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Coarsegold shows off ‘sheep skills’ at animal expo

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By Suzanna Gonzalez

The 4-H Large Animal Expo is a countywide competition for 4-H members actively enrolled in a meat goat, swine, sheep, dairy cattle, dairy goat and/or beef projects. Members showcase (or show-off) what they have been learning at their animal project meetings.

There are four different skill levels for each project animal. At the expo, there is a Feed ID Table, where competitors must identify the different types of grains; an Equipment ID Table, where competitors need to identify the equipment used within their project; a Livestock Judging Station, where you must properly judge four animals from within your project, ranking them from best to worst; and a Skills Ring, where competitors must demonstrate the proper techniques for catching, mouthing, carding, and set-up of their project animal.

My twin sister Savanna and I are first year participants in the Coarsegold 4-H Sheep Project and at the Large Animal Expo. We had nine excited competitors from our group.

Here is how we did: Emma Hussey and Eden Hussey earned Level 2 medals; Larissa Garcia, Alexis Ayala, Savanna Gonzalez and Suzanna Gonzalez earned Level 1 medals; Shayleen Garcia and Katie Colan earned Level 1 certificates; and Jenna Annis won a Level 2 certificate...


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