Below are pictures from the 2016 Georgia Junior Livestock Show in Perry, GA. Our Appling County youth did very well and I could not be more proud of all their hard work. Over 1,000 youth were in Perry this year just showing hogs! That number doesn’t include the youth that were showing beef cows, dairy cows, goats or lambs. We had many youth that placed in their weight classes and showmanship classes.
If you have children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews, please consider getting them involved in showing livestock. Showing livestock teaches responsibility and character-building, time management, budgeting, patience and giving. These are all very valuable lessons to have. It is also a time for families to bond. Families care for the animal together, travel together to different shows, and work together. Most important, it is quality time that you’re spending with your children and making memories.
I found these two articles online and thought I’d share the links: 6 Reasons Livestock Projects Raise Great Kids and Who are stock show kids? Give us a call to find out more information about showing livestock.