4-H Showmen Showing Does at the State Fair

— Written By and last updated by Leeann Crump
2014 NC State Fair Reserve Champion Doe Showman, Madelyn Chappell is pictured here in the middle with the judge on the left and the goat breeder, John McInnis on the right.

2014 NC State Fair Reserve Champion Doe Showman, Madelyn Chappell is pictured here in the middle with the judge on the left and the goat breeder, John McInnis on the right.

A previous article reported how well our Richmond County youth exhibited in the Junior Wether Meat Goat Show at the NC State Fair. The youth did just as well in the Junior Doe Goat Show, and the Junior Doe Showmanship Show.

Eight Richmond County youth displayed their commercial breeding does. They have been working with their animals since June and the animals returned after the State Fair to the farm to be bred. Youth competing in the Junior Meat Goat Doe Show included Coleman Berry, Jordan Carroll, Madelyn Chappell, Savannah Chappell, Abigail Hamilton, Brianna Hamilton, Savannah Shepard, and Payton Smith.

Those who placed in the top 5 of their class include: Savannah Chappell 3rd in class 3, Payton Smith 3rd in class 5, Madelyn Chappell 3rd in class 7, and Coleman Berry 4th in class 8. Savannah Shepard, Coleman Berry, Abigail Hamilton, Jordan Carroll, and Payton Smith received showmanship pins and were selected to return to the ring for the championship drive in the meat goat doe showmanship class. Madelyn Chappell not only won a showmanship pin, but also won reserve champion in her showmanship division.

Congratulations to all of these young people and special thanks to all of the parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and community members who traveled to the fair to support these youth as they strive “To Make The Best Better” in Richmond County!