MACOMB-Ten Fulton County 4-H members participated in the 4-H Livestock Judging Contest held April 7 at the Western Illinois University Livestock Center.

MACOMB-Ten Fulton County 4-H members participated in the 4-H Livestock Judging Contest held April 7 at the Western Illinois University Livestock Center. Participants were Braydon DeCounter, Taylor Hendel, Ali Janssen, Wesley McEwen, Anna Serven, Perry Serven, Caroline Spangler, Jenna Spangler, Nathan Spangler, and Devon White. This group was coached by 4-H Leader Robyn Hendel.       

 

Participants were divided by age into junior and senior divisions.  Based on their scores, 4-H members may be invited to the State 4-H Judging Contest, to be held June 18th in Champaign. 

 

For top 10 placings in the Senior division, Devon White placed seventh in Beef, out of 77 senior participants. For top 10 placings in the Junior division, Perry Serven placed first in Beef, out of 98 participants. Braydon DeCounter placed third in Beef, and also third overall. 

 

Judging is an important skill for young people to develop as they learn more about the livestock industry.  Recognizing important physical characteristics in animals will benefit them if they choose to make their living someday in agriculture and livestock production.

 

For more information on the Fulton County 4-H Program and its vast array of activities, call 547-3711.

 

If you are a person who needs a reasonable accommodation to participate in programs offered by University of Illinois Extension in Fulton County, call 309-547-3711.