Local 4-H members host livestock judging event

Matea Gordon, left, Shaylie Holben, and Laney Mackaben, not pictured, took home top honor in the senior category of a 4-H livestock judging event held Jan. 21. Courtesy photo

ST. ONGE –– On Jan. 21, the Range Riders 4-H Club hosted a livestock judging event at the St. Onge Livestock sale barn. Program Advisor Michelle May said that the event brought in a great turnout, with nearly 35 youth who attended to judge a variety of livestock, despite poor weather conditions.

May said that livestock judging provides the 4-H youth an opportunity to understand agriculture and animals and all of the work that goes into raising livestock to feed local communities and the world. All 4-H programming is hands-on education that serves to build life long skills as well, she added.

In the beginner category, Tylee Tetrault placed first, Kade Vavruska placed second, and Clay Mackaben placed third

In the junior category, Joseph McLennan placed first, Bridger Canfield placed second, and Cassidy Ewing placed third.

In the senior category,  Matea Gordon, who was also the overall competition winner, placed first, Shaylie Holben placed second, and Laney Mackaben placed third.

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