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Rule change draws more kids to livestock show
Animals included cows, sheep and goats
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Wyatt Seay, 6, of Amherst, shows his doe (baby goat) Black Betty during last Friday’s Franklin County Open Youth Livestock Show at the Franklin County Recreation Park.

Monday, August 18, 2014


The inaugural Franklin County Open Youth Livestock Show drew nearly 50 youngsters and 70 livestock animals to the recreation park on Sontag Road last weekend.

The Virginia Cooperative Extension and youth members of the Franklin County 4-H Adventure Farm Livestock Club kicked the show off Friday evening with the sheep and goat show.

Dairy and beef heifers were shown on Saturday morning with numerous classes for youth, ages 5 to 19.

The Adventure Farm Livestock Club, once a dairy-only club, was expanded over a year ago to include more types of animals, said Franklin County Dairy Agent Cynthia Martel.

"Expanding the club helped to increase youth participation and helped teach kids about more types of animals," she said. "The kids are learning how to halter-break calves and heifers, and in doing so, they are building friendships with the animals and other kids in the club. Last weekend's show brought together several counties, including Franklin, Bedford and Pittsylvania."

The show was open to residents of Virginia and surrounding states.

"The animals are the bridge for all the kids to learn from each other and have fun the whole time," said Martel.

Proceeds from the show will go towards future shows and prizes for the winners. Some of the proceeds were also used to purchase prize buckets, filled with halters, brushes, grain or treats for the animals.

Prizes were awarded in each class of showings.

"We encourage kids to join the club at any time of the year," said Martel.

For more information about the club or to register for the upcoming show, contact Martel at the Virginia Cooperative Extension office at (540) 483-5161.

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