Southern Illinois youth place in livestock quiz bowl

PINCKNEYVILLE, Ill.— Livestock and 4-H go hand-in-hand, and many local youth had a chance to put their skills to the test at the livestock quiz bowl. The morning was filled with fun activities as youth were tested on their knowledge of feed, species, equipment, and meat cuts. This competition was a way to stimulate learning in various livestock topics and prepare those that will showcase livestock at the 4-H fairs this summer.

Prizes were awarded to the top scores within the junior, intermediate, and senior categories. The 2021 winners include:

First place- Nickole Weber – Randolph County
Second place- Avery Kellerman – Perry County
Third place- Jada Nelson – Randolph County

Tied for First place- Bailey Pearl – Perry County
Tied for First place- Steven Still – Perry County
Third place- Logan Lehde – Randolph County

First place- Harris Ehlers – Randolph County
Second place- David Koester – Randolph County

Some Illinois Extension and 4-H activities have transitioned to in-person programming based on local conditions in conjunction with current IDPH guidelines. Events are held in reduced capacity settings following all local and state safety protocols. 

Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, please contact your local Extension office. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your needs.

WRITER: Heather Willis, marketing and communications program coordinator,, (618) 357-2126

SOURCE: Rhonda Shubert, 4-H youth development program coordinator,, (618) 687-1727

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