Virginia Herd Health has been busy this past week at the Madison County Fair! We thoroughly enjoyed being out in the community and loved having the opportunity to sponsor classes for the 4-H and FFA Youth!!
Wednesday night following the parade, Dr. Weakley headed to the fair to reminisce about her days in the show ring with her market hogs! While there she presented the Grand Champion Market Hog Trophy sponsored by Virginia Herd Health to William Graves. It was a great show judged by Mr. Ebersole of PA! A special thanks to the parents and ringmen who helped to orchestrate the "organized chaos" as well!! Congratulations William and the rest of the swine showman!
Thursday night brought the BEEF SHOW! Again Dr. Weakley was present to watch the youth who were just starting out when she was a senior 4-H member showing market steers! It it was great to see these members stick with their animals and all had smiles on their faces when the show was over! Dr. Weakley was proud to present the trophy for Supreme Champion Heifer sponsored by Virginia Herd Health to D.J. Dyer for his Hereford Heifer! Congratulations D.J. and all the other beef showman, including Market Steer Grand Champion Ashby Wise.
Friday night brought the livestock sale, where these youth solicit buyers from local businesses to come out and purchase their projects! Dr. Weakley knows just how important this portion of the fair is, as she used her profit from multiple years of projects to pay for a majority of her undergraduate tuition at Virginia Tech! Thus, she too got caught up in the auction excitement and purchased a hog to go in her freezer! A special thanks to Gary Vance for helping these youth get the prices they deserved, those taking bids and the wonderful fair and extension personnel that did all the behind the scenes work!