Moorse siblings enter Minnesota 4-H State Livestock Showcase
Nearly 1,000 4-Hers exhibited more than 1,150 animals at the Minnesota 4-H state showcase.
4-Hers were permitted to exhibit two animals per species.
Cancellation of the Minnesota State Fair didn’t dampen spirits around the virtual judging experiences.
The 4-Hers provided a 60-90 second drive video that was used to present animal science projects to judges who evaluated not only the quality of the animal but the showmanship skills of 4-H participants.
The COVID-19 pandemic caused Minnesota 4-H to recreate quality judging experiences and learning opportunities during the summer county fair season.
Many 4-Hers cited the spring and summer of 2020 as a time for flexibility and patience, indicating that developing livestock videos that best presented their projects was a new opportunity for learning and growth.
Life skills such as responsibility, record keeping, overcoming adversity and communications skills were still accomplished.
The 4-H program not only produces purple ribbon animals, but more importantly it is focused on producing purple ribbon kids.
What follows are the results of the Yellow Medicine County 4-Hers who took part in the showcase (Note: No Minneota area Lyon County 4-Hers exhibited):
Grady Moorse: Best in Show Senior Dairy Goat; Reserve in Show Senior Dairy Goat; Champion Senior Saanen Doe; Champion Alpine Senior Doe; Showmanship Excellence Award; Second Place Brown Swiss 3 and 4 year old cow.
Brooke Moorse: Champion Saanen Junior Doe; Second Place Alpine Junior Doe; Showmanship Excellence Award; Third Place Jersey Fall Calf; Fourth Place Mini Lop Senior Buck.