The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

October 5, 2013

Burlington student earns ewe honors at State Fair

By Sarah Garvie, Burlington FFA reporter
Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Burlington FFA President Jenna Maltbie recently exhibited the breed champion Dorset ewe at the Oklahoma State Fair.

Maltbie’s champion honors were the highlight of a successful week of Burlington sheep exhibition at the state fair. She also received first-place wether lamb showmanship, first-place crossbred wether lamb, second-place ewe showmanship, third-place crossbred wether lamb and third-place Hampshire wether lamb.

Other Burlington FFA members earned top honors as well. Sadie Collins had a third-place natural wether lamb, Tanner Rieger had fouth- and fifth-place crossbred lambs, and Jaden Allen exhibited a fourth-place southdown wether lamb, a third-place speckled wether lamb and was third in her wether lamb showmanship class. Stephanie Cross had an eighth-place commercial ewe.

In other areas of the state fair, Burlington FFA member Makalah Henderson exhibited the breed champion Holland rabbit, and Sadie Vore won first place in the FFA horticulture wreath division.