Pied­mont Cat­tle­men spon­sors 4-H and FFA beef clinic

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Stu­dents from New­ton and Jasper County FFA and 4-H chap­ters braved the cold at the Ge­or­gia FFA-FCCLA Cen­ter on Satur­day to learn how to care for their show calves.

To make a beau­ti­ful show calf, sev­eral things must come to­gether like proper feed­ing, daily hair care and show­man­ship. Christa Steinkamp, North Re­gion FFA area live­stock teacher, or­ga­nized class­room and hands on ex­pe­ri­ence for lo­cal stu­dents.

The pro­gram was spon­sored by the Pied­mont Cat­tle­men’s As­so­ci­a­tion.

This field day was a great re­fresher class for the up­com­ing lo­cal and state live­stock shows.

The pub­lic may at­tend the New­ton County Clas­sic Live­stock show for free on Satur­day, Feb. 16, at 10 a.m. at the New­ton High School barn. Lambs, hogs, heifers and steers will be shown.

Submitted pho­tos by Ted Wynne

East­side se­nior Kari Dy­long, a New­ton 4-H’er, prac­tices show­man­ship with her heifer dur­ing the clinic spon­sored by the Pied­mont Cat­tle­men’s As­so­ci­a­tion.

East­side fresh­man McKen­zie Pow­ell, a New­ton 4-H’er, works with her steer dur­ing the clinic spon­sored by the Pied­mont Cat­tle­men’s As­so­ci­a­tion.

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