12:33 PM

47 Youths, 91 Cattle Compete in Jackson EMC's 49th Quality Beef Show

(JEFFERSON, GA. Feb. 12, 2018) – A heifer shown by Madyson McDaniel, Jackson County FFA, won Supreme Champion Heifer honors with her High Percent Simmental at the 2018 Jackson Electric Membership Corporation’s 49th Annual Quality Beef Show.

Representing FFA and 4-H clubs from Banks, Barrow, Franklin, Hall, Jackson and Madison counties, 47 young people competed for awards, ribbons and cash prizes. Together they entered 91 cattle in the competition held at the Jackson County Comprehensive High School Livestock Center in Jefferson.

A Commercial Heifer shown by Keeley Shultz, East Jackson Middle 4-H, won Reserve Supreme Champion. A steer shown by Brandon Boling, Banks County FFA, won Grand Champion Steer honors. In showmanship, Cohen McClure, Jackson County 4-H, won the Novice category; Morgan McDaniel, West Jackson Middle FFA, won the Junior Category; Madyson McDaniel, Jackson County FFA, won the Intermediate Category; and Hunter Spear, Commerce FFA, won the Senior Category.

Young people competing in the Quality Beef Show use the experience and judge’s feedback to prepare for the statewide competition on February 21-25 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.

Jackson Electric Membership Corporation, the largest electric cooperative in Georgia and one of the largest in the nation, is headquartered 50 miles northeast of Atlanta in Jefferson, Ga. The cooperative serves more than 225,000 meters on 14,000 miles of energized wire. For more information, visit jacksonemc.com.

Photo: Jackson County FFA student Madyson McDoniel’s High Percent Simmental won Supreme Champion Heifer at the Jackson EMC 49th Annual Quality Beef Show. Chandler Akins, Show Judge, and Alton Thornton, Jackson EMC Board Member, who held the grand prize, a livestock blower, stood behind the winner.

# # #