Sampson County 4-H staff said they were very proud of the six youth who represented their program at the 2014 NC Junior Beef Round Up at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh the first weekend in June.
Sampson brought 18 of the 250 head of cattle that competed, representing a variety of breeds.
Spotlights for the breed show were: Colbey and Chasen Matthis with Reserve Age Division Red Angus Champions; Hannah Horne with Champion Crossbred Cow/Calf Pair; Wyatt Kendall with Limousin and Angus Age Division Champions; Carlie Piercy with Reserve Age Division All Other Breeds Champion; and Shane Kendall with the Reserve Supreme Champion Heifer with his Limousin heifer.
Shane, Colbey, and Carlie also made it to the final round of showmanship.
Wyatt Kendall received the Skillathon High Intermediate Individual Award, which tests youth on their knowledge of cattle.
All participants enjoyed the Heifer Makeover, where teams are placed on how well they fit their calf. The highlight for the event was Carlie Piercy being awarded the Senior Division Jim Butler Award, given to the individual with the most points after tallied from the events listed above plus a photography and digital photo contest.
Also pictured are Chasen and Colbey Matthis with their Age Division Ribbons. Congratulations to each of these individuals!