Agriculture & Livestock: 2012 Moffat County Achievement Night — Part II

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Note: This week’s story is Part II of the 2012 Moffat County Achievement Night’s awards and recognitions.

Now that 2012 is behind them, 4-H members are enrolling for the 2013 year. In order to help both new and “old” 4-H members learn more about

4-H and the opportunities that are available to them through the Moffat County 4-H program, the Extension Office in Craig is having an Open House from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 5 at the Extension Office, 539 Barclay St.

Activities at the open house will include: meeting 4-H leaders and project leaders; project and program information; enrollment; rules and regulations; expectations; and meeting 4-H Council members, Junior Leaders, and office staff. There will be still more activities and refreshments, too.

This week’s story is Part II of the many awards and recognitions from Achievement Night, hosted Nov. 14 at the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion.

Each year a Clothing Construction Award is presented to a first-year clothing member who has excelled in the area of clothing construction. This year’s award went to Liam Mounce. Also receiving awards in clothing were Grand Champion Junior Division Fashion Revue winner Millie Fritz and Grand Champion Senior Division Fashion Revue winner Tiegen Martin.

The Outstanding Dog Exhibitor award is a composite of points from the obedience score, showmanship score and record book score. The award went to Mitchell Davidson.

Hannah Coy was Outstanding Poultry Exhibitor. The award was a composition of points from showmanship, record book score, participation score, and leader score.

The Outstanding Rabbit Exhibitor was also Hannah Coy. This award was a composite of points from attendance of meetings, extra 4-H activities, demonstrations, participation in shows and the fair, record book score, showmanship, fundraising and club officer.

The Outstanding Horseman Award was a composite of points earned through class placement, levels testing, attending the Livestock Expo and record book score. The recipient was Taylor Duzik.

Three awards were presented in the livestock breeding category. Each of the awards was based on class placing, showmanship placing, and record book score. The awards were presented to: Bryson Davis-Breeding Goat Award; Mackenzie Camblin- Breeding Beef Award; and Faith Santistevan- Breeding Sheep Award.

Each year several Northwest Colorado Sheep Producers sponsor the Producers Choice Award. The award is presented to youth who are trying to replicate the sheep industry to the best of their ability. One award is given during the fair. Award No. 2 was presented at Achievement Night.

This award was based on rate of gain, carcass contest, test score, oral presentation and record book score.

This year’s award was presented to Brice White, Senior Division.

The Homegrown Market Beef Award has been presented by the Lyle Prather family for several years. It recognizes the youth who has shown a market steer from his/her own herd. Points are awarded for the class placing, carcass contest placing, and rate of gain score.

The 2012 Homegrown Market Beef award went to Toryn Hume.

The Outstanding Black Angus Exhibitor award has also been presented for the past several years. Presented by the Gerber family, the award was selected from points in showmanship, breeding beef class placing and record book score.

Receiving the award was Mackenzie Camblin.

“Supreme” awards were presented for Market Beef, Market Lamb, Market Swine and Market Goat. The awards were based upon class placing, rate of gain, and carcass contest.

The Supreme Market Beef Award was presented to Toryn Hume whose Market Beef animal was fourth in its class, second in rate of gain, and fifth in the carcass contest.

The Supreme Market Lamb Award went to Jentry Bacon . The lamb placed fifth in its class, first in rate of gain, and third in the carcass contest.

Casey Nations received the Supreme Market Swine Award. The swine placed second in its class, 25th in rate of gain, and first in the carcass contest.

The Supreme Market Goat Award was presented to Torin Gray. The market goat placed first in its class, first in rate of gain, and third in the carcass contest.

There are still more awards, including those in Shooting Sports and for Best Kept Records! Individual clubs were honored, too. These will be featured in Moffat County Achievement Night, Part III next week.

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