CLINTON — Even though 4-H has grown away from its original roots, the 4-H Livestock Project still holds a special place in North Carolina 4-H.
4-H Livestock projects and activities teach youth responsibility, problem solving, conflict resolution, and leadership skills needed for today’s society. Recently Sampson County 4-H hosted its annual Cape Fear Farm Credit Heifer Showdown. A total of 16 youth with several different heifers participated.
Wyatt Kendall placed first in senior showmanship. Schyler Crocker took home top prize for the intermediate showmanship while Matthew Boles was the winner of the Junior showmanship class. Showmanship is the class in which the youth are judged on how well they present their animal to the judge. Shane Kendall and his brother Wyatt took home the top prizes of the show when their heifers were named Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Heifers.
Sampson County 4-H would like to thank our sponsor Cape Fear Farm Credit for their continued support of the show, organizers said.
North Carolina Cooperative Extension is a strategic partnership of NC State Extension, The Cooperative Extension Program at N.C. A&T State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA-NIFA), and local government partners statewide. Extension delivers research-based education and technology from NC State and N.C. A&T that enriches the lives, land and economy of North Carolinians. Extension professionals in all 100 counties and the Eastern Band of Cherokee provide educational programs specializing in agriculture, youth, communities, health and the environment.