Top Dogs Vie for Blue Ribbons at Iowa State Fair

DES MOINES, IA (08/29/2017) (readMedia)-- Stock dogs and masters gathered in Des Moines to compete in the Stock Dog Trials August 16 at the 2017 Iowa State Fair.

Titles were awarded in both Sheep and Cattle Divisions. In each competition, handlers work with their dogs to maneuver a small herd of animals through a series of hurdles and gates. The winners are determined by the fastest negotiation of the course.

Complete results follow:


Open Cattle

1) Tim Naasz, Platte, S.D.

2) Jenia Livingston, Shannon City

3) Joel Hollatz, Exline

4) Mike Davis, Murray

5) Jerry Davis, Murray

6) Tom Damewood, Milan, Mo.

7) Debbie George, Puxico, Mo.

8) Bob Allen, Gower, Mo.

9) Richard Hall, Massena

10) Curtis Dukes, Kent

Ranch Cattle

1) Bob Allen, Gower, Mo.

2) Mary Bolton, Col.jct

3) Bob Allen, Gower, Mo.

4) Jeffrey Livingston, Shannon City

5) Jerry Davis, Murray

6) Christi McKenney, Rock Port, Mo.

7) Niyole Livingston, Shannon City

8) Niyole Livingston, Shannon City

9) Curtis Dukes, Kent

10) Bill Frederick, Jefferson


Open Sheep

1) Jerry Davis, Murray

2) Niyole Livingston, Shannon City

3) Jenia Livingston, Shannon City

4) Tim Naasz, Platte, S.D.

5) Bob Allen, Gower, Mo.

6) Curtis Dukes, Kent

7) Debbie George, Puxico, Mo.

8) Debbie George, Puxico, Mo.

9) John Holman, Clay Center, Neb.

10) Bob Allen, Gower, Mo.

Ranch Sheep

1) Bob Allen, Gower, Mo.

2) Barb Buchmayer, Purdin, Mo.

3) Jerry Davis, Murray

4) Niyole Livingston, Shannon City

5) Bob Allen, Gower, Mo.

6) Deborah Meier, Alden

7) Joyce Norris, Waltonville, Ill.

8) Niyole Livingston, Shannon City

9) Wayne Bamber, Alden

10) Mary Bolton, Col.jct


Frequently ranked as one of the top events in the country, the Iowa State Fair is the single largest event in the state of Iowa and one of the oldest and largest agricultural and industrial expositions in the country. Annually attracting more than a million people from all over the world, the Iowa State Fair located at East 30th and East University, just 10 minutes from downtown Des Moines is Iowa's greatest celebration with a salute to the best in agriculture, industry, entertainment and achievement. "Nothing Compares" to State Fair Thrills, August 10-20, 2017. For more information, visit