County 4-H teams compete in Raleigh

Top ten senior individuals for sheep judging. Lane Whitfield is pictured here in the front row, second from right as the 2nd place individual.

Alamance County 4-H youth livestock teams recently competed in the Judging in January Livestock Judging Contest hosted by the N.C. Junior Hereford Association. Alamance County 4-H entered two intermediate individuals and one senior team. There were 15 junior contestants (ages 8-10), 31 intermediate contestants (ages 11-13), and 55 senior contestants (ages 14-18). This is the eighth year the County 4-H has entered youth into the Judging in January Contest.

Intermediate individuals were Joseph Allred and Hutch Robertson. Senior team members were Aiden Kernodle, Lane Whitfield, and Sage Robertson.

The senior team placed 7th overall in the contest. The senior team also placed 8th in meat goats, 5th in sheep, 4th in beef cattle, 10th in swine, and 8th in oral reasons.

Individual results showed that all County youth did exceptionally well for their respective knowledge and experience (this was a first contest for one of the youths entered).

Individuals that placed in the top fifteen were: Joseph Allred (intermediate), who placed 10th in swine; Aiden Kernodle (senior) who placed 3rd in beef cattle; Lane Whitfield (senior) who placed 2nd in sheep and 10th overall; and Sage Robertson who placed 10th in meat goats.

Hutch Robertson judging swine at his first Judging in January contest with Alamance County 4-H.

To learn more about the Youth Livestock Program and/or 4-H in Alamance County, contact Sarah Maddry, 4-H Extension Agent or Lauren Langley, Livestock Extension Agent, or visit