First ever cow-calf classic
held at county fair
The Jewell County Fair Board and Kansas Cattlemen's Association hosted a cow-calf classic show during the Jewell County Fair. A good crowd filled the stands for the show after the beef catered meal provided by the Jewell County 4-H Council.
The cow-calf classic had a total of five entries. As a new event at the county fair, fair board members said they deemed the event a success and encourage area producers to plan to bring their herd's best cow-calf pair to the 100th Jewell County Fair in 2015. Judging was based on correctness of breed type, structure, muscling, natural fleshing, soundness of udder, eyes, feet, legs and disposition.
More than $700 in prizes were paid to this year's participants. Event contributors were: Kansas Cattlemen's Association, Jewell County Fair Board, K-State Research and Extension-Post Rock District, Mankato Livestock, Hanel Black Simmentals, Hanel Vet Clinic, Bohnert Welding and Greene Farms.
The first place pair was exhibited by Gary Shipley, Esbon. Second place was awarded to Caitlyn May, Mankato. Other participants were Nick Becker, Mankato, Matt Becker, Mankato, and Wyatt Rhoades, Smith Center.
Lake Fun Day will be Saturday
The staff at Lovewell State Park is sponsoring the annual Lovewell Fun Day on Saturday. The day's events begin with 5K and 10K predict walk and run events. Registration begins at 7 a.m. at the mud volleyball pit. The co-ed mud volleyball tournament begins at 10 a.m., double elimination, with a $20 entry fee per team and a 10 team limit. Pre-registration for the mud volleyball tournament is requested at the Lovewell State Park Office by today (Thursday).
Other events scheduled for Fun Day will include a sandpile treasure hunt at the Pioneer Day Use area (playground) beginning at 11 a.m.; a rock-paper-scissors tournament is scheduled for noon at the mud volleyball area. Log races will begin at 2 p.m. at the Pioneer day use area. Events are for all ages and require no pre-registration, with the exception of mud volleyball.
For more information, call the Lovewell State Park Office. A vehicle permit is required to enter Lovewell State Park.
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