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Youth livestock exhibitors honored at 10th annual Kentucky Proud Points Luncheon


For Immediate Release
Monday, October 21, 2013
For more information contact:
Ted Sloan
(502) 564-1138

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky’s leading youth livestock exhibitors were honored for their efforts during the 2013 show season at the 10th annual Kentucky Proud Points Luncheon Oct. 19 in Frankfort.

“The lessons you learn showing livestock will translate into being productive citizens as adults,” Agriculture Commissioner James Comer told the exhibitors at the luncheon.

The top Kentucky Proud Points exhibitors in 2013 were:

110 Percent Award – McKalyn Shelton, Carlisle
Senior judging – Taylor Gray, Cadiz
Senior skillathon – Madison Kelly, Hopkinsville
Junior judging – Skylar Simmons, Hopkinsville
Junior skillathon – Skylar Simmons, Hopkinsville

Overall exhibitor – Laurel Culp, Nicholasville
Showmanship – McKalyn Shelton, Carlisle
Steers – Dalton Anderson, Morning View
Market heifer – Carter Mobley, Manchester
Female – Laurel Culp, Nicholasville
Bull – Josh Jasper, Nicholasville
Cow/calf – Makayla Jeffries, Horse Cave
Breeder – Grand Ole Place Farm, Nicholasville (Ken Culp)

Overall exhibitor – T.J. Yazell, Paris
Showmanship – Tamsin Meier, Lexington
Market lamb – Mackenzie Doyle, Maysville
Ram – Morgan Forsee, Owenton
Breeding ewe – Olivia Nichols, Harrodsburg
Commercial ewe – T.J. Yazell, Paris
Breeder – Pleasure Pointe Farm (Yazell family), Paris

Overall exhibitor – Renee Laurent, Princeton
Showmanship – Ella Fourqurean, Hopkinsville
Market hog – Caitlin Quinn, Maysville
Gilt – Renee Laurent, Princeton
Breeder – Goecke Brothers, Augusta

Overall exhibitor – Tobee Hagerman, Georgetown
Showmanship – Ashley Smith, Nicholasville
Market goat – Tobee Hagerman, Georgetown
Buck – Jessica Johnson, Parksville
Breeding doe – Jessica Johnson, Parksville
Commercial doe – Tobee Hagerman, Georgetown
Breeder – Show Barn Genetics, Eminence

Overall exhibitor – Taylor Graves, Parksville
Showmanship – Kailey Barlow, Scottsville
Dairy cow – Brittany Bennett, Cynthiana
Dairy heifer – Kailey Barlow, Scottsville
Breeder – White Ridge Dairy, White family, Waddy


The Kentucky Proud Points Program is sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Division of Value-Added Animal and Aquaculture Production and the Division of Show and Fair Promotion.

For photos from the luncheon, visit the Facebook pages for the Division of Show and Fair Promotion and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.