Submitted by Claudia Meeks Baney, 4-H Animal Science specialist, UT Department of Animal Science
 
The 2013 State Junior Meat Goat Show was held during the Wilson County Fair on Aug.17, 2013. Fifty-eight 4-H members from 16 counties across the state exhibited 203 goats. This year’s judge was Will Cabe from Carnesville, Ga. The 104-pound champion market goat shown by Trevor Teague from Decatur County was awarded the Supreme Champion goat. The champion doe kid shown by Eli Armistead from Robertson County was the honored as the Supreme Champion Farm Bred goat.
 
The Reserve Champion and Farm Bred Champion market goat was exhibited by Bridgette Swafford, Bedford County, and the Reserve Champion Farm Bred market goat was shown by Logan Hickerson, Rutherford County.
 
In the doe kid division, Reserve Champion honors were awarded to Kayla Rowlett from Rutherford County who was also named Reserve Champion Farm Bred. The Farm Bred Champion doe kid was shown by Eli Armistead from Robertson County.
 
Isaiah Perry from Sumner County exhibited the Champion yearling doe with Jessica Hickerson exhibiting the Reserve Champion yearling doe. Laura Beth Estes from Dickson County had the Farm Bred Champion yearling doe and Alex Wilson from Robertson County had the Farm Bred Reserve Champion yearling doe.
 
Showmanship winners were Eli Lee, Robertson County (Explorer); Kaitlin Taylor, Rutherford County (Junior); Kate Thompson, Robertson County (Junior High); Amanda Whitfield, Lawrence County (Senior Level I); and Laura Estes, Dickson County (Senior Level II). The County Group of Five award was won by Robertson County. 
 
4-H is a national youth development organization managed in Tennessee by UT Extension. UT Extension provides a gateway to the University of Tennessee as the outreach unit of the UT Institute of Agriculture. With an office in every Tennessee county, UT Extension delivers educational programs and research-based information to citizens throughout the state. In cooperation with Tennessee State University, UT Extension works with farmers, families, youth and communities to improve lives by addressing problems and issues at the local, state and national levels.

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Contact:

Claudia Meeks Baney, 4-H Animal Science specialist, UT Department of Animal Science, cbaney@utk.edu

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