• 64°

4-H Junior Cattleman named top club at exposition

The Chilton County 4-H Junior Cattlemen’s club won the top herdsmen award at the recent Southeastern Livestock Exposition in Montgomery.

The 4-Hers participating included (R-L) back row: Hunter Denney, Adam Heflin, Tyler Hand, Anna Grace Parnell and James Robert Parnell and front row: Cyana Quimby, Aniston Bolding, Tucker Hilyer, Cody Quimby, Olivia Payne, Olivia Harrell and Chloe Harrell. Not shown are Jessie Eason, Olivia Eason and Alex Eason.

The scores were based on exhibitors’ attitudes and behavior; neatness of the exhibit; appearance of the animals on exhibit; eye appeal and county unity. Judging was around the clock, and the exhibitors had no way of knowing who the actual judges were so they had to be ready for surprise inspections in the barns at all times. At the same time, exhibitors were competing in their showmanship and cattle classes.

Chilton had 15 exhibitors ages 9-17 with 20 head of cattle.

4H, FFA and Jr Cattlemen from all over the state participated in the competition.