Smith County 4-H was proud to be represented by five outstanding exhibitors at the Regional and State Beef Expo, which took place in Lebanon, Tennessee, on June 30-July 2, 2022.
9th grader Erin Hensley, 6th grader Turner Harville, 5th grader Tana Harville, 5th grader Kara Brooks, and 5th grader Millie Stinnett 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 the show off its best characteristics, while skillathon tests exhibitors’ overall knowledge of beef cattle including breeds, diseases, nutrition, and more.
At the Central Region Show, Tuner and Tana earned Top Ten honors in skillathon, placing 2nd and 3rd respectively. Tana also won her class with her Hereford heifer at the regional show and was 2nd at the State Beef Expo. Kara was awarded Reserve Champion in the Simmental breed and placed first in her class with her Red Angus heifer at the Central Region Show. She also won her class with her Simmental heifer, and placed 5th in showmanship at the State Beef Expo. All exhibitors also showed in the County Group class where they exhibited 5 heifers and placed 5th in the state.
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.