By Kevin Bernard
Young farmers from Grey, Bruce and Huron Counties place well at Royal Winter Fair.
Local 4-H members did well at the Junior Beef Heifer show at the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto.
Taylor Aldercorn of Grey County was named the Champion Intermediate in the Showmanship classes.
In the Limousin Heifer classes -- two Huron County residents did well.
Melissa McIntyre showed the Champion, with Tyler Murray in Reserve.
The reserve Champion Maine Anjou calf was exhibited by Brittney Weber of Bruce County.
Jordan Gibson of Lucknow showed the first prize Commercial Yearling heifer.
Over 300 head from across Eastern Canada were paraded before judges from the States and Saskatchewan.
Three Young Farmers from Britain also participated in an exchange program, borrowing calves from local farmers.
>>>Local Limousin breeders also did well.
Emma Gibson of Ripley, won the awards for the Junior Champion Heifer Calf, the top Yearling heifer was shown by Justin Burgess of Hanover and Jonathan Bell of Owen Sound won the red ribbon for the cow with calf at foot.
Brent Black of Goderich showed the second prize animals all from the same sire.
In the Yearling bull class, Rob and Erin Weppler from Tara were 4th.
Huron County 4-H members did a clean sweep of the awards at the Junior Barrow show
Renee Robinson showed the Grand Champion Market Pig, and also won the award for best animal with Landrace parentage. This animal was purchased by Grand Valley Fortifiers.
In Reserve Champion spot was Stacey Robinson, with her market hog purchased by South West Ontario Vets.
Alysha Cronin was the Reserve Grand Champion showman, and first place in the Novice class went to Tyler Williamson.
Huron County placed second in the Group of Three animals class.
>>>And in the Belgian horse competition -- Aiden Dennis of Markdale won first prize in the Junior Showmanship class.
Keith and Marg Dennis showed the third prize current year filly, and the 5th prize yearling filly.
The 91st Royal WInter Fair concludes on Sunday.