Hiland FFA Jackpot Show
By: Cheryl Yoder
During Memorial weekend the Hiland FFA Chapter held it’s annual Hiland FFA Jackpot Show. This year it was held at the Mt. Hope Auction. The day consisted of West Holmes FFA’s Mid Ohio Lamb Classic in the morning. Then followed by Hiland and West Holmes co-hosted the Showmanship classes, and in the afternoon was the Hiland FFA Jackpot Show. Hiland and West Holmes helped the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association LEAD also knowns as OSIA LEAD by hosting the shows. The Hiland and West Holmes FFA members ran the show by announcing, passing out awards, ringmasters, weighing lambs, setting up and tearing down the show arena. The showmanship awards were: first place winners received a fleece knotted blanket made by FFA members, and some of the blankets were donated by Zinck’s Fabric Outlet, Miller's Dry Goods, Spector’s Dry Goods, and Hiland FFA members. Second place winners received a Market Lamb nail string art. Third place winners received a five gallon bucket and microfiber towels. Also the first, second, and third place winners received a Weaver Leather Livestock Products. The top five of the Hiland FFA Jackpot show received prize money and a clipper bag donated by Weaver Leather. The Champion Commercial Ewe received a five gallon bucket with car cleaning supplies from Millersburg’s AutoZone and a gift certificate for Charm and Boot Harness. The Reserved Champion received buckets from Gloria Troyer and family. There were 176 lambs were exhibited. The judge that judged the lambs was: Ryan Grimme.
The Grand Champion: Kristen Augustine
Reserved: Mason Will
Third Overall: Ian Johnshon
Fourth Overall: Ava Shroyer
Fifth Overall: Kole Justin
Champion Ewe: Ava Shroyer
Reserved Ewe: Seth Walsaluski
The sponsors that helped to make the Sheep Show go smoothly are: Holmes Limestone Company, Charm Harness and Boot, Troy Miller Agency, East Holmes Vet Clinic, Mast Trucking, Harvey Nussbaum and Sons, Inc, Andrews Auctioneers, Exodus Cycle, Berlin Leather, Shroyer Show Lambs, Bud Raber and family, Johnson Show Lambs, Fryburg Excavating and Trucking LLC, Farm Credit, Pioneer Trails, Chuck Nicholson, Yoder Lumber, Parts Place of Millersburg Ann Mumaw, L and K Southdowns, Gloria Troyer, HC Showstock, Mount Eaton Feedmill, TMK Farm Service, Kidron Sports, Shearer Equipment, Berlin Contractors, and CSB.
Congratulations to all the winners of the Hiland FFA Jackpot Show. Thank you to all the sponsors, Hiland FFA members, and people that participated in the event, and helped it go smoothly. A special thanks to Mt. Hope Auction Barn for using their facilities.