by members of the 4-H livestock projects
Special to The R-C

Douglas County 4-H and FFA members compete at livestock show

A fun and educational time was had by all Douglas County 4-H market animal members during the 75th annual Nevada Junior Livestock Show.

The show was May 14-17 at the Reno Livestock Events Center. The event hosts 4-H, FFA and Grange members from across Nevada and neighboring California counties.

Douglas County 4-H Carson Valley shepherds sheep members, led by 4-H Volunteer Nita Vick (Zulian), small animal rabbit project members, led by Shawna Fournier, and independent project members of goat and swine attended with their families, friends and supporters.

During the four days, youth competed in livestock market and breeding contests, fun festivities and the final sale and auction.

“I was so excited that I won Grand Champion intermediate showmanship with my pig ‘Kevin Bacon’. There were more than 35 kids in showmanship. Then I was invited to compete against the seniors. I got third in the senior showmanship,” said Youth Advisory Council Member, Meleeah McKown. “I had a really fun time and had a big goal to go for Master Showmanship and show a steer, and that’s what I did. My competitors were very good. In Master Showmanship I got a really stubborn steer. I kept trying to pull the 1,200-pound steer forward, which doesn’t always work, but I just kept pulling. I had fun helping with the Youth Leadership Council, buyer’s dinner, pee-wee showmanship and ice-cream social.”

4-H members thanked all of their supporters and buyers who helped make this the best year ever.

4-H is a youth development program of The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension.

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