McDowell 4-H Livestock Judging Team Crowned State Champions at the North Carolina State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest.
The McDowell 4-H Livestock Judging Team recently competed in the North Carolina State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest. Teams from all across the state competed in the two day event held on the campus of North Carolina State University. At the awards banquet the McDowell County junior team was crowned State Champions and Hannah Ellis was the State Champion Individual, winning high point honors in the junior division. The junior team was first place in judging swine, meat goats, oral reasons, and first overall. The team consists of Hannah Ellis, Molly Anderson, Colton Cox, Haylee Laws, John Eric Francis, and Jay English.
Hannah Ellis – 1st Place Overall, 1st Place Meat Goats, 1st Place Swine, 1st Place Oral Reasons, 6th Place Sheep, and 12th Beef Cattle
John Eric Francis – 8th Sheep
Molly Anderson –12th Overall, 4th Beef Cattle, 10th Meat Goats, 11th Swine, and12th Oral reasons
Colton Cox – 14th Overall, 5th Swine, and 5th Oral reasons
These youth practiced countless hours in preparation for the contest in an effort to achieve their goal of being State Champions. They will compete again in October at the NC State Fair Contest. The team is always looking for new members, if you interested in learning about livestock, and are age 9-19; call the North Carolina Cooperative Extension – McDowell Center at 652-8104 for details.