The Kentucky 4-H Livestock Judging team, which includes members from Caldwell, Trigg, Calloway, and Fayette Counties, is ready for the national competition Tuesday in Louisville.
The team is being coached by University of Kentucky Beef Cattle Specialist Kevin Larent, who is headquartered at the Research and Education Center in Princeton Corrine Belton from Shelby County. Larent says after the top senior livestock judging competitors traveled across the country practicing and competing, the team was narrowed down to the four top members who will compete at the North American International Livestock Exposition Tuesday, November 15, in Louisville.
click to download audioLarent says the members will compete for combined and individual honors in five categories.
click to download audioHe adds judging livestock teaches participants several life lessons.
click to download audioAfter competing Tuesday the team will learn Wednesday morning how they placed in the National competition that features teams from across the United States.