Schappacher, Webb win big at market dairy show


By Martin Graham - mgraham@recordherald.com



Michael Schappacher’s market dairy steer project was named the grand champion market dairy beef on Wednesday afternoon. Pictured (L to R): Fayette County Dairy Princess Alexis Gardner, 2021 Pike County Fair Queen Paige Davis, 2021 Ross County Fair Queen Allisen Jones, Fayette County Lamb and Wool Queen Abbie Brandt, 2019/2021 Junior Pork Ambassador Brad Sheppard, Schappacher, Fayette County Fair Queen Garren Walker, a relative of Schappacher and Fayette County Fair Queen Attendant Katrina Koski.

Michael Schappacher’s market dairy steer project was named the grand champion market dairy beef on Wednesday afternoon. Pictured (L to R): Fayette County Dairy Princess Alexis Gardner, 2021 Pike County Fair Queen Paige Davis, 2021 Ross County Fair Queen Allisen Jones, Fayette County Lamb and Wool Queen Abbie Brandt, 2019/2021 Junior Pork Ambassador Brad Sheppard, Schappacher, Fayette County Fair Queen Garren Walker, a relative of Schappacher and Fayette County Fair Queen Attendant Katrina Koski.


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Fayette County Fair Queen First Attendant Taylor Moore placed Overall Reserve Champion with her market dairy steer on Wednesday. Pictured (L to R): Fayette County Fair Queen Garren Walker, Moore and Fayette County Dairy Princess Alexis Gardner.


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Larson Cunningham placed third overall with his market dairy beef project. Pictured (L to R): Fayette County Dairy Princess Alexis Gardner, Jim Cunningham, Cunningham, Orland Cunningham and Fayette County Fair Queen Garren Walker.


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Kyle Bennett claimed fourth overall market dairy beef during the show Wednesday. Pictured (L to R): Fayette County Fair Queen Garren Walker, Bennett, Fayette County Dairy Princess Alexis Gardner and Fayette County Fair Queen First Attendant Taylor Moore.


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Michael Schappacher also claimed the fifth overall spot. Pictured (L to R): Schappacher, Liam Kunkle, Fayette County Fair Queen Garren Walker and Fayette County Dairy Princess Alexis Gardner.


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Matthew Webb claimed Overall Grand Champion Dairy Feeder on Wednesday. Pictured (L to R): Elizabeth Webb, Fayette County Dairy Princess Alexis Gardner, the judge for the event, and Webb.


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Haleigh Moore won reserve champion dairy feeder. Pictured (L to R): Moore and Jason Adams.


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D.J. Riley claimed third overall with his dairy feeder project. Pictured (L to R): Abby Riley, Fayette County Dairy Princess Alexis Gardner and Riley.


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Fourth overall dairy feeder was claimed by Mitchell Funderburg. Pictured (L to R): Maizy Funderburg and Funderburg.


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Matthew Webb also won fifth overall dairy feeder. Pictured (L to R): Elizabeth Webb, Fayette County Dairy Princess Alexis Gardner and Webb.


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The 2021 Fayette County Junior Fair Market Dairy Show was held on Wednesday with Matthew Webb and Michael Schappacher taking top honors.

The show began around 11 a.m. with the dairy feeder projects going first. Following a couple hours of competition, Webb was named the Grand Champion Overall Dairy Feeder for the third time in his 4-H career. Webb was also named the fifth overall with his other dairy feeder project.

“It feels pretty good to win since this was my last year,” Webb said following the show. “I have one more I could do, but dad isn’t going to take care of him while I am at college. I got reserve champion dairy goat yesterday and between those I think I have had a pretty good week. I want to thank my family, they help me feed them, take care of them and I want to thank the cows as well.”

The rest of the results from the dairy feeder champion drive: Reserve champion Haleigh Moore, third overall D.J. Riley, fourth overall Mitchell Funderburg and fifth overall Webb.

The next to show were the market dairy steer projects which ranged in weight from 1,200 pounds to over 1,700 pounds. Mirroring the feeder show, one exhibitor — Schappacher — took the top grand champion prize and also managed to claim fifth overall with his two projects.

“It is just extraordinary,” Schappacher said. “It shows that hard work and dedication really pays off. I want to thank my family for supporting me. We should be back next year for more competition.”

The rest of the results from the market dairy steer champion drive: Reserve champion Fayette County Fair Queen First Attendant Taylor Moore, third overall Larson Cunningham, fourth overall Kyle Bennett and fifth overall Schappacher.

