4-H Youth Goat Show
On Tuesday, August 13, Burke County Cooperative Extension and Burke County 4-H hosted the 4-H and Youth Goat Show at the Drexel Community Fair. Several youth participated by showing off their 4-H project goats in a variety of classes including showmanship classes, doe classes, and market wethers. This year Mr. Ted Clayton served as the judge for the event
4-H Livestock projects, like these shows, teach youth about animal science, leadership, responsibility, public speaking, marketability, and about local agricultural economics. It is the intention of Burke County Cooperative Extension and the Drexel Community Fair to create an opportunity for youth to exhibit their goat and beef project animals and to offer the community a look at those industries.
This year our Grand Champion honors in the 4-H Show went to Justin Hollingsworth showing his goat Avery. Taking home the honor of Reserve Grand Champion in the 4-H Show was Jamie Berry showing Oreo. The Grand Champion in the Open Show was Jackie shown by Mason Settle. And our Reserve Grand Champion in the Open Show went to Brittany Clay showing her goat Jersey. The Grand and Reserve Champions received trophies given by Burke County Farm Bureau. Mr. Roland Beck presented the awards on behalf of Burke County Farm Bureau.
Our youth livestock shows would not be possible without our sponsors. Burke County 4-H and North Carolina Cooperative Extension would like to thank the Drexel Community Fair, Burke County Farm Bureau, Morganton Feed and Seed, Morrison’s Body Shop and the Burke County Cattlemen’s Association. Thank you also to all of the participants in the show and the volunteers who gave of their time to make the show a success.
If you would like to learn more about the 4-H Livestock Program, please contact John Davis, 4-H Agent with Burke County Cooperative Extension at (828) 439-4460