ROSEVILLE, Ill. — Warren County 4-H hosted their Annual Livestock Judging Contest at the Warren County Fair Grounds in Roseville on June 8, 2019. Youth from seven counties across the state competed in the contest organized by Warren County Judging Coach and 4-H leader Lynn Shimmin. Youth assessed classes of beef cattle, pigs, sheep and meat goats.
Many 4-H’ers have honed their skills in public speaking, strategic thinking, memory recall, and more through their involvement in livestock judging. The Warren County contest was one of the final chances to judge before the 4-H State Livestock Judging Contest to be held in Champaign on the University of Illinois Campus on June 17, 2019.
Local 4-H members were incredibly competitive at the contest. The Senior High Scoring Individual at the contest was Rhett Lowderman, a McDonough County 4-H member. One of the senior teams representing Knox County finished as the top team. Many indivuals from Henderson, Knox, McDonough, and Warren counties all placed in the top ten for species and overall results.
4-H Youth Development Educator Shelby Carlson says, “Those 4-H members never fail to impress me. It’s great when we can put our kids in front of high quality local animals and have them compete so well. I’m excited to see what these teams do at the state contest next week.”
Additional programs provided by University of Illinois Extension can be found at https://web.extension.illinois.edu/hkmw/.
— University of Illinois Extension
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