Young County 4-H places 3rd Overall team, Phoebe Rogers Sets Reasons Record at the American Royal
Young County 4-H recently represented District 3 and Texas 4-H at the American Royal 4-H livestock judging contest held at the historic Kemper Arena Kansas City, Missouri. The team qualified for this honor this past June at the 2018 Texas 4-H State roundup where the team finished third place, overall team.
The Texas state 4-H contest was a very close contest this year with the first through third place separated by only 5 points. The team was also the Texas State 4-H champions in swine judging division. The team attended the American Royal contest and had a very blessed day of competition.
The team consisting of Cade Anderson from Graham, Victoria Richards of Graham, Boomer Whitaker of Newcastle and Phoebe Rogers of Newcastle were the first-place team in Cattle, third-place team in sheep and goats, thirdplace team in Reasons (45 Average on 18 sets) fifthplace team in hogs and third-place overall.
Individually Boomer was 12th in hogs, eighth in cattle and 10th overall; Victoria was ninth in cattle, 17th in Reasons and 16th overall; Phoebe was High Individual in Cattle, High Individual in Reasons while setting the contest record with a 48.16 average on six sets of reasons. She was also fourth in Sheep and Goats and fifth overall. Cade also had a very good day throughout the contest. Texas AgriLife Extension Young County is proud of the efforts put forward by this team, and how they came together to improve on each class judged and each reason set talked in our preparation workouts!!
Thank you to all who supported the team in all their efforts. A special thank-you goes out to Young County 4-H parent leaders, Young County Farm Bureau, Spirit of Texas Ranch and Texas 4-H for their sponsorships and all the workout stops that we had that enable the team to perform at this level.