Franklin County 4-H Youth Place in 2022 Livestock and Animal Shows

Local youth were excited to gather at the Franklin County Fairgrounds to display beef, hogs, sheep, goats and more at the annual 4-H Fair. All of the breeding events allowed the youngsters to show sportsmanship and confidence by showing ‘the best of the best’ during the shows.

Due to the Illinois Department of Agriculture’s (IDOA’s) continued ban on live poultry shows, 4-H members can still showcase their hard work on poultry items by displaying poster presentations and speaking directly to a judge to discuss their plans. Youth who exhibited in the alternative will still be able to show up at State Fair in August and receive all eligible 4-H awards.

4-H youth also had the opportunity to participate in the Livestock Auction. The auction is an opportunity for local businesses, families and community members to purchase animals on display during the fair. The auction is a great way to support local youth, as participants receive the full proceeds from the sale of their livestock.


Grand Champion – Hayden Corn

Reserve Champion – Coltley Tepovich

Deep Fryer Chickens

Grand Champion – Alex Edwards

Reserve Champion – Emmy Kiesow

Small Animals

Grand Champion – Katelynn Bock

Rabbits (Doe)

Grand Champion – LaRaya Kelly

Reserve Champion — Eli Newbury

Rabbits (Buck)

Grand Champion – Beau Camden

Reserve Champion – Alex Edwards

Market pen rabbits

Grand Champion – Lucas Smith

Reserve Champion – Charli Fuller

Horse show (mare)

Grand Champion – Molly Goostree

Reserve Champion – Colton Payne

Show jumping (gelding)

Grand Champion – Shaylen Rowland

Reserve Champion – Colton Payne


Grand Champion – Tayler Karnes

Reserve Champion – Tayler Karnes

Sheep Show (Lamb Wether)

Grand Champion – Maylee Adams

Reserve Champion — Madalynn Adams

Sheep show (female)

Grand Champion – Madalynn Adams

Reserve Champion – Myla Adams

Female Dairy Goat

Grand Champion – Kayla Whitlow

Reserve Champion — Alexa Blades

Female goat meat

Grand Champion – Ava Isaacs

Reserve Champion – Seth Clark

female dwarf goat

Grand Champion – Lane Whitlow

Reserve Champion — Brantley Hamilton


Grand Champion – Tayler Karnes

Reserve Champion – Kayte Coffey

Third – Trevor Beaty

Cat care

Grand Champion – Molly Goostree

Reserve Champion – Alex Edwards

Dog care

Grand Champion – Seth Clark

Reserve Champion – Dennison Clark

dog obedience

Grand Champion – Dennison Clark

Reserve Champion – Rylee Franklin

Beef (female)

Grand Champion – Brantley Hamilton

Reserve Champion – Jake Newbury

Beef (Beef)

Grand Champion – Jake Newbury

Reserve Champion – Tony Kistner

Third – Beautiful Camden

Pork (golden)

Grand Champion – Ryker Cross

Reserve Champion — Eli Newbury

Pork (wheelbarrow)

Grand Champion – Trace Payne

Reserve Champion – Colton Payne

Third – Kayla Whitlow