2013-08-15 / Front Page

Truax, Fix Win Fair’s Baby Beef Show

STAFF REPORT


Brittany Truax poses with her grand champion baby beef, “Squirt,” named so because he was a squirt when he was born. Now described as a “complete steer,” Squirt took top honors in Monday evening’s judging at the 4- H/FFA Market Steer Show at the Fulton County Fair. Brittany Truax poses with her grand champion baby beef, “Squirt,” named so because he was a squirt when he was born. Now described as a “complete steer,” Squirt took top honors in Monday evening’s judging at the 4- H/FFA Market Steer Show at the Fulton County Fair. The two fair competitors who took top honors at last year’s fair again showed the reserve and grand champion steers Monday evening at the 4-H/FFA Market Steer Show. This year, however, the two winners reversed the order in which they finished.

Brittney Truax, 15-year-old Forbes Road student and winner of last year’s reserve champion ribbon, showed the grand champion baby beef, while fellow veteran exhibitor and Forbes student Trai Fix, 17, showed the reserve champion market steer. Fix showed the 2012 grand champion steer.

Truax’s grand champion 1,295- pound steer named “Squirt” came from the Heavyweight No. 1 class and its breed is listed as Angus Maine Cross. Truax, who has been competing with livestock since she was just 8 years old, said that for the first time she had bred the steer she won with. Her steer has also collected ribbons on its way to being named fair grand champion. In January Squirt finished fifth out of 300 calves in the Virginia Club Calf Show and in April won the Bedford “Jackpot” competition for finishing calves.


year’s grand champion winner Trai Fix took second place this year showing her reserve grand champion steer, “Brutus.” Now a senior at Forbes Road, Trai has yet to decide if she will compete as an exhibitor at next year’s fair. year’s grand champion winner Trai Fix took second place this year showing her reserve grand champion steer, “Brutus.” Now a senior at Forbes Road, Trai has yet to decide if she will compete as an exhibitor at next year’s fair. Judge Kristina McAllister described Truax’s animal as a “complete steer.”

Truax has now won three reserve champion and two grand champion ribbons. She is the daughter of Lee and Suzette Truax of Hustontown and will be entering the 10th grade at Forbes Road High School.

Trai Fix, 17-year-old veteran competitor, took reserve champion honors with her 1,170-pound steer named “Brutus.” Her steer is listed as an Angus crossbreed and comes from the Middleweight No. 1 class.

Fix showed the grand champion steer “Batman” at last year’s fair and the reserve champion in 2011. She has competed as an exhibitor for nine years and hasn’t decided if she will compete in next year’s livestock events. Trai is a member of the Forbes Road FFA chapter and will be a senior this year. She is the daughter of Rodney and Kristi Fix of Waterfall.

Results from the show are as follows:
Lightweight No. 1
First - Jenna Richards; second - Mason Buterbaugh; third - Sasha Holmes.
Lightweight No. 2
First - Sidonna Hershey; second - Riley Black; third - Shaylynn Holmes.
Lightweight No. 3
First - Cheyenne Burger; second - Ryan Rourke.
Middleweight No. 1
First - Trai Fix; second - Justin Fogal; third - Hunter Buterbaugh.
Middlewight No. 2
First - Michael Fogal; second - Carly Swope; third - Tyler Mosemann.
Middleweight No. 3
First - Laramie Clark; second - Sierra Kohr; third - Zachary Henry.
Heavyweight No. 1 First - Brittany Truax; second - Landon Seiders; third - Samantha Henry; fourth - Kassidy Detwiler.

Heavyweight No. 2
First - Clayton Lynch; second - Adam Souders; third - Levi Truax.
Heavyweight No. 3
First - Holden Smith; second - David Seiders; third - Macey Ward.

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