Piedmont Area Jr. Livestock show

Published 1:18 pm Thursday, May 17, 2018

Buckingham and Cumberland County 4-H partnered together over the last year to encourage participation in the 4-H Livestock Club. Combined, the clubs have 21 members: Sarah Bryant, Landon Cobb, Nina Davis, Andrew Dorrier, Jordan Dorrier, Charlotte Espinoza, Christopher Espinoza, Lottie Mae Hazlegrove, Courtney Madison, Charlie Mick, Matthew Mick, Michelle Mick, Morgan Morris, Mattie Moss, Grace Moss, Katie Page, Elaina Page, Collin Snoddy, Noah Tubbs, Tanner Wise and Kelly Womack. The Club is led by adult volunteers, Kelly Snoddy, David Wise and Diane McLain, and Virginia Cooperative Extension Agents, Jennifer Ligon, Ruth Wallace, Amber Anderson and Linda Eanes.

Members of the combined clubs attended the Piedmont Area Jr. Livestock Show at the Southside Livestock Market in Blackstone for the culmination of their 4-H livestock project on April 28. Club members Dorrier, Charlotte, Christopher, Hazlegrove, Madison, Moss, Tubbs and Wise showed market lambs, ewe lambs, market hogs, a commercial heifer, registered heifers, a market steer, doe goats and market goats.

Members that were awarded above their individual class placings were, Charlotte, with the Grand Champion Market Hog; Christopher with the Reserve Grand Champion Market Hog and Reserve Champion Market Lamb Pairs; Hazlegrove first Place Novice Beef Showmanship and Reserve Champion Market Steer; Moss with Reserve Champion Registered Heifer; Madison with first Place Senior Goat Showmanship, Grand Champion Market Goat, Reserve Champion Market Doe, first Place Senior Lamb Showmanship and Grand Champion Ewe and Wise with Grand Champion Market Lamb Pairs.

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The Buckingham and Cumberland 4-H Livestock Clubs were sponsored by individuals and businesses.

New club members are always welcome. Contact the Buckingham Extension Office at (434) 969-4261 or the Cumberland Extension office at (804) 492-4390, if you are interested. The club is taking a summer break now but will begin again in the fall. Youth must be 9 years of age to show an animal but may join the club earlier to participate in the educational activities.