29TH ANNUAL 4-H/FFA JR. LIVESTOCK SHOW AND SALE TO BE HELD
Posted: August 7, 2012
Adams County 4-H and FFA youth have been diligently preparing their livestock for the shows since spring. The 4-H/FFA livestock projects function as a way to teach youth the fundamentals of becoming a reputable livestock producer. Aside from gaining this fundamental knowledge, youth develop skills emphasizing leadership, citizenship, communication skills, and livestock industry principles. Just as a small business, each 4-H or FFA member is responsible for the daily care, health, feed, management, and record keeping for his or her animal.
Show schedules are as follows:
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 5:30 p.m. 4-H/FFA Market Sheep Judging
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 7:00 p.m. 4-H/FFA Market Swine Judging
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 5:30 p.m. 4-H/FFA Market Goat Judging
Thursday, August 23, 2012 4:15 p.m. 4-H/FFA Dairy Beef Judging
Thursday, August 23, 2012 5:00 p.m. 4-H/FFA Steer Judging
Animals will be judged on desirable market characteristics. Each member is judged on their showmanship and fitting skill which include: combing, cleaning the animal, and clipping,
All market animals will be sold during the Livestock Sale on Saturday, August 25. The sale will begin promptly at 4:00 p.m. with animals sold in the following order: steers, dairy beef, goats, lambs, and hogs.
Everyone is welcome to attend the shows and sale, no livestock background required! The 4-H/FFA members ask for your support of the Adams County youth livestock program. Fill your freezer for winter by purchasing pork, lamb, or goat in support of the members. Livestock buyers will receive recognition in the Hanover Evening Sun, The Gettysburg Times, and The Lancaster Farming.
For information, please contact the Penn State Extension of Adams County at 717-334-6271, Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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