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Pictured above are Sampson County Showmen, from left: Zannah Royal, Wyatt Kendall, Aubrey Herring, Chasen Matthis, Shane Kendall, Cobey Matthis, Joesen Pope and Riley Pope. Not pictured is Carlie Piercy.Mac Maxwell/Courtesy photoPictured is Dr. Matthew Turner, veterinarian with Prestage Farms, with the Grand Champion Market lamb exhibitor Emma See.
Pictured above are Sampson County Showmen, from left: Zannah Royal, Wyatt Kendall, Aubrey Herring, Chasen Matthis, Shane Kendall, Cobey Matthis, Joesen Pope and Riley Pope. Not pictured is Carlie Piercy.Mac Maxwell/Courtesy photoPictured is Dr. Matthew Turner, veterinarian with Prestage Farms, with the Grand Champion Market lamb exhibitor Emma See.
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4-H Prestage Round Up Youth Livestock Show


Sampson County 4-H would like to thank Prestage Farms for sponsoring their 18th annual youth livestock show. Around 40 head of cattle and 100 lambs were exhibited by youth from fifteen different counties from across eastern North Carolina. Youth had the opportunity to show their animal during a market or breeding class and again during the showmanship contest. The Big Blue Store of Clinton contributed prizes for three age divisions during the showmanship contest for the heifer and lamb shows.


Highlights for the Sampson showmen were: Carlie Piercy- Reserve Senior Heifer Showman and Young Heifer Division Champion, Wyatt Kendall- Champion Light Weight Lamb & finalist in lamb showmanship, Shane Kendall- Grand Champion Heifer, and Joesen Pope- finalist in lamb showmanship.


Participants of the Sampson show will continue to compete in shows from now until the State Fair in October. Many of them accumulating showmanship points, hoping to win a belt buckle and be named the champion of their age division. Although it was a hot day, all exhibitors enjoyed free ice cream sandwiches and were able to take home premium money due to Prestage’s sponsorship. Livestock projects are not just about learning how to take care of an animal, but youth mainly enjoy it because of the friends they meet from across the state at the shows.


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