Bishop wins heifer show

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By Jeff M. Hardison

Four-score and seven children raised heifers to compete in championship animal husbandry at the Suwannee River Fair Livestock Show and Sale.

This year, the heifer show happened March 15 in a fair that was spread across three weekends for the first time in the fair's 50-plus years.

Briana Bishop of Flatwood Friends 4-H Club earned the Grand Champion title from the field of 87. Bishop is home-schooled. Erin Jones of Wilcox 4-H Club scored the Reserve Champion title. Jones is a student at Trenton Middle School.

Winners in Showmanship were: Primary (grades 3-5) first Briana Leverette, Flatwood Friends 4-H, Riverside Christian, second Baylee Etheridge a member-at-large Levy County, Williston Elementary, and third J.D. Leverette, Flatwood Friends 4-H, Riverside Christian; Intermediate (grades 6-8) Tyler Beauchamp, Bronson Jr. FFA, Bronson Middle, second Brandalyn Bishop, Flatwood Friends 4-H, home-schooled, and third Erin Jones, Wilcox 4-H, Trenton Middle; and Senior (grades 9-12) first Kelby Barber, Bronson Sr. FFA, Bronson High, second Briana Bishop, Flatwood Friends 4-H, home-schooled, and third Josh Leverette, Trenton Sr. FFA, Trenton High.

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