4-H, FFA livestock show, sale raise money for young farmers

Published 4:33 pm Thursday, August 31, 2017

The 4-H Youth Livestock Show and Sale raised thousands of dollars Tuesday night to help young farmers learn how to raise and market animals.

The event allows students to show and auction off animals they raised over the past year. The money raised through the sale of the animals helps to fund the educational program through 4-H and FFA, and helps cover costs associated with raising the student’s animal or raising a new one next year.

The show was smaller this year than it has been in the past, with only two hogs and four lambs taking part in the program.

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Winston Jones raised the champion hog, weighing in at 225 pounds. Reserve champion was his sister, Avery Jones, whose hog weighed 230 pounds.

Kullan McIntosh raised a 134 pound lamb that was named champion in its class. The reserve champion lamb was raised by Jayde Cantrell and weighed 142 pounds.

Also sold was a lamb raised by Charlie castle weighing 132 pounds and a lamb raised by Heidi Castle weighing 106 pounds.

Four country hams were also auctioned during the event. The senior champion ham was cured by Nathan Taylor. Reserve senior champion was Macy Crump.

Junior champion was prepared by Heidi Castle, with reserve junior champion by Emmie Comer.