Youth earn ribbons in Showmanship, Premier Exhibitor during Youth Beef, Sheep Shows

Audra Graves exhibited the Champion Alabama Bred & Owned and Champion Bred & Owned Angus during the Heifer Show at the Youth Beef Cattle Show. Graves also placed fifth in the Senior Premier Exhibitors division during the Youth Beef Cattle Show.

Audra Graves exhibited the Champion Alabama Bred & Owned and Champion Bred & Owned Angus during the Heifer Show at the Youth Beef Cattle Show. Graves also placed fifth in the Senior Premier Exhibitors division during the Youth Beef Cattle Show.

Several Blount County youth earned honors during livestock shows held at the Alabama National Fair in October. The fair is sponsored by the Alabama Farmers Federation and Alfa Insurance. All photos provided by Alabama Farmers Federation.

Intermediate Premier Exhibitors during the Youth Beef Cattle Show were, from left: Rex Harrison of Cullman County (first); Mackenzie Smith of Blount County (second); Gus Ashley of Montgomery County (third); Mary Elliott Martin of Lee County (fourth); and Curt Williams of Marshall County (fifth).

Intermediate Premier Exhibitors during the Youth Beef Cattle Show were, from left: Rex Harrison of Cullman County (first); Mackenzie Smith of Blount County (second); Gus Ashley of Montgomery County (third); Mary Elliott Martin of Lee County (fourth); and Curt Williams of Marshall County (fifth).

Junior Premier Exhibitors during the Youth Beef Cattle Show were, from left: Callie Rae Childers of Morgan County (first); Olivia Maddox of DeKalb County (second); Sara Beth Faust of Blount County (third); Greer Jones of Pike County (fourth, not pictured); and Mason Smith of Blount County (fifth). Faust also placed fifth in the Junior Showmanship contest at the Beef Show.

Junior Premier Exhibitors during the Youth Beef Cattle Show were, from left: Callie Rae Childers of Morgan County (first); Olivia Maddox of DeKalb County (second); Sara Beth Faust of Blount County (third); Greer Jones of Pike County (fourth, not pictured); and Mason Smith of Blount County (fifth). Faust also placed fifth in the Junior Showmanship contest at the Beef Show.

Ella Alldredge of Blount County exhibited the Reserve Champion Alabama Born & Bred Market Lamb at the Youth Sheep Show. She also exhibited the Reserve Champion Lightweight Market Lamb. She is pictured with judge Al Schminke of Van Horne, Iowa.

Ella Alldredge of Blount County exhibited the Reserve Champion Alabama Born & Bred Market Lamb at the Youth Sheep Show. She also exhibited the Reserve Champion Lightweight Market Lamb. She is pictured with judge Al Schminke of Van Horne, Iowa.

Intermediate Premier Exhibitor winners in the Youth Sheep Show were, from left: Madie Alldredge of Blount County (first); Evan Roden of Cullman County (second); Mackenzie Smith of Blount County (third); Riley VanPelt of Cleburne County (fourth); and Madelyne Tallent of Calhoun County (fifth). Alldredge and Smith also placed first and fourth respectively in the Intermediate Showmanship Contest at the Sheep Show.

Intermediate Premier Exhibitor winners in the Youth Sheep Show were, from left: Madie Alldredge of Blount County (first); Evan Roden of Cullman County (second); Mackenzie Smith of Blount County (third); Riley VanPelt of Cleburne County (fourth); and Madelyne Tallent of Calhoun County (fifth). Alldredge and Smith also placed first and fourth respectively in the Intermediate Showmanship Contest at the Sheep Show.

Mackenzie Smith of Blount County exhibited the Champion Alabama Bred & Owned Ewe during the Breeding Division at the Youth Sheep Show during the Alabama National Fair. She is pictured with Judge Al Schminke.

Mackenzie Smith of Blount County exhibited the Champion Alabama Bred & Owned Ewe during the Breeding Division at the Youth Sheep Show during the Alabama National Fair. She is pictured with Judge Al Schminke.

Junior Premier Exhibitor winners in the Youth Sheep Show were, from left: Mason Smith of Blount County (first); Miles Williamson of Cleburne County (second); Ella Alldredge of Blount County (third); Riley Stephens of Talladega County (fourth, not pictured); and Braxton Gambrill of Cullman County (fifth). Alldredge and Smith also placed first and fourth respectively in the Junior Showmanship Contest at the Sheep Show.

Junior Premier Exhibitor winners in the Youth Sheep Show were, from left: Mason Smith of Blount County (first); Miles Williamson of Cleburne County (second); Ella Alldredge of Blount County (third); Riley Stephens of Talladega County (fourth, not pictured); and Braxton Gambrill of Cullman County (fifth). Alldredge and Smith also placed first and fourth respectively in the Junior Showmanship Contest at the Sheep Show.

Madie Alldredge of Blount County exhibited the Reserve Supreme Ewe during the Breeding Division at the Youth Sheep Show. She also exhibited the Champion Commercial Ewe. In another division, she exhibited the Champion Lightweight Market Lamb. She is pictured with judge Al Schminke.

Madie Alldredge of Blount County exhibited the Reserve Supreme Ewe during the Breeding Division at the Youth Sheep Show. She also exhibited the Champion Commercial Ewe. In another division, she exhibited the Champion Lightweight Market Lamb. She is pictured with judge Al Schminke.

Beginner Premier Exhibitor winners were Ellie Elrod of Cullman County (first); Easton Elrod of Cullman County (second); M.J. Flowers of Pike County (third); Ty Rasco of Blount County (fourth); and Collins Cofield of Tallapoosa County (fifth).

Beginner Premier Exhibitor winners were Ellie Elrod of Cullman County (first); Easton Elrod of Cullman County (second); M.J. Flowers of Pike County (third); Ty Rasco of Blount County (fourth); and Collins Cofield of Tallapoosa County (fifth).

Mason Smith of Blount County exhibited the Supreme Ewe during the Breeding Division at the Youth Sheep Show. He also exhibited the Champion Hampshire Ewe. In a different contest, he exhibited the Reserve Champion Hampshire Ewe in the Breeding Division. Smith is pictured with judge Al Schminke.

Mason Smith of Blount County exhibited the Supreme Ewe during the Breeding Division at the Youth Sheep Show. He also exhibited the Champion Hampshire Ewe. In a different contest, he exhibited the Reserve Champion Hampshire Ewe in the Breeding Division. Smith is pictured with judge Al Schminke.