2019 4-H Farm Credit Showmanship Circuit Banquet
The 2019 4-H Farm Credit Showmanship Circuit concluded on November 15, 2019, with a banquet dinner in Robeson County at the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Robeson County office. The 4-H Farm Credit Showmanship Circuit involves 4-H youth ages five through eighteen from twelve counties. There are four age divisions. Cloverbuds are ages 5-7 and are non-competitive. Juniors are ages 8-10. Intermediate are ages 11-13. Seniors are ages 14-18. Livestock species shown on the circuit are beef cattle, meat goats, and sheep. For showmanship classes, each youth is judged on how well they display their animal such as overall handling, setting up their feet to highlight positive areas of their animal, maintaining eye contact with the judge as well as answering questions related to the breed characteristics, anatomy and the care of their animal. For type classes, the animal is judged based on ideal breed characteristics. Showing livestock promotes life skills such as responsibility, time management, self-confidence, sportsmanship, financial responsibility, honesty, integrity and more. The counties in the circuit are Randolph, Guilford, Chatham, Stanly, Montgomery, Moore, Cumberland, Richmond, Lee, Anson, Union, and Robeson. Carolina Farm Credit and Cape Fear Farm Credit make this circuit possible through their generous sponsorship.
101 4-H Youth participated in the 2019 4-H Farm Credit Showmanship Circuit. 23 youth were from Randolph County.
Below is a list of youth recognized at the event:
From Guilford County
From Richmond County
From Randolph County
Junior Goat Showmen (8-10 years old)
Intermediate Goat Showmen (11-13 years old)
1-Hattie Jo Powell
Senior Goat Showmen (14-18 years old)
Junior Heifer Showmen (8-10-year-olds)
Intermediate Heifer Showmen (11-13-year-olds)
Senior Heifer Showmen (14-18)
Junior Lamb Showmen (8-10)
Intermediate Lamb Showmen (11-13)
Senior Lamb Showmen (14-18)
Most Improved Showmen
Thank you to all of the youth, parents, 4-H Extension agents, Livestock Extension agents, and volunteers who made the shows and took part this year. Another big thank you to our sponsors-Cape Fear Farm Credit and Farm Credit Carolina who made it all possible.
For more information on how to get involved in next year’s 4-H Farm Credit Showmanship Circuit, please contact Circuit Coordinator, Allison Walker, at (336) 467-2927 or email email@example.com.