The 80th Kansas Junior Livestock Show took place September 21-24 in Wichita. A total of 704 Kansas youth exhibited 1,453 head of livestock…a 25 year high in livestock numbers.
A 1,305 pound crossbred shown by Payton Stoppel from Russell bested a field of 124 head to earn grand champion steer honors. The reserve grand champion steer, exhibited by Hannah Talkington of Hays, was a 1,334 pound crossbred.
Makayla Hoffman of Colby took 3rd in class 5 – Angus Breeding Heifer…and reserve champion in AOB Breeding Heifer.
Champion senior cattle showman was Hadley Schotte, Marysville, with Casey Jensen, Courtland, earning reserve. Taylor Nikkel, Maple Hill, earned top junior showman, while Grady Dickerson, Paradise, was named reserve.
Lane Mai of Russell guided his 270 pound dark crossbred to the grand champion market hog title.
Lauren Geis of Durham was name champion senior hog showman, while Gabryelle Gilliam of Washington earned reserve. Campbell Martin, Bucklin, claimed the junior title.
Prior to the Auction of Champions, Kansas Junior Livestock Show presented a record of $23,000 in scholarships to 13 exhibitors:
$2,500 Awards from local area
Grace Hammer – Wallace
$2,000 Awards from local area
Tanner Aherin – Phillipsburg
$1,500 Awards from local area
Kathryn Clawson – Satanta
Skyler Glenn – Holcomb
Kierston Scott – Scott City
For complete results, visit kjls.org.