Virginia 4-H’ers excel at national livestock skillathon competition

The 2014 Virginia Livestock Skillathon Team, from left: Cole Leonard, Cassidy Simmons, Jake McCall, and Simmon Liggett.

The 2014 Virginia Livestock Skillathon Team, from left: Cole Leonard, Cassidy Simmons, Jake McCall,
and Simmon Liggett.

BLACKSBURG, Va., Jan. 23, 2015 – Virginia’s 4-H Livestock Skillathon Team placed first at the National 4-H Livestock Skillathon Contest, held Nov. 17, 2014, during the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Kentucky.

The Virginia team was competitive in all categories, placing first in evaluation and quality assurance and second in identification, and all of the team members placed in the top four overall. This is was the third time in three years that a team from Virginia has won the contest.

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