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Livestock show and sale in Creeds is two days of pride for 4-H members

Parker Woodruff, 18, of Blackwater shows a hog during the Virginia Beach 4-H Livestock Club Show and Sale on Friday, June 2, at the Creeds Ruritan Community Complex. The annual show and sale was held on Thursday, June 1, and Friday, June 2, and the auction total was nearly $185,500 between sales of animals and country cured hams. [John-Henry Doucette/The Princess Anne Independent News]

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CREEDS — The Virginia Beach 4-H Livestock Club held its annual livestock show and sale on Thursday, June 1, and Friday, June 2, at the Creeds Ruritan Community Complex.

The community event mixes showmanship and the skill and responsibility of raising animals and working them so they can be shown, as well as an aspect that can be hard for some young people — animals heading to market.

“The experience is pretty cool — just being able to take care of animals and take ownership,” said Zach Cushing, a 17-year-old junior at Kellam High School who is in his sixth year in 4-H. “It’s fun.”

Camille Mitchell, a 16-year-old Hickory High School sophomore, is in her eighth year working with animals with 4-H. She, too, said she enjoyed working with the animals, each with their own personalities.

Amid the auction on Friday, June 2, Torrence Spreder, 10, spent time with a hog she had raised named Patches.

“I was cuddling him because he’s going to the slaughterhouse, and I’m sad,” she said.

Yet she said she enjoys the experience of participating in the 4-H livestock club, including interacting with other young people.

“I like that you get to see other animals and how people raise them,” she said. “And it’s just fun to work with your own animal.”

Torrence Spreder, 10, spends time with Patches amid the auction. [John-Henry Doucette/The Princess Anne Independent News]

Emily Kovacs, 12, gives Milo a smooch before showing the lamb. [John-Henry Doucette/The Princess Anne Independent News

Results from the show, provided by the city agriculture department, follow: 

Steer Fitting & Showmanship

Senior: Logan Brickhouse, grand; Reagan Vaughan, reserve

Intermediate: Logan Gentry, grand; Bailey Flanagan, reserve

Junior: Olivia Vaughan, grand; Daisy Williams, reserve

Hog Fitting & Showmanship

Senior: Dawson Cox, grand; Parker Woodruff, reserve

Intermediate: Riley Grimstead, grand; Jack Savage, reserve

Junior: Lucianno Kovacs, grand; Grace Schratwieser, reserve

Novice: Austin Cox, grand; Robby Kovacs, reserve

Lamb Fitting & Showmanship

Senior: Camille Mitchell, grand; Brooklyn Cortazzo, reserve

Intermediate: Wyatt Schratwieser, grand; Emily Kovacs, reserve

Junior: Grace Schratwieser, grand; Robby Kovacs, reserve

Novice: Alexander Huban, grand

Goat Fitting &  Showmanship

Senior: Camille Mitchell, grand; Joanna Gerace, reserve

Intermediate: Wyatt Schratwieser, grand; Annamarie Wells, reserve

Junior: Grace Schratwieser, grand; Kylie Putz, reserve

Novice: Avonlea Flanagan, grand

Breeding Does

Camille Mitchell, grand; Wyatt Schratwieser, reserve

Market Steer

Logan Brickhouse, grand; Logan Gentry, reserve; Olivia Gibson, 3rd

Market Hog

Parker Woodruff, grand; Logan Gentry, reserve; Dawson Cox, 3rd

Market Goat

Camille Mitchell, grand; Wyatt Schratwieser, reserve; Landin Spruill, 3rd

Breeding Does

Camille Mitchell, grand; Wyatt Schratwieser, reserve; Camille Mitchell, 3rd

Market Lamb

Wyatt Schratwieser, grand; Camille Mitchell, reserve; Grace Schratwieser, 3rd

Madeline Rollins, 14, sings the national anthem. [John-Henry Doucette/The Princess Anne Independent News]

Judge Eric Brunton of Victor, Iowa, speaks to young 4-H members. [John-Henry Doucette/The Princess Anne Independent News]

Lake Vaughan shows his steer during the Virginia Beach 4-H Livestock Club show and sale at the Creeds Ruritan Community Complex. [John-Henry Doucette/The Princess Anne Independent News]


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