JAMESTOWN, NEW YORK (July 10, 2013) - Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County 4-H Youth Development Program will host regional judging contests during the 132nd Annual Chautauqua County Fair in Dunkirk, NY July 22- July 28.
Friday is sure to be a busy day at the Chautauqua County Fair for all 4-H members. Not only is it the 4-H Meat Animal Sale, it is also the Regional Contests for both Dairy and Horse program participants. Youth from Niagara, Orleans, Wyoming, Cattaraugus, Allegany and Erie counties are invited to participate in the regional judging contests.
Participants in Horse and Dairy Judging will be asked to judge classes consisting of four animals per class. A certified judge will also be judging the class and the youth's results will be compared to that of the recognized judge. Youth will examine animals on conformation and performance. Because it is a regional competition, the youth will also be asked specific questions at the conclusion of the class. Older youth will be asked to give 'oral reasons' or explanations as to why they placed the animals in the order in which they selected. Judging at the Regional Competition will test a youth's knowledge of the industry standards and trends. State competition teams will be selected from the results of the regional competition.
Stop by for yourself and test your own knowledge by watching the 4-H Regional Dairy Judging Contest on Friday, July 26 at 8:30 a.m. in the Warren K. Brown Show Arena or the Regional Horse Judging Contest on Friday, July 26 at 1:00 p.m. in the Horse Show Arena.
For more information about 4-H Programs or to find out how you can become involved in Chautauqua County 4-H, call the 4-H Office at 716-664-9502 Ext. 214. For more information about the Chautauqua County Fair please call the Fair Office at 716-366-4752. Your Chautauqua County Cornell Cooperative Extension 4-H works hard to provide positive youth development experiences for all the youth of Chautauqua County. Cornell Cooperative Extension, 4-H is a not-for-profit 5013 and all donations are considered a charitable contribution.