It’s important to recognize the efforts of young people who work hard to succeed in their chosen endeavors. Take the kids who choose agricultural pursuits, for example.
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This week’s “From Pipi’s Pasture” honors three Moffat County 4-H/FFA members who exhibited livestock during the 66th Arizona National Livestock Show in Phoenix, Ariz., held during the last week of December 2013 and the first week of January 2014. The exhibitors were Jerica DeLong, Andrea Maneotis and Brice White.
Results of the shows were as follows:
Junior Market Goat
Class 3-Jerica DeLong, 7th place
Class 4-Jerica DeLong, 6th place
Class 5-Andrea Maneotis, 6th place
Class 7-Andrea Maneotis, 4th place
Intermediate Goat Showmanship-Andrea Maneotis, 5th place
Senior Goat Showmanship-Jerica DeLong, 4th place
Junior Market Lamb
Middleweight Black Face Show:
Class 8-Andrea Maneotis, 1st place
Heavyweight Black Face Show:
Class 13-Jerica DeLong, 6th place
Class 14-Jerica DeLong, 2nd place
Junior Market Swine
Class 3-Andrea Maneotis, 4th place
Class 6-Andrea Maneotis, 6th place
Class 7-Brice White, Exhibitor
Class 10-Brice White, Exhibitor
Junior Market Steer
Class 4-Andrea Maneotis, 3rd place
Feeder Steer Show:
Class 3-Andrea Maneotis, 3rd place
Class 4-Andrea Maneotis, 1st place
Brice White, 2nd place
Brice White, 3rd place
Reserve Grand Champion Prospect-Andrea Maneotis
Prospect Steer Showmanship
Senior Prospect Showmanship-Brice White, 1st place
A junior livestock sale is held in conjunction with the livestock show. Not everyone gets to sell their market animals — class placings are used to determine who sells. So getting to sell a market animal is a “big deal.” This year, Andrea Maneotis qualified to sell her market steer.
Jerica DeLong qualified to sell her heavyweight market lamb that placed second in the show. However, she chose not to sell the lamb so she could enter it in the National Western Stock Show in Denver.
These young people did a lot of work to get to the Arizona Livestock Show. They had to select their animals (or raise them from their own herds), feed them twice a day, and learn how to groom them and the way to show them off during competition. Lots of work, indeed.
Congratulations to these young people for a job well done.