55th Annual Beaufort-Washington Livestock Show and Sale

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The 55th Annual 4-H Livestock Show and Sale was held on Wednesday, May 1st, 2013 with youth competing to be champions in market and showmanship classes with hogs, goats, steers, and lambs. Youth also have the opportunity to participate in tractor and lawn mower driving. This large animal show takes place in early May each year. The 4-H Livestock program requires youth to choose, care for, and train the animal of their choice within the show rules. In addition, youth set-goals and keep records through their project record books. The day of the show each participant exhibits his or her animal(s). Livestock programs allow youth to have a long-standing project in partnership with adults and the community. This program has been great opportunity for youth to gain life skills such as responsibility, leadership, and self-discipline while they learn about the livestock industry!

This year the show was excited to celebrate its 55th show! Ink pens, special ribbons, and classes were offered to commemorate the milestone. The new Exceptional Children class for youth with disabilities was a particular highlight of this year’s show and received rave reviews from parents, participants, and observers alike! Participants in this class included special youth from Creswell Elementary, Plymouth High School, and Northeast Elementary who received medals for their participation. The Kiss the Steer contest is always a highlight of show day. This event is used as a yearly fundraiser for barn and show improvements. This year’s Kiss the Steer Contest provided the show with over seven hundred dollars; this year’s winner was Melinda Boyd of Washington County.

Cooperative Extension recently released the following results of the 55th Annual 4-H Livestock Show.

Special Show Participant and Helper

Special Show Participant and Helper



Grand Champion: Madison Boyd – Washington County

Foxfire Farms

Ag Direct

Beaufort County Farm Bureau

McCall’s Construction

Harris Farms

Reserve Champion: Melinda Boyd – Washington County

Crop Production Services

Lee Chevrolet

Coastal Carolina Cotton Gin

Carolina Cotton Growers

Harris Farms

 Grand Champion Senior Showman: Melinda Boyd – Washington County

 Reserve Champion Senior Showman: Jack White – Washington County

 Grand Champion Junior Showman: Madison Boyd – Washington County

 Reserve Champion Junior Showman: Jordan White – Washington County


 Grand Champion: Blaine Griekspoor – Beaufort County

Griekspoor Construction

Slade Landscaping


 Reserve Champion: Kameron LeFever – Washington County

Washington County Farm Bureau

Grand Champion Senior Showman: Kendra Van Staalduinen – Beaufort County

Reserve Champion Senior Showman: Ragan LeFever – Washington County

Grand Champion Junior Showman: Chris Askew – Washington County

Reserve Champion Junior Showman: Blaine Griekspoor – Beaufort County

 Best Body in the Barn (Hog Carcass Award): Aaron Perry – Washington County


 Grand Champion: Josh Patrick – Washington County

Maitland Funeral Home

Main Street Eatery

Womble Drug Company

Optimum Filtration

 Reserve Champion: Zach Cuthrell – Washington County

Washington County Farm Bureau

Vantage South Bank

Grand Champion Senior Showman: Brian Cuthrell – Washington County

Reserve Champion Senior Showman: Zach Cuthrell – Washington County

Grand Champion Junior Showman: Jenna Davenport – Washington County

Reserve Champion Junior Showman: Alexis Ziff – Beaufort County


Grand Champion: Steven Williams – Beaufort County

Beaufort County Farm Bureau

Patrick Tetterton

Reserve Champion- Corey Goss – Washington County

J. D. Miles & Sons

Southeast Interiors

Williams Glass & Mirror

Grand Champion Senior Showman: Heather Shea – Beaufort County

Reserve Champion Senior Showman: Caitie Goss – Washington County

Grand Champion Junior Showman: Reagan Glass – Washington County

Reserve Champion Junior Showman: Hunter Williams – Beaufort County

Tractor Driving:

1st Place: Jack White – Washington County

2nd Place: Garrett Boyd – Beaufort County

3rd Place: Daniel Howell – Beaufort County

Lawn Mower Driving: 11-13

1st Place: Cameron Howell – Beaufort County

2nd Place: Blaine Griekspoor – Beaufort County

3rd Place: Madison Boyd – Washington County

Lawn Mower Driving: 9-10

1st Place: Daniel Sickert – Beaufort County

2nd Place: Kathleen Slade – Beaufort County

3rd Place: Kameron LeFever – Washington County

Others Show Sponsors (In Alphabetical Order):

