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Youngsters from nine counties participate in the annual 4-4/FFA Fredericksburg Area Junior Livestock Show and Sale
Goats sold for $6.19 per pound in the sale portion of the 65th annual 4-H/FFA event held on May 9.
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The 65th annual 4-H/FFA Fredericksburg Area Junior Livestock Show and Sale was held on May 9 at the Fredericksburg Livestock Exchange.
The event attracted 78 4-H'ers from nine counties: Caroline, Essex, Hanover, King George, Lancaster, Northumberland, Spotsylvania, Stafford and Westmoreland.
The show had 38 market hog entries, 31 beef entries, 28 market goat entries, and 25 market lamb entries.
Beef animals sold for an average price of $2.83 per pound, lambs for $5.80 per pound, goats for $6.19 per pound and hogs for $3.02 per pound. The total sale value was $147,716.
HERDSMAN TROPHIES: Based on exhibitors' attitude, ability and appearance, awards went to Kayse Pendergrass of Stafford, lambs; Kelsey Trainor of Stafford, beef; Morgan Minor of Westmoreland, hogs; and Bill Johnson of Westmoreland, goats.
SPIRIT OF SHARON AWARD in memory of Sharon Jimenez, Kelsey Trainor of Stafford.
SILVER TRAY for the Hog Sweepstakes, sponsored by the Virginia Pork Industry Association, Adam Gaines of Spotsylvania.
OUTSTANDING DEDICATION to the 4-H Livestock Program and Virginia Cooperative Extension: Hazel Brummette.
Champion single--Shelby Murrell of Stafford. Reserve champion single--Andrew Gaines of Spotsylvania. Champion pair--Adam Morris of Spotsylvania. Reserve champion pair--John Hall of Caroline.
Champion--Caleb Durheim of Stafford. Reserve champion--Brett Trainor of Stafford. Heifer champion--Turner Minx of Stafford. Heifer reserve champion--Zachary Proctor of Caroline.
Champion--Carissa Emory of King George. Reserve champion--James Simpson V of Northumberland. Heifer champion--Kelsey Trainor of Stafford. Heifer reserve champion--Katie Barnum of King George.
Champion single--Bill Johnson of Westmoreland. Reserve champion--H. Baine Self Jr. of Westmoreland. Champion pair--Carson Gray of Stafford. Reserve champion pair--Colin Gray of Stafford.
Champion single--Jennifer Cook of King George. Reserve champion single--Luke Barnum of King George. Champion pair--Hannah Williams of Stafford.
STOCKMEN'S CONTEST is a written test on beef, lambs, swine and goats shown during this event. Novice--Benjamin Williams of Stafford, Kristina Atwood of Stafford and Natalie Hall of Caroline. Junior--Abby Durheim, Zachary Williams and Caleb Durheim, all of Stafford. Senior--Aldyn Abell of King George, Rachel Wright of King George and Brandy Harris of Spotsylvania.