Poultry exhibitors of all ages flocked to the Antelope County fairgrounds Friday to show off their birds.
Here are the showmanship results:
Chp - Claire Meyer
Res - Cain Mortensen
Chp - Aubrea Howard
Res - Kennedy Penne
Chp - Allison Stineman
Res - Marie Meis
To kick off this Friday of the Antelope County Fair, every"bunny" was excited to watch 4-Hers and Clover-Kids show off their rabbits for the Rabbit Show at 8:30 a.m.
Two youth in the senior division and 11 kids in the junior division hopped to and pointed out different traits of their rabbits to impress the judge, Shannon Ahlman.
Kody Qualset was selected as the senior showmanship champion, and Emma Qualset was awarded the junior showmanship champion. Autumn Forbes earned runner-up for the junior showmanship division.
Four first responders puckered up for a good cause during the break in the Extreme Bull Riding on Thursday night.
Dave Jacobson, Bob Moore, Steve Simonson and Jared Jacob participated in a Kiss the ? put on by the Women of Neligh. Jars were set up around the community for people to put money in towards who they wanted to win. Jacob was announced as this year's winner.
Previously, the winner had to kiss a pig. This year, the person or thing being kissed was kept a secret, and it was revealed after the rodeo clown leaned in and kissed Jacob.
The other responders also received a pie to the face. The pies were "presented" to them by members of the Women of Neligh.
Fans at the bull riding on Thursday night watched as Antelope County youth stole the show during the mutton bustin'.
Nearly 17 kids at the Antelope County Fair participated in the mutton bustin' during a break in the Extreme Bull Riding competition. Each participant received a dollar for their efforts.
More than three dozen 4-H members stepped out of the arena and into the shoes of a 4-H judge on Thursday.
The kids analyzed a variety of animals, including beef, swine, sheep and goats, trying to decide how a judge would rank them from first through fourth place and distinguishing their specific characteristics.
The top two in each age division were:
Logan Mueller, Champion
Travis Rudloff, Reserve Champion
Dillon Moser, Champion
Cassidy Bearinger, Reserve Champion
Irelyn Bearinger, Champion
Autumn Forbes, Reserve Champion
Two 4-Hers took all the honors in the 2018 Antelope County Dairy Show.
Trevin Hanson earned champion in senior showmanship, champion non-producing and a purple ribbon for his spring yearling.
Baylee Chessmore earned champion in junior showmanship, reserve champion non-producing and a purple ribbon for her summer yearling.
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