When it comes to livestock, members of Pulaski County 4-H Livestock Club proved they know their stuff.
Ten club members, competing in Junior and Senior teams, took part in the Southwest Virginia Junior Stockman’s Contest held at Woodbrook Limousin Farm in Abingdon Saturday. The group took home five ribbons.
Jason Pratt placed eighth high individual and Jackson Meek placed seventh in the Junior Division, while the Junior team placed fourth overall. Senior Katlyn Smith took home the fourth high individual honors in that division and the Senior team placed second overall.
The Stockman’s Contest challenges members’ knowledge of cattle, sheep and hog breeds, as well as feeds, equipment and meat cuts. Participants also have to judge classes of heifers and bulls, hay, and retail meat cuts.
The next competition will be held March 21-22 at the Block & Bridle Stockman’s Contest at Virginia Tech.