Richmond Goat Show Results!
The annual 4-H Farm Credit Showmanship Circuit is well underway. This year’s circuit consists of Anson, Brunswick, Chatham, Cumberland, Guilford, Hoke, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Randolph, Richmond, Robeson, Stanly, Stokes, and Union counties. The Richmond County 4-H Livestock Show attracted youth from 7 of the circuit counties, including Anson, Guilford, Hoke, Moore, Randolph, Richmond, and Stanly. A total of 43 4-H’ers brought more than 80 Boer goats to DeWitt Farms in Ellerbe, NC.
The Richmond County 4-H Livestock Club really showed their stuff on Saturday by competing strongly in every event. Richmond County 4-H’ers took home several of the major awards of the show. The club members competing in the 4-H Farm Credit Showmanship Circuit were: Coleman Berry, Jordan Carroll, Madelyn Chappell, Savannah Chappell, Taylor Chappell, Abigail Hamilton, Brianna Hamilton, Garrett Hamilton, Tobey Lunceford, Eli Maske, Sarah Maske, DeLani Reep, Savannah Shepard, Payton Smith, and Faith Thompson. Everyone in the club did a fantastic job and is looking forward to the rest of the show season.
Jordan Carroll was 1st in the Senior 14-18 Showmanship Class while Madelyn Chappell was 3rd and Brianna Hamilton placed 5th. Savannah Chappell placed 2nd in the Intermediate 11-13 Showmanship Class while Coleman Berry came in 3rd and Taylor Chappell placed 5th. In the Junior 9-10 Showmanship Class, Eli Maske placed 5th. The Showmanship classes are designed to gauge the 4-H’ers knowledge, skill with the animal, and hard work. 4-H’ers can be asked questions about their animals and how they are cared for while presenting the animal to the best of their ability for the judge.
Madelyn Chappell, showing for Savannah Shepard, won Grand Champion Doe and Jordan Carroll showed the Reserve Champion Doe. Does are females who will be bred and will continue production on the farm. Does are judged on their frame and structure based on how they would carry the extra weight of being pregnant and the stress of milking. Wethers, castrated male goats, are judged on the total marketability of the animal. Coleman Berry showed the Champion Market Wether.
We would like to thank our Richmond County 4-H Livestock Show Sponsors who made the show possible: Richmond County Farm Bureau, Inc., United Way of Richmond County, Jack & Mary Webb, Steve & Shelia Webb, Dale & Melanie DeWitt, King’s Septic Tank Pumping & Port-A-John, Pee Dee Electric, John & Velma McInnis, Moss Bros. Tires & Service, Carolina Farm Credit, Fidelity Bank, Wal-mart of Rockingham, Glenda & Clifton Stutts, Jr., The Berry Patch, Carol Woodward, Hudson Paving, Rex’s Floor Covering, A special thank you to Donnie Richardson, Rickie DeWitt, and Rusty Williamson of Richmond County Farm Bureau for awarding plaques and ribbons.
For more information about 4-H Livestock, please contact Laura Grier, 4-H Extension Agent, or Tiffanee Conrad, Livestock Extension Agent at 997-8255 or visit our Facebook page www.facebook.com/richmondcounty4h.