From Brent Jennings (NC 4-H Youth Livestock) We have decided to offer a Virtual Livestock Show for youth with market animal projects for County Fairs that have been canceled. We realize a tremendous amount of time and effort goes into preparing for these events and unfortunately those youth will not be able to show off those projects.
We are currently in process of securing funds for awards, but plan to give away such things as clippers, lamb/goat stands, fans, and other significant prizes if our budget allows. Please encourage the youth that still have those projects to consider participating, and if they have already sold their project they can still participate in the essay contest.
Open to youth in North Carolina that have market animals tagged for shows in March-June 2020. We will be working with County Agents and Agriculture Teachers to certify that animals submitted have been tagged for their prospective shows.
To participate, youth must complete the Google Document and answer questions about their project. We will have two divisions youth can enter: Market Animals & Written Essay Written Essay (for students who have already sold their Spring projects)
Additional Recognition: In addition to the weight classes, youth can also opt to enter additional pictures to earn prizes for the following:
Show Hair, We Care
Best Fitted Animal in each Age Division (Goat, Sheep, Steers): picture of front and rear legs
Best Skin and Hair Care in each Age Division (Pigs): up-close picture of the hide
TikTok: video of you & your animal doing your favorite TikTok
Barn Tour: a fun video tour of your barn (max 2 minutes)
Costume: pictures of you and your animal dressed up from the front, rear, and side
Contest Information Registration Link Entry Deadline April 15, 2020
For questions or concerns please contact: Brent Jennings, 252-339-1767 Rachel Brown
Read more at: https://youthlivestock.ces.ncsu.edu/2020/03/virtual-livestock-show-showing-from-home/
Got to Be NC Sheep & Goat Sale
This is a great opportunity for NC Sheep & Goat Producers raising show goats or sheep. The particulars are below but please let Dan or I know if you would like to consign an animal or 2.
Questions contact Dan Wells, Johnston County Livestock Agent at email@example.com or 919-623-3531.
1. The Sale will be held on SC Online Sales on April 2, 2020. 2. Limit of 2 consignments per breeder/family. Consignment fee is $50 per animal sold. SC Online will handle collection of fees and payment of sellers. 3. All consignors must be enrolled in the Got to Be NC Livestock Program. http://www.ncagr.gov/markets/livestock/NCtags.htm 4. All lots consigned must be eligible for Got to Be NC premiums at the NC State Fair and must be delivered tagged with the breeder’s Got to Be NC tag. Eligible lots will include meat type ewes, does and wethers.
5. Animals may be sold even if they are not weaned. Lots that are not weaned must include projected weaning date in description. 6. Consignors will be responsible for electronically submitting lot descriptions, pictures and video. Quality pictures are essential, and inclusion of video is highly encouraged. 7. The futurity show will be held in conjunction with a summer or early fall jackpot show in NC. Only animals purchased through the April 2 online sale will be eligible for the futurity classes. The consignor and exhibitor of the champion lamb and champion goat (market animal standards) will split $1000 in prize money. Other prizes will be awarded for 2-5 place in each species. a. $250 to champion lamb exhibitor. b. $250 to champion goat exhibitor. c. $250 to champion lamb consignor. d. $250 to champion goat consignor. -- Brent J. Jennings 4-H Youth Livestock
The Shearing clinic has been postponed due to Covid19. When a new date has been determined, we will post it here and on our Facebook page.