NC Mountain State Fair Highlights
Livestock shows include awards for the people who show the animals (showmanship), and for the quality of the animals. The Poultry Group in the Barnyard Bandits 4-H Club placed second as a group in the Youth Market Broiler Show. This contest introduces young people to the meat and production side of the poultry industry. Winners are chosen based on weight and condition. Abby Baldwin was awarded Grand Champion Trio! Participants provided a good diet for their birds, along with a clean and healthy environment. Thanks go to Tanner Queen for teaching members about showmanship and Brandon Perry for leading the Poultry Group.
Star Capps won Grand Champion in Intermediate Showmanship with Swine. Haley Hargus was awarded the Supreme Grand Champion Ewe in the Open and Junior Wool Breed Shows. Kathy Capps led the Pig Group, and Katie Gaddy led the Sheep Group in the Barnyard Bandits 4-H Club. Hargus, Bryson Capps, and 4-H leaders Katie and Chris Gaddy provided sheep for adults with special needs to show in the Very Special Livestock Show.