The inaugural Warren County Beef Bonanza Clinic was held last month at the Warren County Fairgrounds. The clinic enabled Warren County 4-H members who are involved in the beef project to learn more about their chosen project.
During the event, children participated in a judging, fitting and showing clinical with some of their cattle, and others that were available for practice. Learning how to properly judge a set of cattle, with help picking out the animals for their projects, and properly fitting and showing will provide them with the information to make them top of the class at shows.
The show was organized by Loren Stinson, 4-H youth development agent , who has experience in the cattle showing arena. She has shown Limousin cattle for 14 years across Kentucky and Tennessee, and has won multiple Supreme Champion female and bulls, Champion animals, as well as competed and won several showmanship contests.
Ten students participated in the clinic, with eight of those spending the night at the fairgrounds. They chose to spend the night at the barns to get the full experience of showing cattle, and to be together.
Each attendee was able to take home a prize, such as halters, show sticks and show stick bags. Many of those were donated by local businesses, Oster, Tractor Supply Company, Warren County Coop and Custom Threadworks Embroidery.
“I think this was a huge success being this is the first clinical. Warren County has four kids showing animals and we had 10 kids participate,” said Stinson. “I am excited to have this much interest in the project. Several kids are already asking if this event will happen again next year, and it's my plan to continue this clinical."