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Keen competitors vie for top honours in conformation, showmanship and education at EastGen’s annual youth events
July 21, 2017

This July 438 participants had the opportunity to take part in one of the
most anticipated 4-H events of the year. EastGen’s Showcase and Challenge events include education, skill enhancement with fun and friendly competition. Participants spend time team-building while learning at education sessions and then entering the ring for showmanship and conformation evaluations on show day. Overall points are comprised from a written test following education as well as show-day results. EastGen organizes a series of four regional events across their service area in Spencerville, Ontario; Markham, Ontario; Stratford, Ontario; Truro, Nova Scotia, focused on 4-H youth between the ages of 14 and 21.

EastGen is proud to honour achievements in quiz writing, best exhibit and display, top show results, and overall accomplishments by age division as well as overall grand
champion of the show. EastGen’s youth events are a highlight for EastGen staff and
directors demonstrating their unparalleled commitment to youth through programs like 4-H, Dairy Edge, Dairy$ense, EastGen Challenge, EastGen Showcase and the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair.

“As staff, one of the highlights of our year is to work with the next generation who are so enthusiastic, energetic and passionate about the dairy and beef businesses,” said Brian O’Connor, EastGen General Manager. “These participants are the future leaders in our communities and represent the future of agriculture, one which we are proud to be a part of.”

EastGen is a farmer owned company headquartered in Guelph, Ont. EastGen serving the dairy and beef breeders of Ontario, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, andPrince Edward Island. EastGen, and their two partner cooperatives located in British Columbia and Quebec, are proud owners of Semex, which is recognized as a leader in developing and marketing elite dairy and beef genetics to customers around the world.

Show Results

2017 EastGen Showcase (Spencerville) Results:
July 3 & 4, 2017
Judge: Jason French

Champion Showperson – Connor Halpenny, Grenville
Reserve Champion Showperson – Taylor Vander Meulen, Northumberland
Champion Calf – Megan Morrison, Carleton, with Riverdown Jacoby Jiggaboo
Reserve Champion Calf – Logan Merrett, Carleton, with Riverdown Jacoby Jiggadoo
Overall Champion – Connor Halpenny, Grenville
Reserve Overall Champion – Logan Merrett, Carleton
Top Quiz – Lyndsay Dickson, Leeds
Best Exhibit – Stormont County
Premier County – Grenville

2017 EastGen Challenge (Stratford) Results:
July 6 & 7, 2017
Judge: Carl Phoenix

Champion Showperson – Madison Dyment, Brant
Reserve Champion Showperson – Laura DeKlein, Middlesex
Champion Calf – Tanner Jones, Oxford, with Glenholme Excitation Tiffany
Reserve Champion Calf – Lars Zeldenrijk, Oxford, with Kingsway Solomon Arkus
Overall Champion – Madison Dyment, Brant
Reserve Overall Champion – Wesley Haggins, Essex
Top Quiz – Derrick Knill, Perth
Best Exhibit – Waterloo
Premier County – Brant

2017 EastGen Challenge (Markham) Results:
July 13 & 14, 2017
Judge: Kyle Rivington

Champion Showperson – Travis Canning, Wellington
Reserve Champion Showperson – Brett Stockdale, Peterborough
Champion Calf – David Leach, York, with Dillman Megawatt Pazzlie
Reserve Champion Calf – Micaela Hill, Grey, with Paullyn Tequila Eliza
Overall Champion – Travis Canning, Wellington
Reserve Overall Champion – David Leach, York
Top Quiz – Julie French, Peel
Best Exhibit – South Simcoe
Premier County – Peterborough

2017 EastGen Showcase (Atlantic) Results:
July 14, 15, 16, 2017
Dairy Judge: Rianne Dykstra

Dairy Competition
Grand Overall Dairy: Cynthia Campbell, NS
Reserve Overall Dairy: Riley Masters, NS
Grand Champion Showperson: Charlea Lowe, NS
Reserve Champion Showperson: Riley Masters, NS
Hon Mention Showperson: Riley Vader Heuvel, NS
Grand Champion Calf: Riley Van den Heuvel, NS with Chestico Avalanche Abigail
Reserve Champion Calf: Kyle Vander Kloet, PEI with Eastside Andre OMG
Honorable Mention Calf: Riley Masters, NS with Idee Jacoby Lucianne
Andrea Crowe Award: Kyle Vander Kloet


Summer 2018