4-H exhibitors sell their animals
The 4-H market animal sale took place on Wednesday in the Goddard Livestock Pavilion on the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds. This is the grand finale of the 4-H year.
Recognized for their showmanship in the round robin competition were Grand Champion Cassidy Quinn and Reserve Champion Katie Van Stone.
"I love showmanship," Cassidy said.
"I remember what I learned in the past," she said. "I study each animal; watch each species in competition and ask questions of the exhibitors who win."
In the round robin, each competitor is questioned about their knowledge of each species and then they show each species. They show dairy goats, meat goats, dairy cows, beef cows, swine and sheep.
Each year, the first animal sold in the sale is the Stoddard endowment hog. This year, the hog earned $1,500 for 4-H scholarships. The hog was sold eight times and turned back seven of those times to be resold.
The Grand Champion Market Steer was shown by Sierra Mortensen and sold for $3,100. The Reserve Grand Champion Market Steer was shown by Laurel Rigby and sold for $2,300.
The Grand Champion Market Goat was raised by Mark Crandall and sold for $400.
The Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat was raised by Kaitlyn Wanstrom and sold for $275.
The Grand Champion Market Rabbit was raised Katie Kirby. The pen of rabbits (three rabbits) sold for $150.
The Reserve Grand Champion Market Rabbit was raised by Lilian Morrison. The pen of rabbits sold for $150.
The Grand Champion Market Swine was raised by Jake Johnson and sold for $1,550. The top four swine sold at this sale were bred by Johnson family. Their business is Johnson Show Pigs. They sell swine across the nation.
The Reserve Grand Champion Market Swine was shown by Kyah Henderson and sold for $900.
The Grand Champion Market Lamb was raised by Tanneyce Jensen and sold for $800.
The Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb was shown by Canon Carpenter and sold for $600.
The rest of the exhibitors—all 209 of them—sold their animals throughout the evening.
The 4-H Style Revue begins at 5 p.m.tonight in the Needlecraft Building.
The 4-H Horse Show is Friday.