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.
The deadline for entries will be April 15.
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/