The Livestock 4-H Club is the oldest club in Washington County with a rich history and tradition in raising and showing beef cattle as well as learning how to evaluate and score them through livestock judging. That tradition continues today with a new generation of 4-H members who are committed to agriculture.
Brothers Brayden and Brodie Price are two of those youth who, along with their parents, Charlie and Jennifer, and grandparents, Bill and Laverne Williams, are committed to their roots in agriculture. Exhibiting home-grown heifers, Brayden and Brodie have grown in their showmanship skills and recently competed at the North Florida Fair in Tallahassee. Brayden earned 1st place in Intermediate Showmanship and Brodie earned 2nd place in Junior Showmanship.
Siblings Kayla and Cody Daimler, along with their parents, Doug and Teresa Daimler, have traveled all over the country showing their award winning cattle. Cody’s heifer earned Grand Champion at the North Florida Fair, and Kayla’s earned Reserve Champion.
Learning how to evaluate livestock including cattle, swine and poultry as well as feed are included in the agricultural judging contest hosted yearly at the NFF. 4-H members from Escambia to Dixie County participate in this contest. Competitors from Washington County 4-H included Christopher Jackson, Julie Serpas, Lillian Sparks, Sheldon Sparks, Landen Pettis, Tia Leathers, Kayla Daimler, Cy Pettis, Cody Daimler and Braydon Price. Team members winning 1st place in Intermediate Agriculture Judging were Julie Serpas, Lillian Sparks, Landen Pettis and Brayden Price.
For more information on Washington County 4-H, visit their website at http://washington.ifas.ufl.edu.