 3 Sons Steel

3B Farms

A & W Sales

Ag Carolina

Amanda & Christian Popa

Andy & Nellie Andert

Askew Farms

Atlantic Ag Aviation

Audrey Zwaal

Avoca Farms

B & B Farms

B. T. Biggs Trucking

Barry & Marcia Norman


Bath Creek Realty

Bayer Chemical

Beaufort Builders

Beaufort County Farm Bureau

Benjie Forrest

Big M Parts

Billy & Anita Asby

Bobby & Rochelle Good

Brown’s Land Development

Cabral Construction

Captain Bud Sawyer, USN Retired

Carla Dickerson

Chris & Felicia Good

Coastal AgriBusiness

Coastal Carolina Cotton Gin

Coastal Plains Insurance

Crop Production Services

Dan Wallace

Dawn Mason

Donald’s Flying Service

Doris Byrd

Dr. & Mrs. Henry Ware

Dr. David Elliott

Dr. Kenneth Manning

East Coast Equipment

Edenton Motors

Edwin Hardy

Elton & Sue Ipock

Enid & Robbie Roberson

Fannie Romanger

Farm Credit

Foxfire Farms

Freeman & Assoc.

Furlough Farms

Gail Perry

Gary Sullivan

Gateway Bank

Geneva Johnson

Gertrude, Jimmy & Oliva Wallace

Golden Peanut

Gregory Poole

Griffin Farms

H. A. Respass Farms

Hallet Davis

Harris Farms

Hawkeye Acres

Helena Chemical

Howell Farms

J & J Commodities

Jean Mink

Jean Waters

Jean Williamson

Jerol Selby

Jimmy Harrison Farms

Joan Woodham

Joanne Clark & Family

Joe & Audrey Toler

Joey Reynold’s Plumbing

Johnny Roberson

Josh Asby

Kay Johnson

King Chicken

Lake Phelps Grain

Lee Chevrolet

LeFever Trucking

Lewis & Darlene Seger

Lewis Jones, CPA

Lois Wallace

M. E. Edwards & Sons

Maria Arocho

Maria Robinson

Mark Tyrrell

Martin Clemens

McCall Construction

Melinda White

Mr. & Mrs. A. Powell

Mr. & Mrs. Dan Brooks

Mr. & Mrs. Guy Whitley

Mr. & Mrs. James Barnhill

Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy Edwardes

Mr. & Mrs. John Nemeth

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Heck

Mr. & Mrs. L.M. Sawyer

Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Kenefick

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Compher

Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Dodson

Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Norman

Mr. Whitt Blackstone

Murphy Brown

Nationwide Insurance – Dave Alton

NAU Country Insurance

NC Ag Services

Norma Roberson

Pamlico Animal Hospital

Pamlico Fence Co.

Paul Waters Bulldozing

Perdue Farms

Pittard, Perry & Crone

PotashCorp – Aurora

Premium Painting

Production Ag Insurance

Rachel DeSautels

Ramon & Elba Almodovar

Randall Hubers

Reba Tippett

Rhodes Electronics

Riddick Repair

Roanoke Farm Supply

Roanoke Tar Cotton Gin

Roanoke Timber

Roberson Trucking

Robert Griffin

Rodney Cantrell

Sarah Toler

Seaboard Timber, Inc.

Seiler, Singleton & Assoc., PA

Sharon & Paul Jefferson

Slade Landscaping

Southeastern Fabricators

Southern Bank

Stan Romberg

Susan Asby

Sweetwater Creek Seed

T & J Welding

The Chicken Coop

Thomas Biggs Trucking

Tom & Mary Kovach

Tom Smagala

Tranter’s Creek Resort

Tri County Telecom

Tri-County Telephone Foundation

Valent Chemical

Vantage South Bank

Velvet Avery

Wade Biggs Trucking

Washington County Farm Bureau

Waters Bulldozing

Weyco Credit Union

William & Sandra Sibert

Wilson Trailer Sales

Womble Drug Company

Zeke Myers Insurance