Extension@YourService: Final Placings for Richmond Goat Show
NEWS RELEASE TO DAILY JOURNAL:
September 14, 2015 ~
If you were not at the Richmond County 4-H Livestock Show on Saturday you missed quite the event. Over 30 youth from Anson, Bladen, Hoke, Guilford, Moore, Johnston, Orange, Randolph, Richmond, Stanly and Union counties showed close to 100 Boer goats. The show is one of the largest county goat shows in the state, drawing a crowd larger than 200 spectators from across the region.
Rachel Murphy, Johnston County, was awarded the Senior Showmanship award, while Paison Cain, Randolph County, was the Intermediate 11-13 Showmanship winner and Ava Berry, Richmond County, won the Junior 9-10 Showmanship division.
Jordan Carroll, Richmond County, was awarded the Senior Showmanship 2nd place award, while Abby Hamilton, Richmond County, was the Intermediate 11-13 Showmanship 2nd place winner and Payton Smith, Richmond County, won 3rd place. Savannah Shepard was awarded the Junior 9-10 2nd place in the Showmanship Division.
Cloverbud participants were Garrett Hamilton and Tobey Lunceford from Richmond County, Alby Pulaski and Laura Jessup from Randolph County, and Onalise Jonas and Natalee Jonas from Hoke County.
The Showmanship classes are designed to gauge the 4-H’ers knowledge, skill with the animal, and hard work. 4-H’ers were asked questions about their animals and how they are cared for while presenting the animal to the best of their ability for the judge.
Rachel Murphy from Johnston County showed the Grand Champion Doe and Emily Schaffer from Union County 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. The Grand Champion Market Wether was shown by Rachel Murphy from Johnston County and Jordan Carroll from Richmond County showed the Reserve Champion Market Wether.
We would like to thank Donnie Richardson and Ricky Dewitt from Richmond County Farm Bureau for passing out awards and the American Legion for providing lunch. We would also like to thank our Richmond County 4-H Meat Goat Show Sponsors who made the show possible: Richmond County Farm Bureau, Inc., Richmond County United Way, N.C. Cooperative Extension, Pee Dee Electric, E.E. Vuncannon, Inc., Carolina Farm Credit, Jack & Mary Webb, Dale & Melanie DeWitt, King’s Septic Tank Pumping & Port-A-John, Steve and Shelia Webb, The Berry Patch, Rex’s Floor Covering, Carol Woodward, Long’s Pool Center, and Cooley Veterinary Hospital.
For more information about 4-H Livestock, please contact Tiffanee Conrad, Livestock Extension Agent at 997-8255, or visit the Richmond County 4-H Facebook page at www.facebook.com/richmondcounty4h.