BURLINGTON, Vt. — Four Vermont 4-H dairy members recently competed in the Virtual 4-H Contests Invitational, hosted by Utah State University Extension.
The national event, held online in January, included several dairy, livestock and horse competitions, attracting competitors from 25 states. The Vermont 4-H’ers took part in the dairy judging contest in which they judged six classes and provided oral reasons for three.
Team rankings were determined by combining the individual scores of the top three finishers on each team. Vermont placed third after two teams from Florida.
Tunbridge 4-H’er Keenan Thygesen, a member of the Clever Clovers 4-H Club, was the fifth high overall scorer. Gabriel Michaud came in thirteenth and his brother, Lincoln Michaud, placed sixteenth. Both are from East Hardwick and members of the Kingdom Country Farmers 4-H Club.
The fourth member of the team was Charlie Haynes, Worcester. The Udderly Crazy 4-H Club member placed nineteenth in dairy judging at the event.
The team was coached by Elizabeth Hall, East Montpelier, and Jen Thygesen, Tunbridge.
To learn more about 4-H dairy judging, contact Wendy Sorrell, University of Vermont Extension 4-H livestock educator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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