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Annual Angelina Co. Youth Fair kicks off with plenty of competition

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LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

Tuesday was a full day of competition at the Angelina County Youth fair, held at the George H. Henderson Expo Center in Lufkin.

The evening session was showcased by the market rabbi and breeding rabbit showcase.

Competitors with the market rabbit competition say using the Californian rabbits are a great way to get into showing animals.

"They're not big show cows," Zavall student, Rozalinn Runnels said. "They are a good beginner project."

Judges with the market completion will judge three rabbit's per student. The judges look for each one to almost look identical in every area so that when they move around it is hard to remember which one is which.

"You got to make sure you feed them exactly what you have to feed them and clean the water every single day," Lufkin student Logan Peikert said.

"You want them to look like triplets, Runnels said. "You want them to be around five and a half pounds. You want more muscle than fat."

The judging is challenging. First the judge must examine each rabbit and give it an overall score. The judge then picked the top 20 students to move on to the next round. The step is challenging and always different. Each judge has their own way of marking down their scores. Tonight's judge used poker chips and placed them in a specific way based on his opinion of the rabbit.

"I have my own little theory of where I put my poker chips and it tells me where I want to place the rabbits at," Judge hank Dardin said.

Dardin has been involved with show rabbits since the 60s and says he was impressed by the rabbits that were presented.

"You have about ten pens that could compete with any county in the country," Dardin said.

At the end of the competition, Peikert took home the grand champion prize. When Peikert sales his rabbits this weekend they could bring in close to $1,000.

 

Listed below are all the winners from Tuesday's competition.

Desserts:  First Place, Pre-Junior – Hannah Selman, Diboll 4-H

Desserts: First Place, Junior – Emily Laroe, Blue Ribbon 4-H

Desserts:  First Place, Senior – Makenzie Harris, Lufkin FCCLA

Cheesecakes:  First Place, Pre-Junior – Benjamin Penn, Blue Ribbon 4-H

Cheesecakes:  First Place, Junior – Railey Oates, Central 4-H

Cheesecakes:  First Place, Senior – Cade Milligan, 4-H Horse Club

Frosted Cakes:  First Place:  Pre Junior – Madeline Havard, Huntington FCCLA

Frosted Cakes:  First Place:  Junior – Chiann Basham, Diboll FFA

Frosted Cakes:  First Place:  Senior – Sydney Sheffield, Lufkin FCCLA

With or Without Glaze Cakes: Pre-Junior - First Place: Skylar King, Huntington FCCLA

With or Without Cakes:  First Place:  Junior – Mary Grace Polk, 4-H Horse Club

With or Without Cakes:  First Place:  Senior –  Raelee Caddenhead, Lufkin FCCLA

Grand Champion Pen of Broilers – Dalton Moreno, Diboll 4-H

Reserve Champion Pen of Broilers – Cheyenne Swor, Diboll FFA

Champion Pullets – Emily Thompson, Diboll 4-H

Reserve Pullets – Charles Arnold, 4-H Horse Club

Champion Roosters – Dalton Moreno, Diboll 4-H

Reserve Roosters – Cheyenne Swor, Diboll FFA

Grand Champion Pen of Market Rabbits – Logan Peikert, 4-H Horse Club

Reserve Champion Pen of Market Rabbits – Dalton Morton, Huntington 4-H

Grand Champion Californian Bucks – DoveAna Murray, Blue Ribbon 4-H

Reserve Champion Californian Bucks – DoveAna Murray, Blue Ribbon 4-H

Grand Champion Californian Doe – Garret Ashabranner, Blue Ribbon 4-H

Reserve Champion Californian Doe – DoveAna Murray, Blue Ribbon 4-H

Grand Champion Dutch Buck – Raymond Glover, Diboll 4-H

Reserve Champion Dutch Buck – Samantha Belue, Zavalla FFA

Grand Champion Dutch Doe – Kyler Duren, Blue Ribbon 4-H

Reserve Champion Dutch Doe – Rozalin Runnels, Zavalla 4-H

Grand Champion Mini Rex Buck – Dylan Rankin, Diboll 4-H

Reserve Champion Mini Lop Buck - Dylan Rankin, Diboll 4-H

Grand Champion Mini Lop Doe – Samantha Belue, Zavalla FFA

Reserve Champion Mini Lop Doe - Dylan Rankin, Diboll 4-H

Best of Show – Garret Ashabranner, Blue Ribbon 4-H

Best Opposite –Raymond Glover, Diboll 4-H

Jr. Rabbit Showmanship – Rozalin Runnels, Zavalla 4-H

Sr. Rabbit Showmanship – Benjamin Lowther, Diboll 4-H

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