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News Release

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Jersey County 4-H Rabbit Show

4-H Rabbit Show

Jersey County 4-H members kicked off a warm Saturday morning with the Rabbit Show. They have worked to prepare animals to be rated on a variety of factors including showmanship, quality, fitting and overall care of their animals.

Rachel Meisner served as superintendent of this year’s Rabbit show. Our judge was Wayne Schafer of Jerseyville.

Those participating were: Ashley Moore of Medora, Cameron Little of Medora, Ava Pegram of Godfrey, Hannah, Emily and Sarah Pryor of Grafton and Whitney Lahey of Medora.


Grand Champion Rabbit

Whitney Lahey

Reserve Grand Champion Rabbit

Hannah Pryor

Best in Show 4-Class Doe

Whitney Lahey

Best in Show 4-Class Buck

Hannah Pryor

Best in Show 6-Class Doe

Cameron Little

Best in Show 6-Class Buck

Cameron Little



Pet Rabbit

Ashley Moore

4-Class Sr. Buck—Florida White

Cameron Little

4-Class Sr. Buck—Rex

Hannah Pryor

4-Class Sr. Doe—Florida White

Cameron Little

4-Class Sr. Doe—Lop

Whitney Lahey

4-Class Sr. Doe—Rex

Hannah Pryor

4-Class Jr. Buck—Rex

Emily Pryor

4-Class Jr. Doe-Rex

Ava Pegram

6-Class Sr. Buck—AOB

Cameron Little

6-Class Sr. Doe—AOB

Cameron Little

Rabbit Showmanship

Junior Showmanship—Ava Pegram

Senior Showmanship—Whitney Lahey


Trophy sponsors for the 4-H Rabbit Show: Sarginson Family Farms, Parker Farms, LRS Farms and Drainage, Buck’s Decorating, and Kallal Concrete.

For more information about the 4-H Beef Show or any other 4-H opportunity, please contact University of Illinois Extension, Jersey County Office at 618-498-2913.


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Photo Caption: Left to right: Cameron Little, Champion 6-Class Doe and Buck—Whitney Lahey—Grand Champion Rabbit and Champion 4-Class Doe and Hannah Pryor—Reserve Grand Champion and Champion 4-Class Buck.

Source: Judy Benz, 4-H Program Coordinator, 618-498-2913,