Neighbor kids Sally and Samantha in the Beginner Lamb Lead, with the middle one wearing a wool vest and hat, and lamb wearing matching blanket and hat that I'd made for our older girls when they showed sheep many years ago. It's kind of hard now to find 100% wool like this. Sam was the winner and so proud of her trophy. I love to see their excitement. Love the look on the boy - his eyes! cute!
So busy keeping their eyes on the judge.
Granddaughter Amanda and her dad talking before she was to show one of her pigs.
Coming out of the show ring with a Championship Trophy! Amanda had a good day today with her animals, and also won showmanship. Good job kiddo!
Now to sign up for the state fair trip and decide which pig to take. I think she'll be taking her barrow.
On Saturday we have a Livestock Auction for all the blue ribbon market animals, so our work isn't done yet. Also before the auction, there is a Round Robin Showmanship contest with all the senior showmanship winners of each market animal. That is fun to watch. Amanda will start out showing her own pig, then rotate to show a beef steer, dairy steer, and lamb before getting back to her pig. Our 3 girls each won that showmanship contest. When our girls were showing, they'd make sure they practiced on someone elses animal before going into the show ring. Sometimes these steers know when a novice is trying to show them, and they can misbehave. That's alot of muscle moving and pulling when you don't want them to.