4-H teams prepare for trip across ‘the pond’

4-H Judging Team

The team — shown here, from left to right — is made up of Paige Pratt, coach; Elizabeth Nixon; Colby Redifer; Coffman Liggett; and Jordan McCammon, along with a representative for Westway Feed, which sponsored the awards. Alternate Jack Redifer is not pictured.

Virginia’s 4-H Livestock Judging Team is getting ready for an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime experience — judging livestock at the Royal Highland Show in Scotland. The Dairy Judging Team from 2010 is also going.

On Nov. 15, the livestock team placed third in the National 4-H Livestock Judging Competition in Louisville, Ky. The team will represent the U.S. in the Royal Highland Show, along with the first- and second-place finishers. Though the dairy team took 3rd place in the 2010 national contest, they were unable to go last year and are going this year.

For more information about the team’s fundraising efforts, contact Paige Pratt at 540-231-4732.