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Washington 4-H’ers take honors at Final Drive

Aug 25, 2014
Washington County Fair 4-H champions who participated included: Madison Fishback (market goat), Courtney Shalla (market beef), Haley Sweeting (breeding goat), Raigan Sprouse (market sheep), Shaelynn Becker (market hog), Riley Sieren (breeding beef), Brett Wright (breeding sheep).

Washington County 4-H’ers earned several high honors at the annual Final Drive Livestock Show held at the Des Moines County Fair, Sunday, July 27.

This prestigious livestock show invites the county fair grand champions from Washington, Louisa, Henry, Des Moines, Jefferson, and Muscatine counties' fairs to compete against one another at a regional competition. This is a unique show as it is by invite only for the best of each county to compete against their neighboring counties.

Haley Sweeting, member of the Riverside Ramblers, was awarded the Grand Champion Breeding Doe. Riley Sieren, member of the Lime Creek Livewires earned Grand Champion Breeding Heifer. Courtney Shalla, member of the Riverside Ramblers, earned Beef Showmanship Champion.

“I love getting to show my cattle as much as possible and being able to go down to Burlington at the Final Drive after County Fair makes it all the better,” said Shalla.


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