock Challenge is sponsored by the Loup Valley Ag Society with the help of local businesses and is open to county fair champions from all Nebraska counties. Tighe’s awards were sponsored by First National Bank in Ord and Dry Creek Western Wear of Burwell.
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GOAT RESULTS

Market Goat Showman
Andrea Pelster of Bartlett
received first place honors
in Market Goat Showmanship
at the Loup Valley Livestock
Challenge held August 21-22,
2010 in Ord. Pelster’s award
was sponsored by the Burwell
Livestock Market and presented
by Terry Cone.
The Livestock Challenge is
sponsored by the Loup Valley
Ag Society, with financial
assistance from local
ag businesses, and is open
to county fair champions
from all Nebraska counties.
Pelster represented
Wheeler County.

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Reserve Champion
Market Goat

The Reserve Champion
Market Goat at this year’s
Loup Valley Livestock
Challenge was exhibited
by Jordan Swan of
York County. The Livestock
Challenge is sponsored by
the Loup Valley Ag Society
with the help of local
ag businesses and is
open to county fair
champions from
all Nebraska counties.
Swan received awards
sponsored by the North
Loup Valley Bank
presented by Ag Society
member Jess Trotter (left).

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Grand Champion Market Goat
Brody Voichoski, age 11 of Albion, exhibited the Grand Champion Market Goat at the Loup Valley Livestock Challenge held August 21-22 in Ord. The Livestock Challenge is sponsored by the Loup Valley Ag Society with the help of local ag businesses and is open to county fair champions from all Nebraska counties. Voichoski represented Boone County and Ag Society member Jess Trotter (left) presented him with awards donated by the North Loup Valley Bank, the Florette in Ord and North American Wholesalers.
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MARKET LAMB RESULTS

Market Lamb
Showman

Megan Skibinski, age 10,
of Ord, was named Champion
Market Lamb Showman at
the Loup Valley Livestock
Challenge.
Skibinski’s  award was sponsored by the Burwell Livestock Market and
presented by Terry Cone.
The Livestock Challenge
is sponsored by the
Loup Valley Ag Society,
with financial assistance
from local ag businesses,
and is open to county fair champions from all
Nebraska counties.
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Reserve Champion Market Lamb

Abbie Hambleton of Fullerton exhibited the Reserve Champion Market Lamb at the 2010 Loup Valley Livestock Challenge. Hambleton, representing Nance County, received awards sponsored by Farm Credit Services of America and presented by Loup Valley Ag Society member Jess Trotter of Arcadia.

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Grand Champion
Market Lamb

Proud exhibitor of the Grand Champion Market Lamb at the Loup Valley Livestock Challenge was 12 year old Olivia Rath of Schuyler. The Livestock Challenge is sponsored by the Loup Valley Ag Society, with financial assistance from local ag businesses, and is open to county fair champions from all Nebraska counties. Rath, who represented Platte County at the event, received awards from Farm Credit Services of America, the Florette in Ord and North American Wholesalers. Presenting the awards was Loup Valley Ag Society Vice President Harry Walahoski of Elyria.
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MARKET SWINE RESULTS

Champion Market Swine Showman
Dodge County Fair representative Kendra Alberts of Hooper was selected Champion Market Swine Showman at the 2010 Loup Valley Livestock Challenge. Alberts’ award was sponsored by the Burwell Livestock Market and presented by Terry Cone. The Livestock Challenge is sponsored by the Loup Valley Ag Society, with financial assistance from local ag businesses, and is open to county fair champions from all Nebraska counties. The annual event was held August 21-22 at the Valley County Fairgrounds in Ord.
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Reserve Champion Market Swine
Taylor Russell, age 9, of Stanford exhibited the Reserve Champion Market Swine at the 2010 Loup Valley Livestock Challenge. Russell, who represented Harlan County, received awards donated by Trotter Grain and Feed/Honor Show Feeds of Loup City and presented by Jess Trotter (right). The Livestock Challenge is sponsored by the Loup Valley Ag Society and is open to county fair champions from all Nebraska counties. The annual event was held August 21-22 at the Valley County Fairgrounds in Ord.
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Grand Champion Market Swine
The Grand Champion Market Swine at the 2010 Loup Valley Livestock Challenge was exhibited by April Rademacher (left) of Loup City. Rademacher received awards donated by Trotter Grain and Feed/Honor Show Feeds of Loup City represented by Jess Trotter (center) and the Florette of Ord and North American Wholesalers represented by Tena Walahoski (right). The Livestock Challenge is sponsored by the Loup Valley Ag Society and is open to county fair champions from all Nebraska counties. Each class was evaluated by a panel of three judges and consensus winners were selected.
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BEEF RESULTS

Reserve Champion Feeder Heifer
Taylor Schultz, (center) of Cairo represented Hall County at the 2010 Loup Valley Livestock Challenge held August 21-22 in Ord, and came away with Reserve Champion Feeder Heifer honors. Schultz received awards donated by Kris Luoma (left) of L & L Service Associates of Arcadia and presented by Valley County Fair Queen Melani Hagge (right). The Livestock Challenge is sponsored by the Loup Valley Ag Society with financial assistance from local ag businesses and is open to county fair champions from all Nebraska counties.

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Grand Champion Feeder Heifer
The Grand Champion Feeder Heifer at the 2010 Loup Valley Livestock Challenge was exhibited by Levi Bakenhus (left) of Columbus.  Bakenhus’ awards were donated by the State Bank of Scotia, the Florette in Ord and North American Wholesalers and presented by Valley County Fair Queen Melani Hagge (right). The Livestock Challenge is sponsored by the Loup Valley Ag Society and is open to county fair champions from all Nebraska counties. Each class was evaluated by a panel of three judges and consensus winners were selected. Bakenhus represented Platte County at the Challenge.

