Sixteen Shelby County 4-H members participated in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo during March 2017. Representing Shelby County 4-H shooters were Konner Windham, Nic Lambert, Logan Holloway, Colton Gutermuth, Dawson McFadden, Lance Holloway, Tucker Scarber and Colby Lout. All participants shot a one hundred bird sporting clays round. The top ten shooters in each age group moved onto the finals. Konner Windham shot a 90/100 and advanced to the finals where she placed 9th overall in the senior ladies division. She received $500 and a belt buckle.
The heifer show was next with Garrett Saenz, Camille Greer, Hannah Wages and Wesley Wages participating. Camille Greer placed 3rd with her Charolais heifer and Hannah Wages placed 4th with her Hereford. In the other registered breeds, Wesley Wages placed 16th out of a very large class.
At the market hog show, Seth Shamblin and Megan Gutermuth represented Shelby County 4-H. Megan showed her 284lb barrow as a Light Cross. Seth placed 3rd with his 274lb Yorkshire barrow and making the premium sale.
The last 4-H event at Houston was the market steer show. Dawson Kay and Megan Dunn participated. Dawson made the sale placing 8th with his 1349lb Charolais cross steer. Megan placed 8th with her 1379lb red-cross steer also making the sale.
Congratulations to all Shelby County 4-H’ers showing at Houston this year.