2015 4-H Livestock Show and Sale

— Written By Erin Massie

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The 57th annual 4-H Livestock Show and Sale was held on Wednesday, May 6th at the Plymouth Livestock Barn.

Beaufort County youth participating in the hog market and showmanship classes included Brody Van Staalduinen, Shane Biggs, Blaine Griekspoor and Madison Tankard. Hunter Williams served as a senior showman in the lamb market and showmanship class. Youth who participated in the goat market and showmanship classes included: Brice Sosebee, Garrett Hudson, Tucker Massie, Annabelle Howdy, Mason Lee, Chyna Harvey, Tyler Sosebee, Monique Brown, Lexi Ziff, Isaiah Boyd, Caroline Boyd, Chloe Gurganus and Sara Spencer. Chloe Gurganus received the honor of Junior Grand Champion Showman in the goat class.

Four-Hers also participated in the lawn mower and tractor driving competitions. Mason Lee received first place in the lawn mower driving competition in the 9-11 age category, with Annabelle Howdy receiving second place.

All youth participating in the livestock show and sale are encouraged to vote on a female and male “Go-Getter” for youth who have worked extra hard with their animals during their livestock project and on the day of the show. Annabelle Howdy and Mason Lee were awarded the “Go-Getter” awards.

Local businesses come out every year to support our youth in the annual sale in the evening. Local businesses bid on the youths’ animals during the auction. Beaufort County buyers this year included: Beaufort County Farm Bureau, Foxfire Farms, Gerard Seed Company, Rhodes Electric, JCT LLC, Griekspoor Construction, Thomas Biggs Trucking, Wade Biggs Logging, Southern States, 3B Farms, Double H Farms, David Elliot DDS, Flatlands Insurance Group, Tim Gurganus Construction, Coastal Carolina Cotton Gin, Tideland EMC. Beaufort County Young Farmers and Ranchers, Douglas Farms, Country Kitchen, Raised In a Barn Farm, Shavender Trucking, Ziff Trucking, Coastal Plains Insurance, First South Bank, Chocowinity Veterinary Hospital, Mitchell Tractor and Coastal Agro Business.

The event is sponsored by the Cooperative Extension Services of Beaufort and Washington Counties. Over eighty youth participated by showing lambs, goats, hogs, steers, or driving a tractor or lawn mower. For more information about the Annual 4-H Livestock Show and Sale, you can contact Erin Massie, Beaufort County 4-H Agent at the Beaufort County Cooperative Extension Office.