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Kessler Jerseys Top 2017 KY Proud Youth Livestock Winners

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Jera Kessler, Kyla Kessler and Keaton Kessler received a total of 13 awards for their participation in the KY Proud Program. This program began in 2004 with 5 species of livestock - sheep, beef, swine, dairy and goats.


The program tracks points earned at all KY Department of Agriculture shows and the KY State Fair Youth shows for the year. Points are given to any animal that stands in the top 10 in their class with extra points given for champions.

The KY Proud Points Program covers around 4, 000 entries of livestock and 1,000 exhibitors and points are tracked for showmanship, judging contests and skillathons for end of the year awards.

Awards earned by the Kessler family of Adair County:
  • KY Proud Scholarships - Kyla Kessler and Jera Kessler

  • Overall Exhibitors - Dairy (Top 10)- 4th Jera Kessler, 5th Keaton Kessler

  • Dairy Showmanship (All Species) - 5th Jera Kessler, 3rd Keaton Kessler

  • Dairy Cows (Top 10) - 4th Keaton Kessler, 3rd Jera Kessler

  • KY Dairy Cow (Top 5) - 4th Keaton Kessler, 3rd Jera Kessler

  • Dairy Heifers (Top 10) - 9th Jera Kessler

  • Top KY Dairy Heifer (Top 5) - 5th Jera Kessler

  • Kentucky Proud Breeders (All Species, Top 3) - 1st Kessler Jerseys
The Kentucky Proud Program is sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and Ryan F. Quarles, Commissioner. Keith Rogers from the Office of the Commissioner in his speech at the banquet stated, "The youth is the best part of what we raise in Kentucky. The world is run by the people that show up. You are the youth and the people who show up. KY Proud! Make the best better."


This story was posted on 2017-09-29 19:34:54
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Kessler Jerseys take 1st Place in KY Breeders all Species



2017-09-29 - Burley Fields Livestock Center, Horse Cave, KY - Photo by Arlinda Kessler.
KY Proud Banquet. In the photo is 2017 Kentucky Proud Youth Livestock Points Winners - In front are Kyla Kessler, Keaton Kessler and Jera Kessler. Standing are: Kevin Kessler and Edward Kessler. Kessler Jerseys won the 1st Place in Kentucky Breeders All Species awards for the second year in a row at the KY Youth Livestock Points Banquet at Burley Fields Livestock Center in Horse Cave, KY on Saturday, September 23, 2017. - Linda Kessler

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