The team represented Florida 4-H in the National Western 4-H Livestock Judging Contest in Denver, CO. Jan 4-7, 2017. The Alachua County Cattlemen’s Association made a donation towards the team’s expenses for the trip.

The Alachua County 4-H Livestock Judging Team met many challenges on their recent trip to Denver for the 2017 National competition. The cold weather and snow were only part of the learning experience for these Florida kids. They held their own in the competition while judging “western cattle”, including Gelbvieh and Balancer breeds. The team placed 20th overall out of 30 teams in the cattle judging, 15th in goats, and 16th in sheep. The team is getting ready to compete at the Florida State Fair in Tampa and at the State Contest in April, 2017

Team members include Cody Donaldson, Summer Sanders, Cheyenne Donaldson, Hunter Hayes, and Coach Cindy Sanders

This team was 2nd High Team at the Florida State Fair, Tampa Feb. 2016

·       Cheyenne Donaldson was 3rd High Individual

·       Summer Sanders was 10th High Individual


At the State 4-H Contest, Gainesville, April 2016

·       Team 3rd Overall High Team

·       Team 3rd High in Oral Reasons

·       Team 3rd High in Swine

·       Hunter Hayes High Individual

·       Hunter Hayes High Individual in Oral Reasons

·       Hunter Hayes 3rd High in Beef

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