By Lexey Jenkins —
The Madera Fair took place from September 1 to September 12. At the Madera Fair 4-H and FFA kids show animals like sheep, goat, chickens, pigs, turkeys, rabbits, and beef, and sell them in the junior livestock auction. A lot of animals are sold at the fair. These animals are sold for meat or to be pets and resold.
Sponsors buy the animals at the fair. Kids use the money they earn from selling their animals to take care of other animals or buy more animals.
Some of the winners were:
Coarsegold 4-H Livestock Judging Team took 1st Place overall: Eden Hussey, Emma Hussey, Colton Beckstead, Larissa Garcia, and Annalise Greene.
2nd Place in Team Market Steers
2ndPplace in Team Market Lamb
1st Place in Team Market Goat
3rd Place in Team Market Hog
2nd Place in Team Reasons
Individual Market Goats, top three tied for high score: Eden, Annalise, and Colton.
Erin McCully won Reserved Champion with her turkey, Reserve Avian Meat Pen and Champion Eggs.
Kylie Colon won 1st in Showmanship for rabbits. Lucas Wade won Champion Single Fryer and Supreme Rabbit. Taylor Wade won Reserve Meat Pen and Best Breed Dutch.
I would like to congratulate all the winners and thank all the sponsors and buyers. The buyers help us to keep raisings quality animals and continue our livestock projects.
Two new projects have been added to our club this year, dog obedience and archery. In dog obedience you go to the meetings and train your dog to be shown at fair. In archery meetings will be held with shooting sports at the shooting range.
Our leader is Pat Strimling and if you would like to join our 4-H, you can call her at 683-5149. Anyone can join! You don’t have to be a student at Coarsegold Elementary to be a member of Coarsegold 4-H, you can live anywhere in Madera County as long as you can come to our meetings.
4-H Statement: Madera County 4-H youth program is a non-profit organization for youth who are 9 years old or who have completed the 3rd grade and up to age 19. All youth and adults in Madera County are invited to participate in the 4-H program regardless of race, creed, religion, color, national origin, sex, mental or physical handicap.
Lexey Jenkins is the Club Reporter for Coarsegold 4-H