Mackenzy Graziano with her Goat

Mackenzy Graziano with her Goat

Youth Go-At the Gold In Another 4-H Contest

DUNKIRK, NY (July 27, 2022) The 2022 Chautauqua County Fair has been a maze of excitement as Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s 4-H members prepare, care for, and show their animals. Show results for 4-H exhibitors continues the excitement. 4-H Goat Program participants performed in the Small Animal Arena Wednesday in the Dairy Goat and Meat Goat Shows. Youth were judged by Derek Poole of Sodus, NY, who evaluated youth in Showmanship Classes based on how well each youth and goat performed together. Youth in the Goat Show also participated in Dairy and Market Classes in which animals were judged on respective breed standards and in Market Classes on finish and projected carcass quality. Market Goat participants sold their animals at the 4-H Meat Animal Sale on Saturday, July 22, 2022, at 12:00pm.

Wednesday’s Goat Show results are:

Goat Senior Showmanship

1st – Mariah LaRoy

2nd – Genevie Smith

3rd – Mackenzy Graziano

Goat Junior Showmanship

1st- Kendall Eckman

2nd – Abigail Carlberg

3rd – Tianna Bova

Goat Novice Showmanship

1st – Owen Carlberg

2nd – Emelia Cantanese

3rd – Isabella Jones

Grand Champion Showman is a class comprised of first and second place participants from every division.

Mariah LaRoy won the class as Master Showman.

Reserve Grand Champion Showman was taken by Kendall Eckman.

Cloverbuds are 4-H members ages 5-8 old that participate in non-competitive animal activities. This year, seven youth participated in the 4-H Goat Cloverbud Program and exhibited their goats in the 4-H Goat Show. Each Cloverbud member received a blue ribbon, trophy and a donated gift. Cloverbud participants were Novaleigh Bernard, Elenor Carlberg, Bentley Frank, Samantha Overend, Paige Winton and Wyatt Winton.

4-H Goat participants showed their animals in breeding classes in which the animals were evaluated on structure, balance, breed standards and body composition. In the A.O.P. the Best Junior Doe in Show All Other Breeds is Genevie Smith with Morgan. Best Senior Doe in Show was awarded to Genevieve Smith with Princess.

Best Doe in Show also went to Genevie Smith with Princess. Elizabeth Lindsey received top honors for the Best Dam and Daughter with Latte and Mabel. The Best Udder Award went to Genevieve Smith’s goat Princess. Best three females went to Genevieve Smith. In the Meat Goat Breeding Class, Kendall Eckman’s goat Chloe received Best Junior Doe.

Lydia Covert received Champion Market Goat. Corinne Covert received Reserve Champion Market Goat. In the Pygmy Goat Division, Abigail Carlberg received Grand with Pua Ma. Owen Carlberg received Reserve Champion Pygmy with Nova.

Supreme Champion of Show went to Genevieve Smith with her Nubian, Princess.

Congratulations to all the participants for their hard work all year.

The 4-H Youth Development Program is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County (CCE-Chautauqua). CCE-Chautauqua is a community based educational organization, affiliated with Cornell University, Chautauqua County Government, the NYS SUNY system, and the federal government through the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. For more information, call 716-664-9502 or visit our website at Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.

Last updated July 27, 2022