FFA & 4-H Quality Beef Show

Fall 2019 Supreme Champion

A High Percent Simmental heifer, shown by Morgan McDaniel, Jackson County FFA, won the Supreme Champion Heifer honors at the Quality Beef Show, sponsored by Jackson EMC for 50 years.  McDaniel, owner and handler of the champion heifer, is a freshman at Jackson County Comprehensive High School.  Standing with McDaniel and the champion heifer are (L-R): Chandler Akins, show judge; Shade Storey, Jackson EMC board member; and Steven Cooper. 

A Charolais Steer, shown by Bella Chandler, East Jackson High FFA, won the Grand Champion Steer honor at the Quality Beef Show, sponsored by Jackson EMC for 50 years. Chandler, owner and handler of the champion steer, is a sophomore at East Jackson Comprehensive High School.  Standing with Chandler and the champion steer are (L-R): Chandler Akins, show judge; Shade Storey, Jackson EMC board member; and Chandler’s uncle David Farmer and his children.

Representing FFA and 4-H clubs from Banks, Franklin, Hall, Jackson, Lumpkin, Madison and Oglethorpe counties, 25 young people competed for awards, ribbons and cash prizes in the fall 2019 show. Together, the students entered 47 cattle in the competition held at the Jackson County Comprehensive High School Livestock Center in Jefferson on August 17. Chandler Akins, from Nashville, GA, served as the 2019 judge, evaluating heifers and steers, as well as showmanship, during the event.

Young people competing in the Quality Beef Show use the experience and judge’s feedback to prepare for the statewide competition in Perry. Each year since 1969, Jackson EMC has sponsored the Quality Beef Show to honor the contribution the agriculture industry makes to Northeast Georgia’s economy. FFA and 4-H club students spend countless hours preparing the cattle to look their best. This includes shampooing, moussing and hair drying; polishing hooves; trimming hair and combing tails.

Exhibitors may enter up to two heifers or steers per class and up to four head in the entire show. Heifers are shown by breed. The top two heifers in each breed class compete for Breed and Reserve Breed Champion of their respective breeds. All the Breed Champions then compete for Supreme Champion and Reserve Supreme Champion. Steers are shown by weight, and the top two steers from each class compete for Grand Champion and Reserve Champion Steer of the Show.

For a complete listing of all the show classifications and the rules and regulations of the competition, please see your 4-H or FFA club advisor.

Photos

Photos of the student competitors are available in the Quality Beef Show photo gallery.

Fall 2019 Winners

Showmanship Winner FFA/4-H Chapter
Novice Landon Clark Hall County 4-H
Junior Cohen McClure Commerce FFA
Intermediate Morgan McDaniel Jackson County FFA
Senior Madyson McDaniel Jackson County FFA
Steer Champion FFA/4-H Chapter
Bella Chandler East Jackson High FFA
Heifer Category Grand Champion FFA/4-H Chapter
Angus Savannah Page Jackson County FFA
Charolais Halley Elrod Jackson County 4-H
Hereford Emma Lawrence Jackson Trail Christian School FFA
High % Simmental Morgan McDaniel Jackson County FFA
Simmental Savannah Page Jackson County FFA
Commercial Madyson McDaniel Jackson County FFA
Other Breeds Ellie Clark Hall County 4-H
Overall Supreme Champion Heifer  
High % Simmental Morgan McDaniel Jackson County FFA
  Reserve Supreme Champion Heifer  
Simmental Savannah Page Jackson County FFA