Kylee Sigmon 4th at National Classic

Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Kylee Sigmon and her heifer Ruby in April at the Arkansas Simmental Field Day. Photo courtesy of Lisa Sigmon

BERRYVILLE -- When it comes to showing and knowing cattle, Berryville's Kylee Sigmon rates on a national scale.

Kylee placed fourth overall in the Junior Division of the American Junior Simmental Association (AJSA) 29th Annual National Classic June 27 through July 3 in Columbus, Ind.

The 242 Simmental enthusiasts, age 9-21, traveled from 24 states to exhibit a total of 315 head of cattle during the National event.

Kylee, going into the seventh grade at Berryville, did well in the educational contests, receiving 6th in the Cattleman's Quiz, 4th in Public Speaking, 4th in the Sales Talk contest, 3rd in cattle judging, 19th in the Showmanship competition, and 4th place overall in the Junior Division.

"It was her fourth year showing," her father, Mike Sigmon said. "She showed two heifers up there and will show three, a heifer, steer and bull, at the County Fair and at district. We're pretty proud of her."

The family has a 300 acre farm and runs 20 head of registered Simmental cattle. Mike, a native, grew up on a diary farm, and his wife, Lisa, showed cattle when she was growing up.

The AJSA strives to enhance youth potential for life success by instilling a comprehensive understanding of the beef industry while developing leadership, networking, and communication skills.

To view the complete results or for those who are interested in learning more, visit www.juniorsimmental.org.

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  • Congratualations Kylee! I always knew you were awesome--from your 2nd grade teacher!

    -- Posted by lallen on Thu, Jul 23, 2009, at 10:40 AM
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