Thursday, April 7, 2016

Three Orange Teams Compete in Regional Youth Cattle Working Contest

Orange sent three teams to the regional youth cattle working contest held Wednesday at Tucker Livestock facilities in Radiant. Two of those teams qualified for the state contest to be held April 16 in conjunction with the Virginia Beef Expo and Junior Beef Round-up.

Orange's Team A won the regional contest. The team consisted of Blake Hopkins, Garrett Hopkins, and Marlaina Johnson. Team B, Brice Norford, Skyler Hitt, and Autumn Rogers, placed second. Both teams will advance. Team C was comprised of Carter Hart, Landon Hitt, and Robert Goodwin. They placed fifth in the regional event.

Cattle working involves teams of three teens processing three head of cattle. Teams are scored on their processing plan created before the contest, safety and handling, vaccinations and injections, ear tag application, and dewormer. Time is also a contributing factor, with up to 10% of the final score.

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