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Exhibitors from five counties competed April 18 in the 51st annual Lamar County Junior Livestock show breeding heifer competition at the Lamar County Fairgrounds.

Huxley Allen, representing Lamar County 4-H, won champion overall heifer with a 2-year-old Simmental. Allen also took champion Simmental and Champion Exotic Division.

Caitlin Pettit, of Bowie County 4-H, won reserve overall heifer with a year-old Beefmaster heifer. She also took champion Beefmaster as well as champion American Heifer Division. Pettit also was named Senior Showmanship champion. Journi Ingram, of Delta County 4-H, won Junior Showmanship honors.

Cadriene Snell, of Chisum FFA, took reserve champion Beefmaster and reserve champion American Heifer Division with a year-old heifer.

In Brangus competition, Braysen Snell, of Chisum FFA, took champion Brangus with a year-old heifer and Collin Haban, of Roxton FFA, showed the reserve champion Brangus, an 18-month-old heifer.

Others showing Brangus heifers were Avery Aaron, of Chisum FFA and Connor Haban, of Roxton FFA.

A year-old Simbrah, shown by Huxley Allen, of Lamar County 4-H, won the champion American Registered Breed Division while a 21-month-old Brahman, shown by Katie Burnett, of Fannindel FFA, garnered the reserve champion American Registered Breed title. Sydney Williams, of Chisum FFA, also showed a year-old Sana Gertrudis in the American Registered Breed division.

In the British Division, grand champion honors went to a six-month-old British Polled Hereford shown by Journi Ingram of Delta County 4-H. Ingram also showed the reserve champion in the same division, a year-old British Hereford heifer. Katie Burnett, of Fannin FFA, took second place with her British Shorthorn; Abby Duplechan, also of Fannindel FFA, placed third with a British Shorthorn and Addyson Michael, of North Lamar FFA, fourth place with a British Mini Hereford.

In the Other Registered Breeds Division, Shaeffer Suttle, of Prairiland FFA, won grand champion with his year-old heifer and Huxley Allen, of Lamar County 4-H, took reserve with a year-old heifer. Other place winners were Lyndsey Franklin, of Fannindel FFA, with two Charolais heifers and Alessa Yackeschi, of Lamar County 4-H, with a Chianinia.

In Simmental competition, Madyson Wright, of Detroit FFA, took reserve Simmental as well are reserve in the Exotic Division. Other class winners were Mikenna Rubright, of Lamar County 4-H, first; and Cade Easley of Rivercrest FFA, second.

In the Commercial Cross Division, Mikenna Rubright showed the champion crossbred and Scout Nation, also of Lamar County 4-H, showed reserve. Connor Haban, of Roxton FFA, took a first and Trail Wilkins, of Lamar County 4-H, took a second in class competition.

Mary Madewell is a staff writer for The Paris News. She can be reached at 903-785-6976 or at mary.madewell@theparisnews.com.

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