4-H Livestock Judging and Skillathon Teams Win at NC State Fair
The Forsyth/Stokes 4-H Livestock Team competed in the NC State Fair competition in Raleigh, October 28-29, 2017. Youth competed in the livestock judging competition on Saturday where they evaluated and placed twelve classes made up of four animals in each class of sheep, beef cattle, meat goats, and sheep. The juniors (youth 13 and under) then gave two sets of “oral reasons” and the seniors (youth ages 14-18) gave four sets, defending their placings on specific classes. On Sunday, the youth returned to compete in the Skillathon competition, which included Livestock Quality Assurance, Livestock Equipment, Breed, Meat Identification and Meat Evaluation.
The trip was sponsored by Forsyth County Farm Bureau, and Alpha Graphics. We are extremely grateful for their support.
The NC State Fair Livestock Contests were sponsored by the NC Cattlemen’s Association, the NC State Fair, Show-Rite Feeds and Animals R Us of Flat Rock.
For additional information about 4-H, and/or 4-H Livestock Competitions please contact the Forsyth County Cooperative Extension Center at 336-703-2855 or visit http://forsyth.cc/CES/4-H. We are currently seeking new team members ages 9-18. NOW is the time to join so contact us soon.