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Slideshow: Prairie Farmer has tallied the votes for this year’s Favorite Farm Dog Contest. Meet the top three farm dogs in Illinois and six honorable mentions!

Sierra Day

May 18, 2022

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This spring, Prairie Farmer editors gathered nominations for the Favorite Farm Dog Contest as readers sent in their best photos and short descriptions to enter their canine companions. Online and editorial votes have been tabulated, and the winners have been selected for this year’s contest.

Drumroll, please, for the 2022 winners and honorable mentions:

First Place. Bahia, a 5-year-old Australian cattle dog from Ashton, Ill.

Second Place. Miley, a 14-year-old Australian cattle dog from Salem, Ill.

Third Place. Bindi Sue, a 4-year-old Australian shepherd from Marietta, Ill.

Overcomer Award. Jake, an 8-year-old golden retriever from Nebo, Ill.

Best Bloodlines. Thelma, a 3-year-old border collie from Oregon, Ill.

Showstopper. Gideon, a 6-year-old Australian shepherd from Geneseo, Ill.

Best Ag Ambassador. Hank, a 4-year-old chocolate Labrador from Normal, Ill.

Biggest Heart. Diesel, a 4-year-old chocolate Labrador from Auburn, Ill.

Best Buds. Mack and Petey, 7-year-old and 2-year-old golden retrievers from Warren, Ill.

Check out the slideshow to learn more about this year’s winners and the infographic below.


About the Author(s)

Sierra Day

Field editor, Farm Progress

A 10th-generation agriculturist, Sierra Day grew up alongside the Angus cattle, corn and soybeans on her family’s operation in Cerro Gordo, Ill. Although she spent an equal amount in farm machinery as she did in the cattle barn as a child, Day developed a bigger passion for the cattle side of the things.

An active member of organizations such as 4-H, FFA and the National Junior Angus Association, she was able to show Angus cattle on the local, state and national levels while participating in contests and leadership opportunities that were presented through these programs.

As Day got older, she began to understand the importance of transitioning from a member to a mentor for other youth in the industry. Thus, her professional and career focus is centered around educating agriculture producers and youth to aid in prospering the agriculture industry.

In 2018, she received her associate degree from Lake Land College, where her time was spent as an active member in clubs such as Ag Transfer club and PAS. A December 2020 graduate of Kansas State University in Animal Sciences & Industry and Agricultural Communications & Journalism, Day was active in Block & Bridle and Agriculture Communicators of Tomorrow, while also serving as a communications student worker in the animal science department.

Day currently resides back home where she owns and operates Day Cattle Farm with her younger brother, Chayton. The duo strives to raise functional cattle that are show ring quality and a solid foundation for building anyone’s herd.

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