Jessica Siedhoff and Ellie Scheer win Grand Champion at Washington Fair

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Pictured is Jessica Siedhoff with her Grand Champion steer.
Photo by Kyle Quick

Washington, Mo. – The New Haven 4-H Club proved they have the cream of the crop when it comes to raising steers and dairy cattle.  Jessica Siedhoff’s steer and Ellie Scheer’s dairy cow, “Rosita”, both received Grand Champion at the Washington Town and Country Fair this week.

Siedhoff’s steer was named Grand Champion for an unprecedented three years in a row, setting a new all-time record for the most consecutive years of raising a Grand Champion steer.  In 2009 Siedhoff received Reserve Grand Champion, which is considered second place.

We asked Siedhoff how it feels to accomplish something no one had ever done before, something so spectacular.  Siedhoff replied, “It feels amazing.”

Siedhoff let us in on a few of her secrets that have led to such success, “I give him a bath every day and work with him all the time, trying to do the best I can do.”  It is obvious that hard work and dedication are a major part of her life philosophy.

It is clear that Scheer leads a similar way of life with the success she has earned with her dairy showing.  Demanding a great amount of time and dedication, showing dairy cattle, as does beef cattle, requires ample feeding, washing, grooming, clipping, and training.

These two young ladies are an excellent example of New Haven’s finest youth and future.

QNHN would like to congratulate both of them on their success and thank them for representing New Haven.

Congratulations also go out to all of the New Haven 4-H Club members involved in showing and exhibiting at the Washington Town and Country Fair.

Pictured left to right: Ellie Scheer with the 2012 Fair Queen and her court, left to right is 1st Runner Up Alex Hoberock, Miss Congeniality Erin Howard, Queen Kasey Wood, and 2nd Runner Up Erin Bridgeman.