Pine County youth show animals at Northeast Livestock Show

Samantha Gerlach won purple and blue ribbons at the Northeast Livestock Show.

Pine County 4-H’ers attended the 85th Annual Northeast 4-H Livestock Show which was held Sept. 14-15 in Brainerd.  The Northeast 4-H Livestock Show plays host to the cream of the crop livestock in the Northeast Region.  This year, 292 youth participated from 18 counties.

To participate in the show, 4-H’ers must have received a blue ribbon at their county fair to be eligible for this two day show.  The first day of the show focuses on educational opportunities for youth to participate in relating to the species of animal they are interested in and showmanship.  The second day of the show highlights the 4-H’ers and their livestock in the species shows.

Pine County 4-H was represented at this show with 14 youth participating.  Results are as follows:

• Andrew Belland:  Poultry Showmanship Grades 9+ – Blue; Poultry Market Geese – Pink

• Joseph Borovsky:  Swine Showmanship Grades 3-5 – Blue; Swine Market Barrow – Blue

• Michael Durheim:  Swine Market Barrow – Blue; Swine Showmanship Grades 9+ - Purple

• Samantha Gerlach:  Beef Registered Spring Calf Breeding Heifer – Blue; Beef Showmanship Grades 6-8 – Purple

• Ann Holmes:  Beef Commercial Jr. Yearling Breeding Heifer – Blue; Beef Showmanship Grades 9+ - Blue

• Alana Mangan:  Swine Showmanship Grades 6-8 – Blue; Swine Registered Breeding Gilt – Blue

• Carolyn Mangan:  Swine Showmanship Grades 6-8 – Blue; Swine Registered Breeding Gilt – Blue

• James Mangan:  Swine Market Gilt – Blue; Swine Showmanship Grades 3-5 – Blue

• Rhaya Merrick:  Swine Commercial Breeding Gilt – Blue

• Abbie Oquist:  Sheep Registered Breeding Ewe Lamb – Blue; Sheep Showmanship Grades 9+ - Blue

• Ezra Overtoom:  Swine Showmanship Grades 3-5 – Blue; Swine Market Gilt – Blue

• Hallie Rootkie:  Beef Registered Jr. Yearling Breeding Heifer – Blue; Beef Showmanship Grades 9+ - Blue

• Abby Wieczorek:  Sheep Registered Breeding Ewe Lamb – Red; Sheep Showmanship Grades 3-5 – Blue

• Brandon Wieczorek: Sheep Showmanship Grades 3-5 – Blue; Sheep Registered Breeding Ewe Lamb – Red.

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