Young exhibitors shine at Purdy Livestock Show

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
During the Purdy Livestock Show, part of the sixth annual Purdy Festival on Saturday, Easton Smith exhibited a four-day-old Nigerian dwarf goat named Cookie. Easton flashed his showman’s smile at his mom, Olivia Smith, while waiting to enter the ring. Murray Bishoff/Cassville Democrat

During the Purdy Livestock Show, part of the sixth annual Purdy Festival on Saturday, Easton Smith exhibited a four-day-old Nigerian dwarf goat named Cookie.

Exhibitors came from a wide area to show animals at the Purdy Livestock Show on Saturday. Brittany Gillig of Springfield brushed a Simmental as she mentored Dakota Heidt of Ozark on how to exhibit in a beef cattle show. Murray Bishoff/Cassville Democrat
Weston Ray, 3, son of James and Tina Ray of Purdy, squirted water on this Berkshire barrow shown earlier in the day at the Purdy Livestock Show. Weston won reserve champion honors for the pig he exhibited in the swine competition. Murray Bishoff/Cassville Democrat
Braden Stewart of Wheaton, center, won grand champion for dairy goats with his LaMancha in the goat show at the Purdy Livestock Show on Saturday. Stewart shook hands with judge Corey Pell, who came to judge the event from Choteau, Okla. Murray Bishoff/Cassville Democrat
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