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4-H’ers, Cloverbuds able to participate in livestock show

By Jennifer Cuthbertson

COURTLAND

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Edythe Carr with her Grand champion feeder pig and judge Heidi Shook.  This was Edythe’s final year in 4-H. Submitted

Even in this crazy year of 2020 when so many things are on hold, the general public hopefully has learned one important lesson: Agriculture is essential. People have to eat despite pandemics, tornadoes, droughts, floods and all of the other craziness that we have had in one month. Animals still have to be fed and bred and slaughtered, butchered and prepared. And we are grateful for those involved in this process all along the chain. The 23 4-H’ers and Cloverbuds who were able to complete their livestock projects this summer and hold their livestock shows (despite the Franklin-Southampton County Fair being canceled) know this. And they are excited to learn more about ways to contribute to the food supply chain. Cloverbuds are children between the ages of five and eight who aren’t old enough to compete as 4-H’ers for prizes but were still able to carryout livestock projects. 4-H’ers are age 9 to 19.

This would have been the 40th annual county fair so it was a great year to bring back the lamb shows. There was a lamb show at the first county fair and for many years. However, interest had decreased and the lamb show was traded for a goat show. There were 15 lambs exhibited this year and there are hopes for even more next year! The goat show continued this year as well.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the shows were spread out over two days with breaks between the shows of different species.

The Southampton 4-H Livestock exhibitors are extremely grateful to all of their sponsors, especially this year in the midst of a pandemic.

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Tristan Cornwell with his Grand Champion chicken. This was his first year showing. He is the son of Chris and Melissa Cornwell of Berlin.

The show results are as follows:

Goat Show

Fitting and Showmanship

Senior

1st Lane Cross

2nd Maryann Johnson

Junior

1st Alayna Doyle

2nd David Cuthbertson

3rd Emily Cuthbertson

Novice

1st Hannah Heath

Market Goats

Light Weight

1st Lane Cross

2nd Emily Cuthbertson

Heavy Weight

1st Lane Cross

2nd Maryann Johnson

3rd Maryann Johnson

4th Alayna Doyle

Breeding Stock

Doe Kids

1st Maryann Johnson

2nd Maryann Johnson

3rd Lane Cross

4th Lane Cross

Yearling Does

1st Emily Cuthbertson

2nd Hannah Heath

3rd David Cuthbertson

Grand Champion Market Goat Lane Cross

Reserve Champion Market Goat Maryann Johnson

Grand Champion Breeding Stock Maryann Johnson

Reserve Champion Breeding Stock Maryann Johnson

Cloverbuds

Jenna Cuthbertson

Grace Doyle

LT Foster

Brantley Gray

Ansley Thomas

Lamb Show

Fitting and Showmanship

Junior

1st David Cuthbertson

2nd Alayna Doyle

3rd Emily Cuthbertson

4th Hannah Heath

5th Daniel Heath

Market Lambs

Light Weight

1st David Cuthbertson

2nd Hannah Heath

3rd Daniel Heath

4th Hannah Heath

Heavy Weight

1st Emily Cuthbertson

2nd Emily Cuthbertson

3rd Daniel Heath

4th David Cuthbertson

Breeding Stock

Ewes

1st David Cuthbertson

2nd David Cuthbertson

3rd Alayna Doyle

4th Emily Cuthbertson

5th Emily Cuthbertson

6th Hannah Heath

7th Alayna Doyle

Grand Champion Market Lamb Emily Cuthbertson

Reserve Champion Market Lamb Emily Cuthbertson

Grand Champion Breeding Ewe David Cuthbertson

Reserve Champion Breeding Ewe David Cuthbertson

Cloverbuds

Jenna Cuthbertson

Grace Doyle

Heifer Show

Fitting and Showmanship

Senior

1st Edythe Carr

2nd Lane Cross

3rd Luke Giles

Junior

1st David Cuthbertson

2nd Emily Cuthbertson

Novice

1st Alayna Doyle

2nd Jenna Brantley

Classes by age

March – July heifer birthdates

1st Lane Cross

2nd Luke Giles

3rd David Cuthbertson

August – September heifer birthdates;

1st Emily Cuthbertson

2nd Edythe Carr

3rd David Cuthbertson

October – December heifer birthdates;

1st Alayna Doyle

2nd Jenna Brantley

3rd Emily Cuthbertson

Grand Champion Heifer Emily Cuthbertson

Reserve Champion Heifer Edythe Carr

Feeder Pig Show

Fitting and Showmanship

Senior

1st Edythe Carr

2nd Lane Cross

Junior

1st David Cuthbertson

2nd Emily Cuthbertson

Novice

1st Jenna Brantley

Market Barrow

Light Weight

1st Lane Cross

2nd Jenna Brantley

Heavy Weight

1st Edythe Carr

2nd David Cuthbertson

3rd Emily Cuthbertson

Breeding Gilt

1st Lane Cross

2nd Edythe Carr

3rd David Cuthbertson

4th Emily Cuthbertson

5th Jenna Brantley

Grand Champion Barrow Edythe Carr

Reserve Champion Barrow David Cuthbertson

Grand Champion Gilt Lane Cross

Reserve Champion Gilt Edythe Carr

Cloverbuds

Jenna Cuthbertson

Brantley Gray

Ansley Thomas

Poultry Show

Fitting and Showmanship

Senior

1st Victoria Ross

Junior

1st Cody Thomas

2nd Emily Cuthbertson

3rd David Cuthbertson

Novice

1st Tristan Cornwell

Classes

Pullets

1st Tristan Cornwell

2nd Victoria Ross

3rd David Cuthbertson

4th Victoria Ross

Cockerel

1st Victoria Ross

2nd David Cuthbertson

3rd Emily Cuthbertson

Hen

1st Cody Thomas

2nd Cody Thomas

Rooster

1st David Cuthbertson

2nd Emily Cuthbertson

Grand Champion Poultry Tristan Cornwell

Reserve Champion Poultry Cody Thomas

Cloverbuds

Sawyer Cornwell

Jenna Cuthbertson

Grace Doyle

Ansley Thomas

Caydence Wolfe

Rabbit Show

Fitting and Showmanship

Senior

1st Emma Rotzler

Junior

1st Evelyn Clark

2nd Cody Thomas

3rd Emily Cuthbertson

4th Alayna Doyle

Classes

Senior Buck

1st Emma Rotzler

2nd Alayna Doyle

3rd Emma Rotzler

Senior Doe

1st Evelyn Clark

2nd Cody Thomas

3rd Emma Rotzler

4th Emma Rotzler

5th Emily Cuthbertson

Junior Buck

1st Emma Rotzler

2nd Emma Rotzler

Grand Champion Rabbit Evelyn Clark

Reserve Champion Rabbit Cody Thomas

Cloverbuds

Jenna Cuthbertson

Grace Doyle

Ansley Thomas

Caydence Wolfe