The Bryan County 4-H Goat Team traveled July 9 to Statesboro to compete in the Bulloch County Purina Meals Goat Jackpot Show.
Two Bryan County 4-H’ers, Laine Christian and Dustyn Stewart, and two pre-club members, Mora Butler and Luke Butler, proudly showed the goats they have been raising, grooming and training for the past several months.
This is the first year the 4-H Club has had goats in the livestock program.
“We are very proud of the hard work the 4-H’ers are doing and the commitment they have shown,” Shanna Davis, the 4-H advisor for Bryan County, said.
This year the Bryan County 4-H Livestock Program has four participants in the Meat Goat program and two in the Commercial Heifer program.
“We are excited to see some of our youth taking on the responsibility of raising animals and learning what it takes to be in the show ring,” Davis said. “The next local show our 4-H’ers will be in is the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair in Statesboro coming in October.
This Bryan County 4-H Livestock Program was a vision of Danny Page. Through his love of agriculture, animals and children, he encouraged the University of Georgia Agricultural Extension Office in Bryan County to promote the livestock program to young people.
A scholarship has been established in his name to keep the program going. Anyone wishing to make a donation to the Danny Page Memorial Livestock Scholarship may call the 4-H office at 653-2231 or mail to Bryan County 4-H, P.O. Box 250, Pembroke, Ga. 31321.
Anyone interested in the 4-H livestock programs or volunteering for this or other programs should also contact the 4-H office at 653-2231.