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Brandon Weidert, reserve champion beef market heifer. (Submitted Photo)

Nobles Co. 4-H’ers do well at Minnesota State Fair

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FALCON HEIGHTS — Jaren Solt, a member of the Elk Tip Toppers 4-H Club, earned reserve champion purebred market barrow and reserve champion Yorkshire barrow during the Minnesota State Fair’s 4-H swine show last weekend in Falcon Heights. Meanwhile, Brandon Weidert, a member of the Grand Prairie Rockets 4-H Club, exhibited the reserve champion beef market heifer during the 4-H beef show; and Cody Gravenhof exhibited the champion meat breeding jr. doe goat during the 4-H goat show.

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Nobles County 4-H’er Paige Gravenhof earned reserve champion middleweight meat market goat; and Nobles County 4-H’er Kennedy Cummings exhibited the reserve champion prospect steer calf. The Gravenhofs, as well as Weidert, also earned blue ribbons in showmanship of their animals.

Other Nobles County results from the livestock encampment Aug. 22-25 are as follows:

Rylan Baumhoefner, beef crossbred steer, red; senior showmanship, participation.

Kendrick Bickett, prospect steer calf, white; intermediate showmanship, participation.

Christian Bos, breeding pen of chickens, blue.

Christopher Christians, prospect heifer calf, purple; cow-calf senior showmanship, participation.

Evan Eggers, middleweight meat market goat, blue; senior showmanship, blue.

Cody Frodermann, market gilt, blue.

Matt Funk, registered Yorkshire barrow, blue.

Bret Gehl, registered spot barrow, blue.

Leighton Gehl, registered spot barrow, purple.

William Gehl, egg production chickens, blue.

Christian Goedtke, market gilt, blue.

Clarke Hein, heavyweight crossbred barrow, blue.

Jacie Lowe, middleweight meat market goat, blue; senior showmanship, blue.

Hunter Lubben, middleweight black face market lamb, blue.

Jalyn Lubben, middleweight black face market lamb, blue.

Karter Magnussen, other large breed purebred senior buck rabbit, purple.

Kenneth Magnussen, other large breed purebred senior buck rabbit, blue.

Kody Magnussen, Havana senior buck rabbit, blue.

O.D. Othow, registered Hampshire February ewe lamb, red.

Landon Rogers, commercial spring calf, red; intermediate showmanship, participation.

Baylee Ross, prospect steer calf, blue; cow-calf senior showmanship, participation.

Kalvin Ross, prospect steer calf, blue; intermediate showmanship, participation.

Haley Ruesch, prospect steer calf, red; senior showmanship, participation.

Deron Soderholm, registered Maine Anjou steer, red; senior showmanship, participation.

Mackenzie Wagner, registered black angus senior yearling, blue.

Julie Buntjer
Julie Buntjer joined the Daily Globe newsroom in December 2003, after working more than nine years for weekly newspapers. A native of Worthington and graduate of Worthington High School, then-Worthington Community College and South Dakota State University, she has a bachelor's degree in agriculture journalism. At the Daily Globe, Julie covers the agricultural beat, as well as Nobles County government, watersheds, community news and feature stories. In her spare time, she enjoys needlework (cross-stitch and hardanger embroidery), reading, travel, fishing and spending time with family. Find more of her stories of farm life, family and various other tidbits at
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