Danica Lowrey of El Dorado Springs, Missouri is a member of the Union Hall 4-H Club. She is the daughter of Shannon and Miranda Lowrey.
Photo by Trish Boyles

Age: 13

Parents: Shannon and Miranda Lowrey

Hometown: El Dorado Springs, Mo.

4-H Club: Union Hall

Involvement with agriculture: Danica Lowrey is no stranger to the show ring. She started showing when she was 7 years old after Dan Lacy gave her a bottle calf.

“Then we went and watched some shows and I decided I wanted to try it,” Danica said.

Since then, Danica has been active in both 4-H and showing.

“I’m passionate about showing because it takes so much hard work and dedication, yet it is so fun because you learn so much and have life long friendships with people everywhere.” 

In addition to showing cattle, Danica enjoys showing pigs and being involved with 4-H and FFA. 

Hard work that pays off: In addition to the county and state fairs, Danica participates in Cattlemens’ Congress in Oklahoma City in January; Jackpots in Missouri in March and April; Missouri Junior Cattlemans’ and the North American Junior Red Angus Event in June; the Ozark Empire Fair in July; and the American Royal in October. 

She does not leave those events empty handed either. Danica has numerous awards including her most memorable Champion Red Angus Bred and Owned heifer last year at the Ozark Empire Fair. Others include winning the Supreme Junior Showman at the Missouri Junior Cattlemans’ Show; multiple divisions at the American Royal in both the junior and open shows over the years; the Missouri State Fair 4-H Show in 2019; and multiple county fair wins. 

What do you enjoy about showing?

“My favorite thing about showing is working everyday toward your goals and the friendships and memories,” Danica said. She added there can be some less-than-glamorous aspects of the sport. “My least favorite thing is breaking down after showing and getting all the paint and glue out of their hair.”


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