The Belt Buckle Classic Steer and Heifer Show, hosted by the Crenshaw County Junior Cattlemen’s Association, was held in Luverne January 23, 2016. David Daniel, an Alabama native currently residing in Georgia, served as judge. Seventy-three youth from Alabama, Georgia and north Florida registered 115 animals for the show.
Champion Senior – Grace Gullatt (Lee Co.)
Reserve Senior – Cassidy Catrett (Crenshaw Co.)
Champion Intermediate – Nathan Gullatt (Lee Co.)
Reserve Intermediate – Jewel Thompson (Lee Co.)
Champion Junior – Kayla Damlier (Washington Co., Florida)
Reserve Junior – Mary Hannah Gullatt (Lee Co.)
All Other Breeds Champion – Kayla Damlier (Washington Co., Florida), Charolais
Reserve All Other Breeds – Nathan Gullatt (Lee Co.), Angus
Brangus Champion and Reserve – Trevor Haney (Montgomery Co.)
Chi Champion – Jewel Thompson (Lee Co.)
Reserve Chi – Abbi Bedgood (Mobile Co.)
Hereford Champion – Grace Gullatt (Lee Co.)
Reserve Hereford – Mary Hannah Gullatt (Lee Co.)
Champion Maine – Lakin Whatley (Montgomery Co.)\
Reserve Maine – Adam Heflin (Chilton Co.)
Shorthorn Plus Champion – Lakin Whatley (Montgomery Co.)
Reserve Shorthorn Plus – Cameron Catrett (Crenshaw Co.)
Shorthorn Champion – Sarah Parker (Chambers Co.)
Reserve Shorthorn – Jewel Thompson (Lee Co.)
Champion Simmental – Sarah Parker (Chambers Co.)
Reserve Simmental – Aniston Bolding (Chilton Co.)
Commercial Champion – Harmon Butler (Dale Co.)
Reserve Commercial – Adam Heflin (Chilton Co.)
Overall Supreme Heifer – Grace Gullatt, Hereford
Reserve – Sarah Parker, Shorthorn
Third Overall – Lakin Whatley, Shorthorn Plus
Fourth Overall – Harmon Butler, Commercial
Fifth Overall – Kayla Damlier, Charolais
Winners included Madison Caylor (Mobile Co.), Aniston Bolding (Chilton Co.), Caden Dean (Coffee Co.), Gabby Stagner (Mobile Co.) and Harmon Butler (Dale Co.).
Grand Champion Steer – Harmon Butler
Reserve – Gabby Stagner
Third Overall – Wilton Pittman (Jackson Co., Florida)
Fourth Overall – Dellon Barber (Jackson Co., Florida)
Fifth Overall – Aniston Bolding
Alabama Farmers Cooperative was a major sponsor for the Belt Buckle Classic in addition to these loyal supporters of county youth: Luverne Cooperative Services Inc., First Citizens Bank, First South Farm Credit, Crenshaw County Farmers Federation, Brantley Bank and Trust, Compton Farms, First National Bank of Dozier, J. Bryce Smith Oil Co., Donald Hillburn and the Crenshaw County Cattlemen’s Association.
Daniel concluded the day by evaluating Crenshaw County animals and named Cameron Catrett’s Lim-Flex as the County Champion Heifer. Cassidy Catrett’s steer was selected as the County Champion Steer. Additionally, the girls shared Bred and Owned as well as County Bred honors with their remaining animals.
Perry Catrett, manager of Luverne Cooperative Service, Inc., serves as advisor for the Crenshaw County Junior Cattlemen’s Association. Any Crenshaw County youth interested in being involved can call 334-527-3533 for more information.