Marshall County 4-H dairy members receive national honors

Friday, November 10, 2017
Georgia Hazelwood placed seventh with her Ayrshire Junior and Intermediate heifers.

Five Marshall County 4-H Members participated in the 2017 North American International Livestock Exposition exhibiting their dairy cattle, Georgia Hazelwood (Ayrshire), Jacob Johns (Brown Swiss), Joseph Johns (Holstein), Forest Ozburn (Guernsey & Jersey), and Jayme Ozburn (Jersey). These members exhibited their cattle at the event in Louisville, KY on Friday November 3rd and Saturday November 4th. Cattle from all over the U.S. and Canada gather here for the national competition among the six different breeds of dairy cattle. The day was filled with joy, nerves, and excitement as the exhibitors stepped out onto the green shavings with their hard work and dedication in halter. As a past exhibitor I still get the butterflies in my stomach thinking about entering the ring. At least 6 months of hard work goes into that moment. Hard work of caring, feed, washing, breaking to lead these cattle in hopes of winning a ribbon and the title of having the best cattle in the nation. These exhibitors were very successful in doing just that. Congratulations is due to these youth as they represented Marshall County and the dairy industry very successfully!

Jacob Johns exhibited the first place Brown Swiss Junior Yearling Heifer and was second in his showmanship division.
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Jayme Ozburn was named champion showman of the Jersey Showmanship and exhibited the third place Jersey Three Year Old Cow and was named the high performance cow.
Forest Ozburn received third place in the Guernsey showmanship and 5th place in the Jersey Showmanship. Forest exhibited the 3rd place Jersey Junior Three Year Old Cow.
Joseph Johns placed sixth in the Holstein Junior Yearling Heifer class.