The Forsyth/Stokes 4-H Livestock Team competed in the NC State Fair competition in Raleigh, October 29-30, 2016. Youth competed in the livestock judging competition on Saturday where they evaluated and placed twelve classes made up of four animals in each class of sheep, beef cattle, meat goats, and sheep. The juniors (youth 13 and under) then gave two sets of “oral reasons” and the seniors (youth ages 14-18) gave four sets, defending their placings on specific classes. On Sunday, the youth returned to compete in the Skillathon competition, which included Livestock Quality Assurance, Livestock Equipment, Breed, Meat Identification and Meat Evaluation.
The team is sponsored by Forsyth and Stokes County Farm Bureau, Stokes County United Fund and Alpha Graphics. We are extremely grateful for their support.
The NC State Fair Livestock Contests were sponsored by the NC Cattlemen's Association, the NC State Fair, Show-Rite Feeds and Animals R Us.
For additional information about 4-H, and/or 4-H Livestock Competitions please contact the Forsyth County Cooperative Extension Center at 336-703-2855 or visit http://forsyth.cc/CES/4-H or the Stokes County Cooperative Extension Center at 336-593-8179 or visit https://stokes.ces.ncsu.edu.