Thursday, June 25, 2015

Livestock Judging Team Competes in State Contest in Blacksburg

Eight Orange 4-H youth traveled to Blacksburg Tuesday and Wednesday for the State Livestock Judging Contest. Held at Virginia Tech, the contest featured classes of beef, sheep, and hogs. Senior contestants gave four sets of reasons and junior youth delivered two sets.

The Orange teams consisted of Gini Bryington, Abbie Gill, Blake & Garrett Hopkins, Robert Nixon, Case & Brice Norford, and Hunter Watkins,

In the Junior division, Garrett Hopkins placed ninth overall. In the senior division, Blake Hopkins was the high senior individual overall, in addition to placing first in cattle and sheep, second in hogs, and fifth in reasons. Hunter Watkins placed ninth in cattle and sixth in swine. The senior team of Hopkins, Watkins, and Robert Nixon placed fourth in cattle, third in swine, and fifth in reasons.


Blake Hopkins displays his awards from the Senior division of the contest.

The top 10 high individuals in the senior division will make up the State 4-H Judging Team. Hopkins is pictured at far right. Photo credit: Shelley Ellington, Rockingham 4-H.