2018 4-H Livestock Show and Sale

— Written By and last updated by Erin Massie

Livestock show participants

82 kids were signed up to participate in this years Beaufort County 4-H livestock show. The show was held at Raised in a Barn Farm in Chocowinity on April 10.

The 4-club members spent three months feeding and preparing their animals for the show. These animals included goats, lambs, hogs and steers. They were also responsible for clipping their animals and getting them show ready.

The 2018 Livestock show Winners:


Grand Champion Showman and Reserve Champion Market: Lexi Ziff

Reserve Champion Showman and Grand Champion Market: Blaine Griekspoor


Overall Top Showman: Brody Fox

Grand Champion Senior Showman: Jayna Van Staalduinen

Reserve Champion Senior Showman: Deaja Parker

Grand Champion Junior Showman: Brody Fox

Reserve Champion Junior Showman: Garrett Hudson

Grand Champion Market Hog: Blaine Griekspoor

Reserve Champion Market Hog: Garrett Hudson


Overall Top Showman: Kennedy Arnold

Grand Champion Senior Showman: RJ Langley

Reserve Champion Senior Showman: Tyler Sosebee

Grand Champion Junior Showman: Kennedy Arnold

Reserve Champion Junior Showman: Casey Rose

Grand Champion Market Lamb: Ella Peterik

Reserve Champion Market Lamb: Claire Holmes


Overall Top Showman: Annabelle Howdy

Grand Champion Senior Showman: Chloe Gurganus

Reserve Champion Senior Showman: Shelby Mayo

Grand Champion Junior Showman: Annabelle Howdy

Reserve Champion: Junior Showman: Elizabeth Peluso

Grand Champion Market Goat: Emery Linton

Reserve Champion Market Goat: Landon Moore

All youth participating in the livestock show and sale are encouraged to vote for two people who they believe are “Go-Getters.” This is for youth who have worked extra hard with their animals during their livestock project and on the day of the show.

2018 Beaufort County 4-H Livestock Show Go-Getter Awards:

Savannah Phelps and Annabelle Howdy

Livestock show participants

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, Beaufort County Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers, Crop Production Services, Pete Ziff Trucking, Griekspoor Construction, Gary Respess, Hog Slat Inc, Unisouth Genetics Inc, Riverside Grain Co., Gerda Rhodes, Smithfield Foods, JCT LLC, Coastal Carolina Cotton Gin, B&B Farms of Pungo, Roanoke Farm Supply, Mac Gibbs,  Glenn’s MHR Inc, IBX Builders, St. Clair’s Trucking, Tideland EMC, Eric and Leanna Holmes, Coastal Agro Business, Tim Gurganus Construction, Awesome Outdoors, New Bern Farm and Garden, Grissom Farms, Coastal Car Connection, and Arnold Farms.

Livestock show participants