4-H livestock show showcases local youth

Staff Report

Those looking for something fun and entertaining to do on a Saturday, need look no further.

“Make plans to do something different and in the process show support to local youth,” said Livestock Agent Phil Rucker. “Attend the Annual Yadkin-Davie 4-H Livestock Show on Aug. 13, starting at noon. The show will be held at Lone Hickory Arena, 1950 Bethel Church Rd., in Yadkinville. Admission to the show is free.”

The annual Yadkin-Davie 4-H Livestock Show is a great opportunity for local youth to showcase their animals as well as the knowledge they gain from the projects, Rucker said. Youth from Davie, Yadkin and surrounding counties will be exhibiting their beef, sheep and goats for a chance to win championships, prizes and bragging rights.

These youth have been preparing their livestock projects during the spring and summer getting ready for this show and many other shows this fall. Most of these youth will compete at the Dixie Classic and NC State Fairs later this year. Through these livestock projects, youth learn important life skills like sportsmanship, animal management, dealing with adversity, time management, patience and others.

This will be the first show of the fall show season for some and the first show ever for others. But no matter the experience level, it is a wonderful sight to see the kids helping and encouraging each other throughout the show.

“Please come out and support these youth,” Rucker said. “The show starts at noon but come out early and watch the kids groom and prepare their livestock for the judge to evaluate. The concession stand at Lone Hickory Arena will be open and cooking plenty of good things for you to enjoy. These youth have worked hard and would appreciate your support and I believe you will have an enjoyable relaxed time. Change up your ordinary Saturday routine and come support our youth.”

For more information, contact the Extension Center at Davie County 336-753-6100 or Yadkin County 336-679-2061.

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