The afternoon of July 23rd served as the time for 4-H'ers to present their Livestock and Dairy Presentations. Seventeen district winners from across the state gave prepared demonstrations on a variety of livestock related topics. All the audience members left with some new ideas to take back to their own operations be it a cattle, sheep, goat or swine farm.
In the Senior Division a team from Pasquotank County took home the gold medal. Jennifer Ferrell and Jenny Scott's presentation "Is There a Desire for a Sire", left the audience well informed about all the new techniques of swine artificial insemination. Bobbi Hardin of Iredell County claimed the silver medal for his discussion on dairy cattle nutrition. The bronze medal went to Kelli Elder from Alexander County for her presentation on internal parasites in beef cattle. In the competitive Junior Division the gold medal was won by Christy Ferrell of Pasquotank County for "The Way to the Piggy Bank", in which she demonstrated the proper care for new born pigs. "Help! My Kid is Growing Horns!", received the silver medal for Melissa Lippard of Iredell County. Melissa's information centered around the daily care of her pygmy goat. Andy Burlingham of Pitt County claimed the bronze medal for his very informative presentation "The World of Wonderful Wool".
A special thank you goes to the NC Livestock Auction Markets Association for their sponsorship of this educational event.