Abigail Tipton: Junior Herdsman of the Year

Abigail (Abby) Tipton is the daughter of George & Kristi Tipton of Greenback, TN. She runs a small cow/calf operation of registered Limousin/Lim-Flex. Tipton’s passion for cattle started when she joined 4-H in 6th grade and started showing, learning feeds, and judging livestock that led her to judging her own and wanting more.

A year later Abby became a certified Al technician at the age of 13, not only to breed her own cattle, but for others as well. With each year Abby’s genetics were improving then she bought ETGC Candy Apple my JR year of high school with her winnings (eastern regional/ Nationals and NAILE) and wanted to flush and embryos.

Tipton had several good heifers in the past but continues to advance their phenotypes and genotypes each calving season. She has finally proven to herself that with dedication, hard work, and learning through all the years can pay off. The 2021 National Junior Limousin Show and Congress was Abby’s last year and she left with a legacy as she won supreme grand champion bred and owned with AlTN Angry Orchard ET, daughter of Candy Apple, and received the Dick O’Brien Junior Herdsman of the year Award.

Abby will continue her journey raising show heifers for future showmen. With her knowledge gained throughout the time she has been showing cattle as a junior member and 4-H, she has tried to pass what she was taught down to the younger generations and help anyone that needs it.

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