2017 Livestock Skillathon Team Selected

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Dr. Dwight Loveday, Associate Professor

Six individuals representing four counties have earned the opportunity to represent Tennessee in the National 4-H Livestock Skillathon Contest hosted by the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Kentucky. High ranking individuals from the 11th-12th grade division of the livestock skillathons at the Tennessee Junior Livestock Exposition beef and sheep events and the Tennessee Junior Market Hog Show have qualified for the state team.

Team members are:

  • Abigayle Bartholomew (Henderson County)
  • Garrett Franklin (Clay County)
  • Kendall Martin (Lincoln County)
  • Juilann Fears (Lincoln County)
  • Makenzie Moorehead (Lincoln County)
  • Abby Tipton (Loudon County)

Alan Bruhin (Sevier County) and John Goddard (Loudon County) will serve as team coaches.

The national contest to be held in November consists of individual tasks and team activities that require a decision making in quality assurance, meat and carcass evaluation, animal breeding and selection, livestock feeding, animal performance evaluation and animal marketing scenarios for beef, meat goat, sheep and swine.