It was Pigpalooza in Gadsden County last week where 4-H’ers from the Panhandle competed in a swine judging contest and a swine show.
Livestock 4-H Club members from Washington County 4-H have been working on their evaluation skills and have participated in several area contests since the beginning of the 4-H year last September.
In a study conducted by Purdue University, former 4-H members who participated in livestock judging reported that livestock judging was highly influential in developing skills such as the ability to defend a decision, oral communication and decision making. They also reported these skills translated into essential job and life skills they used daily as adults.
All three Livestock 4-H Club teams from Washington County placed first with several members earning high individual placings.
Scores are as follows:
Senior Team – 1st Place
Julie Serpas, Kayla Daimler and Lillian Sparks
Lillian Sparks – 1st place High Individual
Intermediate Team – 1st Place
Cody Daimler, Adrian Robinson, Landen Pettis and Cy Pettis
Adrian Robinson – 1st place High Individual
Landen Pettis – 3rd place High Individual
Junior Team – 1st Place
Emma Weeks, Emmalee Souder, Addison Hayes and Jake Pettis
Addison Hayes – 3rd place High Individual
Emma Weeks – 4th place High Individual
Emmalee Souders – 5th place High Individual
To learn more about Washington County 4-H opportunities, contact 4-H Agent, Julie Pigott Dillard, at 850-638-6180 or visit washington.ifas.ufl.edu.