An incoming sixth-grader from Clinton County took advantage of her second trip to the Show-Me Shoot Out on Saturday, as her Simmental solution heifer won Supreme Champion to cap off a successful year at the Missouri State Fair. Cealy Bedwell said she showed more confidence after appearing in last year’s inaugural event.
Bedwell explained how she aimed to not show nerves to the judges or her heifer.
She has this advice for potential exhibitors:
Bedwell claimed a $2,500 prize for her heifer earning Supreme Champion. Reserve Supreme Champion honors went to Ellie Dill of Marshfield for her Limousin, repeating last year’s finish. Dill collected a $2,000 prize for second, and earned another $1,000 for having the best heifer born-and-bred in Missouri. Mallarie Yokley of Vernon County finished third and earned $1,500 for her Limousin. Last year’s Supreme Champion exhibitor, Addison Ward of Jackson County, placed fourth with her Angus and won $1,000. Jenna Hasekamp of Centralia rounded out the top five, claiming $500 with her Charolais.