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Congrats to 2017 NY 4-H Livestock teams!

2017 NYS 4-H Livestock Skillathon Team:
This team included:  Annaleigh DeBoover (Ontario), Sarah Lovell (Wayne), Sarah Beiler (Allegany), Kathleen Gallagher (Oneida) and Coach Scarlet Lamphier (Ontario).

Skills demonstrated during the National 4-H Livestock Skillathon competition, held on November 13, included management and marketing decision making, animal health and quality assurance knowledge application, product identification, product evaluation, and an understanding of animal behavior. New York’s team was in the top 10 in several categories, placing 8th Premium High team in Evaluation, 10th in Team Identification, and 9th Premium High Team Overall. In addition, Annaleigh placed 7th High Individual overall in Evaluation.

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2017 NYS 4-H Livestock Judging Team

The New York team included:  Coach (Charlene Kelkenberg Spoth), Anna Spoth (Niagara), Cole Armison (Allegany), Rachel Rouland (Wayne) and Abigail Wratten (Oneida). NY was among 34 state 4-H teams competing at the 2017 North American International 4-H Livestock Judging Contest.

This competition on November 14 involved evaluating eleven classes of livestock (beef, sheep, swine and goats). Participants also prepared and presented oral reasons for selections made, without the use of notes.

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2017 NYS 4-H Poultry Team

Our New York delegates at the 2017 National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference were:  Peter Lukach (Tioga), Liam Sawyard (Clinton), Rebecalyn Barber (Tioga), Gracie Nicol (Ontario), Madeline Chairvolotti (Clinton), Grace Sayward (Clinton), Monica Reed (Lewis), Mackenzie Lill (Ontario), and Ashley Pirrone (Columbia/Greene).

New York’s Avian Bowl Team and Poultry Judging Team both placed 3rd in the nation overall with several individuals placing in the top 10.  These contests (held November 15-16) challenged youth in several ways.  Participants excelled in demonstrating scientific knowledge of production practices, product evaluation, public speaking, time and personal resource management and decision making skills.

Special thanks and appreciation go out to poultry team coaches and chaperones from Ontario (Mary Ann Whipple and Ann Lill), Lewis (Michele Ledoux) and Clinton County (Melissa Sayward) for supporting and preparing these 4-Hers!

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