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March 21, 2013

Ziegenhagen wins champion registered heifer

Corsicana — Registered heifers are different from other animals at the Youth Expo.

Most kids who have been around the barns a year or two know better than to name their chickens, rabbits, goats and lambs, because those “projects” are going to be put up for auction, but the heifers can easily become pets with names and special halters. A winning heifer is going to be in the family, possibly for their whole lives.

That said, there are fewer registered heifers than many other animals because they are a long-term investment, and typically only kept by families that breed and keep cattle.

The Grand Champion winner of the registered heifer division, Megan Ziegenhagen, 14, of Rice FFA, knows the score on heifers. She doesn’t do steers or goats or other animals. She entered two heifers only in the Expo — Princess and Duchessa. Princess, who’s well into gestation and appeared Thursday like she might give birth to a Volkswagen at any moment, won Grand Champion and top European breed heifer. Megan is an eighth-grader at Rice Intermediate School.

Ziegenhagen, 14, said she spends a couple of hours a day, and has been showing heifers since she was seven when her parents first allowed her to enter “pee-wee” shows. She is the youngest daughter of Bill and Maria Ziegenhagen of Rice, and the sister of Zoe and Alex, who also cut their own paths through the Navarro County Youth Expo barns in years past.

“Whenever I saw my sister showing I wanted to, and I begged and begged and begged my parents,” Megan said Thursday. “My sister and brother are the reason I got into this.”

Reserve Champion was won by Jon or “Joe-Mac” Weil, of Frost FFA, who also took home third in junior showmanship, and first in junior European breed, and overall champion European breed heifer.

Senior Showmanship Grand Champoin was Noah Grounds, Blooming Grove/Barry 4-H; Reserve Champion, Garrett Berry, Kerens FFA; third, Sabrina Jameson, Frost 4-H.

Junior Showmanship Grand Champion was Madison Peterson, Blooming Grove/Barry 4-H; Reserve Champion, Megan Ziegenhagen, Rice FFA; and third, JohnWeil, Frost FFA.

Brahman overall champion heifer winner was Logan Peterson, Blooming Grove/Barry 4-H; and second, Madison Peterson.

Champion of British Breeds: 1. Megan Ziegenhagen, Rice FFA; 2. Mateo Bryan, Dawson 4-H.

European champions were shown by Jon Weil, Frost FFA, and Noah Grounds, Blooming Grove/Barry 4-H.

Winners of the registered heifer division at the Navarro County Youth Expo were as follows:

First, American breeds, junior yearling: 1. Jamie Williams, Rice 4-H.

All Other Breeds: 1. Jayme Kuykendall, Dawson 4-H.

Brahman, summer heifers: 1. Logan Peterson, Blooming Grove/Barry 4-H; 2. Garrett Berry, Kerens FFA.

Brahman, summer yearling: 1. Logan Peterson, Blooming Grove/Barry 4-H; 2. Garrett Berry, Kerens FFA.

Brahman, junior yearling: 1. Madison Peterson, Blooming Grove/Barry 4-H.

British breeds, summer heifer: 1. Megan Ziegenhagen, Rice FFA.

British Breeds, junior heifer: 1. Noah Grounds, Blooming Grove/Barry 4-H; 2. Mateo Bryan, Dawson 4-H.

British Breeds, senior heifer: 1. Mateo Bryan, Dawson 4-H; 2. Noah Grounds, Blooming Grove/Barry 4-H.

British Breeds, summer yearling: 1. Emily Stovall, Emhouse 4-H; 2. Sabrina Jameson, Frost 4-H.

British Breeds, junior yearling: 1. Megan Ziegenhagen, Rice FFA; 2. Kyla Harrison, Dawson FFA; 3. Cristina Loscuito, Kerens FFA.

European breeds, junior heifers: 1. Jon Weil, Frost FFA.

Senior heifers: 1. Connor Knauth, Mildred 4-H; 2. Jonathan Williams, Rice 4-H.

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Janet Jacobs may be reached via email at jjacobs@corsicanadailysun.com. Want to “Soundoff” to this article? Email: Soundoff@corsicanadailysun.com

 

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