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4-H and FFA Members compete in county livestock show

Article Date: 
7 June, 2013 (All day)

By Niccole Haslam and Amanda Christensen
On Saturday, June 1 4-H and FFA members from around the county and surrounding areas gathered at the Morgan County Fairgrounds for the June Livestock Show. Students from grades 3 to 12 presented show steers and lambs to be judged in market and showmanship classes. In the market classes, the animals were put into groups based on their weight and were judged on their build and the quality of the animal. In the showmanship classes, students were divided by grade into senior, intermediate and junior showmanship groups. The students were then judged on their knowledge and ability to handle their animal and their animal’s appearance and behavior. 
Each student has to put in countless hours of work to prepare themselves and their animals for show day.  Each animal is washed and groomed to look its best for the show. Many hours are spent in training the animals for the show ring. Students will gather again in August at the Morgan County Fair to show and sell their animals at the livestock sale on Saturday, August 3. Although hogs were not brought to the show due to illness, they will be shown and sold at the fair. 
Congratulations to our winners!  Lambs- Grand Champion Exhibitor- Daniel Orgill, Reserve Champion Exhibitor- Kaitlyn Rowser. Steers- Grand Champion Exhibitor- Taylee Velasquez, Reserve Champion Exhibitor- Eli Porter.