“A day in the country is worth a month in town”Christina Rossetti

Friday, August 27, 2010

Westmoreland Fair Breeding Meat Goat Competition

The goat version of the 4-H H's! Usually: Head, Heart, Hands and Health.
Once again it was time to judge the best Breeding Meat Goat at the Westmoreland Fair.
Jennifer Reynolds, from Westminster, MD was this years judge.
She is a graduate of Delaware Valley College, where she was on the Livestock Judging Team. She worked for 12 years with the University of Maryland extension where she was in charge of the state 4-H sheep shows. Currently she is a Nutrient Management Advisor in Maryland.
In between classes, she was helpful in explaining how she used touch and looks to pick her winners.The competition has gotten better every year, since they started this division three years ago. The category includes the Pygmy Goat and they can be quite rambunctious,... ...and quite adorable (as this three month old was). The Open Champion was this lovely doe. Last years winner was back in the competition, and we appreciated her acknowledgement. Mom was enjoying the trophy and ribbon before it was awarded. Here I am with Fair Princess Brittany Coles, 4-H winner Dontae Boggio of New Alexandra Ag 4-H, and his Champion Goat Lilly.Once again it was our pleasure to help in the smallest of ways, by sponsoring the 4-H trophy. Here was the range of goats and owners at this year's fair.
The judge had her hands full.

A VIDEO OF THE NOISY DIVISION ABOVE.
IT SOUNDS LIKE A BARN OF CRYING BABIES.
COULD DRIVE YOU MAD OR MAKE YOU LAUGH.
video

2 comments:

Deere Driver said...

GREAT GREAT GREAT!!! Most people, MANY people do not have a clue what you are doing!! However, as a former head, heart, hands, health reciter, I find it WONDERFUL that you take the time to be involved to this capacity!!!
My brother was just home last weekend to watch "our" fair judging or maybe it was the sale of the stock. Though we were only allowed to be a nine year participant, it has been a part of "AUGUST" all our lives:)

Via email from Juliann.

Thanks Sweetie! Giving back for all those Girl Scout years!
DD

dotsie said...

Looks Like Fun, Rose!!! And you and your Mom are looking great too! XO Kathy