The Georgia Junior National Livestock Show was held Feb. 21-24 in Perry, GA and 10 Appling County 4-H youth participated showing pigs. Over 3,000 youth from across Georgia participated showing beef cows, dairy cows, sheep, goats, or pigs. There were over 1,300 pigs being exhibited at the show. Congrats to all these kids and their families for all their hard work and dedication to make it to this show.
Chloe Boatright placed 10th and Lilly Altman placed 7th in their barrow class. A top 10 at the state show is always good. With 1,300 pigs and 72 classes, there are only 72 class winners, 12 division winners and 2 grand champions selected. It’s hard to get to the top, but a goal everyone strives to achieve. The determination to keep trying and the experience gained will pay off in the future. I’m proud of this entire group.
There’s always plenty of downtime at a pig show. Each day we cooked and ate lunch together with the whole county livestock show family. I don’t think anyone went hungry.