Local youth a runner up in national competition

There were 353 of Canada’s top dairy youth from 51 teams across sev­en Canadian provinces that took part in the 30th annual Canadian 4-H classic junior dairy show at the Royal Winter Fair Nov. 7 to 9.

Club members from 12 to 21 show their knowledge by working together to produce top quality displays and ex­ceptionally well-groomed calv­es. Friendships and camara­derie are evident throughout the barns.

Showmanship judge Bruce Sayles, along with associate judge, Bloyce Thompson, had their skills challenged as they sorted through three strong groups. Reserve champion show­man went to the second place senior, James Walker, from Wellington County.

The classic is an op­portu­nity for the nation’s dairy youth to showcase their talent and unite with other members at a world-class event.

Various other guests were also on hand as the competition celebrated 25 years at the Roy­al Agriculture Winter Fair.

Contact the Ontario Hol­stein branch at (519) 653-6180 or email to branch@ontario.­holstein.ca for more infor­mation.