4-H’ers Compete in 2021 State Sheep Expo

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Smith County 4-H was proud to be represented by three outstanding exhibitors at the State Sheep Expo, which took place in Cookeville on October 22-23, 2021. 10th grader Courtney Dickens, 6th grader Turner Harville, and 5th grader Tana Harville showed in their breed classes, competed in showmanship, and completed skillathon.

Showmanship classes are judged on the exhibitor’s ability to control and present their animal to show off its best characteristics, while skillathon tests exhibitors’ overall knowledge of sheep including breeds, diseases, nutrition, and more.

Each of our 4-H’ers had an outstanding show with Tana placing 1st in the costume class and in her Sheep Sales Talk. She ended expo as the 5th place Premier Exhibitor for the Junior Division.

Turner had the Reserve Champion TN Bred AOB Meat Market Lamb and placed 3rd in skillathon, resulting in a 1st place Premier Exhibitor Award.

Finally, Courtney showed the Champion and Reserve Champion Suffolk ewes and ended expo as the 3rd place Premier Exhibitor in the Senior Level 1 Division.

All of these outstanding young people made Smith County proud as they showed off the hard work they have put into their livestock animals over the past year. Their determination and dedication is sure to take them far, and we look forward to seeing where their show career goes next!

For more information about showing livestock or any of our 4-H activities, please call 615-735-2900.

L to R: Turner Harville, Courtney Dickens, and Tana Harville