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Hillsboro, IL 62049
Phone: 217-532-3941
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Christian County
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Taylorville, IL 62568
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FAX: 217-287-7248
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Jerseyville, IL 62052
Phone: 618-498-2913
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Macoupin County
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Carlinville, IL 62626
Phone: 217-854-9604
FAX: 217-854-7804
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4:30 pm

News Release

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4-H Beef Show Held at Macoupin County Fairgrounds

On Thursday, July 6 at the Macoupin County Fairgrounds, 4-H members showed their beef projects at the 4-H Beef show. 4-H members readied their animals to be rated on a variety of factors including showmanship, quality, fitting and overall care of their animal.  This year’s participants were Anthony Joiner, Saralynn Joiner, Jake Egelhoff, Emily Wolff, Riley Rhodes, Isabelle Wolff, Mackenzie Wolff, and Sam Wolff. Blue ribbons were awarded to all members for their outstanding performances.

Jennifer Brown of Gillespie served as show superintendent for this year’s show and Nick Bertsche of Flanagan, IL was the judge and awarded the following winners:


Grand Champion Female

Mackenzie Wolff of Brighton

Reserve Grand Champion Female

Riley Rhodes of Carlinville

Grand Champion Steer

Riley Rhodes of Carlinville

Junior Showmanship

Sam Wolff of Brighton

Senior Showmanship

Mackenzie Wolff of Brighton


Class Champions

Sr. Yearling Heifer Calf

Emily Wolff of Brighton

Early Jr. Yearling Heifer Calf

Jake Egelhoff of Chesterfield

Intermediate Jr. Yearling Heifer

Jake Egelhoff of Chesterfield

Late Jr. Yearling Heifer Calf

Mackenzie Wolff of Brighton

Summer Yearling Heifer

Riley Rhodes of Carlinville

Sr. Heifer Calf

Mackenzie Wolff of Brighton


Anthony Joiner of Carlinville


Trophies and awards for the 4-H Beef Show were donated by Mennell Milling Co., Don Arnett, and the John Schaefer Family.

If you know a young person who would like to know more about 4-H, contact University of Illinois Extension-Macoupin County at 217-854-9604.


University of Illinois Extension provides practical education that help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future. For more information visit the Unit 18 website at or contact your local Extension office.

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact our office. Universidad de Illinois ofrece igualdad de oportunidades en programas y empleo.  Si usted necesita un ajuste razonable para participar en este programa, por favor póngase en contacto con nuestra oficina.


Photo Caption: Beef Show Participants Riley Rhodes, Saralynn Joiner, Isabelle Wolff, Mackenzie Wolff, Jake Egelhoff (Back) Anthony Joiner, Emily Wolff, and Sam Wolff

Local Contact: Kate Harding, Program Coordinator, 4-H and Youth Development,