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Grand Champion Feeder Steer
Jesse Hoblyn of York, Nebraska proudly exhibited the Grand Champion Feeder Steer at the 2010 Loup Valley Livestock Challenge. Hoblyn’s steer was later selected the Reserve Supreme Beef Animal overall. The Livestock Challenge is sponsored by the Loup Valley Ag Society and is open to county fair champions from all Nebraska counties. Pictured (left to right) are beef show judges Dale Spencer, Roger Gentrup and Craig Uden , Jesse Hoblyn and Ag Society President Terry Christensen. Hoblyn’s awards were donated by BankFirst in Ord, the Florette of Ord and North American Wholesalers. Citizens Bank of Loup City sponsored the Reserve Supreme Beef Award. The Challenge was held August 21-22 at the Valley County Fairgrounds.

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Feeder Steer Showman/Reserve Champion Feeder Steer
Katie Thunker (center) of Ewing was selected at the top Feeder Steer Showman at the Loup Valley Livestock Challenge held August 21-22 in Ord. Terry Cone(left) of the Burwell Livestock Market donated the showmanship award. In addition, Thunker’s steer was also named Reserve Champion Feeder Steer, earning awards donated by the Wheeler County Progress Show and presented by Valley County Fair Queen Melani Hagge (right). The Livestock Challenge is sponsored by the Loup Valley Ag Society and is open to county fair champions from all Nebraska counties. Each class was evaluated by a panel of three judges and consensus winners were selected.

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Supreme Beef Showman
Sydney Gehl of Ericson was named the Supreme Beef Showman at the 2010 Loup Valley Livestock Challenge. Gehl, who was  the Champion Showman in the Feeder Heifer and Breeding Heifer divisions, outlasted competitors from Ewing, Wisner and Osceola for the overall honor. Pictured with Gehl (right) are showmanship judges Ronny Morgan (left) and Roger Morgan (center). Showmanship awards were donated by the Burwell Livestock Market.

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Reserve Champion Breeding Heifer
Cole Svoboda (right) of Ord exhibited the Reserve Champion Breeding Heifer at the Livestock Challenge held August 21-22. Country Partners Cooperative sponsored his awards, which were presented by Valley County Fair Queen Melani Hagge.

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Champion Breeding Heifer
Kaci Jurgens (left), Buffalo County 4-H’er, exhibited the Champion Breeding Heifer during beef show competition at the Loup Valley Livestock Challenge. Jurgen’s awards were sponsored by the Florette and North American Wholesalers represented by Valley County Fair Queen Melani Hagge; and Arby’s of Ord, represented by Alan Gabriel. The Livestock Challenge is sponsored by the Loup Valley Ag Society and is open to county fair champions from all Nebraska counties.

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Champion Market Heifer Showman
Terry Cone of Burwell Livestock Market presents the Champion Market Heifer Showman award to Jake Zahm of Osceola, during the 2010 Loup Valley Livestock Challenge. The Livestock Challenge is sponsored by the Loup Valley Ag Society and is open to county fair champions from all Nebraska counties. Zahm represented Polk County at the event held in Ord on August 21-22.

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Grand Champion Market Heifer
The Grand Champion Market Heifer at the 2010 Loup Valley Livestock Challenge was exhibited by Layne Janssen (right) age 13 of Platte Center. The Livestock Challenge is sponsored by the Loup Valley Ag Society and is open to county fair champions from all Nebraska counties. Each class was evaluated by a panel of three judges and consensus winners were selected. Janssen’s awards were donated by Green Plains, the Florette and North American Wholesalers and were presented by Ag Society Vice President Harry Walahoski.

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Reserve Champion Market Heifer
Dustin Christo (right) of Albion exhibited the Reserve Champion Market Heifer at the Loup Valley Livestock Challenge held in Ord on August 21-22, 2010. The Livestock Challenge is sponsored by the Loup Valley Ag Society and is open to county fair champions from all Nebraska counties. Christo represented Boone County and earned awards donated by Green Plains and presented by Ag Society member Tad Melia (left).

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Champion Market Steer Showman
Ryan McBride (right), 11 year old Cuming County exhibitor, was named Champion Market Steer Showman at the 2010 Loup Valley Livestock Challenge. Gene Cone presented the showmanship award which was donated by the Burwell Livestock Market. The Livestock Challenge is sponsored annually by the Loup Valley Ag Society and is open to county fair champions from all Nebraska counties.

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Grand Champion Market Steer
At the 2010 Loup Valley Livestock Challenge held August 21-22 in Ord, Hall County exhibitor Kyle Placke (right) of Grand Island garnered Grand Champion Market Steer honors. Placke’s award was sponsored by Syngenta Ag Chemicals and presented by Roger Gentrup. The Livestock Challenge is sponsored by the Loup Valley Ag Society and is open to county fair champions from all Nebraska counties. Each class was evaluated by a panel of three judges and consensus winners were selected.

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Reserve Champion Market Steer
Ag Society member Von Svoboda (left) congratulates his son, Cole Svoboda (right), for exhibiting the Reserve Champion Market Steer at the Loup Valley Livestock Challenge. The event was held in Ord August 21-22 and was sponsored by the Loup Valley Ag Society with financial assistance from area businesses. Market Steer awards were donated by Syngenta Ag Chemicals.

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Supreme Beef Animal
The Supreme Beef animal selected from among all division winners at the 2010 Loup Valley Livestock Challenge was a breeding heifer exhibited by Kaci Jurgens of Miller. Pictured (left to right) are beef show judges Dale Spencer, Roger Gentrup and Craig Uden , Kaci Jurgens, and Ag Society President Terry Christensen. Citizens Bank of Loup City sponsored the Supreme Beef Award.