Monday was a busy show day at the fair

| October 5, 2021

Thirteen-year-old Kyleigh Jacobs has been showing lambs for five years. One of her lambs took second place on Oct. 4 at the fair. (Marianne Austin)

Grant and Addison Lahmers showed their dairy project at the fair on Oct. 4. (Marianne Austin)

Scott Haines and daughter Georgia are preparing to show their cattle at the Coshocton County Fair on Monday, Oct. 4. (Marianne Austin)

There was a lot going on in the animal barns on Monday, Oct. 4 at the Coshocton County Fair. Dairy cows, rabbits, and cattle took their turn in the junior fair shows and on the senior side of the fair there were sheep, dairy, and open draft horse and pony hitch shows. A special award also was given out.

Scott Haines was the honored recipient of the 2021 Ambassador at the Coshocton County Fair Beef Show. He is the 4-H Beef Representative for Coshocton County and one of the Senior Fairboard Directors. The family has been showing cattle at the Coshocton Fair going on 13 years. His two older sons have shown in the past and daughter Georgia is now showing.
“We show steers, feeder calves and breeding heifers at the Coshocton Fair,” Scott said.
The Haines family lives above Warsaw on the family farm that he grew up on. The older children were active in Above and Beyond 4-H Club and Georgia is still a member. She is in the 10th grade at River View High School and has been showing the calves for eight years.
Thirteen year old Kyleigh Jacobs has been showing lambs for five years. One of her lambs took second place on Oct. 4 at the fair. She is a member of Progressive Livestock 4-H Club and attends River View Junior High.
Jacobs said there is a lot of responsibility that goes with caring for the three lambs she brought to the fair. She makes sure to go down to the barn to feed and water them and cleans the barn. All three of her lambs were born on their farm. One of her lambs was a twin but they lost one of them. “That was a horrible experience,” Jacobs said.
Her grandpa Bill Mizer said sometimes they help her with feed but, “Kyleigh really takes care of the lambs, and I am very proud of her. She does most of the feeding herself. We’re trying to teach her responsibility, it’s not all about winning.”
Jacobs’ fellow Progressive Livestock 4-H Club members Addison and Grant Lahmers showed their dairy project at the fair on Oct. 4 with help from Dad Josh Lahmers and Grandma Nancy Lahmers who is also the club’s advisor. The siblings attend Ridgewood High School. Addison was showing her 7-month-old Holstein and has been showing for six years and brother Grant has been showing for the last five years.

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