FFA competes in UGA dairy show

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FFA competes in UGA dairy show

FFA showmen competed in the UGA Commercial Dairy Show on Febuary 8 and 9.

FFA showmen competed in the UGA Commercial Dairy Show on Febuary 8 and 9.

FFA showmen competed in the UGA Commercial Dairy Show on Febuary 8 and 9.

FFA showmen competed in the UGA Commercial Dairy Show on Febuary 8 and 9.

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On February 8, the FFA showmen packed up, loaded their animals, and headed up to Athens for their dairy show.

“I was super excited to go to Athens to show,” Katie Peppers (12) said. “When I got into the show ring, my cow was acting up and ran me into a tree.”

The show was the 22nd annual UGA commercial dairy heifer show. It was held at the University of Georgia in Athens.  The temperature was fairly cool with few clouds, so overall, it was a nice day for a cattle show.

“Even though I wasn’t showing a heifer, I still enjoyed being there and helping out all the kids,” Cassidi Hannah (12) said. “Being around cows is something that makes me happy.”

Friday consisted of:

3:00-5:00 PM Weigh-in at UGA Livestock Arena.

6:00 PM- Youth Dairy Judging Contest.

7:00 PM Dairy Dawg Dinner

The Dairy Dawg dinner on Friday was a dinner for any exhibitor that loved the dairy industry. It was free to exhibitors and was served Friday evening.

Saturday consisted of:

8:30 AM Exhibitor Meeting

9:00 AM Judging will begin with two rings of Showmanship classes.

There was also a T-shirt design contest the exhibitors could participate in. The design was required to include five things:

  1. The name of the show, “22nd Annual UGA Commercial Dairy Heifer Show”
  2. The date of the show, “February 9, 2019”
  3. Limit of one or two ink colors, and a color t-shirt (ex. white, black, and red)
  4. Include names and address on the design.
  5. Can include the University of Georgia “G” or UGA Arch  

The winning design won $50.

The students didn’t do as well as they hoped. Some came home with ribbons, and some did not. All students did a great job at the show though, and they should all be proud of themselves and their cows.

The students are attending another show on February 15 and 16. The following week, they will pack up again and head to Perry fairgrounds for the state show.

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