Johnson County Livestock Club member Brynn McCracken will compete for Rodeo Queen. Submitted photo

Johnson County Livestock Club member Brynn McCracken will compete for Rodeo Queen. Submitted photo

Jack McCracken
Club Reporter
The Johnson County Livestock Club has had another incredible year. Members enjoyed many fun events including a lock-in, a hayride and bonfire, and a holiday party. Club leaders, Denise King and Mike Smith, help club members enjoy 4-H. The group hosted four successful livestock shows and had members recognized in many different projects.
Johnson County Livestock Club (JCLC) President Daniel Smith was named BB Gun Top Shot in the state of Kansas for 2015 by winning the senior division total overall aggregate, with a score of 382 out of 400, at this year’s Kansas State 4-H BB Gun Championship, April 11, in Alma, Kan. Daniel also won the Top Shot award for the Kansas State Rifle Association state championship Feb. 28 in Wichita, by placing first in overall aggregate score with a personal record score of 383 out of 400.
In April and May, Kaylee King competed in several county and state livestock shows winning various titles including: Grand Champion Junior Sheep and Goat Showman. Her goat, Daisy Dot, was also named Grand Champion Market Goat at the Wabaunsee County Spring Show. Way to go, Kaylee.
Livestock Club Secretary Natalie McCracken, won Grand Champion Public Speaking at Club Days and Reserve Champion in Public Speaking at the Panorama State Horse Competition. Natalie also ran for Miss 4-H this year.
Brynn McCracken won the Senior Division Overall High-Point for the JCHC show series, bringing home more than 20 Grand Champion titles with her horse, Nina. Brynn McCracken won Grand Champion in Demonstrative speeches at the Panorama State Horse Competition and Grand Champion in Multi-media speeches and Demonstrative speeches at Club Days. Brynn will represent the state of Kansas at the National Equine Competition in January 2016. Brynn also ran for Johnson County Rodeo Queen this year.
Grady Allen was a featured showman promoting Ak-Sar-Ben this year. Grady and Logan Allen have had a very successful show season with their goats and sheep. Grady Allen was featured as a showman for Ak-Sar-Ben this year. Grady and Logan Allen have had a very successful show season with their goats and sheep.
In April, JCLC hosted 51 exhibitors showing 71 breeding/market animals at the Spring Beef Show in Gardner. At the conclusion of showmanship, Judge Clint Woodrow conducted a showmanship demonstration with the Senior Division Grand Champion Showman, Blair Vohs. In May, JCLC hosted sheep, goat, swine, and bucket calf shows at the Johnson County Fairgrounds. More than 100 exhibitors showed at these events. JCLC Reporter, Jack McCracken, won Senior Bucket Calf Showman and JCLC member, Noah Milford, won Junior Bucket Calf Showman.
JCLC looks forward to a fun and successful Fair. Good luck to everyone exhibiting this year!