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Michael Schappacher’s market dairy steer project was named the grand champion market dairy beef on Wednesday afternoon. Pictured (L to R): Fayette County Dairy Princess Alexis Gardner, 2021 Pike County Fair Queen Paige Davis, 2021 Ross County Fair Queen Allisen Jones, Fayette County Lamb and Wool Queen Abbie Brandt, 2019/2021 Junior Pork Ambassador Brad Sheppard, Schappacher, Fayette County Fair Queen Garren Walker, a relative of Schappacher and Fayette County Fair Queen Attendant Katrina Koski.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2021/07/web1_IMG_20210721_133906907.jpgMichael Schappacher’s market dairy steer project was named the grand champion market dairy beef on Wednesday afternoon. Pictured (L to R): Fayette County Dairy Princess Alexis Gardner, 2021 Pike County Fair Queen Paige Davis, 2021 Ross County Fair Queen Allisen Jones, Fayette County Lamb and Wool Queen Abbie Brandt, 2019/2021 Junior Pork Ambassador Brad Sheppard, Schappacher, Fayette County Fair Queen Garren Walker, a relative of Schappacher and Fayette County Fair Queen Attendant Katrina Koski. Martin Graham | Record-Herald photos

Fayette County Fair Queen First Attendant Taylor Moore placed Overall Reserve Champion with her market dairy steer on Wednesday. Pictured (L to R): Fayette County Fair Queen Garren Walker, Moore and Fayette County Dairy Princess Alexis Gardner.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2021/07/web1_IMG_20210721_134331808.jpgFayette County Fair Queen First Attendant Taylor Moore placed Overall Reserve Champion with her market dairy steer on Wednesday. Pictured (L to R): Fayette County Fair Queen Garren Walker, Moore and Fayette County Dairy Princess Alexis Gardner. Martin Graham | Record-Herald photos

Larson Cunningham placed third overall with his market dairy beef project. Pictured (L to R): Fayette County Dairy Princess Alexis Gardner, Jim Cunningham, Cunningham, Orland Cunningham and Fayette County Fair Queen Garren Walker.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2021/07/web1_IMG_20210721_134154487.jpgLarson Cunningham placed third overall with his market dairy beef project. Pictured (L to R): Fayette County Dairy Princess Alexis Gardner, Jim Cunningham, Cunningham, Orland Cunningham and Fayette County Fair Queen Garren Walker. Martin Graham | Record-Herald photos

Kyle Bennett claimed fourth overall market dairy beef during the show Wednesday. Pictured (L to R): Fayette County Fair Queen Garren Walker, Bennett, Fayette County Dairy Princess Alexis Gardner and Fayette County Fair Queen First Attendant Taylor Moore.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2021/07/web1_IMG_20210721_134534700.jpgKyle Bennett claimed fourth overall market dairy beef during the show Wednesday. Pictured (L to R): Fayette County Fair Queen Garren Walker, Bennett, Fayette County Dairy Princess Alexis Gardner and Fayette County Fair Queen First Attendant Taylor Moore. Martin Graham | Record-Herald photos

Michael Schappacher also claimed the fifth overall spot. Pictured (L to R): Schappacher, Liam Kunkle, Fayette County Fair Queen Garren Walker and Fayette County Dairy Princess Alexis Gardner.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2021/07/web1_IMG_20210721_134714096.jpgMichael Schappacher also claimed the fifth overall spot. Pictured (L to R): Schappacher, Liam Kunkle, Fayette County Fair Queen Garren Walker and Fayette County Dairy Princess Alexis Gardner. Martin Graham | Record-Herald photos

Matthew Webb claimed Overall Grand Champion Dairy Feeder on Wednesday. Pictured (L to R): Elizabeth Webb, Fayette County Dairy Princess Alexis Gardner, the judge for the event, and Webb.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2021/07/web1_IMG_20210721_125942345.jpgMatthew Webb claimed Overall Grand Champion Dairy Feeder on Wednesday. Pictured (L to R): Elizabeth Webb, Fayette County Dairy Princess Alexis Gardner, the judge for the event, and Webb. Martin Graham | Record-Herald photos

Haleigh Moore won reserve champion dairy feeder. Pictured (L to R): Moore and Jason Adams.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2021/07/web1_IMG_20210721_125837853.jpgHaleigh Moore won reserve champion dairy feeder. Pictured (L to R): Moore and Jason Adams. Martin Graham | Record-Herald photos

D.J. Riley claimed third overall with his dairy feeder project. Pictured (L to R): Abby Riley, Fayette County Dairy Princess Alexis Gardner and Riley.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2021/07/web1_IMG_20210721_125632971.jpgD.J. Riley claimed third overall with his dairy feeder project. Pictured (L to R): Abby Riley, Fayette County Dairy Princess Alexis Gardner and Riley. Martin Graham | Record-Herald photos

Fourth overall dairy feeder was claimed by Mitchell Funderburg. Pictured (L to R): Maizy Funderburg and Funderburg.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2021/07/web1_IMG_20210721_125424937.jpgFourth overall dairy feeder was claimed by Mitchell Funderburg. Pictured (L to R): Maizy Funderburg and Funderburg. Martin Graham | Record-Herald photos

Matthew Webb also won fifth overall dairy feeder. Pictured (L to R): Elizabeth Webb, Fayette County Dairy Princess Alexis Gardner and Webb.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2021/07/web1_IMG_20210721_130102373.jpgMatthew Webb also won fifth overall dairy feeder. Pictured (L to R): Elizabeth Webb, Fayette County Dairy Princess Alexis Gardner and Webb. Martin Graham | Record-Herald photos

By Martin Graham

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