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Junior Hereford Expo To Be Held At Rocking Chair Ranchi
KANSAS CITY, Mo. Junior
Hereford members and their fami
lies will be “Rocking in Texas”
July 20-23 at All-American Junior
Hereford Expo to be held at Rock
ing Chair Ranch, Ft McKavett,
The Rocking Chair Ranch’s
Lipan Spring Division, located
approximately 25 miles southeast
of San Angelo, will serve as the
headquarters for all Expo
As a veteran Expo host from
1985, Rocking Chair Ranch own
er L.C. Whitehead, managers Har
ley Loso and Mark and Theresa
McClintock, along with many
Texas Hereford supporters, plan
to show guests true “Texas-style
Muph attention will surround
the show ring where junior exhibi
tors will compete for national rec
ognition in die heifer, bred-and
owned bull, bred-and-owned heif
er, steer and cow/calf divisions.
Anticipated record totals of more
than 300-head of cattle from 28
states are expected to be exhibited.
Judge of the heifer and cow/calf
divisions will be Kevin Jensen,
Courtland, Kan., Chris Skaggs,
College Station, Texas, will judge
the bred-and-owned heifer and
bull and steer divisions.
In addition to the cattle shows,
the National Showmanship Con
test will be held. In its 23rd year,
the contest allows only one indivi
dual per state to compete.
Traditionally, the contestants
have been evaluated on their fit
ting and show ring skills; howev
er, for the second time in the his
tory of the competition, contes
tants will be judged on their
clipping, fitting and showing
Rocking Chair Ranch provided
the opportunity at the 1985 Expo
and, once again, will provide hal
ter broke and undipped heifers for
A new addition this year will be
a junior and intermediate show
manship contest for junior mem
bers 14 years and younger. The
competition is open to all junior
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members and the exhibitors will
only be evaluated on their show
Outside of the show ring, every
one will have an opportunity to
cool off in the Ranch’s natural
spring pool and canal.
A state challenge of canoe races
will be one of the highlights. Each
state team consisting of two
juniors will paddle down the canal
in hopes of earning the best time.
junty 'operative Extension. Associ
ation recently held their annual meeting at the Penn Town
ship Fireball, Huntsdale. Program highlights were pre
sented by Nancy Hackett, Mechanlcsburg, master garden
er, center, describing her success with the 4-H Project
“Meet the Plant” and Matthew Day, Shlppensburg, right,
who told of his 4-H dairy experiences this past year. Lamar
tine Hood, dean of the College of Agricultural Science, pre
sented a “Penn State Update.”
Cumberland Extension Holds Meeting
sented by Nancy Hackett,Mecha- ddtion in lhe A „ American
nicsburg, a master gardener who Da £ Show National 4 . H
described her success with the 4-H r,..' T „. •
"Mne. Uk Plant" MaWi- of Uk
ew Day, Shippensburg. told of his Penn s College of A^culturc
4-H dairy expenences the past Sd .. p * nn Statc
year, which included judging dairy Ualate .. th • attendance
animals at 4-H State Days and par- Upaate 10 those m attendance -
CARLISLE (Cumberland Co.)
Donald Deckman, Mechanics
burg, received the AA Rauda
baugh Memorial Award at the 77th
annual Cumberland County
Cooperative Extension Associa
tion meeting at the Penn Township
In addition, a celebrity canoe race
will be held to entertain everyone.
Juniors will put their Hereford
knowledge to the test during the
Quiz Bowl Contest. The contest
consists of ia four-member state
team answering questions pertain
ing to the Hereford breed and
practices utilized in day-to-day
cattle operations. Everyone will
be able to test their cattle evalua
tion skills in the judging contest.
The award recognizes leader
ship and service that Deckman has
provided to the county in the past
several years, according to the
Program highlights were pre-
and cooking abilities and creativi
ty will surface during the All-
American Hereford Cook-Off.
Through the support of an
anonymous donor, twenty-five
sl,ooo Scholarships of Scholastic
Merit will be presented to junior
members who have excelled
academically and plan on attend
ing college in the fall of 1994. In
addition, the American Hereford
Women will award two outstand-
Donald Deckman, Mechanlcsburg, received the AA Rau
dabaugh Memorial Award at the 1994 Cumberland County
Cooperative Extension Association annual meeting. Deck
man, left, Is shewn receiving a plaque from Mrs. Howard
Peiffer, president of the Cooperative Extension Associa
tion and Lamartine Hood, dean of the College of Agricultur
al Science who presented a “Penn State Update.”
ing junior members with $5OO
John Wayne Memorial Scholar
ships based upon their scholastic,
leadership, and agri-industry
For further information on the
largest Hereford event of the year,
contact the American Hereford
Association, Youth Department,
P.O. Box 014059, Kansas City,
MO 64101, (816) 842-3757.
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