Raising, showing livestock offers valuable lessons
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Despite oppressive triple-digit temperatures, Cole County contestants and their livestock braved the heat in order to compete in the annual 4-H market goat show Tuesday evening.
Goat show participants, ranging in ages from 9 to 20, led their goats around the arena under the watchful eye of a judge.
Winning goats are those judged most likely to produce the best meat product, according to superintendent Doug Mohler.
Competing in her fifth show, Kelly Rakow, 14, captured a coveted blue ribbon.