A boy leads his cow through judging during the 4-H District Judging Rally in Smithers last Saturday.

A boy leads his cow through judging during the 4-H District Judging Rally in Smithers last Saturday.

100 gather for Judging Rally in Smithers

Over 100 young 4-H members gathered at the Smithers Fairgrounds last Saturday for a District Judging Rally. Participants came from the Bulkley Valley region, consisting of clubs from Evelyn, Quick and Topley, as well as a group from Vanderhoof that travelled to Smithers to join in.

Jean Goold, Key Leader for the Bulkley Valley region, said she was very pleased with the turnout.

“We’ve got 100 kids in the Bulkley Valley now, and most of them are here, and there’s 20 or 30 more from Vanderhoof,” she said.

There were several judging classes at the rally, including beef, sheep, dairy, craft, safety, small engine, rabbit and poultry.

The regional rally is one of two judgings 4-H members must take part in each year. The second is during the fall fair, when most members auction their cattle off after the judging.

Goold said many of the local members are about as busy as young people can get, with school along with 4-H projects on the go.

“Some of our kids have their full quota of four projects,” she said.