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Gallatin Fair 4-H Market Stock Show and Sale is a hit

Bill Brewster

Gallatin County 4-H Extension Agent Danica Jamison reported that this year’s 4-H Livestock Market Show and Sale held July 21-25 had great energy and enthusiasm and turned out to be a big hit for both the young exhibitors and spectators.

“It went really well this year and I was pleased with how it turned out,” Jamison reported. “All of the sales exceeded last year all across the board.”

In Gallatin County, there are more than 505 4-H members participating in programs. That number includes 132 participants in the livestock market projects.

A small army of 150 volunteers helped to make the fair and 4-H program successful, Jamison noted.

Each year, the Round-Robin Showmanship program is one of the most popular events at the fair.

“Round-Robin is an exciting and entertaining event to watch because showmanship contestants have varying experience handling the other species of animals,” Jamison said. “Contestants spend hours going between animal barns in the days before the Round-Robin to ask other youths to teach them how to properly flip a rabbit on its back, for example, handle a poultry bird and how to walk and handle a goat, sheep, steer, pig and horse.”

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Jamison said the Round-Robin not only challenges youth to learn animal showmanship skills, but also creates a sense of community and youth-to-youth mentoring between 4-Hers involved in the animal projects.

“The Round-Robin event challenged the top senior and junior showmanship winners in the seven 4-H/FFA project areas,” Jamison said. The areas are horse, cattle, sheep, swine, goats, poultry and rabbits. During the event, the each member is evaluated on showing each of the other species. Contests were judged on the youth’s attire/appearance/attitude, appearance/setup of the animal, handling of the animal, eye contact with the judge and the use of equipment like the halter, stick, and brush/comb.

All competitors were also asked to answer three species-specific questions about each animal.

Gallatin County 4-H Extension Agent Danica Jamison reported that this year’s 4-H Livestock Market Show and Sale held July 21-25 had great energy and enthusiasm and turned out to be a big hit for both the young exhibitors and spectators.

“It went really well this year and I was pleased with how it turned out,” Jamison reported. “All of the sales exceeded last year all across the board.”

In Gallatin County, there are more than 505 4-H members participating in programs. That number includes 132 participants in the livestock market projects.

A small army of 150 volunteers helped to make the fair and 4-H program successful, Jamison noted.

Each year, the Round-Robin Showmanship program is one of the most popular events at the fair.

“Round-Robin is an exciting and entertaining event to watch because showmanship contestants have varying experience handling the other species of animals,” Jamison said. “Contestants spend hours going between animal barns in the days before the Round-Robin to ask other youths to teach them how to properly flip a rabbit on its back, for example, handle a poultry bird and how to walk and handle a goat, sheep, steer, pig and horse.”

Jamison said the Round-Robin not only challenges youth to learn animal showmanship skills, but also creates a sense of community and youth-to-youth mentoring between 4-Hers involved in the animal projects.

“The Round-Robin event challenged the top senior and junior showmanship winners in the seven 4-H/FFA project areas,” Jamison said. The areas are horse, cattle, sheep, swine, goats, poultry and rabbits. During the event, the each member is evaluated on showing each of the other species. Contests were judged on the youth’s attire/appearance/attitude, appearance/setup of the animal, handling of the animal, eye contact with the judge and the use of equipment like the halter, stick, and brush/comb.

All competitors were also asked to answer three species-specific questions about each animal.

Gallatin County 4-H Extension Agent Danica Jamison reported that this year’s 4-H Livestock Market Show and Sale held July 21-25 had great energy and enthusiasm and turned out to be a big hit for both the young exhibitors and spectators.

“It went really well this year and I was pleased with how it turned out,” Jamison reported. “All of the sales exceeded last year all across the board.”

In Gallatin County, there are more than 505 4-H members participating in programs. That number includes 132 participants in the livestock market projects.

A small army of 150 volunteers helped to make the fair and 4-H program successful, Jamison noted.

Each year, the Round-Robin Showmanship program is one of the most popular events at the fair.

“Round-Robin is an exciting and entertaining event to watch because showmanship contestants have varying experience handling the other species of animals,” Jamison said. “Contestants spend hours going between animal barns in the days before the Round-Robin to ask other youths to teach them how to properly flip a rabbit on its back, for example, handle a poultry bird and how to walk and handle a goat, sheep, steer, pig and horse.”

Jamison said the Round-Robin not only challenges youth to learn animal showmanship skills, but also creates a sense of community and youth-to-youth mentoring between 4-Hers involved in the animal projects.

“The Round-Robin event challenged the top senior and junior showmanship winners in the seven 4-H/FFA project areas,” Jamison said. The areas are horse, cattle, sheep, swine, goats, poultry and rabbits. During the event, the each member is evaluated on showing each of the other species. Contests were judged on the youth’s attire/appearance/attitude, appearance/setup of the animal, handling of the animal, eye contact with the judge and the use of equipment like the halter, stick, and brush/comb.

All competitors were also asked to answer three species-specific questions about each animal.

Gallatin County 4-H Extension Agent Danica Jamison reported that this year’s 4-H Livestock Market Show and Sale held July 21-25 had great energy and enthusiasm and turned out to be a big hit for both the young exhibitors and spectators.

“It went really well this year and I was pleased with how it turned out,” Jamison reported. “All of the sales exceeded last year all across the board.”

In Gallatin County, there are more than 505 4-H members participating in programs. That number includes 132 participants in the livestock market projects.

A small army of 150 volunteers helped to make the fair and 4-H program successful, Jamison noted.

Each year, the Round-Robin Showmanship program is one of the most popular events at the fair.

“Round-Robin is an exciting and entertaining event to watch because showmanship contestants have varying experience handling the other species of animals,” Jamison said. “Contestants spend hours going between animal barns in the days before the Round-Robin to ask other youths to teach them how to properly flip a rabbit on its back, for example, handle a poultry bird and how to walk and handle a goat, sheep, steer, pig and horse.”

Jamison said the Round-Robin not only challenges youth to learn animal showmanship skills, but also creates a sense of community and youth-to-youth mentoring between 4-Hers involved in the animal projects.

“The Round-Robin event challenged the top senior and junior showmanship winners in the seven 4-H/FFA project areas,” Jamison said. The areas are horse, cattle, sheep, swine, goats, poultry and rabbits. During the event, the each member is evaluated on showing each of the other species. Contests were judged on the youth’s attire/appearance/attitude, appearance/setup of the animal, handling of the animal, eye contact with the judge and the use of equipment like the halter, stick, and brush/comb.

All competitors were also asked to answer three species-specific questions about each animal.

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