Lincoln FFA youth fare well at Clark County Fair competition

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Laetitia Ray, right, handing out awards as the new Nevada FFA president during the Clark County Fair last month.

The Clark County Fair was April 12 through the 16 in Logandale, and tons of people from all around, including many from Lincoln County, came to enjoy the many events and entertainment.

The Nevada FFA held its Livestock Career Development Event on the 12th. For the FFA Livestock evaluation, there are eight classes of animals with four in each class that are judged. They are Market Steere, Breeding Heifers, Market Swine, Breeding Gilts, Market Lambs, Breeding Ewe Lambs Market Goats and Keep/Cull Heifers. A collegiate livestock judging team from Arizona came out to judge the competition. Each individual also had to take a written test of twenty-five multiple-choice questions and judge the categories without talking. Contestants also had to give oral reasons for their judging for four of the classes. As a team, they had written activities for marketing and genetics.

Lincoln County FFA placed sixth as a team. Kevin Mathews, Kendra Mathews, Guy Heaton and Jayden Heaton competed in the team Livestock Evaluation. Derek Mathews placed first in Market Beef Division 1 and Shayla Mathews won fourth in Market Beef Division 2.

Tyler Heaton, Lincoln County FFA advisor said, “All were great kids, and they did a great job.”

Pahranagat Valley FFA did not compete in the FFA Livestock Evaluation as a team. However, Stewart Foremaster won fourth in Market Beef Division 1, William Meldrum won fifth in Market Beef Division 2. Laetitia Ray won fourth in Lamb Show Senior Division.

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