A Time to Shine

DeKalb County 4-H Fair 2021

Lessons Learned from Showing Livestock

Catherine Bott, 17 – Hinckley Harvestors

Showed: Boer Goat
Favorite part: “The satisfaction of seeing everything come together.”
Lessons learned: “It’s important to learn from my mistakes, don’t be too hard on yourself, and there’s always something to improve.”

Jared Clausen, 18 – Genoa Prairie Gems

Showed: Shropshire Sheep
Favorite part: “Being able to connect with animals that I’ve worked so hard with since birth.”
Lessons learned: “I’ve learned responsibility, and that it’s a process because I started from the bottom.”

Max Siddall, 9 – Malta Mustangs

Showed: Hereford Beef Cow
Favorite part: “Grooming my beef cow is my favorite part.”
Lessons learned: “I’ve learned a lot my first year, like the different breeds of cows.”

Owen Fucilla, 12 – Malta Mustangs

Showed: Polish Rabbit
Favorite part: “Spending a lot of time with my rabbit.”
Lessons learned: “If you’re going to show an animal you have to put in the time to get them ready.”

Molly Ness, 10 – Hinckley Harvestors

Showed: Crossbred Barrow
Favorite part: “Having fun and spending time with the pigs.”
Lessons learned: “I’ve learned how to take care of animals.”

Paige Erickson, 11 – Shabbona Pioneers

Showed: Simmental Angus Calf
Favorite part: “Washing and brushing my animals.”
Lessons learned: “I’ve learned responsibility and how to take care of a bucket calf.”

2021 DeKalb County 4-H Grand Champions

Scenes from the Livestock & Project Shows