4-H Livestock Projects Grows Leaders

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4-H Youth Lamb Show

Youth Preparing for a 4-H Youth Lamb Show

It has been proven by several studies over the years that 4-H and the hands-on experiences provided in the activities develop leaders. Livestock Shows and Judging is a big part of the Livestock Project experience. A lot of people I talk with thinks it is about the animal and that it requires an expensive animal to be a part of the experience but this is not the situation. While you can win shows with an animal the youth are judged on their ability to handle an animal in Showmanship classes. Also being on a livestock judging team does not require youth to have an animal to compete in judging contests. Cherokee County has a Bunnies, Bovines, and Birds club that meets the third Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Cherokee County Fairgrounds, Folk Center Cir, Murphy, NC 28906. Preston Mashburn is the 4-H Leader. If you would like to learn more about Livestock programs come to the next meeting on Monday, September 16, at 6:30 p.m. We are also looking for more adult leaders to assist.