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"4-H'ers, Families, Friends and Supporters Continue Tradition of Livestock Projects with 15th Annual Youth Livestock Show & Banquet"

The Banner of Bernice, Louisiana

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The Union Parish livestock show barn was filled with excited anticipation from 4 H'ers and their families on a beautiful mild morning, Saturday, January 10th. This is the day that the 4-H'ers, parents, grandparents and volunteer leaders have been working towards for several months, and all of that preparation is about to pay off. Our continued success with livestock projects is due to the excellent leadership and tireless dedication of adult volunteer leaders, parents, grandparents, and unwavering supporters. Following are the results of the day's shows. Champion animals and showman were selected by livestock judge Alan Lee, but in my eyes all of these youth are champions because of their hard work and determination to "Make the Best Better".

Market Lamb Division:

Exhibitors: Evelyn Bennett, Morgan Dunn, Kade Hicks, Anna Marie Ramsey

Champion Sr. Lamb Showman - Evelyn Bennett

Champion Jr. Lamb Showman - Morgan Dunn

Grand Champion Market Lamb - Mogan Dunn

Reserve Champion Market Lamb - Morgan Dunn

Market Goat Division:

Exhibitors: Michaela Bennett, Cole Griffin, Faith Guice, Katie Whitehead

Champion Sr. Goat Showman - Katie Whitehead

Champion Jr. Goat Showman - Faith Guice

Grand Champion Market Goat - Michaela Bennett

Reserve Champion Market Goat - Faith Guice

Market Swine Division:

Exhibitors: Evelyn Bennett, Michaela Bennett, Morgan Dunn, Brooklyn Gates, Faith Guice, Kade Hicks, Kyle Hicks, Anna Marie Ramsey, Katie Whitehead

Champion Sr. Swine Showman - Kyle Hicks

Champion Jr. Swine Showman - Brooklyn Gates

Grand Champion Market Hog - Faith Guice

Reserve Champion Market Hog - Kyle Hicks

Beef Division:

Exhibitors: Luke Alexander, Tori Alexander, Blair Bennett, Dana Bennett, Brooklyn Gates,

Kyle Hicks

Binford Family-Champion Beef Showman Memorial Award - Brooklyn Gates

Champion Sr. Beef Showman - Blair Bennett

Champion Jr. Beef Showman - Brooklyn Gates

Champion Continental Breed Bull (Charolais) - Dana Bennett

Champion Continental Breed Female (Charolais) -Blair Bennett

Champion American Breed Bull (Brahman) - Brooklyn Gates

Champion American Breed Female (Beefmaster) - Kyle Hicks

Champion Commercial Heifer - Kyle Hicks

Champion Market Steer - Brooklyn Gates

1st Union Youth Livestock Banquet a huge success! On Tuesday evening January 20th, these same youth and their parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins along with all of our sponsors and supporters gathered at the Farmerville Recreation Center for the Union Youth Livestock Banquet for a huge night of fellowship and fun. With the generous help of auctioneer Keith Antley and ringman E.C. "Conry" McCann we auctioned every kind of specialty home baked and canned item imaginable to raise money for the UYLC Scholarship Fund. With great community businesses and individuals we did just that, with $2,625 raised! Following the scholarship fund auction, we had the opportunity to recognize our sponsors for their tremendous support of the 4-H Livestock Program.

The money awarded to these 4-H'ers help he or she continues in the 4-H Livestock Project by helping purchase feed and future animals. Again, with the help of dedicated local business and individuals we raised nearly $15,000 for these youth. Without this support, our 4-H Livestock Project could not continue to positively impact this large number of youth!

If you would like more information about the 4-H Livestock Program, please contact Jason Holmes at 368-9935. It is the policy of the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service that no person shall be subjected to discrimination on the grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, or disability.

Submitted by,

Jason E. Holmes

County Agent (ANR/4-H)

Union Parish

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Original Publication Date: February 5, 2009

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