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Agriculture

First-ever Master Showmanship Contest held

Participants in the first-ever Master Showmanship Contest were Isabel Wright (from left), Katie Smith, Kaitlyn Hildebrand, Luke Schultz, Champion Master Showman, and Jessica Carlson, Reserve Champion Master Showman.
Participants in the first-ever Master Showmanship Contest were Isabel Wright (from left), Katie Smith, Kaitlyn Hildebrand, Luke Schultz, Champion Master Showman, and Jessica Carlson, Reserve Champion Master Showman.

PRINCETON — The first-ever Master Showmanship Contest was on July 21 at the Bureau County 4-H Fair.

The Master Showmanship Contest tests individual’s skills and knowledge of showing beef, swine and sheep. Contestants were judged on their visual showmanship skills and were also asked questions about each of the species. The Master Showmanship Contest is hosted by the Bureau County Farm Bureau Foundation and the University of Illinois Extension.

Recognition was given to the top showman of each of the three species and a champion and reserve champion master showman of all three combined species was awarded the top honors. Luke Schultz of Princeton is this year’s Bureau County Master Showman.

Along with the title, Schultz was awarded a $100 scholarship and represented Bureau County in the Illinois State Fair Master Showmanship Contest on Friday, Aug. 11. The runner-up was Jessica Carlson of Princeton. She received a $50 scholarship. The two also received other prizes as the winners in the individual species portions of the competition.

The Master Showmanship award winners include:

Swine Showman Champion — Luke Schultz.

Sheep Showman Champion — Luke Schultz.

Cattle Showman Champion — Jessica Carlson.

Reserve Master Showman Champion — Jessica Carlson.

Master Showman Champion — Luke Schultz.

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