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1st Aggieville Showdown brings cattle to the ’Ville

Slideshow: Organizers bring a cattle show to the Manhattan, Kan., streets of the downtown Aggieville Business District.

Exhibitors from Kansas, Nebraska and Colorado made the drive to Manhattan, Kan., April 17 for the first Aggieville Showdown.

The show began in the morning at the Riley County Fairgrounds, with the selection of the champions in the prospect market steer, breeding heifer, and showmanship classes. Then, the breed champions and their handlers loaded up and made the trip to Moro Street in Aggieville for the Grand Drive in the evening. Aggieville is a business district in Manhattan focused on restaurants, entertainment and shopping. It’s close to the Kansas State University campus. The festivities also included a fashion show featuring styles from vendors and sponsors, as well as music from recording artist Lucas Maddy.

Jake Wagner, Loveland, Colo., evaluated the market steers, and Ashley Judge, also of Loveland, evaluated the breeding heifers.


Here are the winners in the top three Aggieville Showdown categories:

• Market steers. The Champion Simmental Market Steer shown by Dax Seibert, Pawnee County, Kan., was the Grand Champion Market Steer overall. Kiera Bremer, Nance County, Neb., led her Champion Crossbred Market Steer to Reserve Grand Champion Market Steer honors.

• Breeding heifers. The Grand Champion Breeding Heifer was Jackie Sleichter’s Champion Chianina. Sleichter hails from Dickinson County, Kan. Reserve Grand Champion honors went to Carly Kolterman’s Champion Limousin. Kolterman is from Seward County, Neb.

• Showmanship. Madison Loschke, Ford County, Kan., was named Premier Showman.

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